Yuriy Charkovsky

–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