News Archive; April 2002


ELDEN, NYSTAD NAMED U.S. NORDIC HEAD COACHES
PARK CITY, UT (April 18) – Former World Cup athlete Bard Jorgen Elden, a U.S. coach since the 1999 season, has bee...
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18. April 2002

Lazutina Positive on NESP in December 2001?
PARIS (AP) - Russia's Larissa Lazutina, stripped of a gold medal at theSalt Lake City Olympics after testing positiv...
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18. April 2002

Ski Jumping 2001/2002 Season Summary
1. The first ski jumping world cup event of the 2001/2002 season looked set to set to tone for the season, Germany’...
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18. April 2002

Poiree Records 3rd WC in a Row
French biathlete Raphael Poiree won his 3rd title in a row when he won the men’s overall biathlon world cup 2001/2...
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18. April 2002

Swiss Ski News (German)
Ski Alpin: Trainerstab der Herren 2002/2003Patrice Morisod wird Trainer der Kombi-GruppeDer Trainerstab des alpinen Herr...
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18. April 2002

Spain Proposes to Remove Height Limits in XC
The 2002 Olympic games were held at close to 1 800 meters, the upper limit for cross-country skiing competitions.Spain h...
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18. April 2002

Spain Proposes to Remove Height Limits in XC
The 2002 Olympic games were held at close to 1 800 meters, the upper limit for cross-country skiing competitions.Spain h...
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18. April 2002

Poiree Records 3rd WC in a Row
French biathlete Raphael Poiree won his 3rd title in a row when he won the men’s overall biathlon world cup 2001/2...
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18. April 2002

Scott and Neumannova to Climb Medal Ladder?
Reports indicate that Larissa Lazutina may have tested positive on NESP or other illegal substances in December 2001.If ...
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18. April 2002

Prospects for American WC Events Remain Uncertain
Although the US and Canada have great skiing resorts, the possibility of hosting cross-country world cup events seems re...
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19. April 2002

Jevne to Assume Coaching Duties?
Norway, the leading cross-country nation in the 2002 season, is considering a new regional team structure, featuring sev...
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19. April 2002

Forsberg 6th WC in a Row
Sweden’s leading biathlete Magdalena Forsberg did not win Olympic gold, yet her results are hard to match. The lea...
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19. April 2002

Norway Chooses to Follow "New XC Path"
Norway has certainly been one of the more restrictive nations in terms of new developments in cross-country, yet the pro...
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19. April 2002

Pelkonen Leaves Norway for Finland
Jyri Pelkonen (36), having worked with the Norwegian Nordic combined ski jumpers the last seasons, will discontinue his ...
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19. April 2002

Finland Selects New Ski Jumping Head Coach
Tommi Nikunen, the former Nordic combined ski jumping coach for Finland, will take over as head coach for the Finnish sk...
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19. April 2002

Finnish Coaches Presentation
Finland did announce its new winter coaches for the 2002/2003 season on Friday, here is a short presentation of some of ...
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19. April 2002

Finnish Athletes Must Be Available for Doping Tests
The 6 Finnish cross-country athletes that are banned for 2 years after the doping cases in Lahti 2001, will have to noti...
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20. April 2002

Myllyla and Co. to Face Qualification Problems
Finland has made it clear that the banned cross-country athletes from Lahti 2001 Mika Myllyla, Jari Isometse, Milla Jauh...
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20. April 2002

Olympic Gold Medal Winner Albarello Takes Top Spot in Italian XC
Marco Albarello, cross-country world champion from 1987 and Olympic champion in the relay from 1994, will take over as I...
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20. April 2002

Olympic Chief of Competition Speaks on US WC Finals
The Soldier Hollow Olympic venue and the other Olympic venues nearby in the US has been a prime candidate for the 2004 w...
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21. April 2002

Isometse not Discouraged by Strong Hand Tactics from Finnish Ski Association
Jari Isometse, one of the leading Finnish cross-country skiers that is banned for 2 years, says he will continue his car...
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21. April 2002

Anchorage, Alaska, XC WC Candidate?
As the 2002 Olympic games were held in Salt Lake, we have put some focus on the opportunities for hosting more world cup...
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22. April 2002

Aalberg Looks at Future of XC
John Aalberg, Chief of Competition for cross-country from the 2002 Olympic games, has shared some of his views with http...
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22. April 2002

No Major Changes to 2003 Biathlon World Cup
The biathlon world cup for the 2002/2003 season will offer no major surprises to the schedules, the one “strange&#...
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22. April 2002

No Major Changes to 2003 Biathlon World Cup
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and Frode Andresen may thus get the chance to ski the cross-country world championships in Val di ...
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22. April 2002

Muehlegg not Wanted in Norwegian XC Race
Johann Muehlegg, the winner of the season ender Skarverennet in 1999 in Norway, is not wanted this year. Muehlegg, caugh...
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23. April 2002

Alsgaard to Face Andresen in Season Ender
The definite cross-country season ender, the 38k Skarverennet, will be held at Geilo, Norway, this weekend.Biathlete Fro...
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23. April 2002

Kjus and Aamodt Lead Norwegian Alpine Teams
Leading alpine skiers Lasse Kjus and Kjetil Aamodt will lead Norway’s alpine teams for the 2002/2003 season.The Ol...
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23. April 2002

Swiss SKi News, NC Selections
Switzerland has made its selections for the Nordic combined teams for the 2003 season. The story in German and the team ...
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23. April 2002

Daehlie to Race in Norway (Kind of)
Cross-country skier Bjoern Daehlie, the most winning winter athlete ever with 8 Olympic and 9 world championships gold m...
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24. April 2002

Muehlegg not Wanted in Nor. XC Event
Johann Muehlegg, the winner of the season ender Skarverennet in 1999 in Norway, is not wanted this year. Muehlegg, caugh...
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24. April 2002

Varis and Puurunen Finnish XC Champions
The Finnish Cross Country Ski Championships were held at Ruka (Kuusamo) this weekend – women’s 15 km F and m...
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24. April 2002

Aalbu to Double in Norway?
Jan Erik Aalbu, having been the head coach for the American Nordic combined athletes for the last 2 years, is set for hu...
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24. April 2002

Simon Ammann erhält SportStar Award 2002 (Ger.)
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24. April 2002

Skjelbreid Poiree To End Season With XC
Norway’s Elin Nilsen will be the favorite in the women’s class in the season ender Skarverennet this weekend...
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24. April 2002

Aalbu and Kojonkoski Face Still Challenges
The new ski jumping and Nordic combined chiefs of sports and coaches in Norway indeed will face a demanding 2003 winter....
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24. April 2002

XC Notes
Sweden has delayed its publication of their new cross-country coaches, Magnar Dalen has quit as the men’s head coa...
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24. April 2002

Norway Selects Women's XC Teams, Veterans Continue
Veteran skiers Anita Moen (34) with bronze and silver from the 2002 Olympic games, Hilde Pedersen (37) with silver on th...
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25. April 2002

Norway Selects Men's XC Sprint Team
The Norwegian men’s sprint cross-country team for the 2002/2003 season will be a part of the overall A team, a tot...
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25. April 2002

5 Men on Norway's A Taem in XC, 4 in top 5 in Overall WC
Thomas Alsgaard, a close runner-up in the men’s overall 2002 cross-country world cup, leads a very competitive Nor...
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25. April 2002

New Finnish Ski Jumping Coach Nikunen Presentation
Here some comments from Tommi Nikunen, the new headcoach for Finnish ski jumping team.1) What do you think about your ne...
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26. April 2002

Norwegian NC After Engen Vik, No Success
As Norway has a lot of improvement to do in ski jumping, Nordic combined is not far behind.In the shadow of Lajunen (3 O...
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26. April 2002

Norwegian XC Notes
Carl Henning Gran (34), having lead the B team last season to 4 world cup wins (Svartedal 3 wins, Bjerkeli 1 win), will ...
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26. April 2002

Sweden's Chooses New XC Structure
Sweden had selected new coaches and its team structures for its cross-country teams for the 2002/2003 season.Per Erik Ro...
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27. April 2002

Bjonviken Wins XC Season Ender Ahead of Skjeldal and Aukland
Tore Bjonviken won a surprise victory in Saturday’s 38k season cross-country ender Skarverennet at Geilo, Norway, ...
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27. April 2002

Austria Signs Finnish Ski Jumping Coach
Austria has selected Finlands’s Hannu Lepisto as their new ski jumping head coach for the next 2 years. Lepisto ha...
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27. April 2002

Ole Einar 6th in XC Season Ender in Norway
Tore Bjonviken won a surprise victory in Saturday’s 38k season cross-country ender Skarverennet at Geilo, Norway, ...
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27. April 2002

Svartedal Beats Hjelmeseth and Fredriksson Brothers in XC Sprint
Jens Arne Svartedal left no doubts to who is the leading men’s classic cross-country sprint in the world. After ha...
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27. April 2002

Skjelbreid Poiree 4th in XC Season Ender
Biathlete Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poiree did not manage to stay with the leaders in this weekend’s xc season ender, t...
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29. April 2002

Full Results from Skarverennet
Biathlete Frode Andresen took an early lead in the men’s class in the season ender Skarverennet this weekend but d...
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29. April 2002

Full Results from Skarverennet
Biathlete Frode Andresen took an early lead in the men’s class in the season ender Skarverennet this weekend but d...
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29. April 2002

Former Head Coach Mundal Back?
Steiner Mundal, formerly cross-country head coach in Canada and Norway, may be on his way back as a regional coach in No...
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29. April 2002

Rygl Hopes to Back in Training by Summer
Needless to say, The Chech Republic’s Ladislav Rygl is not very pleased with his performance in Nordic combined th...
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29. April 2002

Former World Champion Gets Head Coach Position in Norway
Odd Lirhus will take over as head coach for the Norwegian biathlon women. Lirhus has earned his academic credentials fro...
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29. April 2002

Bjoerndalen Out of Norwegian Biathlon Team
Dag Bjoerndalen, older brother of Ole Einar (the winner of 4 gold medals in the 2002 Olympics), is out of the Norwegian ...
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30. April 2002

Bjoerndalen Out of Norwegian Biathlon Team
Dag Bjoerndalen, older brother of Ole Einar (the winner of 4 gold medals in the 2002 Olympics), is out of the Norwegian ...
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30. April 2002

Less Focus on High Altitude for Norwegian XC Skiers
Norway’s cross-country women, lead by 3 times world champion Bente Skari, will officially start their 2002/2003 se...
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30. April 2002

Bajc Goes from Japan to Holland
Vasja Bajc, having coached the Japanese ski jumpers for the last years, will take over as head coach for the Netherlands...
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30. April 2002

TRENER-KABALEN KLAR ILØPET AV UKA
TRENERKABALEN!Innen 2.mai skal deler av trenerkabalen v...
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30. April 2002

Goldie to Continue
Andreas Goldberger, the leading Austrian ski jumper, will likely continue another year, being a part of the Austrian tea...
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30. April 2002

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