News Archive; September 2003


Hofer Pleased With Versatility in Ski Jumping
Walter Hofer, Race Director for Ski Jumping in FIS, says to www.wintersport.as that he is very pleased with the summer s...
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30. September 2003

Skjelbreid Poiree with Mediocre Results on Roller Ski
Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poiree skipped events in Norway and instead raced in France on roller ski last weekend. Skjelbr...
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30. September 2003

Soergaard; Heavy Focus on Skating
The Norwegian cross-country team has been focusing on skating this season says head coach Christer Soergaard to http://w...
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01. October 2003

Bjoergen Aims High Despite Pre Season Sickness
Despite losing lots of training to a small virus during spring and early summer this year, 2003 sprint world cup winner ...
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01. October 2003

Marit Bjoergen Presentation
Marit Bjoergen (Norway, born 1980)) Winner of the 2002/2003 sprint world cup Gold sprint Val di Fiemme 2003 Bronze ...
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01. October 2003

Pre Season XC Analyses, Joergen Brink
There are 3 weeks until the cross-country world cup opener takes place in Dusseldorf, Germany with sprints for men and w...
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03. October 2003

Joergen Brink Presentation
Joergen Brink, Sweden (born 1974) Latest: 3rd overall 2002/2003 world cup behind Fredriksson and Sommerfeldt 4th ...
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03. October 2003

Swedish XC News (Swedish)
L...
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03. October 2003

Tobias Fredriksson Aims High for Dusseldorf
The Swedish cross-country skiers are heading to Les Diableretes for a high altitude camp on snow. While Per Elofsson ...
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03. October 2003

3 (more) Russian XC Women out for 2003/2004 Season
Russian cross-country skiers Natajla Korosteleva (17th in the 2003 overall world cup), Evgenia MEDVEDEVA-ABRUZOVA (32nd ...
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03. October 2003

Russian XC Results
Some results from the Russian cross-country summer championship. Roller ski men 20 km cl...
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04. October 2003

Myllyla, Veerpalu Russians and More Ski in Ramsau
Jari Isometse and Mika Myllyla, Jaak Mae, Andrus Veerpalu and Christina Smigun, the full Russian teams and the Norwegian...
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04. October 2003

Ski Post News from the US
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04. October 2003

Romoeren Norwegian Ski Jumping Champion
The unofficial Norwegian ski jumping championship in the large hill was held in Trondheim on Sunday. Again the leading m...
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05. October 2003

Less Resorts Certain for XC
Jurg Capol, FIS cross-country Race Director, says to www.wintersport.as that at the 2005/2006 cross-country calendar the...
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05. October 2003

Canada Jumps Onto 2005/2006 XC Calendar Big Style
Jurg Capol, FIS cross-country Race Director, speaking to www.wintersport.as this weekend, says Canada has agreed to host...
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05. October 2003

Vasaloppet Joins XC World Cup Calendar
The 90k Vasaloppet will likely be on the 2005/2006 cross-country world cup calendar. As for the Linz sprint event sch...
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05. October 2003

Snow in Italy
Finally snow is arrived also in Val Senales and Stelvio... About 50 cm in Stelvio, less in Senales. Please have a lo...
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06. October 2003

Norwegian Ski Jumping Results
Full results from the Norwegian ski jumping championship (summer style) this weekend. 1 092 Romoeren,Bjoern Einar,Hos...
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06. October 2003

Roller Ski Standings
Classement du Rollerski Tour 2003 apr...
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06. October 2003

Piller Cottrer and Manninen Win on Roller Ski in Italy
Grand Prix Sportful - rollerski 12k - 3k flat and 9k with 800m climb. Heavy rain during the competition... Piller ge...
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06. October 2003

Svan Joins FIS, Calls for Strong Doping Bans
Sweden...
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06. October 2003

Gunde Svan Presentation
Sweden...
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06. October 2003

XC Team Sprint Gains Recognition
Jurg Capol, FIS cross-country Race Director, says to www.wintersport.as that he has high hopes for the team sprint this ...
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07. October 2003

Rostovtsev To Challenge Bjoerndalen and Poiree?
Pavel Rostovtsev, Russian biathlete, is reported well prepared and fit ahead of the 2003/2004 season. Rostovtsev, ver...
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07. October 2003

Asiago WC Report
THE ASIAGO SKI SINFONIA N.5 The Nordic Ski World Cup will pass by the ...
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08. October 2003

2004 XC Final Program Set
This is reportedly the program for the cross-country final in 2004 March 12th Sprint men and women Saturday 13t...
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08. October 2003

Swiss Ski News (Ger.)
Ann...
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08. October 2003

Women?s XC Presention, Hilde Pedersen Aiming for 1st WC Win?
It has been 20 years since Norway...
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08. October 2003

2003/20044XC Season Analyses, Andrus Veerpalu
Andrus Veerpalu (Estonia) Strong points: Won 2 world cup events last season, getting used to ...
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08. October 2003

Roller Ski News
Annecy - Finale ...
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09. October 2003

Umea and Falun Both on the XC Calendar
Umea Sweden, having taken over for Falun for hosting a cross-country world cup event, is on the right track according to...
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10. October 2003

US NC Report
PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 10) ...
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10. October 2003

German XC Teams Well Prepared for Season Opener
The German cross-country team is currently training at the Dachstein Gleicher in Austria says head coach Jochen Behle to...
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10. October 2003

Gross and Disl going for XC Season Opener
Ricco Gross, German biathlete who had one his best seasons ever last year, will try out in cross-country as he will part...
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10. October 2003

Finland With Strong Team in XC Season Opener
The Finnish women...
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11. October 2003

Finland Makes Men?s XC Selections for Dusseldorf
Finland...
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11. October 2003

Suits Changes Call for Higher Speeds in Ski Jumping
The suits problems in ski jumping seem solved for the next season says Walter Hofer, Race Director for Ski Jumping in FI...
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11. October 2003

Lazutina Presentation
Larissa Lazutina (born 1965, Russia) Latest: Appeal cases lost in CAS and Swiss Federal Tribunal 2003 Out for 2...
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12. October 2003

Lazutina Update
Larissa Lazutina seems to have put her active career to an and. The Russian cross-country skier who was given a 2 year b...
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12. October 2003

Norwegian Sponsor Firm to Work With Russian XC Skiers
Terje Bogen, recognized ski coach and later sponsor king in Norway, is back in business after going bankrupt last year. ...
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12. October 2003

Sommerfeldt Hopes for Another Top 3 in WC
Rene Sommerfeldt won his 1st world cup last season and hopes for another top 3 this season says head coach Jochen Behle ...
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13. October 2003

Rene Sommerfeldt Presentation
Placed 2nd in 2002/2003 overall world cup behind Mathias Fredriksson Silver relay Val di Fiemme 2003, Germany and Teich...
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13. October 2003

WADA Testing in Ramsau
WADA came to Ramsau this weekend to test many of the world...
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13. October 2003

Toblach Update
Presseaussendung am 14.Oktober 2003 LANGLAUF: POKER F...
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14. October 2003

Roller Ski Standings
Final standings from the 2003 roller ski tour: Men: 1 609 PERRILLAT Christophe FRA DOUANES/SC GRAND BORNAND 2 58...
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14. October 2003

Tchepalova Skips XC WC Opener
Russia...
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14. October 2003

XC Season Analyses, Veerpalu (revisited)
Andrus Veerpalu (Estonia) Strong points: Won 2 world cup events last season, getting used to ...
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14. October 2003

Veerpalu Well Prepared for 2004 Season, Will Even do Sprints
The Estonian men cross-country skiers are well prepared ahead of the season says head coach Mati Alaver to www.winterspo...
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15. October 2003

Norwegian Biathlon Report
Norway...
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15. October 2003

Nor Ski News (Nor.), Nor. Birkie Update
STARTORDNINGEN I BIRKEBEINERRENNET Styrevedtak 14.10.03: Samme startordning og starttider i 2004 som i 2003. Det h...
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15. October 2003

Italian XC WC Update
Press Release ...
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15. October 2003

Manninen Strong (Fin.Eng.)
Manninen vakuuttavassa syyskunnossa It...
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15. October 2003

Estonian XC News
In a related story yesterday we reported on Andrus Veerpalu, here is an update of the rest of Estonian team. Jaak Mae...
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16. October 2003

No Clear XC Plans for Bjoerndalen and Andresen
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and Frode Andresen will likely (if in shape) take part in the Norwegian cross-country opener Novem...
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16. October 2003

Estil and Leading Norwegian XC Skiers Skip Season Opener
Even though Frode Estil hopes to challenge for the overall 2003/2004 world cup victory and is a fast sprinter, he says t...
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16. October 2003

Frode Estil Presentation
Frode Estil (born 1972, Norway) Aim for 2003/2004: To fight for overall world cup 6th overall 2002/2003 world cup ...
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16. October 2003

Fredriksson and Brink Aim for Sprint Points in XC
Sweden...
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16. October 2003

Mayer Returns
Marc Mayer, originally burdened with a 2 year ban doping after the 2002 Olympics, will return at the cross-country sprin...
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17. October 2003

Sweden?s XC Coach Makes 2004 Predictions
Sweden hopes to have at least one man in the sprint final in Dusseldorf next weekend says head coach Per Erik Roennestra...
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17. October 2003

A Belgian XC Note
A short cross-country notice from Belgium: We have the pleasure to send you the Pascal Parmentier's website. He is t...
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17. October 2003

Zorzi and Schwienbacher Lead Italian XC Team in Season Opener
Christian Zorzi and Freddy Schwienbacher will lead the Italian team in the Dusseldorf cross-country opener next weekend ...
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17. October 2003

Swiss Ski News
Kreuzbandriss im Training Marc Gini f...
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18. October 2003

Majdic Starts Season in Dusseldorf
Petra Majdi...
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18. October 2003

Samdal Changes Course for 2003/2004 Season (Nor.Eng)
Norway...
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18. October 2003

Nor XC News
As reported in the previous article, Norway...
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18. October 2003

Oestberg Wins XC Sprint in Sweden
Mikael Oestberg won a cross-country sprint in Mora, Sweden, on Sunday. He was followed by Martin Larsson. Tobias Fredri...
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19. October 2003

Norwegian XC Report on Skating?
Some Norwegian cross-country skiers have been conducting a skate project for the last 3 years. The test method has been ...
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19. October 2003

Soergaard Confirms Norwegian Skating Improvement (on the mill)
Norway...
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19. October 2003

Smigun Not Entered for Dusseldorf (Yet)
The preliminary women...
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20. October 2003

Prelim. Men's Start List XC Dusseldorf
The preliminary men...
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20. October 2003

Ski Post News
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20. October 2003

Freeman and Swensson Will Open XC Season in Norway
The American skiers enjoyed a great season last year with strong results from Freeman and Svensson and not the least Joh...
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20. October 2003

Team Sprints May Yield Points for XC Sprint WC
As www.wintersport.as reported a few weeks ago, there may be more changes on the way in cross-country sprints. The te...
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20. October 2003

Kjus and Aamodt Lead Norwegians, Again
The Norwegian men...
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21. October 2003

Norwegian XC Report
The Norwegian cross-country men will return from Val Senales on Thursday says head coach Christer Soergaard to www.winte...
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21. October 2003

Janda and Hoellwarth Win Summer Ski Jumping in Austria
Results from the Austrian championship in summer ski jumping (small hill)from this weekend: 1 Janda Jakub CZE 318,5 ...
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21. October 2003

No Decision yet for Kojonkoski in Norway
The saga of if Mika Kojonkoski will continue or not as Norwegian ski jumping head coach has not come to and end yet says...
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21. October 2003

US XC Report
Final Soldier Hollow Time-Trial for USST 10km TT 1. Kris Freeman 37:11 PR by 24secs. Ties the course record. 2. ...
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22. October 2003

Swedish XC News
The Swedish press melding below confirms what www.wintersport.as has reported earlier, defending overall world cup champ...
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22. October 2003

Smigun Skips XC Opener
Kristina Smigun has decided not to compete in Dusseldorf this next weekend. The Estonian is the absolute favorite fo...
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22. October 2003

Fredriksson Strong in Swedish ?Test?
It was only a hard interval session say Sweden...
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22. October 2003

Beckie Scott Cheered by Supporters at Olympic Medal Upgrade Ceremony
CALGARY, October 22, 2003 - The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), Cross Country Canada (CCC), members of the Canadian s...
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22. October 2003

Sachenbacher Sick, Skips XC Opener
Evi Sachenbacer will skip the cross-country season opener on Saturday says Jochen Behle, German head coach, to www.winte...
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23. October 2003

Norwegian Sprint Coach Believes in Hetland and Bjerkeli
Ulf Morten Aune, Norway...
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23. October 2003

Women?s XC Analyses
Individual analyses women...
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23. October 2003

French XC Report by Vincent Vittoz
No French men in Dusseld...
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23. October 2003

Swiss Ski News (Ger.Fre.)
Langlauf: Weltcupauftakt in D...
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23. October 2003

Tor Arne Hetland Presentation
Tor Arne Hetland (born 1974, Norway Latest: Top sprinter with worlds and Olympic gold, has never won the sprint w...
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24. October 2003

German XC Presentations
Tobias Angerer, Germany Strong fall where he won several German titles titles on roller ski, has been on the podium i...
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24. October 2003

Dusseldorf Notes, Short Sprints for the Women
Sweden...
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24. October 2003

Men's XC Analyses and Background
Last season...
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24. October 2003

Women's XC Start List for Dusseldorf 251003
1 1203576 ROALDSETH Marit NOR red 11:20:00 2 1255471 MANNINEN Pirjo FIN red 11:20:15 *** 3 1081744 VILJANMAA Annmari F...
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24. October 2003

Men's XC Start List Dusseldorf 251003
1 1223267 PASINI Renato ITA red 11:50:00 2 1230930 SVARTEDAL Jens Arne NOR red 11:50:15 3 1219193 PYYKOENEN Lauri FIN ...
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24. October 2003

Can. UK Ski News
CANADIANS READY TO BLAST INTO ACTION AT OPENING RACE OF 2003-04 WORLD CUP SEASON Eight racers from the Canadian Alpine...
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24. October 2003

2002/2003 XC Sprint Results
These are the results from the men...
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24. October 2003

Sidko Fastest in XC Sprint Qualification in Dusseldorf
Women...
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25. October 2003

Hetland out of Quarters
The qualification is under way in Dusseldorf, Tor Arne Hetland is definitely out of the top 16, the same goes for Bjerke...
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25. October 2003

Lind Fastest in Qualification
The top 60 from the men...
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25. October 2003

Dusseldorf Heats
Heats men's class for Dusseldorf, start 13:26 CET. It looks difficult for the Norwegians. 1 Lind Bjoern SWE 13:4...
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25. October 2003

Paruzzi Wins in Dusseldorf
Gabriella Paruzzi, coming from 2nd in Dusseldorf last year, improved one spot and won her 2nd world cup event as she bea...
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25. October 2003

Larsson Repeats Victory in Dusseldorf
Like last year, there were 3 Swedes in the final in men...
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25. October 2003

Profiles from Dusseldorf
Peter Larsson (Sweden) Won skate sprint in Dusseldorf 2002 and 2003 One out of 3 Swedes in Dusseldorf 2003 final 7t...
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25. October 2003

XC Women's Sprint Results Dusseldorf 251003
1 1002786 PARUZZI Gabriella ITA 2 1367021 SIDKO Alena RUS 3 3485024 HAHINA Evgenia RUS 4 320508...
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25. October 2003

Ski Post News
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25. October 2003

Can. Alpine News, Soelden Update
ICY, AGGRESSIVE COURSE GIVES CANADIANS A ROUGH RIDE German Martina Ertl takes win at opening World Cup giant slalom at ...
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25. October 2003

(Some) Men's Results Dusseldorf
Unfortunately the full men...
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25. October 2003

Pedersen/Bjoergen Win XC Sprint in Dusseldorf
Germany...
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26. October 2003

Sweden With Brink and Fredriksson Wins XC Relay in Dusseldorf
The men...
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26. October 2003

UK and Can. Alpine News
Issued on behalf of Snowsport GB, The British Ski Federation. Soelden, Austria, Sunday. Faced with a bumpy and rut...
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27. October 2003

Koukal WC Contender for 2004?
With strong performances both days this weekend Martin Koukal emerged as one of the top candidates for the sprint and ov...
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27. October 2003

XC Men?s and Women?s Sprint Relay Results Dusseldorf 261003
Women...
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27. October 2003

Brink and Teichmann Show Strength in XC Opener
The 2003/2004 men...
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27. October 2003

Smigun News
These news from the Smigun FanWeb, general news first, then some specifics on Kristina: ON DUSSELDORF Past weekend...
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27. October 2003

Polish Ski Jumping News
The Polish ski jumping team, after training camps in Innsbruck and Predazzo, where they jumped on K-120 hills, is now s...
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27. October 2003

Ole Einar and Frode Aiming for XC Opener
Leading biathletes Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and Frode Andresen are both expected to take part in the 15k skate cross-countr...
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28. October 2003

Alsgaard Aids Bjoerndalen and Co.
Thomas Alsgaard, the leading Norwegian cross-country skier that retired after last season, has been working closely with...
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28. October 2003

Bjoerndalen Catching up on Daehlie?
When the biathlon mass start enters the 2006 Olympic program, the sport has enjoyed a remarkable growth over the last 25...
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28. October 2003

Finnish NC Pictures
These are some pictures from Finnish Nordic Combined team's training camp in Austria: Link: http://www.nctalents.n...
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29. October 2003

Sprint Relays Gain Recognition
Although cross-country team sprints have been on the agenda in earlier seasons, the relays are expected to gain consider...
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29. October 2003

Mikkelsplass Stand-In for Soergaard
Paal Gunnar Mikkelsplass, former Norwegian men...
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29. October 2003

Sweden Jumps Ahead in XC Team Standings
Sweden has taken a clear lead in the nations cup in cross-country after the first 4 events (2 individual, 2 sprint relay...
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29. October 2003

Canadian Alpine News
TOP BUSINESS LEADERS DISCUSS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AT LAKE LOUISE WORLD CUP First-ever Lake Louise Business Forum suppor...
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29. October 2003

Bjoerndalen and Heiden
Earlier this week we reported on Bjoerndalen...
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30. October 2003

Poirees on Snow in Norway, Ready for Early Season Opener
Raphael Poiree and his wife Liv Grete is currently skiing on snow in Norway. Poiree says to www.wintersport.as that he h...
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30. October 2003

Lillehammer and Tromsoe Norwegian Olympic Candidates
Norwegian cities (?) Lillehammer and Tromsoe have both supplied domestic applications to become the Norwegian candidates...
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30. October 2003

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