News Archive; October 2004


Norway Hopes for 3 Gold Medals for Women in 2005 Worlds
Svein Tore Samdal, the Norwegian women...
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01. October 2004

US XC Report, Interview with Head Coach Nystad, Part 2
This is the 2nd part of the interview with US cross-country head Coach Trond Nystad, the first part on the link below: ...
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01. October 2004

Difference in Training Philosophies Among Norwegian Head Coaches
Svein Tore Samdal, coach for the Norwegian cross-country women, has chosen a wildly different path than the Norwegian me...
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01. October 2004

Turin 2006 Update, 500 Days to Go
TURIN 2006: 500 DAYS UNTIL THE GAMES 30 September 2004 The Turin 2006 mascots officially presented on 28 September c...
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04. October 2004

French XC News
FRA - Changement du lieu de stage de l...
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04. October 2004

Norwegian XC Women at 800+ Hours a Year
In the previous article we spoke to Norway...
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04. October 2004

Norwegian XC Skiers Beaten in Uphill Run
Henrik Sandstad, 3 times Norwegian running champion this year and with a 1.05 p.b. on the half marathon, beat many of th...
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04. October 2004

Skjeldal Records Time on par with Poiree and Hjelmeset in Uphill Event in Norway
Veteran skier Kristen Skjeldal continues to run well, this weekend he placed 2nd in a very steep uphill run in Bergen, N...
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04. October 2004

Espen Rian Jumps Best in Nor. NC Test
The Norwegian Nordic combined skiers held camp last week, these are the results from a ski jumping test. The first 3 ...
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04. October 2004

Norwegian Biathletes Bjoerndalen and Berger Aim for XC Medals
Norwegian biathletes Lars Berger and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen have both expressed wishes that they want to ski some cross-c...
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04. October 2004

Canada, China and Vasaloppet on Proposed 2006 XC WC Calendar
Did you ever wonder about how skiing is in Vernon, Canada and Changchu, China. Well qualify for the 2005/2006 cross-coun...
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04. October 2004

No Comeback for Muehlegg?
There are reports in Norwegian press today that Johann Muehlegg has chosen not to make a come back ahead of the 2004/200...
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05. October 2004

Muehlegg Background
Johann Muehlegg, Spain Latest: Likely no comeback fall 2004 (according to Spanish press) No comeback late 2004, c...
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05. October 2004

Sweden and Korea Biathlon Worlds Hosts
Oestersund, Sweden, a perennial Olympic applicant, finally succeeded in getting a championship, this time the 2008 biath...
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05. October 2004

Early Start for National Champs in Finland
These are the schedules for the Finnish Championships and Continental Cup opening in Rovaniemi FINNISH CHAMPIONSHIPS...
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06. October 2004

US Ski Report (All. Dis.)
US Skiing update, quite some information on alpine (Rahlves, Miller) in the middle of the article: LINDSEY JACOBELLIS...
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06. October 2004

Finnish XC Coach Back After Doping Ban
Norwegian press on Wednesday reports that a relatively unknown Finnish cross-country coach, Jorma Riski, is back as a pe...
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06. October 2004

Norwegian XC Women's Detailed Training for October, Lots of Hours and Demanding Intervals
This is what the Norwegian cross-country women will train the first 3 weeks of October, skiing and training in the Val S...
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07. October 2004

Leading Norwegian XC Sprinter to Skip Season Opener
Jens Arne Svartedal, the winner of several classic sprint events the last seasons, is thus far not selected for the Norw...
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07. October 2004

Triple Junior Worlds Winner Wins NC Test in Norway
Triple junior world champion Petter Tande won a Norwegian Nordic combined test event today. Tande both jumped and ski...
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07. October 2004

German Head Coach Sacked
Peter Rohwein will take over as head coach for the German ski jumpers after Wolfgang Steiert. The likely reason for t...
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08. October 2004

Roller Ski News
Cf : Annecy, le 7 septembre 2004 - Objet : 7e ...
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08. October 2004

Swedish Alpine News (Swe.)
Alpina landslaget skriver samarbetsavtal med Expressen. Svenska Alpina Landslaget och Expressen har skrivit ett tre...
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08. October 2004

Turin 2006: Pragelato ready for the first jump
On Saturday 9 October 2004, the Italian ski jumping team will test the new K95 ski jump in Pragelato for the first time....
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08. October 2004

Roller Ski Results
Cf : Annecy, le 7 septembre 2004 - 1/2 PAGE Objet : 7e ...
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09. October 2004

Roller Ski News
Cf : Annecy, le 10 OCTOBRE 2004 - 1 PAGE Objet : 8e ...
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11. October 2004

Henry Glass Joins German Ski Jumpers (Eng.Ger.)
Henry Glass, merited German ski jumper from the 70s, will join Peter Rohwein as an assistant coach for the German ski ju...
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11. October 2004

Finland Selects Team for Dusseldorf (Correected)
The Finnish women...
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11. October 2004

Sweden With 6 Men in XC WC Opener, No Fredriksson or Soedergren
Overall world cup contenders Mathias Fredriksson and Anders Soedergren will both skip the cross-country sprint opener in...
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12. October 2004

Finland with Experienced Sprinters Ahead of Dusseldorf
Although the best Finnish men...
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11. October 2004

Marcialonga News
MARCIALONGA 2005 IN CLASSIC AGAIN. GABRIELLA PARUZZI IS THE NEW TESTIMONIAL On 30th January the 32nd edition ...
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11. October 2004

Swedish Sprint Champion Skips Snow Camp in Switzerland
Bjoern Lind and Tobias Fredriksson have not been joining the Swedish team on their snow camp in Switzerland ending this ...
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12. October 2004

GRANDI AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS SEMMELINK AWARD
CALGARY (Alberta), October 12, 2004 - Thomas Grandi - first Canadian male to win a World Cup slalom medal -- has been a...
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12. October 2004

Malysz Double Champion in Poland
Adam Malysz won both events in the open Polish ski jumping summer champs this weekend. Some Norwegians also took part...
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12. October 2004

Mix Relay on Biathlon Program in 2005
After some back and forth, there now seems that biathlon will enter into un-chartered territory by adding the mix relay ...
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13. October 2004

More High Altitude for The Norwegian XC Skiers
Christer Soergaard, Norway...
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13. October 2004

Swedish Coach Speak Out on Elofsson, Hopes for Turin Return, 2003 Interview with Elofsson
Per Elofsson, the (former) Swedish great cross-country skier, has been presented as a retired skier of late in some Scan...
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13. October 2004

German Ski News (Ger.)
Kircheisen mit Verkehrsunfall Bj...
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13. October 2004

Sommerfeldt Back from Injury
Rene Sommerfeldt, the German cross-country skier won the overall world last season, has been experiencing a knee problem...
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14. October 2004

Sommerfeldt and Teichmann Open Season at Home
In contrast to among other Norway and Sweden, Germany will have all their stars racing at the cross-country season opene...
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14. October 2004

Gross and Disl Unlikely to Race at XC Opener, German Women?s Team Strong
It has been reported that some of the German biathletes would take part in the cross-country sprint events in Dusseldorf...
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14. October 2004

Klemetsen Best in Nor. NC Test
Haavard Klemetsen won a ski jumping test for the Norwegian Nordic combined skiers this week. Results and text in Norwegi...
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15. October 2004

US Ski News
This is a news letter covering mostly America: "Your Source for Cross-Country Skiing Knowledge" This SkiPost newsl...
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15. October 2004

And Some German News
"Bayern 1" offizielles WM-Radio 15. Oktober 2004 "Bayern 1" ist das offizielle WM-Radio im Freistaat. Das Organisa...
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15. October 2004

Dusseldorf Start List and Comments, Men's XC Sprint
This is the entry list thus far for men...
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15. October 2004

Women?s Entries and Comments for Dusseldorf XC Sprint 2004
This is the entry list thus far for women...
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15. October 2004

Historic XC Sprint Standings
These are the overall sprint cup standings for the last 2 seasons. Keep in mind that the event in Dusseldorf is in skate...
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15. October 2004

Canadian Alpine News
CALGARY (Alberta), October 15, 2004 ...
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15. October 2004

Snowboard News
MICHELLE GORGONE FIFTH IN SNOWBOARD WORLD CUP PGS OPENER Massachusetts Rider Leads USA on Glacier in Soelden, Austria ...
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16. October 2004

Medal Saga of 2002 Olympics Nearing Final Chapter
The medal saga of the 2002 Olympic games is approaching an end. Next week Germany...
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16. October 2004

Extreme Focus on High Altitude for Norwegian XC Skiers
5 High Altitude Camps for Norwegian XC Skiers This Season The Norwegian cross-country men...
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16. October 2004

Val di Fiemme WC Report
6 WORLD CUP RACES IN DECEMBER The courses and the jumping hills are OK The Classical Resort is confirmed Ther...
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16. October 2004

Lind Beats Fredriksson in Swedish XC Sprint on Snow
Bjoern Lind won the classic sprint on Snow in Mora, Sweden, this weekend. Lind won by a clear margin on Tobias Fredri...
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17. October 2004

Ek Wins Swedish XC Opener, Dahlberg Absent
Elin Ek won the women...
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17. October 2004

Bjoern Lind Information
Bjoern Lind was impressive this weekend and recorded a clear classic sprint victory in Sweden, here is some background i...
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17. October 2004

Fredriksson With Impressive Results
Tobias Fredriksson, after skipping the latest Swedish snow camp, was beaten this weekend by Bjoern Lind by the Swedish c...
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17. October 2004

Samdal Reports on the Nor. XC Women, Hopes for Bjoergen Victory
Norway...
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19. October 2004

Albarello Says Italy has Modest Expectations for XC Opener, 2005 Worlds Crucial for Season
Marco Albarello, Italian cross-country head coach, says to www.wintersport.as that he has modest expectations for the It...
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19. October 2004

Zorzi, Schwienbacher, Paruzzi Background
Italy has at least 3 top 4 candidates for the season sprint opener this weekend, here is some background on these athlet...
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19. October 2004

Swedish Ski News
Alpin s...
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19. October 2004

Russian XC Results, Summer 2004
The Russian cross-country women got 2nd in 3rd in Dusseldorf last season, here is a report on Russian results this summe...
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20. October 2004

Swedish Coach Hopes for 2003 Repeat in Dusseldorf
Sweden has been very dominant in the men...
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20. October 2004

Swedish Ski News
J...
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20. October 2004

German Alpine News (Ger.)
Sieben DSV-Starter k...
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20. October 2004

Women's Ski Jumping Results, Nor./Ger.
Hopp: Jahr best i kvinnenes Sommer Grand Prix Meinerzhagen (NTB): Line Jahr ble best av de norske med 5. plass sammenla...
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20. October 2004

Norwegian XC Coach Calls for Confidence Boost in Skate
Ulf Morten Aune, the Norwegian cross-country men...
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20. October 2004

German Head Coach Behle Realistic Ahead of Dusseldorf, Says Team has Long Term Focus
Germany...
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20. October 2004

Oberstdorf Gets Top Remarks, Bauer Gets Olympic Medal (Ger.)
News in German on the status report on Oberstdorf and Bauer...
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20. October 2004

VIRPI KUITUNEN Press News (Fin.)
VIRPI KUITUNEN allekirjoitti yhteisty...
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20. October 2004

Sprint Update, Hetland and Bjerkeli Out Before Quarters in 2003
Hetland, Bjerkeli and Dahl are all among the favourite in the men...
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21. October 2004

German Ski Notes (Ger.)
Here is a presentation of the German cross-country teams (In German) Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen, bereits zum d...
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21. October 2004

Sweden and Norway Dominate Men?s Sprint WC Standings, 9 Out Of 10 On 2004 WC Standings
Last season...
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21. October 2004

Dusseldorf Good Indicator for Things to Come/Women?s Update
The record early cross-country opener in Dusseldorf the last 2 years has indeed been a good indicator for things to come...
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21. October 2004

Nor. Birkie News
Vi har n...
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21. October 2004

Swedish XC News
The Swedish men cross-country sprinters are ready for Dusseldorf. Head coach Per Erik Roennestrand says all 6 men are...
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21. October 2004

Can. Alpine News
CALGARY (Alberta), October 21, 2004 - The first World Cup races of the 2004-2005 ski season will be held this weekend, o...
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21. October 2004

Rene Sommerfeldt Nordic Athlete of the Year in Europe (In German)
Ren...
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21. October 2004

Nor. NC News,Moan Wins Test
Magnus Moan won a 9k running test for the Norwegian Nordic combined team on Thursday, results and Norwegian text below: ...
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22. October 2004

Nor. Summer XC Results
Even though Norwegian sprint coach Ulf Morten Aune has promised that his men will do well in skating this season, there ...
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22. October 2004

Dusseldorf Leads Spectator List
Even though the defination of a spectator for cross-country may vary (in Oslo for example, there are thousands out in th...
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22. October 2004

Swedish Background News
September 2004: The Swedish cross-country skiers have enjoyed a great camp in Ramsau the last week says head coach Pe...
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22. October 2004

Fredriksson and Larsson Favourites in Dusseldorf
The men...
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22. October 2004

Short Sprint for Women in Dusseldorf
The women will ski only 800 meters in the skate sprint in Dusseldorf on Saturday, making the start extremely important. ...
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22. October 2004

20 Degrees Expected for XC Season Opener, Waxing Tips; Diesel
The weather may, as last year, play a crucial role in the cross-country opener. The weather forecast calls for 20 degree...
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22. October 2004

Starting Order in Men's Class in Dusseldorf Calls for Changing Conditions
The prologue for women will start in 11:30 CET on Saturday, the prologue for men at 11:50. Due to the short course, the ...
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22. October 2004

Paruzzi Hopes for Top 16 in Dusseldorf, Feels Tired
Gabriella Paruzzi, 2nd in Dusseldorf 2 years ago and the winner in 2003, shared this thought with www.wintersport.as. ...
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22. October 2004

Women's Start List 231004 Dusseldorf
Technical Delegate EGLI Christian SUI FIS Race Director CAPOL Juerg FIS Assistant Technical Delegate PEKK Tiit EST As...
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22. October 2004

Men's Start List Skate Sprint Dusseldorf 231004
Technical Delegate EGLI Christian SUI FIS Race Director CAPOL Juerg FIS Assistant Technical Delegate PEKK Tiit EST As...
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22. October 2004

Manninen Wins Women?s Quali, Lots of Strong Skiers Out
2.6 seconds, that...
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23. October 2004

Estonian Leads Half Way in Men's Sprint Quali
Men's standings after red group in Dusseldorf, lots of racers to come: 1 23 Jallai Erki EST *12:02:30 2:55.04 ...
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23. October 2004

Estonian Wins Men?s Sprint Quali in Dusseldorf, Sweden has 5 Men in Quarters
Teichmann, Hoegberg, Bjerkeli, Krezelok, Dahl out after the qualification 1 23 Jallai Erki EST *12:02:30 2:55....
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23. October 2004

Bjoergen Wins in Dusseldorf
Marit Bjoergen, the winner of 7 out of 8 sprint events last season and 2003 sprint world champion, took the lead in the ...
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23. October 2004

Dusseldorf Comments, Semi Finals
Women...
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23. October 2004

Larssson with 3rd Victory in Dusseldorf
Peter Larsson won his 3rd victory in 3 years as he won the skate sprint in Dusseldorf on Saturday. Tor Arne Hetland, in ...
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23. October 2004

Athletes Background Peter Larsson and Marit Bjoergen
Peter Larsson Won sprint skate in Dusseldorf 2004 5th 2004 sprint world cup Won skate sprint in Dusseldorf 2002 a...
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23. October 2004

Women's XC Sprint Dusseldorf 231004
1 1303777 BJOERGEN Marit 1980 NOR 2 1237817 DAHLBERG Anna 1976 SWE 3 1002786 PARUZZI Gabri...
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23. October 2004

Men's XC Skate Sprint Dusseldorf 231004
1 1365663 LARSSON Peter 1978 SWE 2 1092511 HETLAND Tor Arne 1974 NOR 3 1067485 ZORZI Cristi...
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23. October 2004

Paerson Wins, Can. Update
GAIL KELLY RECORDS FASTEST 2ND RUN TIME AND OVERALL CARREER BEST RESULT IN S...
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23. October 2004

US Alpine Notes/Soelden Opener
MEDIA NOTES: Live Timing Due to a timing company conflict, the FIS is not providing a live results data feed from Soel...
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23. October 2004

Norway Favourite in Team Sprint for Women, Notice Distance and Starting Time (and 2 Heats)
After a successful first day, the cross-country skiers head into day 2 in Dusseldorf with the skate sprint relay for wom...
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23. October 2004

Men's Starting List Team Sprint Dusseldorf 241004
Men...
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23. October 2004

Men's Quali Team Sprint Dusseldorf 241004
The men...
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24. October 2004

Men's Semi Final Results Skate Relay Dusseldorf 241004
Results from the 2nd semi final in the men...
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24. October 2004

Pedersen/Bjoergen Win Sprint in Dusseldorf
Norway with Hilde Pedersen and Marit Bjoergen won the women...
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24. October 2004

Men's Skate Relay Results Dusseldorf 241004
As expected the men...
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24. October 2004

Can. Alpine News
GRANDI KICKS STARTS THE NEW SEASON WITH A SOLID 7th PLACE FINISH IN S...
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24. October 2004

German Alpine News
Solider Auftakt f...
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25. October 2004

Kristian Hammer Struggles With Sickness (Eng.Nor.)
Norwegian Nordic combined skier Kristian Hammer has been struggling with sickness most of October and has antibiotics fo...
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26. October 2004

Tour de France Concept Coming to XC (2007), Part One
The premises for a cross-country ...
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26. October 2004

XC/Tour de France, One Likely Concept, 8 events in 10 Days
As we reported in a previous article, the concept of a cross-country tour will likely be on the agenda in the near futur...
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26. October 2004

Rules for Proposed XC Tour Set Strict Guidelines and Demands for Participation
The Tour de France concept scheduled for cross-country skiing would feature several elements from cycling. For starters,...
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26. October 2004

Belmondo Comeback for Sure Postponed One Year, Olympic Champion Pregnant
There have been some pretty strong rumours this summer and fall that Stefania Belmondo will return to active cross-count...
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27. October 2004

Belmondo Background
Stefania Belmondo (born 1969, Italy) Latest: Expecting 2nd child spring 2005 Quit after 2002 season, got first c...
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27. October 2004

Marcialonga News. One
THE NORWEGIAN JORGEN KVAALE WILL WEAR STARTNUMBER 150.000 IN MARCIALONGA 2005 Reached the 150.000 entries in ...
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28. October 2004

Val di Fiemme News
OPERATION "MEDIA FRIENDS" AT THE CLASSICAL RESORT IN VAL DI FIEMME A high-quality hotel for the Media Sh...
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28. October 2004

Zorzi Says He Will Skip 2005 Worlds Sprint
Christian Zorzi, having been Tor Arne Hetland...
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28. October 2004

Zorzi Presentation
Christian Zorzi (born 1972, Italy) Latest: 3rd in Dusseldorf 2004, Peter Larsson won ahead of Hetlend, the latter...
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28. October 2004

CaN . XC News
CROSS COUNTRY CANADA COMMITS TO GROWING SPORT AT UNIVERSITY LEVEL -Canadian college and university Nordic championshi...
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29. October 2004

Beijing 2008: From plans to reality
Following three days of positive meetings, the IOC...
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29. October 2004

Erki Jallai, Dusseldorf Surprise XC Skier
Estonian Erki Jallai (born 1981) showed mostly strength and some weakness in Dusseldorf where he finished 5th in the men...
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29. October 2004

IOC News
Turin 2006: 20,000 volunteer applications Twenty thousand people have, so far, applied to be volunteers during the XX...
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30. October 2004

Hermann Maier News
Start of season in Soelden...
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30. October 2004

Norwegian Skiers Head to Finland to Ski on Snow
The Norwegian Nordic combined skiers will head to Voukatti, Finland to ski on snow from this Monday on. Christian Ham...
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30. October 2004

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