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Earlier this morning, the Norwegian news outlet failing to meet team health criteria. Media speculated that the specific criteria included minimum body weight requirements.  “Cross-country skiing is demanding. In some periods, it is difficult to find the right balance between exercise and energy availability and to find it out in a good way,” Østberg said in the press conference, according to translation. This discrepancy between energy availability and training load leads athletes into the condition...

This book is for female athletes ages 12 to 92. Or for parents of female athletes. Or coaches of female athletes. Or anyone who wishes to otherwise support female athletes.  In 2016, Stacy Sims, Ph.D sparked a shift in training philosophy with her simple message to female athletes: “You are not a small man. Stop eating and training like one.”  Although the fact that there are physiological differences between men and women are abundantly clear,...

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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...