News Archive; October 2000


All time Olympic Skier Back on Track
The Norwegian TV2 tonight (CET) reported that Bj...
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03. October 2000

Bjørn Daehlie still Struggling
The saga about Bj...
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05. October 2000

Jevne looking towards classic races
Erling Jevne, the individual silver medalist from the world championships in 1997 and Olympics in 1998, has started trai...
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05. October 2000

Do Naked Women have an Advantage in the Fight for Gold?
Five of Canada's top female athletes are posing naked for a better shot at Olympic gold. The Canadian women's cross-coun...
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05. October 2000

Checking out The New Breed of Norwegian Skiers
Last weekend we trained with and spoke to two Norwegian youngsters, both hoping to ski a few world cup races on home sno...
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06. October 2000

Report from the Norwegian Nordic Combined Team
With the Summer Olympics well into the sunset, the start of the skiing season is coming close, as is also the case for t...
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06. October 2000

Newsletter from Kristian Hammer
De siste par ...
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06. October 2000

Vegard Ulvang on the Change in Cross Country Skiing
A change for better or worse in cross country skiing, over the last 15 years cross country skiing has experienced lots o...
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08. October 2000

Presentation of Skiers
Do you want to present yourself or your team on the net? Look no further than the article below. Jan Egil Andersen from...
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08. October 2000

October, a Demanding Month for Skiers
October is by many viewed as the most demanding month for skiers in terms of not only quality and quality of training, b...
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08. October 2000

World Cup races may be cancelled
The world's governing body for alpine skiing says it will cancel the men's World Cup race at Lake Louise unless the Cana...
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08. October 2000

Silver Medalist from Nagano looking for more Medals in Lahti
The Swedish men's cross country team, dominating in the 80's through Gunde Svan and Torgny Mogren, among others, are loo...
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09. October 2000

Sesong 99/00
Sesongen starta veldig bra, med 2 seiere i Hochfilzen. S...
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09. October 2000

Denne våren har vært litt anderledes enn andre
Ferien min ble at Nathalie og jeg reiste for ...
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09. October 2000

Cross Country Programs in Lahti 2001
The world championships in Lahti 2001 (Finland) for Nordic skiers is looking to be demanding in terms of duration and te...
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09. October 2000

Norwegian Cross Country Report
The Norwegian men are heading to Val Senales in France for 11 days of high altitude training at 3000 meters above sea le...
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09. October 2000

The History of Skating
Skating, as seen today, is quite new to skiing, only about 20 years old, in fact. John Estle, former USST Head Coach ha...
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10. October 2000

Wiberg Going for Downhill and Super G
Pernillla Wiberg, the great Swedish alpine skier, will, due to knee problems, only ski downhill and super G next year, T...
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10. October 2000

Buskerud Ski Team/Tor Håkon Holthe
Back in 1985, with more than 50 percent of the Norwegian cross country national team coming from his area, Tor H...
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10. October 2000

Short Presentation of the Buskerud Ski Team
Today we published an interview with Tor H...
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10. October 2000

Continued Report from the Norwegian Head Coach
Continuing on the conversation we had with the head coach of the Norwegian cross country team, mr. Mundal before the Nor...
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11. October 2000

Another Event in Ski Jumping
Ski jumping, enjoying great popularity and tv coverage, is still expanding, although this time in small steps. The prog...
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11. October 2000

Mass Starts in Cross Country
Mass starts or not, the previously announced mass start on 30k for men in the world championships in cross country in La...
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11. October 2000

A bit sick
This is just a test. For the moment I'm out of business with a cold, but I hope to be in full training again by the week...
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12. October 2000

Report from Lars Bergerud
Her kommer det en endelig en liten hilsen fra meg. Jeg sitter n...
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13. October 2000

Skiing in Alaska
Fall is traditionally a difficult period for skiers, where short days and cold and freezing temperatures make it difficu...
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15. October 2000

Skiing in Alaska
Fall is traditionally a difficult period for skiers, where short days and cold and freezing temperatures make it difficu...
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15. October 2000

Ski Academies in Norway
Last week, in the shadows of Bredesen and Weissflog from Olympics of 1994, we visited NTG Lillehammer. NTG is the main ...
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15. October 2000

Report from the Norwegian Nordic Combined Team in France
This weekend we spoke to Mr. Kristian Hammer, member of the Norwegian nordic combined team and a medal candidate for Lah...
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15. October 2000

Hilsen fra Tignes i Frankrike
Sender en liten hilsen fra Tignes i Frankrike. N...
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16. October 2000

Another Report About Bjørn Deahlie
Norwegian TV2 today reported about cross country skier Bj...
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16. October 2000

Skari (Martinsen) and Daehlie in Italy
TV2 in Norway today reported on the Norwegian men and women's cross country team. Bente Skari (formerly Martinsen) last...
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17. October 2000

Ski Report from California, USA
What are three characteristics of the state of California in the US? For starters Hollywood and movie making is certain...
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18. October 2000

Revisiting NTG, Lillehammer, Norway
Recently we visited NTG Lillehammer, one of Norway's largest ski academies, located right by the Olympic ski jumping hil...
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18. October 2000

Presenting Biathlon at NTG Lillehammer, by Head Coach Berland
NTG has offered a biathlon program for 11 years, starting at Geilo, adding Lillehammer in 1994. Today the 2 schools hav...
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18. October 2000

Presenting Biathlon at NTG Lillehammer, by Head Coach Berland
NTG has offered a biathlon program for 11 years, starting at Geilo, adding Lillehammer in 1994. Today the 2 schools hav...
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18. October 2000

Myllyla and Daehlie outside the Red Group
Leading cross country skiers Bj...
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18. October 2000

Schmitt Skier of the Year
Martin Schmitt, the leading German ski jumper, today was awarded "the skier of the year award" by Forum Nordicum in Laht...
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18. October 2000

Injuries in the Austrian Alpine Camp
Alexandra Meissnitzer, the leading Austrian women downhill skier, double world champion and winner of the world cup in 1...
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19. October 2000

News From IBU
Biathlon, one of the most popular wintersports of recent, is adding financial incentives to an already fascinating sched...
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19. October 2000

News from IBU
Biathlon, one of the most popular wintersports of recent, is adding financial incentives to an already fascinating sched...
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19. October 2000

News from US Cross Country
Winter has reached Alaska, as we showed you a few days ago with pictures from Fairbanks, Alaska, with lots of new snow a...
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19. October 2000

Hjelmeseth Struggles with Stomach Problems
The Norwegian cross country ski team is continuing its high altitude camp in Val Senales, Italy. TV2 today had another ...
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19. October 2000

Olympic Hurdler Going for Winter Gold
Ludmila Enquist of Sweden, the Olympic champion from Atlanta 1996 in 100 meters hurdles for women is facing another chal...
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19. October 2000

Erling Jevne on Alcohol and Skiing
One of the leading personalities of the Norwegian Football (soccer team) has just released a book describing his own and...
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21. October 2000

Bjørn Daehlie on a Host of Issues
Bj...
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21. October 2000

Alsgaard Aiming for Gold in Lahti
NRK TV in Norway today had a long report from Val Senales, Italy, where the Norwegian cross country team is staying. Th...
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22. October 2000

Skari (Martinsen) Lone Star in Norwgian Team
The Norwegian cross country women, led by world champion and double world cup winner, Bente Skari (formerly Martinsen) i...
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22. October 2000

Alsgaard at Greenland
Thomas Alsgaard, the three times Olympic champion, is quite an adventurer, this summer he and teammate Krister S...
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22. October 2000

An Update on Nordic Combined
The Norwegian Nordic combined team, led by Bjarte Engen Vik, Olympic and world champion has just completed a not-so-succ...
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23. October 2000

A Report from Ski Jumping Coach Pelkonen
After returning to Norway from France this weekend, we had the honor to talk Mr. Jyri Pelkonen, the Finnish born ski jum...
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23. October 2000

Prize Money in Nordic Events
According to various sources, the amount of prize money in skiing is to grow considerably this season. Ski jumping, enj...
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23. October 2000

Odd Martinsen on the World Cup Schedule
In the on and off discussion about new events, here is a summary for cross country skiing, based on a conversation tonig...
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23. October 2000

The Herminator More Motivated than ever
The alpine season is off to its always early start, kicking of in S...
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23. October 2000

Bedre nå, fikk testet kroppen
P...
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24. October 2000

Travel Letter From Hammer in France
Er nettopp kommet hjem fra 16 dagers samling i Frankrike. Vi startet med en ukes hoppsamlig i Courschevel, mens samlinge...
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24. October 2000

Mikkelsplass and Others on a Demanding Schedule
Paal Gunnar Mikkelsplass, on Norwegian TV earlier this week, brought up the idea of the tough schedule racers now face. ...
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24. October 2000

Travel Letter from Kristian Hammer
Kristian Hammer, winner of last year's world cup in Nordic combined in Sapporo, has just returned from France. The team...
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24. October 2000

Plastsesongen er ferdig
Da har vi avsluttet plasthoppingen for i sommer, etter en lang samling i Frankrike. F...
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24. October 2000

Bjarte Engen Vik, Strong in the Hill, Looking for More Stability
Bjarte Engen Vik, the leading Nordic combined skier, on a his own posting below, says that summer ski jumping now is ove...
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24. October 2000

Pelkonen on the Finnish Nordic Combined Team
Continuing on the conversation with the jumping coach for the Norwegian Nordic combined team from yesterday, we spoke ab...
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24. October 2000

Blood Doping
Another story (maybe not all that fresh) on blood doping appearing on the net, this time on www.cyclingnews.com, publish...
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24. October 2000

Report from Austrian Cross Country
The Austrian cross country ski team, traditionally living in the shadows on other winter sports in their home country, h...
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25. October 2000

Canadian Alpine Skiers Positive Ahead
The Canadian alpine skiers, formerly with world leading skiers like Steve Podborski, Ken Read and Kathy Kreiner, once kn...
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25. October 2000

Austrian Aiming for Championship Gold
Christian Hoffman, Austrian cross country skier, perfecting both the sprint and long distance, is preparing for another ...
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26. October 2000

USOC loses CEO Norman Blake
A corporate turnaround artist appointed last spring as the U.S. Olympic Committee's first chief executive officer resign...
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26. October 2000

Tickets for Winter Olympics
Looking for front-row seats at the Winter Olympics in 2002? Tuesday could be your last chance. Tuesday midnight is the d...
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26. October 2000

World Champion Andresen Leaves Controversy Behind
Frode Andresen, last year's world champion in biathlon sprint and winner of several world cup races is now finished with...
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26. October 2000

Maier, Kjus and Aamodt in Alpine Season Opener
Hermann Maier, the Herminator, is aiming for more gold and glory. Maier, double Olympic and world champion as well as t...
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26. October 2000

Norwegian Alpine Head Coach Skaardal in Sølden, Austria
Today we spoke to Atle Skaardal, the Norwegian head coach for the Norwegian alpine team. Skaardal, world champion in su...
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26. October 2000

Skari (Martinsen) Says Olympic Medal is Ultimate Goal of Career
Bente Skari (Martinsen), currently training at high altitude in Val Senales Italy, is preparing for another demanding se...
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26. October 2000

Espen Bjervig, Another Norwegian Contender
Espen Bjervig, today considered one of the cornerstones of the Norwegian cross country team, experienced quite a strong ...
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26. October 2000

Another Change, Sprints Count, Big Gamble says Elofsson
Per Elofsson, the young swede by many considered Deahlie's successor in cross country, feels that the rules of the world...
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26. October 2000

Hammer Pleased with Test
GLIMRENDE GJENNOMKJ...
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27. October 2000

Hammer Plesed with Test, Looking Forward to Lillehammer Opener
Kristian Hammer, last year's Nordic combined winner of the world cup race in Sapporo is optimistic 4 weeks before the se...
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28. October 2000

Ertl Takes First Honor in Alpine (results posted under XC)
Germany's Martina Ertl won the first Giant Slalom of the new season, her first victory in two years. The German, 17th a...
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28. October 2000

Nordic Avenues for Olympics get Positve Review
Soldier Hollow, which is where the Olympic cross country (and biathlon) events will be held in 2002, reportedly was so n...
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28. October 2000

Aamodt Skier of the Year
Kjetil Aamodt, the outstanding Norwegian Alpine skier, Friday was chosen as the alpine skier of the year for last season...
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28. October 2000

Myllyla Takes Roller Ski Honors in Norway
Mika Myllyla, the leading Finnish cross country skier today won a roller ski race at Aker Brygge in Oslo, Norway. Mylly...
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28. October 2000

Men's XC Scehule, Demanding and Versatile, Racers Mixed Feelings
15 years ago the world cup for cross country consisted of 10 races, championships included (you may view complete histor...
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28. October 2000

Herminator at Top, Aiming for Points Record in World Cup
Herman Maier,the skier from Flachau lived up to his words on Sunday, October 29th as he won the opening race of the 2000...
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29. October 2000

Herminator at Top, Aiming for Points Record in World Cup
Herman Maier,the skier from Flachau lived up to his words on Sunday, October 29th as he won the opening race of the 2000...
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29. October 2000

Booming Rental Demand Towards Olympics
Now that tickets for the 2002 Winter Olympics are on sale, the demand for renting private homes during the games is rapi...
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29. October 2000

Magdalena Forsberg, Giving 100 Percent for Olympic Gold
Magdalene Forsberg, the fabulous Swedish biathlete is preparing for the upcoming season and Olympics 2002 with a gruelin...
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29. October 2000

Magdalena Forsberg, Aiming for Olympic Gold
Magdalene Forsberg, the fabulous Swedish biathlete is preparing for the upcoming season and Olympics 2002 with a gruelin...
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29. October 2000

Alsgaard Optimistic, Hopes for Gold in Lahti, Opens for Full Schedule
Thomas Alsgaard of Norway, the 3 times Olympic champion, is optimistic for the upcoming season. Alsgaard, speaking to V...
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29. October 2000

Travel Letter from Bergerud in Italy
Lars Bergerud, Norwegian hopeful in cross country skiing, has spent the last 2 weeks at high altitude in Val Senales, It...
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31. October 2000

Travel Letter from Italy
N...
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31. October 2000

An Update on Skiing Conditions
It has been snowing (and quite a bit) in Scandinavia. In Norway one may ski in the Lillehammer area as well as at Beito...
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31. October 2000

Gunde Svan Back in Business?
Gunde Svan, the great Swedish cross country skier who dominated the in the 1980's is reported to work with the Swedish s...
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31. October 2000

Norwegian Biathlets at home Snow
The Norwegian biathlon team, searching for good skiing condition in Norway, decided to travel to Skei/Gausdal (Lillehamm...
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31. October 2000

Bjoerndalen & co Soon to be on Home Snow
The Norwegian biathlon team, searching for good skiing condition in Norway, decided to travel to Skei/Gausdal (Lillehamm...
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31. October 2000

Skiing in Fairbanks, Alaska
The US cross country team has been facing good conditions in Fairbanks. The A team consist of 3 skiers, here what they ...
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31. October 2000

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