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Ole Einar Bjørndalen at the Blink Summer Ski Festival. Photo: Blink

The annual BLINK summer ski festival is expecting World Cup racers from 17 nations. It’s summer, but skiers have lots to look forward to long before the snow falls: The traditional BLINK summer ski festival in Sandnes (NOR) at the end of July attracts elite skiers and biathletes from all the top teams. Madshus racers […]

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Weng 2nd at Oslo Ski Show

Heidi Weng was 2nd in the skate pursuit at Oslo Ski Show. Photo: Oslo Ski Show

Madshus racers shine in charity event at Holmenkollen Heidi Weng was second in the women’s 6.3-kilometer pursuit, only a second from the top of the podium. Madshus teammate Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg was eighth. The women skied three laps on the 2.1-kilometer roller ski loop in Holmenkollen. In the men’s 12.6-kilometer pursuit, three Madshus racers were […]

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This is Ski Classics 2017

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

The long-distance series adds five new events to the race schedule for 2017. The 2016/2017 Ski Classics race schedule includes new events in Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Finland and China. The marathon series now consist of the world´s 13 most prestigious cross-country ski events. The race series, which enters its seventh season, is unique both in […]

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The King Continues

Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) won four medals during the 2016 IBU World Championships on home turf in Oslo. Photo: Nordic Focus

Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) keeps racing through the 2018 Olympic season and is becoming a dad. The King of Biathlon announced today that he is both continuing his career for at least two more years to and he is also becoming a father, expecting a baby with Ukraine biathlete Daria Domratcheva in October. Bjørndalen announced […]

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What a Wrap

Johan Kjølstad (NOR) won Årefjällsloppet (SWE), the season finale for the 2016 Ski Classics. Photo: Ski Classics

A world record and double Madshus podiums in the Ski Classics finale and at the Norwegian national championships cap off another marvelous season. Johan Kjølstad (NOR) and John Kristian Dahl (NOR) were first and second respectively at the 65km Årefjällsloppet in Sweden on Saturday, which was the final event in the 2016 Ski Classics long-distance […]

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Thriller on Tap

Årefjällsloppet is the last event in the 2016 Ski Classics. Photo: Ski Classics

The Ski Classics season finale on Saturday features tight fights for the overall titles. Prior to the last race in the 2016 long-distance series John Kristian Dahl (NOR) is in third place overall, but made some giant steps toward the top after winning both Vasaloppet on March 6 and Birkebeinerrennet on March 19. In doing […]

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Nailing The Double

John Kristian Dahl (NOR) won the Birkebeiner less than two weeks after winning Vasaloppet. Photo: Inge Scheve

John Kristian Dahl (NOR) delivered what only one racer has done to date: Win both Vasaloppet and the Birkebeiner in one season. “It’s really huge to nail ‘The Double’ – to first win Vasaloppet and then win this. It feels awesome,” Dahl said after winning the 54-kilometer classic race on Saturday. Nobody has won both […]

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Sweeping Up the Hardware

Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) won four medals during the 2016 IBU World Championships on home turf in Oslo. Photo: Nordic Focus

The 2016 IBU World Championships was a Madshus podium party. Let us count the ways: On the first day of the competition, Thursday March 3, Anaïs Bescond helped France to gold in the mixed relay, while Marte Olsbu helped Norway to silver. Next up: the sprint on Saturday, March 5. On his first appearance at […]

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Tour de Podium

Ski Tour Canada marked the season finale for the 2016 FIS World Cup, and a particularly strong finale for Heidi Weng’s amazing season. The brand new Ski Tour Canada started with skate sprints in Montreal on March 1, then a 10km classic mass start on March 2 in the same place. Stage 2 was a […]

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The King Delivers on Schedule

Ole Einar Bjørndalen with his two silver medals from the 2016 World Championships in Holmenkollen (NOR). Photo: Nordic Focus

On his first appearance at the 2016 IBU World Championships, Ole Einar Bjørndalen secures a medal. On home turf in Holmenkollen (NOR). These championships have been his main focus for the entire season, not to mention his entire career, which to date counts 24 World Cup seasons. And in his first race, the 10km sprint, […]

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