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The Russian Ski Association (FLGR) has received high praise over the last two months for its work to combat performance-enhancing drug use. After being fined more than $180,000 this spring, the country escaped a second round of penalties at meetings of the International Ski Federation (FIS) in early November, thanks to its anti-doping efforts—which included changes in officials and coaches affiliated with scandals. “We know they are on the right track,” Gian Franco Kasper, the...

Russia Nations Cup Ranking: 2nd (7701 pts) Men: 2nd (4180 pts) Women: 2nd (3521 pts) 2010/2011 A Team Men Evgeny Belov Michael Devyatyarov Maxim Vylegzhanin Nikita Kriukov Alexander Legkov Alexander Panzhinsky Andrey Parfenov Alexey Petukhov Petr Sedov Sergey Shiriaev Ilia Chernousov Vasily Rochev Nikolay Morilov Alexey Moriakov Alexey Slepov Women Natalia Korosteleva Olga Savialova Evgenia Medvedeva Yulia Tchekaleva Svetlana Nikolaeva Julia Tikhonova What You May Have Missed Last Season Perhaps the biggest news about the...

–Norwegian superstar Petter Northug has put on a waxing clinic for the media in advance of this weekend’s racing—they’re probably hoping to avoid what happened last year after the first race of the Olympics, where the press blamed the team’s wax staff for destroying the men’s medal hopes. –According to the Swedish site Langd.se, one of the coaches suspended by the Russian Ski Association in response to repeated anti-doping rules violations