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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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Eyes on the Tour

The tenth edition of the FIS Tour de Ski will take place in January, and in a year with no major championships, the Tour will be one of the top highlights of the season. Madshus racer Heidi Weng (NOR) is excited for the Tour, and hopes to improve on last season’s success that landed her […]

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US Ski Team Athlete Ida Sargent Joins Team Madshus

Photo Credit: Nordic Focus

Seattle, WA (Aug. 26, 2014) — Madshus, the world’s leading performance Nordic ski company, is pleased to announce that Olympian and US Nordic Ski Team Member, Ida Sargent has signed an exclusive deal with Madshus skis and boots. The deal is effective October 1st, 2015 and will see Sargent race on Madshus equipment for the […]

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Aiming for the Crystal Globe

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

Pål Golberg (NOR) has his eyes set on the overall sprint World Cup in a season with no major cross-country championships. “I had a lot of good sprint races last season, and there are no championships this season, so winning the overall sprint World Cup is what motivates me the most,” says Pål Golberg. In […]

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Fall Favorites

Heidi Weng (NOR)
powering her way to the finish at the final stage of 2015 Tour de Ski in Val di Fiemme (ITA). Photo: NordicFocus

Heidi Weng (NOR) shares a couple of her favorite fall workouts. The 24-year-old moved into the World Cup podium last season and is chasing her first individual World Cup victory this season as well as the overall Tour de Ski podium. To get there, Weng spends a lot of time on both long easy distance […]

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Never Stop Dreaming

20.03.2014, Oslo, Norway (NOR): Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR)
- IBU world cup biathlon Holmenkollen, sprint men, Oslo (NOR). www.nordicfocus.com. © Manzoni/NordicFocus. Every downloaded picture is fee-liable.

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR) has battled sickness through the dryland season, but never loses his sight on the goal: The 2016 IBU World Championships on home turf in Oslo. The King of Biathlon has a drawer full of World Championship and Olympic medals, but none are earned in Norway. So far. That’s one reason why […]

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Moving in on the Podium

Heidi Weng dominated from start to finish at Toppidrettsveka (NOR) last weekend. Weng (NOR) took home three out of four victories as well as a second place, while fellow Madshus racer Didrik Toenseth (NOR) bagged one victory and one second-place finish. The annual international endurance- and roller ski festival routinely attracts a race field worthy […]

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Back to the Podium

Wednesday evening Barbro Kvaale won the Kirkebakken Grand Prix roller ski sprint in Hamar (NOR). This time she was followed by fellow Madshus racer Olympian and World Champion Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) in second place. While Kvaale enjoys the roller ski races, she is quick to point out that the real test is on snow. […]

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