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For those interested in streaming the FIS Nordic Junior & U23 Worlds from Vokotti, Finland a pay-per-view streaming video package is offered for $20.99. This fee includes the entire event. The link for subscribing and viewing is here. Here is a link to the FIS website Junior/U23 Worlds Schedule. The races kick off on February 9, with the junior classic sprint. Using the FIS site allows the user to determine when when a specific race...

For the men, Zak Ketterson (USST/NMU) was the only American qualifier in 15th (+5.65) in the U23 World Championship men’s skate sprint in Oberwiesenthal, Germany. Logan Diekmann (Univ. of Utah) was the next American finisher in 44th (+12.36) followed by Zane Fields (Ford Sayre) in 45th (+12.82) and Hunter Wonders (APU) in 52nd (+14.03).  On the Canadian side, Graham Ritchie (Big Thunder Nordic) was the top qualifier in 6th (+3.37), followed by Antoine Cyr (Skinouk)...

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Schedule and Course Maps for the Oberwiesenthal, Germany Junior / U23 Worlds  According to the FIS Website, a live stream of the events will be available at www.jwm2020.de.   Sprints Date/Time (All Times in Pacific Standard Time) 2-29 5A (PST) Junior Women’s 1.2 k Freestyle Sprint Heats  2-29 5A (PST) Junior Men’s 1.3 k Freestyle Sprint Heats    3-1 5A (PST) U23 Women’s 1.2 k  Freestyle Sprint Heats  3-1 5A (PST) U23 Men’s 1.3 k ...

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Switzerland’s top women distance skier Nathalie von Siebenthal announced her retirement Tuesday from elite level cross-country ski racing. According to the International Ski Federation (FIS), von Siebenthal took a break after the World Cup season and did not regain the motivation to continue. “The decision to take a break in spring was really important for me,” von Siebenthal told FIS. “In autumn I felt like my body was ready to go fully into training again. After...

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U23 World Championships in Lahti, Finland got rolling on Jan. 21 with a classic sprint. In our quest to check in with some of the North American athletes in Finland, with emailed a list of quick-hit questions to touch base. Graham Ritchie trains with Thunder Bay NTDC and represented Canada at Junior Worlds at Soldier Hollow in 2017 and Goms, Switzerland, in 2018. Ritchie is from Parry Sound, Ontario, best known as the birthplace of Bobby...