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When the world’s best cross-country skiers stand on the start line for the men’s 50-kilometer freestyle, the final race of the 2011 World Ski Championships in Oslo, they will do so alongside Sergey Shiriaev, a Russian athlete who served a two-year doping ban between 2007 and 2009 and continues to work with controversial coach Anatoly Tchepalov. Tchepalov is currently serving a ban of his own for connections with athletes involved with doping: a four-year sanction...

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Canada’s Dasha Gaiazova continued her strong skiing in Rovaniemi, Finland today, winning the women’s 5 k classic by 8 seconds over Victoria Melina of Russia. Gaiazova finished second in the classic sprint yesterday, and appears to be in good form heading into the World Cup mini-tour in Kuusamo next weekend. In the men’s 10 k, Frederic Touchette led Canada and the rest of North America with a twelfth-place finish. He was 45 seconds behind Vasili...

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...

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While Kris Freeman couldn’t quite match his winning performance from yesterday, he made a strong effort in the 10 k skate at Muonio today and was rewarded with a second-place finish, showing impressive consistency early in the season. “I’m always more comfortable in classic than skate,” he told FasterSkier after the race. As usual, the women competed first, also in a 10 k race. The temperature had dropped overnight and thanks to the humidity of...