News Archive; March 2002


No EPO/NESP Tests on Muehlegg, Lazutina and Danilova?
As www.wintersport.as reported earlier this week it is pretty certain that it was only tested for NESP and EPO on athlet...
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01. March 2002

Results Downhill Women Training 1 Lenzerheide
1 12 GOETSCHL R. AUT 1:44.95 0.00 2 6 HEREGGER S. AUT 1:45.71 + 0.76 3 19 ZELENSKAJA W. RUS...
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01. March 2002

Muehlegg In Special Contract with Spain
Johann Muehlegg, after his overall win of the 2000 world cup, entered into an exclusive deal with Spain reports the Norw...
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01. March 2002

Changes in Hemoglobin Values in Elite Cross-Country Skiers from 1987 to 1999, Part One
“Organized” blood tests for hemoglobin values in cross-country started from the world championship in 1989 i...
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01. March 2002

Boit returns, targets world event in Italy
Winter Olympian Phillip Boit arrived back home on Wednesday night with a promise never to give up skiing until Kenya bec...
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01. March 2002

Military Worlds XC Results
Official FINAL RESULTSCross Country - Men, 27 FEB 2002Men's 15k: Final Time 1. Urain Gerhard AUT 34:19.7 2. Mari&#...
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01. March 2002

Lajunen Wins in Lahti
The triple Olympic champion Samppa Lajunen won Friday’s individual Gundersen in the Nordic combined in Lahti. Ron...
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01. March 2002

Standings After First Jump k116 Lahti
1 62 Schmitt, Martin GER 125,5 133,6 2 66 Malysz, Adam POL 124,5 132,3 -1.3 2 46 Ahonen, Janne FIN 124,5 132,3 -1.3...
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01. March 2002

Daehlie Supports LIfe Ban, Skis Well in Vasaloppet
Bjoern Daehlie, the most winning winter athlete ever, says to Dagbladet that he supports a life ban for athletes that ar...
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01. March 2002

Schmitt First Win of the Season in Lahti
Germany...
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01. March 2002

NC Comments From Lahti
Samppa Lajunen took the jackpot from the Olympic Games, and didn...
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01. March 2002

Leading Austrians Out of Lahti, Men's 15k Open
The men’s 15k in Lahti on Saturday is the first world cup event in 2 months. Norway’s Thomas Alsgaard showe...
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01. March 2002

No Surprise for Russian XC Skiers, B Tests Positive
The B tests for Russian cross-country skiers Larissa Lazutina and Olga Danilova are confirmed positive. The women are su...
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01. March 2002

Botwinow's Name Tied to Blood Equipment Findings
The medical equipment used by the Austrian cross-country skiers in the Olympics is far from standard equipment.Charles R...
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01. March 2002

Odds and Comments for Saturday
MEN'S DOWNHILL NORWAYEBERHARTER, Stefan (AUT) 2.25 Likely winnerSTROBL, Fritz (AUT) 4.50 Won the OlymicsGHEDINA, K...
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02. March 2002

Belmondo Favorite in Lahti
Julia Tschepalova will not start in the women’s 10k skate in Lahti on Saturday. The favorite will be Belmondo fo...
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02. March 2002

Elofsson Back on Top, Challenged By Alsgaard
After an Italian strong start to the 15k in Lahti, it became clearer and clearer it was a race to be between Per Elofsso...
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02. March 2002

Rey Bellet Wins Women's Downhill in Lenzerheide/ WC Standings
1 14 REY BELLET C. SUI 1:18.65 0.00 2 8 SUCHET Melanie FRA 1:19.15 + 0.50 3 10 GERG Hilde GER ...
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02. March 2002

US SKi Notes
Rodent VictorsIt is hard to imagine celebrating victory knowing that you have cheated toearn it, and yet they do not sli...
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02. March 2002

Elofsson back on the top
Sweden's Per Elofsson was again "at home" in almost sea level altitudes, andwon men's 15 k free World Cup race in Lahti ...
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02. March 2002

Trinkl Wins Men's Downhill in Norway/WC Standings
Men's downhill, Kvitfjell Norway1 2 TRINKL Hannes AUT 1:27.15 0.00 2 26 CRETIER Claude FRA 1:27.49 + 0.3...
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02. March 2002

Smigun; Surprise Victory in Lahti
Christina Smigun beat Stefania Belmondo with less than one second to win the women’s 10k cross-country skate in La...
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02. March 2002

Nations Cup Standings XC 020302
1 Norway NOR 6321 38461.24752.2 Russia RUS 4092 9094.31831.3 Italy ITA 3471 18093.16623.4 Sweden SWE 2491 20072.4848.5 F...
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02. March 2002

Changes in Hemoglobin Values in Elite Cross-Country Skiers from 1987 to 1999, Part Two
From 1989 and up until 1995 blood values steadily rose to dangerously high levels and the first limits were imposed in 1...
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02. March 2002

Elofsson En Route for Overall World Cup Win
Sweden’s Per Elofsson has taken a clear lead in the men’s cross-country world cup. After his 4th win of the ...
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02. March 2002

Racer Comments from Lahti, Women's XC
Kristina Smigun:About the race:- After olympics I didn't expect to win today. I started pretty fast today.It was easy to...
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02. March 2002

Finland Wins Team k116 in Lahti
Finland won Saturday’s ski jumping team competition in the k116 in Lahti. Slovenia continued their strong performa...
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02. March 2002

Men's Elite Class Vasaloppet 030202
1 Eriksson, Henrik Sverige 0 11534272 Larsson, Staffan Sverige 03 Tynell, Daniel Sverige 04 Danielsson, Mathias Sverige ...
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02. March 2002

Italy Wins XC Sprint Relay in Lahti
Italy beat Germany and The Chech Republic in Saturday’s 6X1500k men's cross-country sprint relay in Lahti.Top 10, ...
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03. March 2002

Fattori Wins Super G in Norway/WC Standings
20 Men within less than one second. 1 4 FATTORI A. ITA 1:36.68 0.00 2 13 DEFAGO Didier SUI 1:36.88 ...
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03. March 2002

Start List XC NC Sprint Lahti
1 LAJUNEN SamppaJyvaeskylae Hiihtoseura FIN 126.0 0.0 0:002 TAKAHASHI DaitoTokai Unv. JPN 125.3 0.7 0:033 HETTICH GeorgS...
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03. March 2002

Italy Wins Women's XC Sprint in Lahti
Top 10 from the women's 4X1500 meters skate sprint in Lahti on Sunday. Full results on the link below.1 2 ITALY (ITA) 14...
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03. March 2002

XC Results Vasaloppet, Nor.Jr.Champ
Top 10 Vasaloppet Mora:1. 03:58:52 Daniel Tynell Falun/Borl...
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03. March 2002

Lajunen 5th Win in a Row in NC
Samppa Lajunen won his 5th Nordic combined event in a row as he won the sprint in Lathi on Sunday. Lajunen won all 3 ev...
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03. March 2002

Lajunen won easily in Lahti
Samppa Lajunen took his fifth victory in row in Lahti on Sunday. Lajunen wonthe FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Sprint in ...
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03. March 2002

Worldloppet Update, Vasaloppet
Daniel Thynell from Falun/Borl...
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03. March 2002

Vasaloppet Results and WL Standings
Men's results Vasaloppet 2002:3 Tynell, Daniel 03.58.52 100 Sverige 119 Aukland, J...
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03. March 2002

Gerg Wins Super G Cup
Due to the heavy snowfall and the strong winds in Lenzerheide, the women's super-G was cancelled on Sunday. The SG World...
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04. March 2002

Blood Manipulation in Doping says IOC
Any sort of blood manipulation is by defination doping says Patrick Schamasch, IOC’ medical director. This may lea...
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04. March 2002

Myllyla Looks to 2006
Finland’s Mika Myllyla says to the Finnish daily Ita Sanomat that he has trained well all this season and that the...
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04. March 2002

Norwegian NC Coach on his way out?
Norwegian head coach for Nordic combined Vegard Granheim did not represent the team in Lahti and says he feels he is bei...
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04. March 2002

Skari vs. Neumannova in Women's XC WC
Catarina Neumannova has taken a 89 points lead on Bente Skari with Tschepalova third in the women’s cross-country ...
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04. March 2002

Dorfmeister Fastest in Downhill Training in Altenmark
Results Downhill Women Training 1 Altenmark 1 9 DORFMEISTER M. AUT 1:42.44 0.00 2 21 SCHUSTER S. AUT ...
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04. March 2002

34th Engadin Skimarathon to be held on original trail
Between 30 and 60 cm of new snow has fallen in the Upper Engadine. Thisis the reason why the organinsing committee has d...
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04. March 2002

Biathlon Results, Bjoerndalen Skips Nor,. Champ
As Ole Einar Bjoerndalen stayed out sick, Frode Andresen won the Norwegian biathlon championship in mass start this week...
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04. March 2002

XC Sprint WC to Continue in Sweden
The cross-country world cup will continue on Tuesday with classic sprints for men and women in Stockholm, Sweden. Christ...
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05. March 2002

Neumannova Leads Sprint Cup, Skari to Gain Overall Points
The women’s cross-country sprint cup, to continue on Tuesday, is completely open, Catarina Neumannova has been dom...
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05. March 2002

Ulvang to Take Top FIS Position?
Vegard Ulvang, the leading Norwegian cross-country skier who won 3 Olympic gold medals in 1992, has been mentioned in No...
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05. March 2002

Results Downhill Men Training 1 Altenmarkt
1 12 EBERHARTER S. AUT 1:43.20 0.00 2 16 CUCHE Didier SUI 1:43.50 + 0.30 3 17 KJUS Lasse NOR...
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05. March 2002

Zorzi and Hetland out in Men's XC Qualification
Qualification standings and quarterfinals men's classic cross-country sprints Stockholm. The quarters to start at 18.30 ...
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05. March 2002

Qualification Times XC Sprint Stockholm
Men’s qualification XC sprint Stockholm:1 1 1077670 PALOLAHTI Ari FIN 2:20.82 0.00 0.00 Qualified2 8 1370707 LIND ...
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05. March 2002

Alpine Winner Odds Downhill Wednesday
Men's winner odds downhill Altenmarkt Wednesday 060302EBERHARTER, Stefan (AUT) 2.25 STROBL, Fritz (AUT) 5.50 CUCHE...
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05. March 2002

Skari Wins Sprint, Takes Lead in World Cup
Bente Skari won the women’s classic cross-country sprint in Stockholm in strong style. Petra Majdic placed second ...
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05. March 2002

Norway Takes one/two in Men's XC Classic Sprint in Stockholm
The men’s cross-country sprint final in Stockholm came down to a Norwegian/Swedish line-up. Sweden’s Bjoern ...
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05. March 2002

Neumannova Leads Moen in Sprint Cup
Catarina Neumannva leads the cross-country sprint world cup for women on 280 points. She is followed by Anita Moen on 27...
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06. March 2002

Iversen Leads Men's Sprint Cup Ahead of Zorzi
Norway's Trond Iversen has taken a fairly clear lead in the men’s cross-country sprint world cup, he has 308 point...
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06. March 2002

Dorfmeister Wins World Cup Final
Results and world cup standings from the women's world cup final in downhill held in Altenmarkt, Austria:1 9 DORFMEIS...
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06. March 2002

Elofsson in Clear Lead in WC, Skari and Neumannova Tied
The women’s cross-country world cup is up for a thriller finish once again. After having won by the smallest of m...
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06. March 2002

Alpine News, Eberharter Wins WC Final, Canada Dismisses President
Results downhill men world cup final 2002 1 7 EBERHARTER S. AUT 1:41.80 0.00 2 1 HOFFMANN A. SUI 1:...
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06. March 2002

Doping Updates, Norwegian Runner Admits to Doping
Johann Muehlegg has spent the last days in Spain, he is reported to soon to be holding a press conference. Muehlegg, dis...
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06. March 2002

European Biathlon Championship Results
Women's sprint:1 22 MALGUINA Irina RUS 10 1 24.22,3+0,0 2 21 POPOVA Radka BUL 01 1 25.13,3+...
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06. March 2002

Sprint Events Tested in Biathlon as well
We would like more TV coverage for biathlon says Anders Besseberg, President of the International Biathlon Union, the or...
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06. March 2002

Sprint Events Tested in Biathlon as well
We would like more TV coverage for biathlon says Anders Besseberg, President of the International Biathlon Union, the or...
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06. March 2002

U23 XC Update, SLC Next
The U23 world cross-country world championship (for athletes under the age 23) was held this year in Val di Fiemme, Ital...
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06. March 2002

Cuche Wins Super G
The results from the men's Super G final in Altenmarkt on Thursday. Eberharter has won the overall world cup, standings ...
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07. March 2002

New Sprint Format in Holmenkollen
The cross-country sprint in Holmenkollen, Norway next Wednesday will offer some new features. 24 instead of 16 athletes ...
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07. March 2002

Biathlon To Focus on Anti Doping
Doping has been virtually nonexistent in biathlon for the last 10 years says Anders Besseberg, President of the Internat...
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07. March 2002

Biathlon To Focus on Anti Doping
Doping has been virtually nonexistent in biathlon for the last 10 years says Anders Besseberg, President of the Internat...
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07. March 2002

Dorfmeister Wins Super G
Results Super G women's alpine world cup final Altenmarkt. Dorfmeister records her second win in a row, overall world cu...
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07. March 2002

Ski Flying Cancelled due to Bad Weather
Thursday’s training for the ski flying world championship in Harrachov was cancelled due to bad weather. Training ...
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07. March 2002

Austra Admits "Kind of Blood Doping"
The Austrian Ski Association has sent a letter to the IOC admitting to “some kind of blood doping” reports N...
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07. March 2002

Simard and Kostellic Earn Rookies of the Year Awards
Canadian Alpine Ski Team racer Genevi...
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08. March 2002

Ski Duathlon in Falun
The cross-country women and men will ski the duathlon in Falun on Saturday. These mass start events will be the 10k cla...
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08. March 2002

No Long Distance World Championship in XC Yet
There have been discussions as to hosting a cross-country world championship in long distance racing and to include the ...
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08. March 2002

Austrian Doping Update and Background
Reports indicate that The Austrian Ski Association in a letter to the IOC admits to having injected small amount of bloo...
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08. March 2002

Training Lengths k185 Harrachov 080302
1 50 Lindstroem, Veli-Matti FIN 205 2 61 Hautamaeki, Matti FIN 201 2 58 Koch, Martin AUT 201 4 43 Kuettel, Andreas S...
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08. March 2002

FIS Marathon Cup winners become clear at Engadin Skimarathon
34. Engadin Skimarathon (42 km FT) on Sunday, March 10 will put an end to the FIS Marathon Cup 2001/2002 season.Antonina...
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08. March 2002

US Ski News, NCAA Results
2002 Nordic - Women's 5K Classic 2002 NCAA SKIING CHAMPIONSHIPSOFFICIAL RESULTSWomen's 5-Kilometer ClassicKincaid Park -...
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08. March 2002

IBU Wants Strong Doping Rules, Rottmann Confirms "Blood Treatment Use"
The International Biathlon Union wants to play hard ball with potential doping cheats. Anders Besseberg, the president, ...
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08. March 2002

IBU Wants Strong Doping Rules, Rottmann Confirms "Blood Treatment Use"
The International Biathlon Union wants to play hard ball with potential doping cheats. Anders Besseberg, the president, ...
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08. March 2002

Women' XC Double Purusit Presentation Falun 090302
Winner odds women's xc double pursuit:NEUMANNOVA, Katerina (CZE) 3.20 Strong but can she win?SMIGUN, Kristina (EST) ...
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08. March 2002

Men's XC Double Pursuit Falun 090302 Update
Winner odds men's double purusit Falun 090302ELOFSSON, Per (SWE) 1.70 ALSG...
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08. March 2002

OPDATERING
SESONG-AVSLUTTNING N...
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08. March 2002

Selected Winter Sports Odds for Saturday
Men's biathlon sprint, Sweden:BJOERNDALEN, Ole Einar (NOR) 2.00 Was sick last weekend, 4 gold medals from the Olympic...
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09. March 2002

Mis. Ski News, Canada, Sweden, Nor Am.
1. Canadian XC championships, senior men's 15k classic:1 289 Donald Farley 1/88 Skielite PQ 0:38:40.0 +0.0 2 296 George ...
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09. March 2002

Gottwald Leads NC in Falun
The standings from the 10k cross-country mass start Nordic combined in Falun, Sweden. The top 30 will get to participate...
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09. March 2002

US SKi Notes
Flurry of Marathons this past weekend.Subaru's Pat Casey won last weekend's Great Race in record time. BrookBaughman wo...
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09. March 2002

Belmodo Leads 3 Italians in Top 5 in Falun
After a great classic leg on the women’s 5k plus 5k double pusuit in Lahti where she managed to stay with Bente Sk...
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09. March 2002

Start List 2nd Jump Ski Flying Harrachov
1 41 Funaki, Kazuyoshi JPN 100.4 146.0 16.5 17.0 17.5 17.5 17.5 125.2 302 40 Goldberger, Andreas AUT 100.5 149.5 16.0 16...
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09. March 2002

Alsgaard/Skjeldal 1/2 in Falun, Elofsson 3rd
Sweden’ Per Elofsson used his good old fashioned tactic in the men’s 10k classic plus 10k skate in the cross...
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09. March 2002

Men's Slalom World Cup Final Flachau 090302
1 6 KOSTELIC Ivica CRO 1:37.92 0.00 49.36 0.00 1 48.56 + 1.12 2 2 1 MILLER Bode USA 1:38....
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09. March 2002

Fischer/Greis Doubles in Men's Biathlon
Germany recorded an one/two win in the men’s biathlon sprint in Oestersund on Saturday, Sven Fischer ahead of Mikh...
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09. March 2002

Ole Einar 3rd onSprint in Oestersund
Germany recorded an one/two win in the men’s biathlon sprint in Oestersund on Saturday, Sven Fischer ahead of Mikh...
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09. March 2002

Women's GS Flachau 090302 (WC Final)
1 3 NEF Sonja SUI 2:42.96 0.00 1:21.08 0.00 1 1:21.88 + 0.27 2 2 14 OTTOSSON Anna SWE 2:4...
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09. March 2002

Germans Dominate Ski Flying, Hannawald Wins
The Germans dominated the first day in the world championship in ski flying in Harrachov, Sven Hannawald and Martin Schm...
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09. March 2002

Skjelbreid Poiree Wins Women's Biathlon
Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poiree won Saturday’s women’s biathlon sprint in Oestersund, Sweden. The top 12 below, ...
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09. March 2002

Biathlon Update, Start Lists for Sunday and WC Standings
The biathlon men and women will ski the pursuits at 15:00 and 16:00 CET in Oestersund, Sweden, on Sunday. Start lists a...
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09. March 2002

Biathlon Update, Start Lists for Sunday and WC Standings
The biathlon men and women will ski the pursuits at 15:00 and 16:00 CET in Oestersund, Sweden, on Sunday. Start lists a...
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09. March 2002

Skiing Notes
1. Bente Skari will skip the relay in Falun on Sunday, she is a little sick and will focus on the sprint next Wednesday ...
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09. March 2002

Technical problems...
We regret to inform you that news articles submitted yesterday have been lost due to technical problems. This only appl...
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11. March 2002

Technical problems...
We regret to inform you that news articles submitted yesterday have been lost due to technical problems. This only appl...
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11. March 2002

XC Updates from Falun
Selected leg times from the men’s cross-country relay on Sunday in Falun, SwedenClassic:Frode Estil 24.18Andreas S...
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11. March 2002

Alsgaard Considers Retirement
Thomas Alsgaard, the winner of the men’s cross-country double pursuit on Saturday and the anchorman for the Norweg...
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11. March 2002

Elofsson En Route for Overall World Cup Win
In the men’s cross-country Per Elofsson leads Thomas Alsgaard with 719 points, Alsgaard has 533. Anders Aukland, ...
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11. March 2002

Sprint Program to Change in Holmenkollen
The 1500 meters classic cross-country sprint in Holmenkollen, Norway on Wednesday will offer some new features. 24 inste...
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11. March 2002

Can. Alpine News
FORSYTH SEEKS RECORD 6TH STRAIGHT NATIONAL GS TITLEAllison Forsyth headlines an all-star line-up of World Cup skiers and...
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11. March 2002

Botwinow and Hoffmann did not Use Blood Transfer Method!
Please find some remarks on your article concerning possible doping inAustrian cross country team at the Olympics:The Au...
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11. March 2002

Kojonkoski Joins Norway?
Finland’s ski jumping head coach Mika Kojonkoski will likely take over as head coach for the struggling Norwegian ...
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11. March 2002

Russia's B Team in Oslo World Cup
After lots of internal problems in the Russian Ski Association, the nation will indeed send athletes to Oslo and Holmenk...
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11. March 2002

Norway's Men's Head Coach to Quit
Norway’s men's head coach for cross-country, Paal Gunner Mikkelsplass, will leave his position after this winter. ...
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12. March 2002

Elofsson to Change Coach
Another Norwegian will also call it quits after this season, Magnar Dalen, the Swedish cross-country men’s head co...
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12. March 2002

World Cup Updates
The 2002 cross-country world cup final will be the 58k Norwegian Birkebeiner (classic mass start).The 2003 world cup fin...
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12. March 2002

Versatile Athletes in Holmenkollen, Oslo, Win NC and 50K
The Holmenkollen ski festival in Oslo started in 1882 (that’s not a spelling error), Nordic combined was the first...
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12. March 2002

Men's Sprint in Oslo Open
Norway’s Trond Iversen leads a strong Norwegian team in the men’s classic 1600 meters cross-country sprint i...
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12. March 2002

Skari Uncertain Favorite in Sprint, Full Update
Bente Skari, the winner of 6 classic world cup events and the 10k in the Olympics this season, is the favorite in the wo...
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12. March 2002

Schmitt Longest in Ski Jumping Qualification in Falun
Qualification lengths for the world cup in Falun on Wednesday, the top 15 as always qualified virtue of world cup standi...
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12. March 2002

Training Lengths Nordic Combined Trondheim
Training lengths ahead of the Nordic combined sprint in Trondheim on Wednesday. The ski jumping at 13:30 CET.Preben Fjae...
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12. March 2002

Cross-Country Odds for Wednesday
SVARTEDAL, Jens Arne (NOR) 3.50 2 classic sprint wins this season, the finish does not favorize him.IVERSEN, Trond (N...
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13. March 2002

Skari Wins XC Qualification in Oslo
Bente Skari dominated the qualification in the women’s cross-country sprint in Holmenkollen, the leading woman use...
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13. March 2002

Alsgaard Fastest in Qualification in XC Sprint
Thomas Alsgaard had the fastest time in the men’s classic cross-country sprint in Holmenkollen. Again, these times...
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13. March 2002

Tallus Leads NC in Trondheim
Standings after the ski jumping part of the Nordic combined sprint in Trondheim, Norway.1 Jaakko Tallus FIN 124,5 122,4 ...
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13. March 2002

Lajunen Wins Again in Trondheim, Ackermann Takes Over WC Lead
Samppa Lajunen continued his very strong performance in the Nordic combined as he won again in the sprint in Trondheim o...
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13. March 2002

Skari Wins XC Sprint, Clear Lead in World Cup
Bente Skari won the women’s classic cross-country sprint Holmenkollen on Wednesday. Sweden’s Line Andersson...
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13. March 2002

Standings After First Jump Large Hill Falun
1 47 Hautamaeki, Matti FIN 130,5 139,9 2 45 Schmitt, Martin GER 127 137,6 -2.3 3 49 Hannawald, Sven GER 125 135 -4....
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13. March 2002

Svartedal Records 3rd Sprint Win on the Season, Iversen Wins Sprint Cup
Norway’s Jens Arne Svartedal continued his strong classic sprint performance as he won his 3rd classic sprint of t...
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13. March 2002

Hautamaeki Wins in Falun
Large hill ski jumping Falun on Wednesday;1 47 Hautamaeki, Matti FIN 130,5 124,5 139,9 134,6 274,5 2 45 Schmitt, Mar...
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13. March 2002

Austria Leads Nat. Cup Ski Jumping, Malysz World Cup
Nations cup standings ski jumping:1 Austria AUT 4285 129 159 171 91 70 200 119 130 216 188 187 166 128 126 101 400 173 2...
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13. March 2002

Alain Baxter Update
Firstly, the BSSF would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the generally supportive coverage of the Alain Bax...
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13. March 2002

DARON RAHLVES INJURED IN SKI ACCIDENT
super G ski racing champion Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, CA) was injured Tuesday in a freeskiing accident at Squaw Valley,...
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14. March 2002

Muehlegg to End Career?
Spain’s Johann Muehlegg, having been caught in the use of NESP in the 2002 Olympic games, will quit his career, re...
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14. March 2002

Skari Wins XC Sprint Cup
Coming from behind and winning the last 2 sprint events of the season, Norway’s Bente Skari won the women’s ...
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14. March 2002

Classic Specialist Iversen Wins XC Sprint Cup
Norway’s Trond Iversen, not even on the official Norwegian sprint team, won the 2002 cross-country sprint world cu...
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14. March 2002

Apel Beats Forsberg in Women's Biathlon Sprint
Germany’s Katrin Apel shot clean and out-skied Sweden’s Magdalena Forsberg to win the women’s biathlon...
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14. March 2002

Poiree Wins in Lahti, Bjoerndalen Out of WC
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the winner of 4 gold medals in Salt Lake, did not have the greatest of starts to the men’s ...
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14. March 2002

Ole Einar with no Success in Lahti
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the winner of 4 gold medals in Salt Lake, did not have the greatest of starts to the men’s ...
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14. March 2002

Norwegian Alpine Championship Results Downhill
Women: 1) Ingeborg Helen Marken, Eggedal 1.34,70, 2) Dagny L. Kristjansdottir, Island 1.37,36, 3) Anne Marie M...
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14. March 2002

Malysz Longest in Qualification in Trondheim
Qualification lengths from Trondheim on Thursday.1 77 Malysz, Adam POL 127 129,6 ******4 75 Hautamaeki, Matti FIN 125...
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14. March 2002

Rostovtsev and Forsberg Lead Biathlon World Cup
The men’s biathlon world cup is likely down to the Russian Pavel Rostovtsev and the winner the last 2 years, Rapha...
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14. March 2002

Rostovtsev and Forsberg Lead Biathlon World Cup
The men’s biathlon world cup has likely come down to the Russian Pavel Rostovtsev and the winner the last 2 years,...
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14. March 2002

PODIVINSKY CARRIED CANADA'S COLOURS PROUDLY
Edi Podivinsky, the ace of the Canadian Alpine Downhill Ski Team for the last decade, is sending his race skis to the te...
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14. March 2002

Nordic Combined Update Oslo 150302
The Nordic combined athletes will compete in the individual Gundersen in Holmenkollen on Friday. Felix Gottwald won both...
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14. March 2002

Worldloppet 2002, Full Update
Hereby please find a summary about FIS Marathon Cup 2001/2002 season,that ended last Sunday (March 10, 2002) by Engadin ...
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15. March 2002

Skari Heading for WC Victory
With 7 classic wins this season and 2 sprint wins the last week, Bente Skari looks set to win the women’s cross-co...
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15. March 2002

Alsgaard and Skari to Win Nordic Tournament?
As Thomas Alsgaard is heading towards 2nd in the men’s overall cross-country cup, he looks set to win the Nordic T...
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15. March 2002

Norway to court over drugs
Norway is taking the International Olympic Committee to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in an effort to have three co...
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15. March 2002

Elofsson in Clear Lead in XC World Cup
After Thomas Alsgaard ”only” managed 4th in the men’s cross-country sprint on Wednesday, the leading N...
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15. March 2002

Friday's Winner Odds
Women's biathlon relay LahtiGERMANY 2.00 RUSSIA 2.50 FRANCE 6.00 BULGARIA 7.00 NORWAY 7.00 UKRAINE 20....
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15. March 2002

Tallus Leads NC After Ski Jumping in Holmenkollen
Ronny Ackermann looks set to extend his lead in the Nordic combined world cup as he placed 2nd in the ski jumping part i...
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15. March 2002

Germany Wins Women's Biathlon in Lahti
The results from the women's 4X7.5k biathlon relay in Lahti on Friday.1 1 GERMANY GER 1+6 1:36:23.8 2 3 RUSSIA RUS 0+6...
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15. March 2002

Ackermann Wins NC in Oslo, Gottwald 6th
Ronny Ackermann came from second after the ski jumping to win the Nordic combined individual in Holmenkollen on Friday. ...
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15. March 2002

Hautamaeki Wins k120 in Trondheim
Results from the K120 in Trondheim on Friday.1 48 Hautamaeki, MattiPuijon Hiihtoseura FIN 280.0 90.6 134.5 86.1 17.0 19....
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15. March 2002

Belmondo Favorite on 30k in Oslo/Full Update
In the absence of Julia Tschepalova, Stefania Belmono will be the leading favorite in the women’s 30k cross-countr...
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16. March 2002

Elofsson Favorite on Men's 50k in Oslo/Full Update
Per Elofsson of Sweden, last year’s winner of the 50k in Holmenkollen, will be one of the favorites again on Satur...
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16. March 2002

Ackermann Leads NC World Cup, Germany Nations Cup
Ronny Ackermann has taken a clear lead in the Nordic combined world cup ahead of the last event, the sprint in Holmenkol...
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16. March 2002

Belmondo Wins 30k in Oslo, Smigun and Paruzzi Follow
Stefania Belmondo won the women’s 30k skate in Holmenkollen, Norway on Saturday. Kristina Smigun managed a strong ...
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16. March 2002

Tallus Leads After Ski Jumping in NC in Oslo
Standings after the ski jumping part of the Nordic combined sprint in Holmenkollen, Norway. Ackermann looks set for the ...
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16. March 2002

Germany Wins Men's Biathlon in Lahti
Germany won the men's biathlon relay in Falun on Saturday, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen did not ski for Norway. The men and wom...
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16. March 2002

Germany Wins Men's Biathlon in Lahti
Germany won the men's biathlon relay in Falun on Saturday, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen did not ski for Norway. The men and wom...
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16. March 2002

Alsgaard Rules in Oslo, Elofsson 9th
Thomas Alsgaard took an early lead in the men’s 50k skate in Holmenkollen on Saturday and managed to extend the le...
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16. March 2002

XC Presentations
KRISTEN SKJELDAL:Latest: Second double pursuit Falun 2002, fell in the start and was dead lastGold relay 2002 Olympics 4...
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16. March 2002

Finland Dominates NC, Manninen Wins, Ackermann Secures WC
Finland dominated the Nordic combined sprint in Holmenkollen on Saturday. Coming from behind with very strong cross-coun...
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16. March 2002

Germany Dominates NC Season
Germany took a clean sweep in the Nordic combined this season, they won the nations cup and Ronny Ackermann won the over...
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16. March 2002

Biathlon Update Pursuits Sunday/Forsberg Favorite
Women's start list biathlon pursuit Lahti on Sunday.1 APEL Katrin GER 0:00 2 FORSBERG Magdalena SWE 0:21 3 BAILLY Sandri...
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16. March 2002

Poiree Favorite in Men's Pursuit in Lahti
Start lists and winner odds men's biahtlon pursuit in Lahti on Sunday.1 POIREE Raphael FRA 0:00 2 ANDRESEN Frode NOR 0:1...
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16. March 2002

Can. and US Alpine Results
Results from the Canadian and US championships this week.Pontiac GMC Canadian ChampionshipsMen's Slalom Top-101. Thomas ...
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17. March 2002

Winner Odds Ski Jumping Oslo 170302
HAUTAMAEKI, Matti (FIN) 2.10 HANNAWALD, Sven (GER) 3.50 MALYSZ, Adam (POL) 4.00 AMMANN, Simon (SUI) 10.00 SC...
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17. March 2002

Alsgaard may Challenge Elofsson in Overall WC
Talk about changing fortunes for Norway’s Thomas Alsgaard. The leading Norwegian was one of the leading favorites ...
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17. March 2002

Germany Dominates in Biathon in Lahti, Apel Wins
There was near complete German dominance in the women’s biathlon pursuit in Lahti on Sunday. Katrin Apel, very st...
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17. March 2002

Holmenkollen Notes, 6 Wins for Mieto, None for Daehlie
Thomas Alsgaard won the men’s 50k in Holmenkolllen on Saturday, this is the one event that Bjoern Daehlie never ma...
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17. March 2002

Poiree Wins in Lahti, Andresen and Fischer Next
Raphael Poiree started from pole in the men’s biahlon pursuit in Lahti, he was challenged by Frode Andresen all th...
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17. March 2002

Ole Einar From 23rd to 6th in Pursuit in Lahti
Raphael Poiree started from pole in the men’s biahlon pursuit in Lahti, he was challenged by Frode Andresen all th...
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17. March 2002

Ammann Wins in Holmenkollen, First WC Win
Double Olympic ski jumping champion Simon Ammann won his first world cup victory when he won in Holmenkollen on Sunday. ...
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17. March 2002

Austrian XC Skiers Questioned Regarding Blood Transfers
The Austrian cross-country skiers Alexander Marent, Marc Mayer, Reinhard Neuner, Christian Hoffmann and head coach Walte...
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18. March 2002

Skari Secures Overall World Cup Win
Bente Skari has won the women’s overall world cup ahead of the last event of the season. Skari won the overall cup...
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18. March 2002

Malysz Wins World Cup in Ski Jumping
Poland’s Adam Malysz, with a great start to the season and stability thereafter, has secured his second win in the...
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18. March 2002

Athletics to Start Year Round EPO Testing
The IAAF will be the first international sports federation to test for EPO and related substances out of competition, al...
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18. March 2002

Belmondo en route for 2003 Worlds
Italy’s Stefania Belmondo, with a total of 21 medals from world championships and Olympic games, is enjoying one o...
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18. March 2002

Buraas on Skis, Can. Alpine News
Hans Petter Buraas, the Norwegian Olympic men’s slalom winner from 1998, is back on skis. He did participate in th...
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19. March 2002

Focus on Italy, Marco Albarello
Marco Albarello, the co-head coach for the Italian cross-country skiers, says to www.wintersport.as that although Italy ...
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19. March 2002

Coaching Changes in Nordic Combined
Norway’s (former) head coach for Nordic combined Vegard Granheim is out from the Norwegian team, he has worked wit...
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19. March 2002

XC World Cup Update, Alsgaard in Pursuit of Elofsson
The 2002 cross-country world cup final will be the 58k Norwegian Birkebeiner (classic mass start) on Saturday. Both men...
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19. March 2002

Coaching Updates Ski Jumping
Reinhard Hess will continue as head coach for the German ski jumpers at least one year, he will take it year by year lat...
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19. March 2002

HVA SKJER NÅ I KOMBINERT-NORGE
SESONGEN 2001/2002 ER AVSLUTTET-HVA N...
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19. March 2002

Athletes want dopers disqualified
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, a four-time gold medalist at the Salt Lake City Olympics, was among several athletes demanding th...
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19. March 2002

US 2004 World Cup Final or Not?
In the 2004 season there will no major championships thus the overall world cup may get the full focus from the athletes...
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20. March 2002

Changes in Hemoglobin Values in Elite Cross-Country Skiers from 1987 to 1999
“Organized” blood tests for hemoglobin values in cross-country started from the world championship in 1989 i...
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20. March 2002

Strong Doping Rules Proposed in Biathlon
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, a four-time gold medalist at the Salt Lake City Olympics, was among several athletes demanding to...
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20. March 2002

Swiss Ski News (Ger.)
Neubesetzung Chef Leistungssport und Chef Herren alpinGian Gilli und Karl Frehsner kehren zu Swiss-Ski zur...
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20. March 2002

Andresen, Poiree and Fischer Favorites in Holmenkollen
The men’s biathlon world cup has come down to a French/Russian fight, Raphael Poiree, the winner the last 2 years,...
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20. March 2002

Several Favorites in Women's Biathlon in Oslo
Magdalena Forsberg looks set to clinch the women’s biathlon world cup, yet the sprint in Holmenkollen on Thursday ...
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20. March 2002

Russian Track and Field Athlete Tests Positive on EPO
Russian long-distance runner Zhanna Malkova was suspended for two years by the French Athletics Federation after failing...
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20. March 2002

Can. and US Alpine Results
Pontiac GMC Canadian ChampionshipsGiant Slalom, Tuesday March 19, 2002Total Purse - $4,5001.Britt Janyk, Whistler, B.C.,...
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21. March 2002

Ski Jumping Training Lengths from Planica
1 Jernej, DamjanIlirija Fersped SLO 104.27119.0301742 Peterka, UrosSC Menges SLO 104.82158.0201723 Robnik, GorazdMislinj...
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21. March 2002

Winner Odds Biathlon Oslo 210302
Winner odds men's biathlon sprint Oslo 210302BJOERNDALEN, Ole Einar (NOR) 2.70 Has not been close to winning after th...
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21. March 2002

Apel Wins in Oslo, 3rd Win in a Row
Katrin Apel recorded her 3rd victory in a row when she won the women’s biathlon sprint in Holmenkollen, Norway on ...
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21. March 2002

Luck and Fischer Takes Double in Holmenkollen
The men's biathlon sprint in Oslo on Thursday came down to a German family affair, Frank Luck was leading on Sven Fische...
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21. March 2002

Luck and Fischer Takes Double in Holmenkollen
The men's biathlon sprint in Oslo on Thursday came down to a German family affair, Frank Luck was leading on Sven Fische...
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21. March 2002

Baxter; I am not a Cheat
The UK’s Alain Baxter was stripped of his bronze medal from the men’s slalom in the Olympics, the IOC report...
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21. March 2002

Schmitt Longest in Ski Flying, Plenty of 200+ Jumps
Training lengths from ski flying in Planica on Friday:Malysz, 211Hannawald, 206,5Schmitt, 215, 5 Ammann, 205Koch, 213, 5...
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22. March 2002

Forsberg Wins WC, Poiree and Rostovtsev to Fight in Men's Class
Sweden’s Magdalena Forsberg has already won the women’s biathlon world cup, her 6th overall in a row.Raphael...
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22. March 2002

New XC Sprint Format to Continue
The classic cross-country sprint in Holmenkollen, Norway last Wednesday offered some new features. 24 instead of 16 athl...
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22. March 2002

Mathias Fredriksson and Anna Dahlberg Swedish XC Champions
Results from the Swedish cross-country championships on Friday. Per Elofsson did not ski in the men’s class as he ...
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22. March 2002

XC WC Final Update
The 2002 cross-country final, the 58k classic Norwegian Birkebeiner, will take place on Saturday. The race will feature ...
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22. March 2002

XC World Cup Final Update, Men's Class Open, 100 Percent Pre Race Blood Testing
Bente Skari has already won the women’s cross-country world cup for the 201/2002 season, she also won in 1999 and ...
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22. March 2002

Biathlon Pursuit in Oslo; Germans Favorites in both Classes
The biathlon women and men will ski the pursuit in Holmenkollen, Oslo, on Saturday. The women’s class is open, Ape...
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22. March 2002

Ole Einar Starting from 4th in Pursuit in Oslo
The biathlon women and men will ski the pursuit in Holmenkollen, Oslo, on Saturday. The women’s class is open, Ape...
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22. March 2002

Winter Sport Odds and Commnents for Saturday
Winner odds ski flying team event Planica on Saturday:GERMANY 1.65 FINLAND 2.40 AUSTRIA 8.00 Austria has actual...
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22. March 2002

Start Lists XC WC Final Nor. Birkebeiner
Men's start list at 08:45 CET:1 ELOFSSON Per SWE red2 AUKLAND Anders NOR red3 ESTIL Frode NOR red4 SKJELDAL Kristen NOR ...
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22. March 2002

Alsgaard Leads, Elofsson 10th, New Update
Standings after 45k:1 2 AUKLAND, Anders NOR 1:58:01.4 0.0 2 5 ALSGAARD, Thomas NOR 1:58:02.4 +1.0 2 3 ESTIL, Frode NOR 1...
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23. March 2002

Alsgaard Wins XC World Cup Final, Elofsson Wins Overall World Cup
Thomas Alsgaard skied a smart race in the men’s cross-country world cup final, the 58k classic Norwegian Birkebein...
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23. March 2002

Anita Moen Wins XC World Cup Final, Skari Sick
Bente Skari was sick in the women’s class and Norway’s Anita Moen dominated and won the women’s cross-...
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23. March 2002

Finland Takes Clear Lead in Ski Jumping
All 4 Finns jumped over 200 meters and Finland has taken a clear lead in the team sky flying competition in Planica.Stan...
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23. March 2002

Forsberg Dominates Biathlon in Holmenkollen
Magdalena Forsberg won her 42nd world cup victory as she dominated the women’s biathlon pursuit in Holmenkollen, O...
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23. March 2002

Finland Dominant; 7 out of 8 Jumps Above 200 Meters in Planica
Finland won the ski jumping team competition in ski flying in Planica on Saturday. 7 out of the 8 Finnish jumps were abo...
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23. March 2002

Ole Einar 6th in Oslo Pursuit
Sven Fischer dominated the men’s biathlon pursuit in Holmenkollen, Norway on Saturday, recording his 7th win in Ho...
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23. March 2002

Fischer Records 7th Win in Oslo, Wins Pursuit
Sven Fischer dominated the men’s biathlon pursuit in Holmenkollen, Norway on Saturday, recording his 7th win in Ho...
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23. March 2002

Kyrø Revisited; Did he Buy EPO from Dutch Criminals?
Kari Pekke Kyr...
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23. March 2002

XC Notes, Elofsson to Ski in Sweden on Sunday
Per Elofsson won the men’s cross-country world cup for his second year in a row, he won by 3 points on Thomas Alsg...
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23. March 2002

Full Biathlon Update World Championship Mass Start
The very last world cup event of the biathlon season will be the women’s and men’s mass starts on Sunday in ...
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23. March 2002

Winter Sport Odds and Comments for Sunday
Women's biathlon mass start world championship Oslo:FORSBERG, Magdalena (SWE) 2.70 Is tired, must rely on great shoot...
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24. March 2002

Zubrilova Back on Top in Holmenkollen
Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poiree took the lead on the first 2.5k loop in the women’s 12.5k biathlon championship on Sun...
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24. March 2002

Alp. News, Grueningen to Continue (Ger.), Can.News
Trotz einer mit zwei schwerwiegenden Verletzungen geplagten Saison(gebrochenes Schulterblatt und angebrochener Ellenboge...
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24. March 2002

XC Notes, German and Can. Champs
Tobias Angerer won the 10k German cross-country championship this weekend while Evi Sachenbacher won the women’s 7...
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24. March 2002

Poiree Records 3rd Worlds Title in a Row, Wins World Cup
Raphael Poiree won his 3rd world championship title in a row when he won the men’s biathlon mass start in Holmenko...
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24. March 2002

Ole Einar 7th in Mass Start World Championship
Raphael Poiree won his 3rd world championship title in a row when he won the men’s biathlon mass start in Holmenko...
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24. March 2002

Aalbu and Kojonkoski Take over Nor. Ski Jumping
Mika Kojonkoski, the leading Finnish ski jumping coach, is confirmed the new head coach for Norway. Kojonkoski says he i...
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24. March 2002

Andresen en route for Siberia
Frode Andresen will be the only Norwegian biathlete travelling up to Khanty Mansijsk in Siberia early Monday morning.Som...
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24. March 2002

Biathlon Notes, Nor. Ger. Ukr.
Roar Nilsen, Chief of Sport for the Norwegian biathletes, says there will likely be 2 head coaches and one Chief of Spor...
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25. March 2002

Biathlon Notes, Nor. Ger. Ukr.
Roar Nilsen, Chief of Sport for the Norwegian biathletes, says there will likely be 2 head coaches and one Chief of Spor...
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25. March 2002

WC Final Winner Moen Uncertain About Future Skiing
Anita Moen, the winner of the women’s cross-country final this weekend, is still considering her future options. T...
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25. March 2002

Braa Candidate for Nor. XC Head Coach Position
Egil Kristiansen, assistant to the Svein Tore Samdal, the Norwegian cross-country women’s head coach, is one of th...
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25. March 2002

Nor Am. Alpine Results
Results Sunday March 24, 2002Nor Am Cup Women's Slalom (Two runs)1. Resi Stiegler, USA, 1:33. 432. Julia Mancuso, USA, 1...
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25. March 2002

Elofsson Swedish Champion, Will not ski 50k
Umeoe with Per Elofsson on the team won the men’s Swedish championship in cross-country this weekend. Elofsson, t...
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25. March 2002

Leading Skiers Against the use of High Altitude Houses
Several athletes have been quoted this weekend going against the use of high altitude houses.The men’s cross-count...
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25. March 2002

Athletes Elections for IOC
Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) which has an Athletes' Commission had the opportunity to propose a candidate. In o...
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26. March 2002

US SKi Notes from Skipost
For the seventh year in a row the American Ski Marathon Series was won theSubaru Factory Team. Magnus Eriksson and Suba...
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26. March 2002

World Championships in Long Distance XC in 2004?
There have been discussions as to hosting a cross-country world championship in long distance racing and to include the ...
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26. March 2002

Zanetel With 1 Hour Skiing Record in XC
Last Saturday (16 march), in Madonna di Campiglio (ITA) Gianantonio Zanetel, the Worldloppet winner of 2001 and 3rd this...
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26. March 2002

More Trouble for Kyrø
The investigations of the Finnish central police, or National Bureau of Investigation, have revealed that former cross-...
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26. March 2002

Andresen to Ski 2 Championships in 2003?
Frode Andresen, one of the leading Norwegian biathletes, will, maybe together with Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, be able to ski...
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26. March 2002

Soedergren and Dahlberg Swedish XC Champions
The results from Tuesday’s 50k for men and 30k for women in the Swedish cross-country championship. Per Elofsson d...
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26. March 2002

Start Lists Mass Start Biathlon Khanty Mansiysk Wednesday
Women's class at 08:00 CET:1 PYLEVA Olga RUS 12:00:00 2 ZUBRILOVA Olena UKR 12:00:00 3 ISHMOURATOVA Svetlana RUS 12:00:0...
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26. March 2002

Tchernoousova Wins Biathlon in Khanty Mansiysk
Results from the women’s mass start in Khanty Mansiysk, the venue of the 2003 world championships in biathlon.1 TC...
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27. March 2002

Andresen Wins "Pre Worlds" in Biathlon
Frode Andresen shot 14/15 on the first 3 shootings on Wednesday’s 15k biathlon mass start in Khanty Mansiyks, taki...
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27. March 2002

Program Changes for Val di Fiemme 2003
If the sprint in the 2003 cross-country world championship, originally scheduled as classic, is changed to skate, the 15...
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27. March 2002

Biathon Update from Khanty Mansiysk
After having skied the mass starts on Wednesday, the biathlon women and men will ski pursuit events in Khanty Mansiysk o...
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27. March 2002

Maigourov Wins Biathlon in Russia
Windy conditions called for varying shooting and results in the men’s biathlon pursuit in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia....
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28. March 2002

Maigourov Wins Biathlon in Russia
Windy conditions called for varying shooting and results in the men’s biathlon pursuit in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia....
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28. March 2002

Sven Fischer Update
Sven Fischer, the very talented and experienced German biathlete, did not have the greatest start to the season. He was ...
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28. March 2002

Zorzi and Valbusa Italian Champions in Sprint
Results from the Italian championship in cross-country sprint.Men's class:1 Christian Zorzi2 Gialle Freddy Schwienbacher...
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28. March 2002

Biathlon Pursuit Resulfs from Khanty Mansiysk
Women's pursuit:1 DAFOVSKA E. BUL 0112 39:25.7 2 AKHATOVA A. RUS 0210 +2:14.3 3 TCHERNOOUSOVA S. RUS 3312 +2:42.2 4 ZUBR...
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28. March 2002

Aalborn US Ski Jumping Champion, Demong 3rd
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (March 28) – Two-time Olympian Alan Alborn (Anchorage, AK), confident despite a couple of...
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28. March 2002

Demong US NC Champion
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (March 28) – Two-time Olympian Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) took advantage of a spill b...
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28. March 2002

Britain's Next Generation of World Cup Ski Racers Compete in Pitztal
Pitztal, Austria. March 30/2002: More than any other generation it isBritain's young ski racers who have been shaken by ...
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28. March 2002

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