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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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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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Secret to Success: Soccer

Invild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) is both Olympic and World Champion in cross-country skiing, but also helped her soccer team advance to the first division. Photo: Nordic Focus

Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) says that if she doesn’t ski fast enough in the winter, it’s because she hasn’t played enough soccer in the spring and summer. The multitalented 24-year-old cross-country skier helped her hometown soccer team advance to the first division this season. But while Oestberg loves the game and will gladly continue with […]

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Meet the REDLINE Family

We built the REDLINE products to give athletes the confidence to shatter records on courses all over the world. With specifically designed constructions and unique base materials to tackle cold and warm conditions, and now in a junior-specific model, the REDLINE skis deliver World Cup level performance for all ages. REDLINE skis and boots are […]

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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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Back to the Podium

Wednesday evening Barbro Kvaale won the Kirkebakken Grand Prix roller ski sprint in Hamar (NOR). This time she was followed by fellow Madshus racer Olympian and World Champion Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) in second place. While Kvaale enjoys the roller ski races, she is quick to point out that the real test is on snow. […]

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Weng Crushed Her Competitors

Heidi Weng left everyone far behind as she paraded into victory on the uphill race Lysebotn Opp during the 2015 Blink Summer Ski Festival. Photo: Blink

Heidi Weng (NOR) beat everyone on the uphill roller ski race Lysebotn Opp, leaving no doubt who owns the monster hill climb. The uphill time trial Lysebotn Opp on Thursday afternoon features a grueling 7.5-kilometer course with a total of 640 meters elevation gain, and was the opening event for the 2015 Blink Summer Ski […]

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The Season is ON

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen at the Blink Summer Ski Festival 2012. Photo: Blink

The Blink Summer Ski Festival features the strongest biathlon field ever in the history of the event, as well as a solid international field for the XC events. Madshus biathletes Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and Emil Hegle Svendsen will face the toughest racers in the world at the annual Blink Summer Ski Festival in Sandnes, Norway, […]

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Biathlon on Top

Studio broadcast with Emil Hegle Svendsen (center), Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and host Dag Erik Pedersen. Photo: NSSF

Biathlon is the most popular TV sport in Norway, beating both cross-country skiing (second place) and alpine skiing (third place). “This is great news for us who work with biathlon, and also great timing, considering we are headed into a season where Norway is hosting the IBU World Championships. This might just be the most […]

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