News Archive; October 2002


Can Ski News
FORMER WORLD CUP SKIERS APPOINTED TO BOARD AT ALPINE CANADA ALPIN Please visit www.canski.org to view a copy of the 2...
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01. October 2002

Increased Quotas at Val di Fiemme 2003
With ever increasing number of events in the Nordic world championships, the quotas for the number of possible participa...
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01. October 2002

Incredibly Versatile Aukland, Norwegian Champion in 5 Fields
After winning 3 world cup events during the 2001/2002 season and Olympic gold in the men...
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01. October 2002

No Free Spot for Sommerfeldt (or Muehlegg) in Val di Fiemme
FIS does face a few judiciary issues this fall related to doping. For starters, Johann Muehlegg, who won the 50k in Laht...
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01. October 2002

US SKi News
Poster & Commemorative Book Highlight American Birkebeiner's 30th Anniversary by Leslie Hamp HAYWARD, Wis. -- "Feel...
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02. October 2002

Maier Out of Season Opener
Hermann Maier, leading Austrian alpine skier who severely injured himself last fall and had to stay out all last season,...
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02. October 2002

Fishcer Boycotts Dopers
Franz Gattermann, Racing Chief for the Nordic disciplines and biathlon for Fischer skis, says to http://www.wintersport....
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02. October 2002

What?s it Gonna be for Kuitunen?
As reported earlier, Rene Sommerfeldt, who placed 2nd on the 50k in Lahti 2001, will not get Muehlegg...
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02. October 2002

Andresen Confirmed on Atomic for 2003
It is now confirmed that Frode Andresen indeed will ski Atomic the next season. After having lost Mika Myllyla and V...
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04. October 2002

Egli Says he is no Candidate as Martinsen Successor
As Odd Martinsen quit his position as Chairman of the FIS Cross-Country Committee this summer, Vegard Ulvang, Vladiminr ...
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04. October 2002

Bjoerndalen Follows Daehlie in Building Cabin in Norway
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, 5 times Olympic champion in biathlon, has enjoyed a busy summer schedule. The Norwegian has f...
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04. October 2002

Elofsson Skips Swedish Training Camp at High Altitude (Eng. Swe)
Per Elofsson will skip the 10 days long Swedish high altitude camp that starts on Monday in Switzerland. Elofsson has...
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04. October 2002

Bjoerndalen and co. Head to Ramsau
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and the Norwegian men...
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04. October 2002

Austria Moves Winter Championships Into Summer
The Austrian Ski Jumping, combined and cross-country championships are to be held on 12 October 2002 in Villach and St. ...
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04. October 2002

US SKi News
SkiPost Guide to enjoying this winter...
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05. October 2002

German XC Update, Part 3, The Team
Andreas Schluetter and Rene Sommerfeldt are 2 of the leading German cross-country skiers. Please view presentations ...
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05. October 2002

OPPDATERING
TRENING OG VARME! Jeg har akkurat kommet hjem etter en uke i varmere str...
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06. October 2002

Finnish Ski Jumping News
Almost all national team jumpers are heading to Courchevel, France for a training camp. The camp is scheduled on October...
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06. October 2002

Sachenbacher Aims for Top 10 in Overall World Cup
Evi Sachenbacher has trained more this season and has improved on her tests says head coach Jochen Behle to http://www.w...
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06. October 2002

Romoeren Norwegian Champion in Summer Ski Jumping
Results from the Norwegian championship in summer ski jumping on Sunday. Nordic combined skier Kristian Hammer placed 10...
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07. October 2002

Piller Cottrer and Natalie Santer Victorious on Roller Ski
Pietro Piller Cottrer won a 11.5k/700 meters climb roller ski event in Italy this weekend. Other notables were Gutierrez...
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07. October 2002

ANTTI KUISMA UPDATE
Jyv...
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07. October 2002

Norwegian Sprint Update, Mixed Bag of Skiers
The Norwegian men...
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07. October 2002

10. PLASS I PLAST-NM K120
Det ble 10.plass p...
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07. October 2002

HANNU MANNINEN INJURED
Hannu Manninen had an motorcycle accident last Monday and broke the shoulder blade in his right arm. At the moment he ca...
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07. October 2002

ULRICH WEHLING GOT A FINNISH ASSISTANT
Finland's Asko Aalto, soon 43, will began his work as FIS Assistant Race Director officially in the beginning of Novembe...
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08. October 2002

Norwegian NC Update, Hammer, Oestvik
KRISTIAN HAMMER: Kristian Hammer placed 10th in the Nowegian summer ski jumping championship this weekend. Text in...
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08. October 2002

Di Centa To Climb Mount Everest
Italy...
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08. October 2002

Jevne and Aukland Lead Norwegian Long Distance XC Team
As http://www.wintersport.as/ has reported several times earlier this summer and fall, Norway has been in the process of...
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08. October 2002

Can Ski News
ALPINE CANADA OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES PODIUM 2010 ACTION PLAN New Development System Key to Building and Sustaining Ski Rac...
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08. October 2002

Stray Gundersen; 50 Percent of Olympic Medal Winners Doped
According to various sources in the Scandinavian press, Norwegian-American scientist Jim Stray Gundersen claims that hal...
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09. October 2002

Worldloppet Update, 2002 Standings
Norway has established a long distance team to compete in Worldloppet/FIS marathon cup events in cross-country. These ar...
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09. October 2002

FIS News/Vegard Ulvang
FIS held meetings this weekend in Zurich, Vegard Ulvang, one of the candidates to succeed Odd Martinsen, says to http://...
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09. October 2002

Doping Summary, Peak Values in 1995, Smirnov Accused of Doping by Swedish Skier
Here is a summary of some relevant articles regarding doping: High values in Thunder Bay 1995: http://www.winterspor...
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09. October 2002

Bans Expire Too Late For Myllyla and Co.
The Finnish cross-country skiers are in dire straits regarding entering the Val di Fiemme 2003 world championship. Th...
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10. October 2002

Swedish Ski News
LJUSA FRAMTIDSVYER I FREESTYLE Framtdisvyerna ...
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10. October 2002

Roller Ski News
With only 2 weeks to go for the world cup opener, the roller ski season will come to an end this weekend. Here is a repo...
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10. October 2002

Gran Guarantees Dope Free Norwegians
Carl Henning Gran, Norwegian cross-country head coach, says he guarantees that all Norwegians are clean, an opinion Kris...
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11. October 2002

Bjoerndalen Confirms 2010 Goal
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen comfirms his plans to extend his career until 2010 but that from next season on he will be a full ...
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11. October 2002

US SKi News
Fleischer: No Racing Until I'm 100% VAIL, CO (Oct. 8) ...
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11. October 2002

Asiago Report
ASIAGO, THE HERITAGE OF CROSSCOUNTRY SKIING Now that it has become ...
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11. October 2002

Behle Presentation, Hopes for 3 Men in Top 15 in World Cup
Jochen Behle (born 1960) is Germany's cross-country head coach for men and women 2002/2003. Behle was on t...
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11. October 2002

Wada Report From SLC on Doping
During the 2002 winter WADA and its Independent Observers Group did conduct numerous tests related to the doping procedu...
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11. October 2002

Tchepikov Still at Full Force
Sergei Tchepikov, leading Russian biathlete and Olympic champion from 1994, is reportedly still going strong, training w...
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12. October 2002

Tchepikov Still at Full Force
Sergei Tchepikov, leading Russian biathlete and Olympic champion from 1994, is reportedly still going strong, training w...
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12. October 2002

Alsgaard and Bjoerndalen Teaming up In Ramsau
As reported earlier, Thomas Alsgaard has joined the Norwegian biathletes this week, skiing at 2 700 meters at the Ramsau...
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12. October 2002

Widhoelzl Austrian Ski Jumping Champion
Andreas Widhoelzl, fresh from dominating the summer series GP in ski jumping this summer, won the Austrian ski jumping c...
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12. October 2002

Gottwald Austrian Champion
Felix Gottwald won Saturday...
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12. October 2002

Alsgaard and Bjoerndalen head to head in Ramsau
5 times Olympic biathlon champion and 3 times Olympic cross-country champion Thomas Alsgaard have been doing some seriou...
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13. October 2002

Norway With Less than Full Team in XC Season Opener
The Norwegian cross-country team will likely have 7 men and 7 women in the world cup opener in Dusseldorf says Norwegian...
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13. October 2002

Hoellwarth Austrian Ski Jumping Champion
Martin Hoellwarth won the Austrian championship in ski jumping in the 120k hill on Sunday. Hoellwarth was followed by St...
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13. October 2002

Alsgaard and Skari Confirmed for XC WC Opener
Norway has picked its team for the Dusseldorf cross-country sprint world cup opener in less than 2 weeks. As expecte...
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14. October 2002

Roller ski News (French)
11e ...
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14. October 2002

FIS Points Removed for Doped Athletes
As for FIS points, 50 points or less is required to qualify for world cup events for men, the number for women 75 points...
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14. October 2002

Alain Baxter v International Olympic Committee ­ Decision Imminent
Following six weeks of deliberation, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will make public their decision on the mat...
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14. October 2002

Zorzi Leads Italy in Early Season Opener
Italy has picked it teams for the cross-country opener in Dusseldorf the last weekend of October. The team is lead by th...
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15. October 2002

Gottwald Wins Ski Jumping Part in Austria, XC Cancelled
Felix Gottwald did not get his second chance of winning another Austrian title on Sunday (summer event). Gottwald, w...
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15. October 2002

Sweden With Record Early XC Opener
Sweden will hold cross-country sprint events in Mora this Saturday. Bjoern Lind, 7th in the sprint world cup 2002 and 4t...
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15. October 2002

News from Slovenija
Biathlon race in Rudno Polje, Pokljuka: mass start, 7,5 km: roller ski: Slovenian cup Men, all 7,5 km: 1.O...
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16. October 2002

Prize Money in XC
Per Elofsson made close to CHE 100 000 (approximately $60 000) in price money last season , he was followed by Alsgaard....
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16. October 2002

DRAMBUIE SPONSORSHIP GOOD NEWS FOR BAXTER
The Drambuie Liqueur Company today announced what will surely be a welcome piece of good news for Alain Baxter - that hi...
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16. October 2002

Ulvang/Sminnov to Wait 2 Years for Leading FIS Position
Norwegian press on Wednesday reports that Peter Petricek likely will continue as Chairman for the FIS cross-country comm...
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16. October 2002

Baxter Cleared but Bronze Denied
After an unprecedented six weeks of deliberation, The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today (16/10/02) cleared Ala...
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16. October 2002

VANT TRENINGSRENN
Har n...
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17. October 2002

Austrian XC News
The Austrian cross-country men held their 30k cross-country championship on Saturday, neither Christian Hoffmann nor Mic...
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17. October 2002

Austrian NC News
Felix Gottwald won the Austrian Nordic combined championship on Saturday, these are the full results from the event. ...
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17. October 2002

Hammer Wins Norwegian NC Test
Kristian Hammer won a Norwegian Nordic combined test event in Innsbruck on Wednesday. ...
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17. October 2002

US Ski Team News
USST October running time trial Oct 16, ...
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17. October 2002

Slovenian XC Update, XC Skiers and Biathletes in Dusseldorf
Petra Majdic, having recorded 2 seconds and a 6th in world cup sprint events last season, heads the Slovenian team into ...
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18. October 2002

Tchepikov and Rozhkov Russian Summer Biathlon Champions
In the Russian biathlon summer (fall) championship on roller ski earlier this fall Sergei Tchepikov won the 20k ahead of...
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18. October 2002

2001 Sprint World Champion Manninen With Dusseldorf Comeback
Pirjo Manninen will be back on the international arena in next weekend...
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18. October 2002

Norwegian Biathlon Report
Roger Grubben, Norway's men's biathlon head coach, says to http://www.wintersport.as that his team, staying in Ramsau ...
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19. October 2002

2002/2003 Season Presentations, Finland's XC Women
Finland, despite loosing Kuitunen and Jauho with doping bans, still has potential in the women...
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19. October 2002

Fredriksson Wins XC Sprint in Sweden
Sweden started its cross-country season on Saturday in Mora with classic sprint competitions for women and men. Tobi...
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19. October 2002

PLAST SESONGEN OVER
Etter en lang og innholdsrik sommer med bryllup og barmarkstrening/plasthopping er vi endelig p...
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20. October 2002

Sweden With 7 Sprinters in Red Group
Sweden will feature this cross-country team in Dusseldorf next weekend. Tobias Fredriksson, Mathias Danielsson, Peter...
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20. October 2002

Hannawald and Bjoerndalen Athletes of the Year
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen was voted biathlete of the year in the Forum Nordicum in Italy this week, he was followed by Kati ...
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20. October 2002

Hammer Hopes to Build on Improved Summer Performance
Norwegian Nordic combined skier Kristian Hammer says the Norwegian team will spend the next week skiing on snow in the a...
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20. October 2002

SKi Post News
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21. October 2002

US Ski News, Schwall, Jones Training in Europe
Teenage ski jumpers (and '02 Olympians) Clint Jones and Tommy Schwall (both Steamboat Springs, CO) took a welcome day of...
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21. October 2002

Neumannova Skips XC WC Opener
Katarina Neumannova, with 2 sprint wins last season and challenging for the overall world cup title, appears to be skipp...
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21. October 2002

Swden?s Fredriksson and Elofsson Struggle With Injuries and Sickness
Mathias Fredriksson, due to a back injury that has rendered it impossible for him to run and ski classic, will very soon...
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21. October 2002

Hoffmann Awaits WC Debut Until November
Austria...
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21. October 2002

Kjus and Aamodt Lead Norwegian Alpine Team
Dream teamers Lasse Kjus and Kjetil Aamodt lead the Norwegian men...
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22. October 2002

Norway Calls for Shorter XC Events and No Mass Starts
There has been some discussion in Norway as to nature of the Norwegian 2003 cross-country junior championship. A cou...
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22. October 2002

CANADIAN ALPINE SKI TEAM 'GOES FOR GOLD' IN TORONTO FUNDRAISER
Toronto (October 21, 2002) - Excitement around the Canadian Alpine Ski Team is mounting with the 8th annual "CIBC Going...
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22. October 2002

Norwegian XC New
The Norwegian cross-country senior championships for 2003 will be without any mass start events (besides the pursuit), y...
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22. October 2002

Schmitt out of First 2002 Events
Martin Schmitt, one of the leading ski jumpers of the world, is out from the first part of the season. Schmitt is still ...
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22. October 2002

Eberharter Gets Honours at Home
Alpine skier Stephan Ebeharter has been voted sports man of the year in Austria. Eberharter, who won the men...
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22. October 2002

Norway Looses Ski President to Cancer
Norwgian Ski Association President Jan Jensen is dead. The 58 years old Jensen, who was elected into the FIS Council thi...
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22. October 2002

Vuokatti K90 hill ready for jumping
The K90-hill in Vuokatti, Finland is ready for jumping from Tuesday on. The brand new windnet will be installed by Wedn...
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22. October 2002

Alpine Update/Soelden
The alpine world cup will kick off this weekend in Soelden. Stephan Eberharter dominated the men...
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23. October 2002

XC Women Dominate Sprint and Traditional Distances
By looking at the women...
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23. October 2002

Estonia with Small Presentation in Germany XC WC Opener
Kristina Smigun, 4th in the women...
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23. October 2002

Swedish Ski News/ Sollefteå redo för junior-VM
Om drygt tre m...
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23. October 2002

Swedish XC News, Lind Sick
Sweden...
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23. October 2002

XC Opening in Germany, A Presentation
With snow from the Indoor Snow Dome in Neuss - the FIS Cross Coun- try World Cup takes place in the city centre of Dues...
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24. October 2002

Russian Biathlon Presentation/Veterans Dominate
The Russian biathlon team is, as is many skiers in the fall, spending the better part of October in Ramsau, being there ...
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24. October 2002

Russian Biathlon Presentation/Veterans Dominate
The Russian biathlon team is, as is many skiers in the fall, spending the better part of October in Ramsau, being there ...
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24. October 2002

XC Dusseldorf Update
This is the preliminary list of participants for the cross-country world cup opener this weekend (athletes and coaches/s...
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24. October 2002

Can. Ski News
1) CANADIAN WOMEN PACK THE START HUT FOR SOELDEN GS World Cup Ski Season Begins This Weekend in Austria The larg...
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24. October 2002

Swedish Ski News
ALPIN WC-PREMI...
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24. October 2002

More Doping Charges, With Names
In the never-ending saga of doping charges, Norwegian journalist Vidar Hanstad in a book claims that 23 athletes from 13...
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24. October 2002

Skari Out of Dusseldorf XC Opener
Last season...
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24. October 2002

Slovenian XC News
Slovenia...
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24. October 2002

Can Ski News
ALPINE CANADA TEAMS UP WITH SKI-QU...
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25. October 2002

Scott Skips Germany
No Canadian skiers will attend the first World Cup race in Dusseldorf. They will be training and racing the first Contin...
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25. October 2002

WS Presentation, Sprint Results 2000/2001
The 2000/2001 sprint cross-country sprint season for men saw all kinds of results. Thomas Alsgaard won 2 events, while J...
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25. October 2002

WS Presentation, Sprint Results 2001/2002
The 2001/2002 sprint season saw Zorzi win the first 2 events, next up was Norway...
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25. October 2002

Albarello Looks to Open Field in XC Opener
Marco Albarello, Italian cross-country head coach, says to http://www.wintersport.as that there are lots of racers that ...
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25. October 2002

Behle Analyses XC Opener/German News
Jochen Behle, German cross-country head coach, says to http://www.wintersport.as that he holds Tor Arne Hetland and Tobi...
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25. October 2002

Swiss Ski News (German)
Paul Accola verletzt Mehrmonatige Pause wegen Achillessehnenriss Paul Accola hat sich einen Tag vor dem Weltcupaufta...
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25. October 2002

XC Starting Lists Dusseldorf
The staring lists for the women...
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25. October 2002

Men's Starting Lists XC Opener Dusseldorf
25 out of the 30 men from the red group will start in the men...
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25. October 2002

Kuenzel Wins XC Qualification in Dusseldorf
The cross-country women have just finished the qualification in Dusseldorf, the results below. Notables: The 2001 ...
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26. October 2002

Men's XC Sprint Qualification Dusseldorf
Notable: Alsgaard 23rd Hetland 2nd, Zorzi 4th 1 24 Fredriksson Thobias *10:22:45 2:52.46 0.00 Q 2 19 ...
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26. October 2002

Surprise Winner in Women's XC
Norwegian youngster Marit Bjoergen, traditionally a classic skier and a silver medal winner from the 2002 women...
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26. October 2002

Sweden Records 1/2 in XC Opener, Larsson Wins
The men...
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26. October 2002

Athletes Presentations, Women?s XC Sprint
FIRST: Marit Bjoergen (Norway, born 1980)) 13th, 14th 18th and 18th as best sprint results world cup 2001/2002 ...
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26. October 2002

Women's GS Soelden 261002
1 425001 FLEMMEN Andrine NOR 53.74 56.17 1:49.91 0.00 1 565243 MAZE Tina SLO 54.43 55.48 1:49.91 0.00...
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26. October 2002

Canadian Ski News
THREE-WAY TIE ATOP PODIUM IN SOELDEN Simard top Canadian as Forsyth misses gate Soelden, AUT. (October 26, 2002) - T...
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26. October 2002

Start Lists XC Sprint Relays 271002 Dusseldorf
Men's start lists 8X1,5k, starting time 11:15 CET (women's lists below, they start at 10:30 CET). 1 ITA Italy 8,80 8...
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26. October 2002

Can Ski Info
2003 World Cup Canadian Alpine Ski Team Announcement 11 a.m., October 29, 2002 Commerce Court West King and Bay...
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27. October 2002

Dusseldorf XC Finals Cancelled
The cross-country relay sprint finals in Dusseldorf are cancelled. These are some results from the qualificatations this...
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27. October 2002

Swiss Ski News (German)
Corinne Rey-Bellet beim Rennen verletzt Zerrung des Innenbandes am rechten Knie Corinne Rey-Bellet (30, Nationalma...
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27. October 2002

Men's GS Soelden 271002
1 50024 EBERHARTER Stephan AUT 59.89 49.58 1:49.47 0.00 2 190236 COVILI Frederic FRA 1:00.27 49.33 1:4...
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27. October 2002

FØRSTE TUR PÅ SNØ
F...
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27. October 2002

Swedish Ski News (Swedish)
Nya chanser i S...
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28. October 2002

Varis Dismisses High Blood Values
Finlans's women cross-country skier Kaisa Varis, bronze medal winner from Lahti 2001, has been accused of Norwegian jour...
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28. October 2002

Biathlon Update, Status Quo With World Cup Contenders
The Norwegian biathlon men...
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28. October 2002

Doping Case in Training Controls
At a doping control, performed by WADA on 13 September 2002 on behalf of IBU in Ramsau/Dachstein/AUT the A-sample of the...
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29. October 2002

Doping Case in Training Controls
At a doping control, performed by WADA on 13 September 2002 on behalf of IBU in Ramsau/Dachstein/AUT the A-sample of the...
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29. October 2002

Norwegian NC Report (Nor.)
F...
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29. October 2002

Ski Jumpers Jump Ahead in Prize Money
While the cross-country skiers get to share 40 000 Swiss Franc for any individual world cup event, the ski jumpers get a...
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29. October 2002

Swedish Ski News (Swedish)
Aprilia H...
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29. October 2002

Canadian Ski News
ALPINE CANADA NAMES 2003 WORLD CUP SKI TEAM Forsyth, Turgeon lead strong Women's Teams Toronto, Ontario - Allison ...
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29. October 2002

Sashurin Tests Positive on A and B Samples
Belarussian biathlete Vadim Sashurin has tested positive on nandrolon on both the A and B samples. IBU president And...
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29. October 2002

WC Winner Bjoergen Presentation
Norway...
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30. October 2002

Sweden Starts XC Sprint Cup at home
Sweden does continue to build on its cross-country sprint success, as a part of the domestic program this season there w...
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30. October 2002

Swedish Ski News (Swedish)/
Richardsson 5:a efter startblunder! Normalt ...
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31. October 2002

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