News Archive; April 2003


Fewer XC Skaters than Ever in Norway
Norway has for long, despite having Daehlie and Alsgaard on the teams the last 10 years, struggled in the cross-country...
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30. April 2003

Alborn Decides to Retire
Two-time Olympic ski jumper Alan Alborn (Anchorage, AK), who holds the U.S. distance record (221.5 meters) but has been ...
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30. April 2003

Wolfgang Steiert, Very Experienced Ski Jumping Coach in Germany
Wolfgang Steiert has taken over as German ski jumping head coach for the 2003/2004 season, yet he certainly does not lac...
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01. May 2003

Mika Kojonkoski Interactive
Finn Mika Kojonkoski, perhaps being the most admired ski jumping coach in the world today, will answer questions on www....
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01. May 2003

German Waxers Wanted in Norway!
As www.wintersport.as has reported during the last week, there has been substantial controversy in Norway regarding the ...
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02. May 2003

Ski Post News (US)
Like Bull -Specific Strength- by Pete Vordenberg ( reprinted from 2001 SkiPost) Elite, recreational and novice ski...
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02. May 2003

Oslo Leading Candidate for 2009
Oslo, Norway, the host of the 1966 and 1982 world championships for the Nordic disciplines, appears to be the leading ca...
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02. May 2003

4 Candidates for 2009 Alpine Worlds
The candidates for the alpine world championship in 2009 are: Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany Schladming, Austria V...
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02. May 2003

Oslo Leading Candidate for 2009
Oslo, Norway, the host of the 1966 and 1982 world championships for the Nordic disciplines, appears to be the leading ca...
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02. May 2003

Falun To Take Over from Russia in XC WC
Kovgolovo (Russia) will not host any cross-country world cup event for the next season. The Russian Federation had so...
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02. May 2003

Ski Jumping Suits to Follow Common Standard
The ski jumping suits, a very big factor during the 2002/2003 season, will face regulatory changes next season says Thor...
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03. May 2003

COC Make Schedule Changes
The continental cup in ski jumping will no longer have double events at each hill/resort/event during the 2003/2004 seas...
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03. May 2003

Team Sprint Event Likely on the 2005 and 2006 XC Agenda
The cross-country sprint, introduced into championship schedules for the first time in 2001, continues to grow in popula...
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03. May 2003

XC Pursuit Turns into 30k/Full 2005 Programs
The 30k cross-country for men, a very traditional event in championships, will likely face dramatic changes from 2005 on...
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03. May 2003

Norway?s Steira one to Look up for in Women?s XC?
Norway...
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05. May 2003

More Difficult for Smaller Nations in Ski Jumping
Thorbjoern Yggeseth, Chairman of the FIS Ski Jumping Committee, says to www.wintersport.as that the FIS ski jumping worl...
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05. May 2003

Norwegian XC News, Skarverennet Makes Refund
Skarverennet: Deltakerne f...
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05. May 2003

Radical Changes in XC World Cup Calculations
With new cross-country programs for the 2005 and 2006 world championships and Olympics, respectively, there are also rad...
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05. May 2003

Roller Ski Season Under Way
Grand opening Rollerski Tour 2003 on the French Riviera in Antibes, May 11th, start Salis beach for a race of 13 km at 1...
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06. May 2003

Kojonkoski Update
Finland...
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06. May 2003

XC Skiers not Heard in Program Selections
Looking for differences in opinion, well look no forther than what the cross-county athletes want as their program compa...
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06. May 2003

Thobias Fredrikssonn Going for Top 5 in Overall WC?
As www.wintersport.as has reported, all sprint events (8) may now count in the overall cross-country world cup for the n...
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06. May 2003

Swedish XC Presentations, Ola Rawald/Part One
Ola Rawald is a part of the Swedish cross-country skiers coaching team, here is some background information on the Swede...
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07. May 2003

Athletes Do Not Support XC Changes
As www.wintersport.as has reported on several times the last weeks, there are differences in program wishes between FIS ...
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07. May 2003

Ulvang; Not Many Complaints on New XC Programs
Vegard Ulvang, member of the FIS Cross-Country Commitee, says to www.wintersport.as that the process in developing the n...
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07. May 2003

Swedish XC Presentations, Ola Rawald/Part Two
Ola Rawald is a part of the Swedish cross-country skiers coaching team, here is some more background information on the ...
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08. May 2003

FIS Moving to LimIt XC Participants in Pursuit
FIS wil take steps during the 2003/2004 season to limit the number of male participants in the mass start cross-country ...
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08. May 2003

Swiss Ski News
Berufliche Neuorientierung Andrea Barbara Senteler tritt zur...
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08. May 2003

NC WC Updates
www.wintersport.as asked Christina Fritz, FIS Press Coordinator for Nordic combined, what she sees as the main elements ...
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09. May 2003

Swiss Ski News (Ger. Fre.)
Schweizer Skisprungtag am 17. Mai 2003 Simi & Co. betreiben Nachwuchsf...
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09. May 2003

Kojonkoski Interactive
Mr. Kojonkoski is now in the process of answering questions on http://www.wintersport.as/interactive/ Due to time con...
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09. May 2003

Norwegian XC Skier Tests Positive on A Test
A Norwegian female cross-country skier has reportedly tested positive on her A doping test. The athlete in question...
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09. May 2003

Q & A With Kojonkoski
These are some of the questions Mika Kojonkoski answered for www.wintersport.as on Friday. From: Anna Nina Date: 09....
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09. May 2003

Ski Jumping Interactive
Norway...
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10. May 2003

Leading US XC Skier Retires
Three-time Olympian Justin Wadsworth (Bend, OR), who turned-in the best World Cup cross country ski result by an America...
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10. May 2003

Skari Runs Well on Track
Bente Skari, retired Norwegian cross-country skier, still stays in reasonable shape. On Sunday she ran the Norwegian spr...
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12. May 2003

Doped Norwegian XC Skier Still Competing
Ine Wigernes, the first Norwegian cross-country skier to be caught in doping (technically only her A sample in positive ...
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12. May 2003

US XC News
Olympians Kris Freeman (Andover, NH), who won gold at the first Under-23 World Championships last season and had the bes...
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10. May 2003

Roller Ski Seasons Opens
Grand opening Rollerski Tour 2003 on the French Riviera in Antibes, May 11th, start Salis beach for a race of 13 km at 1...
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12. May 2003

Austrian XC Coach Out for Life
Austrian head coach from the 2002 Olympic games Walter Mayer, has been given a life ban from skiing from FIS. Racers ...
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12. May 2003

Varis Confirmed Out for 2 Years
Kaisa Varis...
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12. May 2003

Ski Jumping and Biathlon To ?Merge? in Oslo
Due to the not yet completed ski jumping areas in the Turin area, the ski jumping final for 2004 will, as www.winterspor...
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13. May 2003

2005 XC Program Confirmed in FIS Council
After FIS council meetings last weekend, the 2005 cross-country program was confirmed: Read more here: http://www....
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13. May 2003

Hannawald, Schmitt and Malysz Compete in Soccer in Poland
The team of the European ski jumpers won in the charity match, that took place in Warsaw, on May the 10th. The weath...
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13. May 2003

Mika Kojonkoski Q & A May 2003
Finn Mika Kojonkoski, perhaps being the most admired ski jumping coach in the world today, answered questions on www.win...
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13. May 2003

Bauroth Joins German XC Team
Former active cross-country skier Holger Bauroth will join Jochen Behle and Uwe Bellmann in the German cross-country coa...
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14. May 2003

8 XC Sprint Events Confirmed for 2004 WC
Another confirmation at the FIS council meeting this weekend was the new world cup program, the main difference being th...
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14. May 2003

Krister Soergaard Interview
Krister Soergaard is the new coach for the Norwegian cross-country men, here is part one of a presentation/interview Soe...
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14. May 2003

Miller, Rahlves Among 45 on '04 Team
PARK CITY, UT - Record-setting Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), who became the first U.S. man to win three medals at a World...
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14. May 2003

Ulvang TD in 2005
Vegard Ulvang confirms to www.wintersport.as the he will be the Technical Delegate for cross-country during the 2005 Nor...
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14. May 2003

Veterans Continue in Austrian Ski Jumping
Andreas Goldberger, despite being injured the last part of the season and veterans Hoellwarth and Widhoelzl will continu...
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14. May 2003

Saltin Questions Coffeine Effect in XC
Norwegian cross-country skier Ine Wiegernes was caught with too high coffeine values in the Norwegian cross-country cham...
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15. May 2003

Myllyla Hopes for Full Scale Return in 2004
Mika Myllyla hopes to be back to his former shape for the next season says his manager Pekka Hietanen to www.wintersport...
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15. May 2003

Ski Post News (US)
Have you ever imagined skiing as effortlessly as a Subaru Factory Team racer or wondered how these athletes train to r...
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16. May 2003

Krister Soergaard Interview, Part 2
Part 2 in interview with Norwegian XC head coach Krister Soergaard: Q: Veteran skier Kristen Skjeldal was not include...
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16. May 2003

Anders Aukland Interview
Norway...
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16. May 2003

Anders Aukland Presentation
Norway...
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16. May 2003

Swiss Ski News
Ski Alpin: Trainerstab Nachwuchs alpin 2003/2004 Lars Gulaker trainiert Juniorinnen Nationalmannschaft Lars Gulaker ...
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16. May 2003

Swedish Alpine News (Swe.)
Alpina landslagets tr...
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16. May 2003

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen Presentation May 2003
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen is on his way to become the one of the most winning winter athletes ever. The Norwegian biathle...
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17. May 2003

Finland?s A XC Teams Without Myllyla, Isometse and Immonen
Finland will indeed have national cross-country teams for the 2003/2004 season, yet it appears likely be without Mika My...
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17. May 2003

Finland Makes XC Selections, Myllyla, Immonen, Isometse on C Team
Finland has made their cross-country team selections for the 2003/2004 season, Myllyla, Isometse and Immonen are on the ...
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17. May 2003

Nikunen Continues as Ski Jumping Head Coach in Finland
2003 4 hills winner Janne Ahonen leads the Finnish ski jumping team into the 2003/2004 season. Please view national team...
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18. May 2003

Finnish NC Team Selections for 2003/2004
These are the Finnish training groups and coaches for the 2002/2004 Nordic combined season: TRAINING GROUPS 2003-04 ...
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17. May 2003

Finnish Alpine and Freestyle Team Selections 2004
FINNISH SKI ASSOCIATION TRAINING GROUPS 2003-04 Alpine Skiing World Cup team Men Head Coach Christian Leitner...
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18. May 2003

XC Sprint Seminar in Norway, Updated Propram
FIS Cross Country International Sprint Seminar Molde, Norway May, 22nd ...
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19. May 2003

Finnish Ski Chief Pleased with Season
Mr. Jari Piirainen, Secretary General for the Finnish Ski Association, spoke to http://www.wintersport.as on number of i...
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19. May 2003

Abnormal Hematologic Profiles in Elite Cross-Country Skiers - Blood Doping or?
Abnormal Hematologic Profiles in Elite Cross-Country Skiers - Blood Doping or? by James Stray-Gundersen MD, PhD; ...
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19. May 2003

Finnish NC News
FINNISH NORDIC COMBINED SUMMER SCHEDULE A-team training camps: Vuokatti (June 25-29) and Vuokatti (July 26-31) Fi...
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20. May 2003

Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poiree Interview
Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poiree skipped the 2003 season to give birth to her daughter Emma. The Norwegian biathlete will get...
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20. May 2003

Armstrong Sports Man of the Year
The Laureus Worls Sports Awards will be decided on Tuesday evening, Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen is one of ...
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20. May 2003

Norwegian XC Skier with Positive B test
The B test of Norwegian cross-country skier Ine Wigernes has also been confirmed to be positive on high caffeine values....
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21. May 2003

Ebarharther Still Uncertain About Future
Some press has reported that leading Austrian alpine skier Stephan Eberharter will continue his career. Eberharter says ...
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21. May 2003

XC Sprint Seminar Update/John Aalberg
Norwegian American John Aalberg will be one of the lecturers at the sprint seminar in Molde, Norway, this week. Read ...
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21. May 2003

Jyri Pelkonen Presentation/Part One/210503
Jyri Pelkonen is the head coach for Nordic combined in Finland, here is some background information Pelkonen provided fo...
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21. May 2003

Jyri Pelkonen Presention 210503
Jyri Pelkonen is the head coach for Nordic combined in Finland, here is some background information Pelkonen provided fo...
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21. May 2003

Log Your Training on the Internet With Ilog
In the spring of 2002, Canadian National Cross Country Ski Team member Dan Roycroft created iLog. iLog is am Internet b...
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21. May 2003

Vodafone ny huvudsponsor för svenska landslaget
Vodafone Sverige och Svenska Skidf...
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21. May 2003

US NC News, Demong Back
News from US Nordic combined (published last week on www.ussa.org.) Nordic combined World Champion Johnny Spillane (S...
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22. May 2003

Norwegian Alpine Selections
Norwegian women's alpine selections for 2003/2004: World cup: Andrine Flemmen Rival Trine Bakke Rognmo Freidig ...
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22. May 2003

Older Stars Team in Finland, Kyroe Out for Life
Mika Myllyla, Jari Isometse and Janne Immonen will not, as www.wintersport.as reported last week, be a part of the Finni...
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22. May 2003

Lajunen to Retire, Pelkonen Interview
Jyri Pelkonen is the head coach for Nordic combined in Finland, here is some information Pelkonen provided for http://ww...
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23. May 2003

Aukland Changes Equipment
Anders Aukland, Olympic and world champion in cross-country, has jumped ship from Fischer to Atomic ahead of the 2003/20...
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23. May 2003

Estonian 2003/2004 XC Update, Teams and Goals
Estonian National Team for 2004 is: Men: Andrus Veerpalu Jaak Mae Raul Olle Priit Narusk Aivar Rehemaa Erkki ...
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23. May 2003

Test
Beito, cross-country world cup opener: Lillehammer, 1994 Olympic area:...
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23. May 2003

Women's 2003 Biathlon World Cup Standings
WORLD CUP TOTAL SCORE WOMEN FINAL RESULT - 20 OF 23 RESULTS SCORED AS OF SAT 22 MAR 2003 World Cup Events 1 Oestersu...
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24. May 2003

German Biathlon Women with Strong 2003/2004 Team
There is full force ahead for the German biathlon women for the 2003/2004 season. 2003 overall world cup winner and purs...
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24. May 2003

Biathlon Women's 2003 WC Standings
WORLD CUP TOTAL SCORE WOMEN FINAL RESULT - 20 OF 23 RESULTS SCORED AS OF SAT 22 MAR 2003 World Cup Events 1 Oestersu...
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24. May 2003

Doped Norwegian XC Skier Still Competing
The winter triathlon ...
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24. May 2003

2003/2004 Team Ski Jumping Selections
Czech A team: Jakub Janda, Jan Matura, Jan Mazoch, Jiri Parma and Lukas Hlava Head Coach: J...
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25. May 2003

Adam Malysz Presentation May 2003
Adam Malysz (born 1977 Poland) Won 2002/2003 world cup, his 3rd overall win in a row No world cup wins 2002/2003 s...
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25. May 2003

Test
Anders Aukland, Olympic and world champion in cross-country, has jumped ship from Fischer to Atomic ahead of the 2003/20...
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25. May 2003

Norwegian XC Men Start Season
Without Thomas Alsgaard and with new head coach Christer Soergaard , the Norwegian cross-country men will start their fi...
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26. May 2003

Retirement Rumours Part One/Zorzi
There were some rumours this week that leading Italian cross-country skier Christian Zorzi was to retire after last seas...
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26. May 2003

EPO Testing in Biathlon Worlds
The sport of biathlon will continue its heavy focus anti doping work for the next season says IBU President Anders Besse...
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26. May 2003

Angerer and Kuenzel Win Roller Ski Sprints in Germany
Tobias Angerer won a 1 500 meters roller ski sprint event in Germany this weekend, he was followed by Andreas Schluetter...
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26. May 2003

Unclear Doping Rules at Best in XC Skiing
Norwegian cross-country skier Ine Wigernes has tested positive on A and B tests for too high levels of caffeine, yet she...
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27. May 2003

Gross, Fischer and Luck Still Going Strong in Germany
Germany...
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27. May 2003

Sven Fischer Presentation
Sven Fischer, Germany (born 1971) Latest: 10th overall world cup 2003 World cup standings: http://www.winte...
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27. May 2003

German Biathlon/Ricco Gross Presentation
Veteran biathlete Ricco Gross had his best championship ever in 2003 as he won 2 gold medals (pursuit and relay), silver...
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28. May 2003

Norwegian XC Sprinters Draw Inspiration from Track & Field Star
The Norwegian cross-country sprint men have started their first camp of the season. Ulf Morten Aune, new head coach for ...
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28. May 2003

Norwegian XC Sprint/Tor Arne Hetland
Tor Arne Hetland presentation: Ended in 9th in the 2003 overall world cup World cup standings: http://www.winte...
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28. May 2003

Canadian Alpine News
ALPINE CANADA ALPIN ANNOUNCES SPRING/SUMMER NATIONAL TRAINING ROSTER Veteran racers return to lead CAST, CDAST Calg...
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29. May 2003

XC Sprint Updates, Norwegian Team Presentation
Ulf Morten Aune is the new head coach for the Norwegian cross-country sprint team, well kind of sprint team. Mr. Aune...
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29. May 2003

Nor XC Sprint Presentation/Ulf Morten Aune
Ulf Morten Aune returns to Norway after 5 years in Switzerland, here is a short presentation of the Norwegian men...
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29. May 2003

Lajunen Still Uncertain About one More Season
Finland...
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29. May 2003

Hard Sessions and Less Hours for Norwegian XC Sprinters
The Norwegian cross-country men have dominated the last 12 years, yet Sweden turned out to be a serious challenger durin...
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30. May 2003

Norwegian Biathlon Update/Roger Grubben Interview/Athletes News
The Norwegian men biathletes will start their official season on June 3rd on snow in Norway. Head coach Roger Grubben ht...
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30. May 2003

Coach in Canada?
Head Coach required for Foothills Nordic Ski Club. http://www.foothillsnordic.ca Foothills Nordic Ski Club is Cana...
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30. May 2003

Ski Post News (US News)
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31. May 2003

Andresen Joins Norwegian XC Skiers
As biathletes Bjoerndalen, Andresen and Berger have beaten most of the Norwgian cross-country skier in skating, there ha...
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31. May 2003

Estil Hopes for Top Positions in WC, Dislikes Mass Starts
Norway...
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31. May 2003

Frode Estil Presentation May 2003
Frode Estil (born 1972, Norway) Aim for 2003/2004: To fight for overall world cup 6th overall 2002/2003 world cup ...
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31. May 2003

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