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The 2017 FIS Tour de Ski starts on New Years Eve: Get ready for nine days of racing excitement. The Tour opens with skate sprint races for men and women in Val Mustair (SUI), and concludes on January 8 with the 9-kilometer skate pursuit up Alpe Cermis in Val di Fiemme (ITA), also known as “the […]

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The Weng Way

Heidi Weng (NOR) won the 10km world cup skate race in La Clusaz (FRA) on Saturday. Photo: NordicFocus

Heidi Weng (NOR) swept up the final podiums before the World Cup takes a break for Christmas. On Saturday, Weng won the 10-kilometer World Cup skate race in La Clusaz (FRA). On Sunday, she anchored Norway to first place in the relay. Ad while Weng won the 10-kilometer on Saturday, Madshus teammate Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg […]

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They did it again!

Heidi Weng (NOR), Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR), and Krista Parmakoski (FIN) plastered the FIS World Cup podium at the 15km skate race in Davos (SUI). Photo: Nordic Focus

The Madshus girls plastered the podium in Davos (SUI), just like they did last weekend in Lillehammer. Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR), Heidi Weng (NOR) and Krista Pärmäkoski (NOR) were first, second and third, respectively, at the 15-kilometer skate race in Switzerland on Saturday. Flugstad Østberg (NOR) won and also earned her first World Cup podium […]

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Dominated the Mini Tour

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR), Heidi Weng (NOR), Krista Pärmäkoski (FIN), left to right, dominated the World Cup podium at the mini tour in Lillehammer this weekend. Photo: Nordic Focus

The Madshus girls plastered the podium at the World Cup mini tour in Lillehammer: Heidi Weng won, Ingvild Østberg was second and Krista Pärmäkoski was third overall. When Heidi Weng (NOR) won her first ever World Cup sprint race on home turf in Lillehammer on Friday, she could hardly believe it was true. “I can’t […]

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Strong Racing at World Cup Opener

Marte Olsbu (NOR) raced the opening leg in the mixed team relay at the IBU World Cup opener in Östersund (SWE). Photo: NordicFocus

Madshus racers posted six World Cup podiums on the opening weekend in both biathlon and cross-country. At the FIS cross-country World Cup opener in Ruka (FIN), Pål Golberg (NOR) marked his territory on the first possible opportunity: By winning the classic sprint on Saturday. “It was fun to win here today, especially after my third place […]

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Ready to Race

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR) will compete in the mass start on Sunday. Photo: Nordic Focus

The weekend marks the opening of the World Cup season for Nordic and biathlon, as well as the kick-off for the 2017 Ski Classics long-distance series. It will be a busy season for both fans and racers, so mark your calendar for the season highlights. The IBU biathlon World Cup opens in Östersund (SWE) on […]

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Skate the Norwegian Birkebeiner in 2017!

Birkebeiner course. Photo: Birken AS

The Norwegian Birkebeiner introduces a skate event for the Friday race, starting with 2017. It might just be the biggest Birkebeiner news since 1932. As a part of the anniversary celebration of the famous ski race between Rena and Lillehammer, which was first organized in 1932, Birken is launching a brand new event as a […]

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It’s Snow Time. Almost

Ski areas are opening with manmade and stored snow, the snow tunnels offer constant winter year-round, and the racing season is a month away for the elite and World Cup racers. But what do you do with this snow? Madshus caught up on training during the transition period with Madshus marathon champion John Kristian Dahl (NOR). […]

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All in for the Ladies

The FIS is establishing a women’s continental cup in Nordic Combined starting next season, with formal World Championships to follow the next year. At the 2016 International Ski Federation fall meeting, the FIS determined to establish a FIS ladies’ Continental Cup starting in the 2017/18 season, allowing women to participate in Nordic Combined at the […]

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FIS World Cup Expands

Heidi Weng (NOR), Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) and Krista Pärmäkoski (FIN) swept the podium on the 7th stage of Ski Tour Canada. Photo: FIS

For the first time ever, the FIS World Cup will take place in Scotland. Starting in 2020, Edinburgh will host the start of a brand new FIS Ski Tour. The stages of the new tour will take place primarily in Norway and Sweden, but Edinburgh is proposed to host the prologue. “A new tour in […]

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