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Two years ago, Austrian cross-country skier Christian Hoffmann removed himself from the international-racing scene by retiring. That didn’t keep him out of headlines. On Monday, Austria’s anti-doping agency, NADA, handed the world champion a six-year ban from the sport. The decision was retroactive from 2009, in which Hoffman had been suspended two years for being associated with a Vienna blood bank, Humanplasma. NADA most recently found the 36-year-old Hoffmann guilty of having his blood taken...

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this summer (links may require translation), and then became Spanish National Champion in mountain running. The men’s team, which has long been anchored by Ruiz, Vilarrubla and Javier Gutierrez is in a bit of a decline. Ruiz has been a regular on the Spanish National Team since 1998, when he started his first World Cup. However, at 35 years old, he seems to be targeting marathon ski racing events over the World Cup. He’s still...

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Spain Nations Cup Ranking: 21st (33 pts) Men: 18th (33 pts) Women: N/A 2010/2011 World Cup Team (Best estimate) Men Vincenc Villarula Diego Ruiz Women Laura Orgue What You May Have Missed Last Season: On the World Cup, the Spanish were incredibly quiet most of the year. But like a couple of teams (see Canada, Sweden), they had a proportionally  impressive Olympics. Vincenc Villarula finished in 31,  a heart-breaking .1 behind Jean-Marc Gaillard and a...