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What to Look for When Buying Ski Poles

Should you spring for top-of-the-line carbon poles or second-tier racing poles? How do you determine length? And what about the straps? How much do poles matter anyway? Well, consider this: When skate skiing, more than 50 percent of the forward momentum can come from the pole stroke. When double-poling, the pole stroke is nearly 100 […]

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Launching The Gear Truck

The cross-country gear distributor SPORTWIN AB is hitting the road with a brand new gear truck, based on the wax trucks of the national teams. The semi truck has a showroom that doubles as a mobile classroom for clinics as well as a fully equipped, ventilated wax room with state of the art technology. The […]

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2013 World Championships on track

After a season with no major championships, the Nordic world is gearing up for the World Championships in Val Di Fiemme (ITA) from February 20 to March 3, 2013. And the organizers are just as excited about the events as the athletes and the fans. This week, the FIS conducted its final inspection before the […]

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Teichmann Excited About New Season

Madshus racer Axel Teichmann (GER), the FIS Cross-Country World Cup winner from 2004/5 season, has been healthy all summer, is in good shape and on track with his training program, and has the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in sight. Teichmann could enjoy one week of active rest after the DSV central performance tests […]

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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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Weng Wins Norwegian Rollerski Cup

Madshus racer Heidi Weng won the overall title in the 2012 Norwegian rollerski cup. She capped the roller ski season with a couple of impressive podium finishes at the Blink Summer Ski festival last weekend, as well as a second place in the uphill time trial Lysebotn Opp in southern Norway on July 19. Weng, […]

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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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