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FOMO: Fear of missing out. FOMO through the lens of envy is probably not the way to thrive. FOMO through the lens of seizing the day, on the other hand, has a lovely ring to it. Chad Salmela: biathlete, skier, running coach, forever linked with “HERE COMES DIGGINS”, husband, and parent. He is also the lone member of his family of four without a Finnish passport, although he has Finnish ancestry. His wife, Mimmu, hails...

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Mary Cain shared her story of abuse by her coach, Alberto Salazar, at the Nike Oregon Project. While trying to get down to the weight he deemed optimal for her, she lost her period, her performance decreased, and she was littered with stress fractures. Further concerns arose a few weeks later when Frida Karlsson were pulled from their World Cup starts after not meeting team health standards for BMI and bone density, presumably due to...

This Op-Ed comes from Chad Salmela, the commentator for World Cup nordic skiing and IBU Biathlon at NBC Sports. Salmela also coaches running at the The College of St, Scholasticia.  *** Saturday’s Men’s Skiathlon and Why I Think it Matters I don’t have a blog and I didn’t get to call the race Saturday,  but I thought it was compelling on a couple levels. (Disclaimer: You may have figured all this out without me, so my...

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the voice of nordic sport for NBC Sports: He’ll be calling both the cross-country World Cup and biathlon’s IBU World Cup.  As an athlete, Salmela was a member of the U.S. Biathlon team from 1990-1998. He still skis and enjoys the sweet outdoor access Duluth affords. In this episode, we talk about the “Here comes Diggins” call, why he stepped away from coaching nordic skiing, and how he prepares for the grind of announcing World Cups. If you’d...

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This article has been edited to include a link to an updated and more detailed guide to NBC’s television coverage. You may have heard that the Olympics are coming up soon. Your favorite athlete’s social media platform is probably showing them going through Olympic processing, or wearing is blogging again, which is the surest sign yet that the Games of the XXIII Winter Olympiad are nearly upon us. (Seriously, though, Noah’s blog is not to...

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Two and a half years ago, Kelsey Dickinson automatically landed a spot on the U.S. World Cup squad for December. “Our goal for her this year is to make that Olympic team, for sure, but she’s really four years ahead of schedule with it,” Dickinson’s ski coach at Saint Scholastica, Maria Stuber, said. “Nothing about what’s going on right now is what I expected to happen,” Dickinson, a double-major in philosophy and natural science, said....

Press release) DULUTH, Minn. (Chad Salmela, an ex-board member of Duluth XC ski club. “In supporting the project, the college acknowledges its role as a community player and the role healthy lifestyles for a winter city plays in the lives of their students. It aligns the college with meaningful community initiatives of the city and its civic organizations. It’s a win-win.” St. Scholastica has the only varsity college ski team in the area, and this project...

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St. Scholastica Head Coach Chad Salmela shares his timeless and Seinfeld-inspired “Death Blow” workout. "What I love about this workout is the raw intensity and guts required while doing it," he writes. "... [It's] primarily for athletes who have raced a bunch but still haven’t seemed to reach into their anaerobic bag of tricks fully."

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Current and former members of the Gustavus Adolphus ski team - which has a strong tradition of D-III excellence, having qualified a full team of three women to the 2008 NCAA Championships - were shocked when the team's varsity status was removed last week. They don't believe there is a compelling social or financial reason for the cuts, and say that without a ski team, they wouldn't have picked Gustavus.

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Getting a little bit tired of your rollerskis?  Feeling bogged down by heat?  Yearning for snow?  The St. Scholastica team has found the answer we’ve all been waiting for.  The only problem is the airfare to Sweden. Lead by coach Chad Salmela, members of the College of St. Scholastica Nordic team, based out of Duluth, Minnesota, headed out to Scandinavia on July 28th, and will spend two weeks training at a ski tunnel in Torsby,...

You may not recognize the name Chad Salmela, but if you live in the United States and watched any of the biathlon, nordic combined, or cross-country ski races at the 2010 Olympics, you’ve heard his voice. Along with play-by-play man Al Trautwig, Salmela spent the month of February the band A M Herculis. Now that the dust has settled, we caught up with Salmela to hear what it was like behind the scenes at the...

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Before the NBC video feed of the cross-country skiing events at the 2010 Vancouver Games reaches a single American household, it must first flow through a cramped, spare, six by eight foot room perched above the bleachers at Whistler Olympic Park. Inside, off two small monitors, is where announcers Al Trautwig and Chad Salmela call the action, with the help of their three producers and researchers. No room for lunchboxes—those are outside the door. Fifty...

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DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica Head Nordic Ski Coach Chad Salmela will once again work for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Colombia starting in February. Salmela will be the color commentator for the biathlon, cross country skiing, and the cross country skiing portion of Nordic Combined. “I am obviously very excited for the opportunity,” Salmela said. “I have spent most of my life trying to promote...