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At 1am Eastern time on Friday, Nordiq Canada sent out a press release. The release mentions that the decision to drop out was made in solidarity with a list of countries, including the USA. As FasterSkier shared a flight to Québec City with a number of US and Canadian athletes and officials on Thursday afternoon, this was a late decision. Nordiq Canada Withdraws from FIS Cross Country World Cup in Quebec City QUEBEC CITY—After much...

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In an effort to showcase the North Americans competing at this past week’s International Biathlon Union (IBU) 2018 Youth and Junior World Championships in Otepää, Estonia, we asked those qualifying athletes several questions about themselves — actually, we had them fill in the blanks. Here we have 18-year-old Thomas Hulsman, who represented Canada at his second World Youth Championships. Over the last week, Hulsman placed 35th in the youth men’s 7.5 k sprint, 45th in...

FasterSkier would like to thank Madshus USA, Boulder Nordic Sport, and Olympic cross-country and biathlon cheat sheet, and not long after, we received a comment from a reader asking for a uniform cheat sheet. We, too, found ourselves sometimes befuddled. During Saturday’s skiathlon, this reporter found himself looking for the emblematic stars on the U.S. Ski Team’s new unis. There were stars, think Diggins and Kalla, just no obvious stellar-like branding on the USST suits. So for you and...

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Kikkan Randall is approaching a season full of lasts: her final season as a full-time athlete, her final season on the World Cup, and, she hopes, her fifth and final Olympics. Her main focus these days is resolutely on the future, but she took some time earlier this month to speak with FasterSkier about her summer training and what comes next. Summer training Randall’s final summer of training was anchored by the same...

website. The new brand is part of an overall plan to improve access to information, increase awareness about cross country skiing in Ontario, and present a more modernized look to the sport. “We are thrilled to launch this new brand for our sport in Ontario,” said Steve Howard, Chair of Cross Country Ski Ontario (XCSO). Adding the word “ski” to our name reflects what we do, and our new logo, with its bold, clean look,...