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Marathon Opener On Tap

John Kristian Dahl (NOR) won Vasaloppet 2014. Photo: Madshus

Ski Classics 2016 kicks off with a double-header in Italy on December 5 and 6, and the marathon racers are chomping at the bit to get started with the long-distance race series. The 15-kilometer Proteam Prologue in Livigno, Italy, opens the show for the marathon race series, which has been extended to eight events this […]

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On Track from the Start

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR). Photo: Nordic Focus

Madshus athletes opened the World Cup season right where they left off last spring: On the podium. Madshus racers went straight for the World Cup podium on the first opportunity across the board: Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) was third in the overall World Cup mini tour in Ruka (FIN), after delivering strong performances in the […]

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Biathlon World Cup on Tap

Ole Einar Bjørndalen practicing at Sjusjøen (NOR) prior to the season opener races this weekend. Photo: Stefano Zatta/Madshus

Tomorrow, the gun goes off for the 2016 IBU biathlon World Cup with mixed relays in Östersund (SWE). After the mixed relays on Sunday, the first World Cup continues with individual competitions December 2 through 6. Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) has been fighting illness for much of the dryland season, but at the national season […]

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World Cup Kicks Off in Ruka

Noah Hoffman (USA) was 6th in the season opener this weekend. Here from the 15k skate at FIS World Championships in Falun (SWE). Photo: 
NordicFocus

The November 26-29 season opener weekend features six FIS World Cup events for cross-country and two for Nordic Combined. With fresh snow in Kuusamo/Ruka (FIN), the stage is set for a rock-n-roll start to the traditional FIS Nordic Opening. In addition to the cross-country and Nordic combined events, there will be two FIS ski jumping […]

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Straight to the Podium

Håvard Solås Taugbøl (NOR) won the sprint at the Swedish cross-country season opener in Bruksvallarna Sunday, while Caitlin Gregg (USA) was third in the 10K skate in Gällivare. Madshus racers waste no time when they get on snow. “It was really good, and nice to get a victory this early in the season. I’m really […]

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Ready to Rumble

The biathletes are getting their show on the road with season opener competitions in Sjusjøen (NOR) this weekend and a start list worthy of a World Cup. Although the IBU World Cup doesn’t get underway until Dec 1, when the first round takes place in Östersund (SWE), the start lists for the upcoming weekend races […]

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A Solid Start to the 2016 Season

Hans Christer Holund (NOR)

Madshus racers posted five podium finishes and a good number of strong performances during the FIS season opener in Beitostølen (NOR). Heidi Weng (NOR) was second in the women’s 7.5-kilometer classic race on Friday. Hans Christer Holund (NOR) started his first season on the Norwegian national team with two podiums in a row: Third place […]

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2016 Season Kick-Off

Pål Golberg (NOR) at the 2014 FIS skate race at Beitostølen. Photo: Inge Scheve

The 2016 FIS season opener at Beitostølen (NOR) includes both cross-country and Nordic combined competitions, scheduled from Friday morning through Sunday. Strong and deep field The cross-country events are open to the top 140 male skiers (domestic and international athletes combined) based on the current FIS ranking list. For the men, the FIS point cutoff […]

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Secret to Success: Soccer

Invild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) is both Olympic and World Champion in cross-country skiing, but also helped her soccer team advance to the first division. Photo: Nordic Focus

Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) says that if she doesn’t ski fast enough in the winter, it’s because she hasn’t played enough soccer in the spring and summer. The multitalented 24-year-old cross-country skier helped her hometown soccer team advance to the first division this season. But while Oestberg loves the game and will gladly continue with […]

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Raising the Boot Bar

Shatter records and redefine what’s possible. Enter the Super Nano all carbon boot. Waste no effort. Make every push count. “The speed you can drive with this boot really amazes me,” says Emil Hegle Svendsen. The Norwegian biathlete points out that the Nano Carbon boot’s track record with him is solid: Half a dozen World […]

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