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Bjoerndalen Back in Business

The king of biathlon, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR, Madshus), is back in shape. This weekend, Bjoerndalen won the pursuit at the Norwegian summer nationals in Holmenkollen by 2.5 minutes. Bjoerndalen delivered a solid race on Saturday, and continued with an impressive performance on Sunday. With only one missed target, nobody was close to the King. […]

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Birkebeiner,Vasaloppet and IEC in Sports form Ski Classics AB

Ski Classics has been turned into a joint stock company. “This is an important step in developing Ski Classics in the right direction,” says chairman Jonas Bauer. Ski Classics is the long distance ski championships, consisting of six of the most prestigious ski events in the world: Jizerská Padesatká in Czech Republic, Marcialonga in Italy, […]

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Oslo to Host 2016 IBU World Championships

Delegates at the 10th Regular IBU Congress in Merano selected Oslo, Norway, as host of the 2016 IBU World Championships and awarded the 2017 IBU World Championships to Hochfilzen, Austria. While Oslo was the only candidate for 2016, Hochfilzen beat the bid from Östersund, Sweden. Both organizing committees cheered enthusiastically once IBU President Anders Besseberg […]

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Stars Gather for Summer Ski Show

Skiers and biathletes from all over the world are gathering for the biggest summer ski show in Sandnes, Norway, this weekend. The annual roller ski festival is reporting a record number of participants this year: a total of 660 racers both cross-country skiers (387) and biathletes (270) will fight for the podiums this weekend. Madshus […]

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Marathon Racing and Ski Touring Gains Traction

With 750 new Worldloppet passports sold last season alone, there is no doubt that marathon racing and touring is gaining traction all over the world. Over the course of the 2011-12 season, 125,588 racers completed one or more Worldloppet events. That is the largest number of Worldloppet racers since the Worldloppet organization was founded in […]

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Jevne: Hitting the wall was a useful experience

Erling Jevne, the king of the Norwegian Birkebeiner, is excited about the Birkebeiner race on Saturday, despite hitting the wall in that race last year. “Hitting the wall was a new experience for me. I skied really well and fast in the first part of the race, but then I hit the wall, and it […]

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Madshus parade at Biathlon World Championships

Madshus racer Emil Hegle Svendsen didn’t miss a single target for Norway in the men’s relay at the 2012 World Championships in Rupholding (GER) and secured the gold fir Norway Friday afternoon. “That was amazing, what he just did,” says teammate Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (Madshus) of Svendsen’s anchor leg effort. While French anchor Martin Fourcade […]

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Vasaloppet 2012 – a giant Madshus podium party

Not only did Madshus Marathon Team racer Jörgen Brink (SWE) set a new course record for the 90km race from Sälen to Mora, he also did for the third year in a row – on Madshus skis and boots. To round things out on the podium, Madshus racer Stanislav Rezac (CZE) was third. In the […]

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Norway kicks off biathlon World Championships with relay gold

The Norwegian mixed relay team snagged the gold in a sunny Rupholding on Thursday and opened their run on the 2012 World Championships with a victory. The Norwegian mixed relay team consisted of three Madshus racers: Synnoeve Solemdal on the second women’s leg, Ole Einar Bjoerdndalen on the first men’s leg and Emil Hegle Svendsen […]

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Nyström won TjejVasan – without wax

Madshus Marathon Team racer Susanne Nyström (SWE) showed that she’s got what it takes, also in a head to head duel with the national team women. Saturday, Nyström won the TjejVasan, the women’s race in the Vasaloppet lineup, by a 5-meter margin to Sofia Bleckur (SWE) in a sprint finish. The 30K classic race from […]

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