News Archive; May 2002


Skari at 800 Hours Plus, More Focus on Quality
Bente Skari, the leading Norwegian women’s cross-country skier, aims to train 800 hours plus for the 2003 season. ...
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01. May 2002

Swedish XC Skier; Smirnov Lucky not to Get Caught
Erik Oestlund, Swedish cross-country skier from the 80’s, is one skier that finally is more concrete on the doping...
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01. May 2002

Austria’s Gredler; Shorter Sprints, No Summer GP and Use of Laser
Ludwig Gredler is a part of the successful Austrian biathlon team, he has been 2nd, 3rd and 4th in major championships. ...
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01. May 2002

Austria’s Gredler; Shorter Sprints, No Summer GP and Use of Laser
Ludwig Gredler is a part of the successful Austrian biathlon team, he has been 2nd, 3rd and 4th in major championships. ...
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01. May 2002

Norwegian Cross-Country News, 2002 Season Summary
Norway will host its annual ski conference next weekend, these are some of the main cross-country points, full text in N...
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02. May 2002

Norwegian Cross-Country News, 2003 Competition Schedules
This is the preliminary main competition calendar for the 2002/2003 cross-country season for Norway. Some of the major i...
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02. May 2002

Hannu Manninen excited about Pelkonen's return
What have you done after the World Cup season, except won the double innordic combined Finnish nationals on your home so...
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02. May 2002

Leading Cross-Country Skiers Stop Using High Altitude Houses
Svein Tore Samdal, head coach for the Norwegian cross-country women, says their policy for the 2002/2003 season will be ...
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02. May 2002

Aalbu Confirmed Double Role in Norway
Jan Erik Aalbu, having been the head coach for the American Nordic combined athletes for the last 2 years, will get in f...
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02. May 2002

Former Swedish Skier Speaks Out on Doping
Erik Oestlund, former Swedish cross-country skier (relay world champion 1987), has published some very eye popping opini...
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03. May 2002

Horngacher Jumps to Coaching Career
Stefen Horngacher, leading Austrian ski jumpers for the last 12 years, says to http://www.wintersport.as/ that he very l...
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03. May 2002

Men’s XC, A Tale of Elofsson and Alsgaard
Sweden’s Per Elofsson tops FIS’ men’s cross-country list ahead of Thomas Alsgaard and Anders Aukland. ...
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03. May 2002

Coaches Presentations, Samdal, Women's XC Head Coach Norway
Svein Tore Samdal is the young head coach for the Norwegian cross-country women, these are some thoughts he shared with ...
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03. May 2002

Sweden Selects XC Teams, "All Purpose Teams"
Sweden has made its cross-country selections for the 2002/2003 season. Comments below by new head coach Per Erik Roennes...
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03. May 2002

Skjelbreid Poiree Sees Tough Field Despite Forsberg Out
Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poiree, the leading Norwegian female biathlete, is one of the absolute favorites to take over after...
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04. May 2002

Skjelbreid Poiree Sees Lots of Challengers
Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poiree, the leading Norwegian female biathlete, is one of the absolute favorites to take over after...
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04. May 2002

US Makes 2003 Nordic Selections
PARK CITY, Utah (May 4) - Fourteen nordic athletes, including 13 members of the 2002 Olympic Team in Salt Lake City, hav...
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04. May 2002

Mogren Shocked Over Doping Cases in XC
Sweden’s Erik Oestlund, cross-country skier from 1980’s, says that Vladimir Smirnov used blood doping ahead ...
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04. May 2002

Interview with Biathlon World Champion Rottmann
Wolfgang Rotttman is a part of the successful Austrian biathlon team, he is the world champion on the 20k from the 2000 ...
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06. May 2002

Interview with Biathlon World Champion Rottmann
Wolfgang Rotttman is a part of the successful Austrian biathlon team, he is the world champion on the 20k from the 2000 ...
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06. May 2002

Austria Hires New XC Coach
Franz Weingartner is stepping down as head coach for the Austrian cross-country skiers and Emil Hoch is coming back afte...
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06. May 2002

Coaches Presentations, Jarkko Saapunki, Nordic Combined Finland
Jarkko Saapunki is the new ski jumping coach in the Nordic program in Finland, here is a presentation of the young Finn....
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06. May 2002

TRENERKABALEN ER KLAR
TRENERKABALEN FOR SESONGEN-02/03 ER ENDELIG KLAR.Det har v...
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06. May 2002

Ski Jumper Ottesen Part of Norwegian NC Team
Norway has made its Nordic combined coaching selections for the 2002/2003 writes Lars Andreas Oestvik on his home site h...
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06. May 2002

Aukland; No More Track & Field
Norway’s cross-country skier Anders Aukland, the winner of 3 classic world cup events in the 2001/2002 season, say...
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07. May 2002

Skiing Season Starts for Scandinavian XC Skiers
The Norwegian cross-country men’s team will start their “snow” season May 24th at Sognefjellet, Norway...
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07. May 2002

Piller-Cottrer Goes for Gold in Val di Fiemme, Full Interview
Pietro Piller-Cottrer is one of the leading Italian cross-country skiers, he won the 50k in Holmenkollen in 1997 and got...
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07. May 2002

Norwegian XC Skier Hjelmeset Discontinues use of High Altitude House
Oddbjoern Hjelmeset, the men’s cross-country bronze medal winner from the 50k in the 202 Olympics, says to http://...
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08. May 2002

Frode Andresen Moving Into Cycling
Frode Andresen, the leading Norwegian biathlete, has promised his girlfriend Gunn Margit a one week vacation this summer...
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08. May 2002

Cross-Country Season to Start WC Events in October
Having just finished the skiing season, the cross-country skiers need not look far ahead for the next season.Dusseldorf,...
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08. May 2002

Lazutina To Lose Olympic Medals
Russian cross-country skier Larissa Lazutina will likely lose her medals from the 2002 Olympics after her second test fr...
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08. May 2002

Andresen to Decrease Volume Training, Hopes for XC Worlds
Frode Andresen, who has trained around 850 hours physical plus around 200 hours shooting per year, may actually decrease...
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09. May 2002

New Swede to Accompany Elofsson and Fredriksson
Sweden’s Fredrik Oestberg is one of the up and coming Swedish cross-country skiers. The young Swede, who trained l...
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09. May 2002

Aukland to Form Long Distance XC Team in Norway, Jevne and Daehlie to Join?
Norway is considering making a long distance team cross-country team for the 2003 season says Joergen Aukland to http://...
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09. May 2002

Official Statement in regard to the doping case of Larissa Lazutina (RUS)
On 11 th April, 2002 the International Ski Federation has been informed by theIOC/WADA accredited Doping Control Laborat...
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09. May 2002

Tallus moves to Kuopio
Finland's Jaakko Tallus, 21, had a great season. Individual silver medaland team gold medal at the Olympics was definite...
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10. May 2002

Freeze on Russian XC Sponsorship Funds
Sponsor Service, a leading Norwegian sponsor service company that has been working with sponsorship for the Russian cros...
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10. May 2002

Per Elofsson Interview, Part One
Sweden’s Per Elofsson has, despite no 2002 Olympic medals, has been the leading men’s cross-country skier th...
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10. May 2002

NC world champion Marko Baacke Ready for 2003 Season (German)
Nach einem ausgiebigen Untersuchungstag im Medical-Park-Chiemsee bei Verbandsarzt Dr.Ludwig Geiger steht nun aus medizin...
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10. May 2002

Coaches Presentations, Biathlon in Norway
Roger Grubben has moved up from shooting coach to head coach for the Norwegian biathlon men. Erlend Slokvik, the head co...
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11. May 2002

Coaches Presentations, Biathlon in Norway
Roger Grubben has moved up from shooting coach to head coach for the Norwegian biathlon men. Erlend Slokvik, the head co...
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11. May 2002

Worldloppet and FIS Marathon Cup Updates
As www.wintersport.as has reported this spring, Norway may likely have a long distance cross-country team next season, i...
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11. May 2002

Elofsson Prefers Old Pursuit Model, Discontinues Use of High Altitude House
Per Elofsson, fresh from 5 days of skiing in Northern Sweden, spoke to http://www.wintersport.as/ on a number of issues ...
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11. May 2002

Sakala Ends Career
Jaroslav Sakala, leading Chech ski jumper, will call it quits after this season. Sakala is a former world champion in sk...
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12. May 2002

Biathlon Report, Poiree in the Hospital
Raphael Poiree, the leading French biathlete, did not participate in the season ender Skarverennet cross-country event i...
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12. May 2002

Katrin Apel to Extend 2002 Success, Full Interview and Presentations
Germany’s biathlete Katrin Apel has really positioned herself as a prime championship and overall world cup candid...
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12. May 2002

Katrin Apel to Extend 2002 Success, Full Interview and Presentations
Germany’s biathlete Katrin Apel has really positioned herself as a prime championship and overall world cup candid...
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12. May 2002

Albarello Promises Tough Line in Italy, Fauner and Valbusa in Free Role
Italian cross-country skiers Silvio Fauner, with world championships and Olympic gold medals, and Fulvia Valbusa, will h...
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13. May 2002

Belmondo to Make 2003 Decision this Week
Marco Albarello, the chief of sport for Italian cross-country, says to http://www.wintersport.as/ that he will have disc...
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13. May 2002

Elofsson Calls for More Out-of Competition Tests in XC
Per Elofsson has high hopes for the Swedish cross-country team and its new coach, Per Erik Roennestrand. In addition to ...
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14. May 2002

Italian XC Presentations, Valbusa and Fauner
Former leading Italian cross-country skiers Fulvio Valbusa and Silvio Fauner will spend the summer and early fall in a f...
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14. May 2002

New US NC Coach Elden Hopes to Bring US Into Top 3
Boerd Joergen Elden is the new head coach for the strong US Nordic combined team. Here is s presentation of the multi ta...
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14. May 2002

Neumannova Interview, Part One
Katarina Neumannova has been on the international arena since 1991 where she won silver in junior world championships, s...
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14. May 2002

Italy?s Albarello Hopes for Gold at Home Soil, Full Interview
Marco Albarello is the new cross-country top brass in Italy. Albarello says to www.wintersport.as that he hopes for rela...
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15. May 2002

Frode Andresen; Limited Use of High Altitude Houses
When biathlete Frode Andresen lowers the oxygen content at home from 20.9 percent to near 12 percent, he all of a sudden...
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15. May 2002

Japan?s Ogiwara Finishes Career
Kenji Ogiwara, the leading Japanese Nordic combined skier the last years, is very likely calling its quits after this se...
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15. May 2002

Can. Alpine News, Team Selections
Calgary (May 15, 2002) - A pair of the world's fastest teenage ski racers are among nine new additions to the Canadian ...
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15. May 2002

Interview With Neumannova, Part II
This is part 2 of our interview with the leading Chech cross-country skier Katarina Neumannova. Q: Should sprint even...
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16. May 2002

Norwegian XC Men Start Season With Sprint Camp
The Norwegian cross-country sprint men have started the season with their first camp the first 3 days this week at The N...
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16. May 2002

Coaches presentation: Corby Fisher, US NC Team
Corby Fisher is the new jumping coach in US Nordic Combined Team. He will assist the headcoach Bard Elden. Fisher is ori...
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16. May 2002

Austrian XC News, Hoch Retuns from Liechtenstein
Emil Hoch is the new Austrian cross-country head coach, coming back after having worked with the Liechtenstein cross-cou...
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17. May 2002

Estil Aiming for Individual Gold in 2003 Worlds
Cross-country skier Frode Estil has been performing on the edge the last 2 years, he lost the 30k classic in the Lahti 2...
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17. May 2002

Alsgaard in Summer Roller Ski Events
Despite longer seasons and ...
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17. May 2002

Finland Makes NC Selections
Finnish Ski Association has named following athletes to Finnish Nordic Combined A-team for next season. No surprises, co...
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17. May 2002

Finnish Cross-Country Selections for 2003
Finnish Ski Association named the following athletes to its training groups for season 2002-03. CROSS COUNTRY SKIING...
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17. May 2002

Finland?s Ski Jumping Teams 2002/2003
A-TEAM: Janne Ahonen (Lahden Hiihtoseura), Janne Happonen (Puijon Hiihtoseura), JussiHautam...
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18. May 2002

Finland?s Nordic Combined Team Presentations
Finland has made it Nordic combined selections for the 2003 season, these are some links to presentations to the athlete...
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18. May 2002

Uncertainty Regarding Goldie?s Future
Austria...
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18. May 2002

Finland Starts NC Season
Finland's Nordic Combined team experienced huge changes since last season: the team got a new headcoach Jyri Pelkonen (...
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18. May 2002

Veteran Skiers Hoffmann and Botwinow Lead Austrian XC Team
Despite being under suspicion for doping during/after the 2002 winter Olympics, leading Austrian veteran cross-country s...
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19. May 2002

No 4th Gold in a Row for Gross
One of Germany...
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19. May 2002

No 4th Gold in a Row for Gross
One of Germany...
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19. May 2002

Finnish Ski Jumpers Presentations
One of the world...
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19. May 2002

Bjerkeli Hopes for Val di Fiemme Medals and Top 3 in Sprint WC
Norwegian cross-country skier Haavard Bjerkeli came from the Norwegian B team (last year the B team consisted of Svarted...
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20. May 2002

Coaches Presentations, Arne Idland, Norway
Arne Idland has taken over as Chief of Sport for the Norwegian biathletes. The 33 years old did well as an active junior...
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20. May 2002

Coaches Presentations, Arne Idland, Norway
Arne Idland has taken over as Chief of Sport for the Norwegian biathletes. The 33 years old did well as an active junior...
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20. May 2002

Country Presentations, Finland?s XC Women
Kaisa Varis, with a bronze from Lahti 2001 but who struggled last season, and the sprint world champion from 2001 (stayi...
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20. May 2002

Strong Juniors Rule Women?s XC
No doubt it takes time to reach the absolute top level in cross-country skiing, Anders Aukland, winning 3 world cup even...
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21. May 2002

Former Nykaenen Coach Takes Over In Austria
Finland...
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21. May 2002

Sachenbacher Wants Medals in Val di Fiemme, Full Interview
Evy Sachenbacher blazed to glory during the 2002 Olympic games. The young German cross-country athlete captured the silv...
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21. May 2002

Swiss Ski News (German)
Nordische Kombination: Trainerstab 2002/2003 Ein Duo ...
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22. May 2002

Norway Leads Olympic XC Standings, Spain and Estonia Add Gold
With one individual gold and the win in the relay in the men...
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22. May 2002

Repo and Sprinters Finnish XC Hopes for 2003
With Harri Kirvesniemi definitely out for good and with Mika Myllyla, Jari Isomtse and Janne Immonen out with doping ban...
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22. May 2002

Norwegian Veteran Skiers Look Ahead
Norwegian veteran skiers Anita Moen and Hilde Pedersen will both continue at least one more season. Anita Moen, Norwa...
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22. May 2002

Change of Technique for Val di Fiemme 2003 to be Confirmed by FIS
The official program for the cross-country world championhips in Val di Fiemme 2003 does list the sprint for men and wom...
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23. May 2002

Aukland Aiming for Norwegian Championship Title in Winter Triathlon
The Norwegian championships in Winter Triathlon will be held this weekend at Beito, the venue for the 2000 cross-country...
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23. May 2002

Hannawald and Schmitt Struggle With Injuries
The leading German ski jumper from the 2002 season, Swen Hannawald, will have to go through a knee operation Hannawa...
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23. May 2002

KEN READ TO LEAD NATIONAL SKI-RACING RESURGENCE
Alpine Canada Alpine today named Ken Read the organization's new president and equipped the former alpine skiing great ...
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23. May 2002

Norway Selects NC Teams
Norwas finally made its Nordic combined team selections for the 2003 season. A-team: Preben Fj...
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23. May 2002

Zellner Ends Career
One of the great German women biathletes, Martina Zellner, is very likely ending her active career this spring. Zell...
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24. May 2002

Zellner Ends Career
One of the great German women biathletes, Martina Zellner, is very likely ending her active career this spring. Zell...
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24. May 2002

More Mass Starts in XC
If the new pursuit, the double pursuit, is used in cross-country in Val di Fiemme, there will be only 2 real interval st...
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24. May 2002

Malysz Makes 3 Times as Much Price Money as Elofsson
Who...
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24. May 2002

US NC Team Summer Shakedown
US Nordic Combined Skier Bill Demong won the World Cup race in Liberec, and finished 10th in the overall. Demong reports...
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24. May 2002

Nor. Ski News, Aukland Skips Winter Triathlon
The Norwegian winter triathlon championships on Saturday was hampered by bad weather, leaving the competition with 7.5k ...
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25. May 2002

Biathon Schedule Opens for Double Opportunities for Bjoerndalen and Andresen
The biathlon world championships will be held rather late in 2003, starting in mid March in Northern Russia. The mass st...
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25. May 2002

Norwegian XC News
The Norwegian main competition calendar has been distributed. The domestic season will start at Beito in mid November, e...
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25. May 2002

Cross-Country Skiers Disqualified from Olympics
The Austrian cross-country skiers Marc Meyer and Achim Walcher have been disqualified from the 2002 Olympic winter games...
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26. May 2002

New website: Sondre Norheim, the Skiing Pioneer of Telemark
In 1952 an Olympic Torch was lit for the first time in the home where legendary Norwegian skier Sondre Norheim was born...
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26. May 2002

Elofsson and co to Start Skiing in Norway
The Swedish cross-country skiers will start their skiing season at Sognefjellet, Norway 6th to 13th of June, says the ne...
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27. May 2002

Norwegian XC News (Norwegian)
Valgte noter fra Langrennskomiteens fagm...
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27. May 2002

Svartedal Interview, Dominates Sprint, Wants to Ski All Round
Jens Arne Svartedal came from the Norwegian B team last year to win 3 classic sprint world cup events. He will be on...
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27. May 2002

New code to distinguish between performance, nonperformance enhancer
World anti-doping officials have drafted new rules that distinguish between true drug cheats and athletes who test posit...
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27. May 2002

2003 Ski Jumping Schedule Nearing Completion
The ski jumping competition schedule for 2002/2003 is more or less set says Norway...
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28. May 2002

Olympic XC Summary, Women
The women...
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28. May 2002

Swedish Alpine and Freestyle News
INBJUDAN TILL ALPINA LANDSLAGETS UPPTAKT I RINGHALS Vad g...
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28. May 2002

Radical Changes in Ski Jumping Points Calculations?
Torbjoern Yggeset, Chairman of the FIS ski jumping committee and others, says to http://www.wintersport.as/ that they ha...
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28. May 2002

Canadian Alpine News
1) Peters & Co. makes major contribution to Alpine Canada Alpin Calgary (May 29, 2002) - Peters & Co., a Calgary-base...
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29. May 2002

Finland's Ski Association rewarded its best clubs
The Finnish Ski Association rewarded its best clubs last week in Lieksa. The best ones got also price money. Cross c...
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29. May 2002

Ski Jumping Notes, K90 on its Way Out?
Although the K90 (small) hill in ski jumping is on its way out from the world cup calendar, the event will likely be on ...
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29. May 2002

Verdenius to Spend Fall in Dakota, USA
Jan Verdinus, the Dutch born, now Norwegian cross-country skier, says to http://www.wintersport.as/ that he has started ...
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29. May 2002

KOMBINERTLANDSLAGET- 2002-2003
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29. May 2002

Long Distance XC Team in the Making in Norway, Daehlie to Join?
Joergen Aukland, the presumed team leader/best skier of a Norwegian long distance cross-country team, says to http://www...
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29. May 2002

Ski Flying Likely as Part of the 2010 Olympic Program
Ski flying will likely make its debut on the 2010 Olympic program, 2 potential host candidates/cities are Salzburg, Aust...
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29. May 2002

Team Competition on K90 Back on Program in 2005?
Despite the success with the team competition in ski jumping in the k90 hill in Lahti 2001, the event will not be on the...
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30. May 2002

NY SESONG
Endelig er vi igang med ny sesong. Godt ...
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30. May 2002

BRA START I BAKKEN
Det er mange ...
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30. May 2002

BRA START I BAKKEN
Det er mange ...
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30. May 2002

TESTER FISCHER
Etter snart ti ...
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30. May 2002

Belmondo Ends 1989-2002 International Active Career
Stefania Belmondo, the leading Italian women...
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30. May 2002

Canadian Alpine News
1) LOOK OUT, HERE COMES THE GRANDI MAN Calgary - When I saw Canmore Leader photographer Pam Doyle's great picture of...
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31. May 2002

Skofterud Wins Roller Ski Test, Skari Injured
The Norwegian women...
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31. May 2002

US NC Head Coach Getting Married
Boerd Joergen Elden, the Norwegian born, now US head coach for Nordic combined, will get married this Saturday in Norway...
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31. May 2002

Skjeldal Strong in Norwegian XC
Kristen Skjeldal, fresh from his best season ever and with gold from the men...
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31. May 2002

Kojonkoski Selects Norwegian Ski Jumping Team
Finland...
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31. May 2002

Hermann Maier Back in Training
on training again... after an extended relaxation time and quite some break in writing newsletters, here is the late...
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31. May 2002

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