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Finland Nations Cup Ranking: 5th (4758 pts) Men: 8th (1543 pts) Women: 4th (3215 pts) 2010/2011 A Team Men Matti Heikkinen Sami Jauhojaervi Ville Nousiainen Lasse Paakkonen Matias Strandvall Women Aino-Kaisa Saarinen Riitta-Liisa Roponen Riikka Sarasoja Kerttu Niskanen Krista Lahteenmaki Pirjo Muranen What you may have missed last season: It’s not often a country finishes fifth on the Nations Cup list and can call their season ‘sub-par,’ however Finland managed to pull it off. The...

The World Cup season has come to an end, and with it, so have a number of prominent careers.  Retirements always spike at the end of an Olympic year, and 2010 is no exception.  The list includes Virpi Kuitunen (FIN), Sabina Valbusa (ITA), Laurence Rochat (SUI), Reto Burgermeister (SUI), Rene Sommerfeldt (GER), Sarah Renner (CAN), Milan Sperl (CZE) and Anna Olsson (SWE). Kuitunen is the biggest name among the group.  She won consecutive overall World...

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Lightning. Bears. Concrete walls. Those are a few things that might be able to stop Norway’s Marit Bjoergen right now. Mere mortals from Italy, Finland, and Germany? Fat chance. Taking the tag from Kristin Stormer Steira with Italy hot on her heels, Bjoergen laid down a blazingly fast final leg, dropping Sabina Valbusa on the very first climb. She skied away, uncontested, to her third gold medal of these Games—Norway’s first in the women’s relay...