News Archive; April 2004


2010 Olympic News
First Visit Of IOC Coordination Commission To Vancouver Vancouver 2010 Moves Forward on Games Planning and Announce...
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02. April 2004

Soergaard Interview, Part 2, More High Altitude and Less Racers on National Teams
Christer Soergaard, Norway...
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02. April 2004

Norwegian Top Sports Official Quits
Bjoerge Stensboel, Norway...
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02. April 2004

Nor.Birkie News
Styret i Birkebeinerrennet vurderte i g...
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02. April 2004

Soedergren Wins in Sweden
Anders Soedergen (men's class) and Anna Dahlberg won the domestic cross-country season enders in Sweden on Saturday. The...
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03. April 2004

Swedish XC Report, Part One
Per Erik Roennestrand, Sweden...
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03. April 2004

Ottesen to Join Elden in the US?
Lasse Ottesen, the former Norwegian ski jumper that has been working with the Norwegian Nordic combined athletes the las...
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03. April 2004

Soedergren Wins Flykningerennet
Results from the men...
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04. April 2004

Swedish XC Results, Wins for Soedergren and Fredriksson
The winner of the men...
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04. April 2004

French XC Results
Results of the french championships 3 and 4/4/04 Praz de Lys 15km pursuit 1Vincent Vittoz EMHM La Clusaz 42min...
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05. April 2004

Sweden?s XC Head Coach Calls for Fewer Races, Return of 2 Days Pursuit
www.wintersport.as spoke to Per Erik Roennestrand, Sweden...
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05. April 2004

Ahonen Wins 2003/2004 WC Standings
The ski jumping world cup standings for the 2003/2004 season: 1 Ahonen, Janne 1316 2 Ljoekelsoey,...
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06. April 2004

Norway Wins 2003/2004 Team Standings in Ski Jumping WC
The team ski jumping world cup standings for the 2003/2004 season: 1 Norway 5007 2 Finland 4...
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06. April 2004

Aalbu; Norway Ready for Next Seasons
Jan Erik Aalbu, Norway...
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06. April 2004

Norway Gets Biathlon Season Opener
The biathlon world cup opener will be held at Beito, Norway the next season, from 2nd to 5th December 2004. The likel...
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08. April 2004

Langli to Take Charge in Chaotic Norwegian Waxing Environment
The Norwegian cross-country camps have been experiencing waxing trouble this season and some athletes have openly critic...
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08. April 2004

Elina Hietamaeki and Isometsea Win XC in Finland
Results from 5k for women and 10k for men in Finland on Friday: Women...
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10. April 2004

K90 and K90 Team Competition on 2005 Worlds Calendar
Despite being no k90 hills on the ski jumping world cup calendar, there will 2 competitions in the k90 in the 2005 world...
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11. April 2004

2005 XC Worlds, Part One/Changes to Program
The 2005 worlds program for cross-country certainly does have much in common with prior championship schedules. For s...
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11. April 2004

Finnish XC Results
Results from cross-country in Finland on Saturday: 5 k for women: 1 ( 539) Virpi Kuitunen KangKa...
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12. April 2004

Canada Aims for XC WC?s Approaching 2010
Canada is scheduled on the 2005/2006 cross-country world cup calendar (stories below). Vancouver will host the 2010 Olym...
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12. April 2004

Norwegian XC News, Waxing Trouble, Fears Secrets Going to Sweden
Terje Smevold, former chief waxer for the Norwegian cross-country skier, was fired from his position this spring. Sme...
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13. April 2004

2005 XC Worlds, Part Two/New Sprint Events and More Mass Starts
The individual cross-country sprint will for the first time in championship be held in classic in the 2005 Nordic champi...
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13. April 2004

Finnish Ski News
We asked sources in the Finnish Ski Association about any news for the upcoming season. Jyri Pelkonen, head coach fo...
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14. April 2004

Estil Proves Importance of the Right Pair of Skis
We have all seen some skiers have extremely fast skis this winter and in biathlon as well as cross-country the need for ...
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14. April 2004

Alsgaard to the Rescue for Norwegian XC Skiers
Finally some good news regarding skating for the Norwegian cross-country skiers and their head coach Christer Soergaard....
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15. April 2004

Thomas Alsgaard Background
Thomas Alsgaard, Norway Latest: Scheduled to work with Norwegian cross-country skiers and biathletes for 2004/2005...
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15. April 2004

FISHER NAMED U.S. SKI JUMPING HEAD COACH
PARK CITY, Utah (April 16) - Corby Fisher, jumping coach with the U.S. Nordic Combined Team for two seasons, has been na...
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16. April 2004

Norwegian Ski Jumping News
Norway...
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16. April 2004

Nor. NC News, New Coach, 5 Men on A Team
Frode Moen (35) is the new head coach and ski jumping coach for the Norwegian Nordic combined team. Moen says to www....
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17. April 2004

Norwegian XC and Biathlon Teams Hope to Cooperate for 2004/2005 Season
Christer Soergaard, Norway...
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17. April 2004

Soedergren Wins in Sweden
Sweden...
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17. April 2004

Bjoerndalen Hires Personal Shooting Coach
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, after a self proclaimed test season during 2003/2004, is already preparing for the next season. ...
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19. April 2004

Dusseldorf Again Scheduled for XC Season Opener
Dusseldorf, Germany, is again scheduled to host the cross-country world cup opener for the 2004/2005 world cup season. ...
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20. April 2004

Less Focus on Summer Series for Norwegian NC Athletes (Nor.News)
The Norwegian Nordic combined team will likely only take part in 3 out of 6 proposed summer grand prix events for the 20...
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20. April 2004

Norwegian Biathlon Coaches to Continue
Roger Grubben and Odd Lirhus, biathlon coaches for the Norwegian biathlon men and women, respectively, will continue in ...
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20. April 2004

Norwegian Biathlon Selections 2005
These are the Norwegian biathlon teams for 2004/2005: Women...
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21. April 2004

Swedish Alpine News (Swe. Eng)
Nya alpina tr...
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21. April 2004

Norwegian NC News (Norwegian)
Norges skiforbund ved kombinert komiteen har tatt ut landslag for sesongen 2004-2005. I tillegg til A-laget har vi som ...
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21. April 2004

Norway Picks 6 Men for A XC Team, No Coaches Changes
As expected there will be 6 men on the Norwegian A cross-country team for the 2004/2005 season. Anders Aukland, the w...
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22. April 2004

One Veteran in Nor. XC Selections/Women
The Norwegian women...
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22. April 2004

Norwegian XC Team Selections and Notes
Norway...
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22. April 2004

Norway Makes Ski Jumping Selections
The Norwegian A team in ski jumping for the 2004/2005 season Lars Bystoel Eldar IL/Kol...
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22. April 2004

Capol Interview on the Pursuit
Jurg Capol is the FIS Race Director for Cross-Country and possibly the most influential force in the sport today. www...
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23. April 2004

Canada and Japan on XC Schedule
As the cross-country schedules are set for the next 2 to 3 seasons, it is clear that there may be some events held the A...
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23. April 2004

Ottesen Confirmed US Coach
www.wintersport.as reported a couple of weeks ago that Lasse Ottesen would take over as ski jumping coach for the US Nor...
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23. April 2004

IOC News
IOC Reviews Tenders of Offers for European Broadcast Rights for 2010 and 2012 Games The International Olympic Committ...
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23. April 2004

Skarverennet News
The 37k skate mass start Skarverennet is under way at Geilo, Norway. The women started at 11:30 CET and Elin Nilsen has ...
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24. April 2004

Skjeldal and Nilsen Win XC Season Ender in Norway
Kristen Skjeldal won the 37k skate Skarverennet in Norway on Saturday, he built a 40 seconds lead on biathlete Lars Berg...
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24. April 2004

Skarverennet Results (Nor.)
T...
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24. April 2004

Skjeldal 100 Percent Focused on 2005 (and possibly 2006)
Norwegian veteran cross-country skier Kristen Skjeldal (37) says to www.wintersport.as that he definitely will go 100 pe...
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26. April 2004

Kristen Skjeldal Background
Kristen Skjeldal (born 1967, Norway) Latest: Will get bronze medal on 30k from 2002 Olympics after Muehlegg is di...
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26. April 2004

Bjoerndalen to Change Skis?
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, leading Norwegian biathlete with 5 Olympic gold medals, has been testing skis ahead of the next s...
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26. April 2004

US Alpine News and Team Selections
MILLER, RAHLVES HEAD 39-ATHLETE U.S. ALPINE TEAM FOR '05 PARK CITY, Utah (April 27) - Reigning world and World Cup gi...
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27. April 2004

Some Kind of Roller Ski News
During these relatively slow times we received these news from www.skitime.it and Marco Selle in Italy. During the 30...
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27. April 2004

Myllyla and Isometse Left Out of Finnish XC Teams
These are the Finnish cross-country teams for the 2004/2005 season: Neither Mika Myllyla nor Jari Isometse are select...
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27. April 2004

Finland?s 2004/2005 Coaches
Finland now has a new Nordic combined head coach (Jani Klinga) and his assistant coach(Jukka Ylipulli). The ski jump...
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27. April 2004

US XC News
Kris Freeman Chooses Centrix!!! Fischer USA is excited to announce today that Americas Best Cross Country ski racer, ...
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27. April 2004

US Makes XC Selections
FREEMAN, SWENSON TOP U.S. CROSS COUNTRY TEAM FOR '05 PARK CITY, Utah (April 27) - Kris Freeman (Andover, NH), who pro...
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27. April 2004

FIS to Introduce BMI/A Norwegian Update
Norway...
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28. April 2004

US Freestyle Teams Named
PARK CITY, Utah (April 28) - Eleven skiers who have won World Cup events including Toby Dawson (Vail, CO), winner of thr...
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29. April 2004

Hoffmann and Botwinow Lead Aus. XC Team
Austrian cross-country skiers Christian Hoffmann and Mikhail Botwinow will reportedly continue ahead of the 2004/2005 se...
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29. April 2004

Christian Hoffmann Presentation
Christian Hoffmann (Austria) Latest: 24th in 2003/2004 overall world cup Won 30k skate in Italy 2004 Won 10k sk...
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29. April 2004

Swedish XC News and Team Selections (Swe.)
Landslag med VM i sikte L...
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29. April 2004

Swedish XC News and Team Selections
Sweden has made its cross-country selections for the 2004/2005 season. Per Erik Roennestrand, the head coach, says he...
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29. April 2004

Worldloppet News
Last weekend in Tartu (EST) the Worldloppet committee decided the schedule of the next FIS Marathon Cup. It must be appr...
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30. April 2004

Samdal Interview; Will Continue on Last Season?s Training Philosophy
Mr. Samdal, the Norwegian women...
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30. April 2004

And Some Background on Mr. Samdal
Svein Tore Samdal (born 71), will continue as head coach for the Norwegian cross-country women for 2 more years. Here...
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30. April 2004

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