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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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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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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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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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Showtime – Snowtime!

Kangaroo Hoppet is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Saturday and expecting about 1,000 skiers to Falls Creek, Australia. Photo: Kangaroo Hoppet

The 2015-16 Worldloppet season is underway and the Kangaroo Hoppet on Saturday is the third race on the schedule, expecting 1,000 racers from 26 nations. Over 1,000 skiers from 26 nations are gearing up for the 25th annual Kangaroo Hoppet in Australia, the third of 21 Worldloppet races this season. “25 years is a wonderful […]

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