News Archive; May 2004


And More on Samdal (Mostly Norwegian)
In other articles we have profiled Norway...
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02. May 2004

Bjoerndalen Still Testing Skis
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, one of the leading Norwegian biathletes, is reportedly still uncertain regarding ski selection fo...
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02. May 2004

Walter Mayer Sanctions Temporarily Lifted, Suing FIS
Walter Mayer, based on the information below, is reportedly back working for the Austrian Ski Association. Furthermor...
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02. May 2004

Walter Mayer/Aus XC Background
These are some historic links related to Walter Mayer and the Austrian cross-country skiers, if you have information or ...
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02. May 2004

FIS Race Director Capol on the XC Sprint
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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03. May 2004

Quotas for the FIS World Championships/More XC Skiers
With the increasing number of events in the cross-country world championships, Norway has proposed to increase the numbe...
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03. May 2004

Norwegian NC News (Norwegian)
elitelandslaget mandag 3. mai ...
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04. May 2004

US XC News
Over the past several months the members of the US cross-country team and staff have developed a plan to raise the level...
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04. May 2004

Focus on Altitude for Norwegian XC Skiers
Norway...
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04. May 2004

Biathlon Worlds Changed to Accommodate Competing Schedules
Anders Besseberg, President for the International Biathlon Union (IBU), says to www.wintersport.as that the 2004/2005 bi...
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04. May 2004

Good and Bad News for the Aamodt Family
Finn Aamodt, father of famed Norwegian alpine skier Kjetil Aamodt, has taken the position as chief of sport for Norwegia...
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05. May 2004

Muehlegg Returns Medals
A long saga seems to be nearing an end as the gold medals of Johann Muehlegg from the 30k and the pursuit from the 2002 ...
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05. May 2004

Mix Relay Suggested as Extra Biathlon Worlds Event
The mix relay in biathlon may be added for the biathlon world cup final in Khanty Mansiysk in 2005. The final decision o...
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05. May 2004

Worldloppet News/La Sgambeda
LA SGAMBEDA Livigno (SO) ...
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05. May 2004

Aamodt Too Tough for Norwegian Ski Jumpers?
Finn Aamodt, father of alpine skier Kjetil Aamodt, has taken over as chief of sport for the Norwegian speed skaters. ...
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07. May 2004

Daehlie to Lecture Norwegian XC Skiers
Head coach Christer Soergaard confirms to www.wintersport.as that legendary cross-country skier Bjoern Daehlie will join...
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07. May 2004

Deahlie Background
Bjoern Daehlie has a total of 29 championship medals, he had plans to end his career in Salt Lake (he won his first worl...
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07. May 2004

U.S. SKI TEAM MOURNS LOSS OF YOUNG ATHLETE
PARK CITY, Utah (May 8) - The U.S. Ski Team mourned the loss of one of its young athletes Saturday. Shelley Glover, 17, ...
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10. May 2004

IOC News
IOC Executive Board Meeting, Lausanne 17 - 19 May 2004 The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Commit...
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10. May 2004

8 Events in Ski Jumping Summer Series?
These are the preliminary scheduled events for the 2004 summer series in ski jumping 3107 Hinterzarten 0108 Hinterza...
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10. May 2004

IBU Pleased with US Hosts, May Look to Asia
Anders Besseberg, IBU chairman, says to www.wintersport.as that he was very pleased with the US resorts that hosted biat...
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10. May 2004

Estonian XC News and Team Selections
These are the Estonian cross-country teams for the 2004/2005 season: Estonian A-Team: Kristina Smigun (L) Andru...
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11. May 2004

Disl Continues on German Biathlon Team
Veteran biathlete Ushi Disl, having recorded her 24th world cup victory during the 2003/2004 season, is set for another ...
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11. May 2004

Norwegian XC News
Svein Tore Samdal, Norway...
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11. May 2004

German Ski Jumping Coaches for Next Season
These are the German ski jumping coaches for the 2004/2005 season Technischer Leiter Rudi Tusch DSV-Gesch...
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12. May 2004

Germany Picks 2005 Ski Jumping Teams
Germany has made the selections below for their ski 2004/2005 ski jumping season. Germany did not enjoy the best of s...
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12. May 2004

2005 Vasaloppet Fully Booked
The Swedish 90k classic Vasaloppet is already fully booked for the 2005 event. 15 833 skiers have already entered to ...
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13. May 2004

Vasaloppet News (Swedish)
Vasaloppet fullbokat rekordtidigt Vasaloppet 2005 ...
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13. May 2004

Ullrich Continues as Biathlon Head Coach in Germany
Despite rumours of coming close to be fired last season, Frank Ullrich is continuing as head coach for the German men bi...
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14. May 2004

Frank Ullrich Background
Frank Ullrich will continue as the German biathlon men...
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14. May 2004

German Biathlon Selections
With veteran skier Frank Luck having retired, the German men...
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16. May 2004

Oddbjoern Hjelmeset Presentation
Norwegian cross-country skier Oddbjoern Hjelmeset, having struggled with sickness most of last seasons, says to www.wint...
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16. May 2004

Former XC Star Smirnov Moving up in Biathlon
Vladimir Smirnov was named as Vice President for Sport in the International Biathlon Union this winter. He is thus fa...
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16. May 2004

Norwegian Nordic Combined News (Nor.)
Samling for elitelandslaget tirsdag 18. mai ...
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17. May 2004

Poiree Interview, Part One
French biathlete Raphael Poiree, currently living in Norway (in the house he and wife Liv Grete built last year), says t...
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17. May 2004

Five Cities to Compete to host 2012 Olympic Games
Paris (FRA), New York (USA), Moscow (RUS), London (GBR), and Madrid (ESP)1 were today accepted by the International Olym...
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18. May 2004

And More from the IOC
IOC Approves Consensus With Regard to Athletes Who Have Changed Sex The Executive Board of the International Olympic ...
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18. May 2004

Canada Set on XC WC Calendar
As www.wintersport.as has reported on this spring, there is interest to host cross-country events in both the Americas a...
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18. May 2004

Estonians Support More Individual Starts and Return to Old Pursuit
Andrus Veerpalu is possibly the leading male classic cross-country skier in the world, yet no events in the 2005 world c...
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18. May 2004

Candian Alpine Selections
WORLD CUP MEDALLISTS GRANDI, SIMARD, GUAY TO LEAD 2004-05 CANADIAN ALPINE SKI TEAM Newly-named national team already b...
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19. May 2004

US Ski Notes
BOESTER NAMED TRUSTEE OF U.S. SKI AND SNOWBOARD TEAM FOUNDATION PARK CITY, Utah (MAY 19) ...
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19. May 2004

IOC News
IOC Executive Board Wraps up Discussions The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) conclu...
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19. May 2004

Poiree Interview, Part 2
Raphael Poiree, in the incredibly tough and demanding men...
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20. May 2004

Poiree Background
Raphael Poiree, France (born 1974) Latest: Very strong end to 2003/2004 season, won overall world cup ahead of Bjo...
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20. May 2004

Norwegian XC Update/Camp Schedule/Program
The Norwegian cross-country men start their official season with a dry land camp starting on Monday. Head coach Chris...
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21. May 2004

Norwegian XC Background
The Norwegian cross-country men start their first camp next week, here is some background information on the coach and t...
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21. May 2004

Norwegian XC Women Start Season with Lots of Intervals
The Norwegian cross-country women will start their 2004/2005 preparations with a dry land camp starting this weekend. ...
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22. May 2004

Estil Aims for Individual Events and Worlds for 2004/2005 Season
Norway...
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22. May 2004

Frode Estil Background
Frode Estil (born 1972, Norway) Finally got message that he and Alsgaard will share gold on pursuit from 2002 Olympic...
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22. May 2004

Norway' s Hammer Looking Strong
Norway...
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24. May 2004

Norwegian cross-country Men Start Camp Season
The Norwegian cross-country men start their first dry land camp today with lots of hours and easy training at intensity ...
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24. May 2004

Red Group in XC To Start According to FIS Points?
There may be some changes in the starting order in interval cross-country events during the 2004/2005 season. The red...
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24. May 2004

USSA HONORS PETERSON, RAHLVES, LODWICK, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS CLUB
PARK CITY, Utah (MAY 25) - Olympians Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, CA) and Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) were honore...
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25. May 2004

Norwegian Birkebeiner News (Nor.)
Som mange av dere sikkert vet har vi gjennomf...
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25. May 2004

Italy Makes XC Selections
There were no major surprises as Italy made their 2004/2005 cross-country selections this week. The men...
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25. May 2004

Italian XC Background Information/Sites
Italian men Fulvio Valbusa, Pietro Piller Cottrer and Freddy Schwienbacher and Gabrialla Paruzzi all won world cup event...
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25. May 2004

Alsgaard Joins Norwegian XC Skiers for Skate Lessons
Former 5 times Olympic Thomas Alsgaard will join the Norwegian cross-country men at their first dry land camp this week....
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25. May 2004

Liberec vs. Oslo for 2009
Liberec, The Czech Republic and Oslo, Norway are the 2 candidates for the 2009 Nordic world championships. Jurg Cap...
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26. May 2004

Behle Continues as Head Coach in Germany
After 3 very successful seasons with Olympic gold for the cross-country women in 2002, gold for Teichmann on the 15k in ...
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26. May 2004

Jochen Behle Presentatation and Background
Here is some information on Mr. Jochen Behle, head coach for the German cross-country skiers. Name: Jochen Behle Civ...
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26. May 2004

Roller Ski News (Fre.Eng.Ger.)
FRA Les Championnats du monde de rollerski pr...
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27. May 2004

Norwegian Nordic Combined News (Nor.)
Sm...
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27. May 2004

Italian Biathlon Teams for 2004/2005
German Gerald Koenig in the new coach for the Italians world cup team. Paolo Riva, former coach is now with XC team. ...
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27. May 2004

Dusseldorf Leads Spectator List for XC
Even though the defination of a spectator for cross-country may vary (in Oslo for example, there are thousands out in th...
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27. May 2004

Leading Norwegian XC Skier to Change Skis
After having tested skis this spring, Oddbjoern Hjelmeset confirms to www.wintersport.as that he will change to Rossigno...
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27. May 2004

Hilde Pedersen Wins XC Test in Norway
The Norwegian cross-country women held a 5k plus 4k pursuit test on roller ski on Friday. 5 classic: Hilde Pederse...
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28. May 2004

US Ski News
U.S. SKI TEAM ANNOUNCES 2005 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE PARK CITY, Utah (May 28) ...
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28. May 2004

Finnish XC News
These are the summer programs for the Finnish cross-country teams for the 2004/2005 season. FINNISH XC TEAM SUMMER PR...
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28. May 2004

Aukland Wins Demanding Roller Ski Test in Norway
The Norwegian cross-country men wrapped up their first week of camp training today with a grueling 1 hour pursuit event ...
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29. May 2004

Anders Aukland Background
Anders Aukland (born1972, Norway) Latest: Won Vasaloppet 2004, first Norwegian to do this since 1971 Won Marcial...
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29. May 2004

Ulvang Speaks on Future of XC
Vegard Ulvang, Norway...
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31. May 2004

Ulvang in Change of Political Course
Vegard Ulvang has gained momentum in FIS and is now a part of the cross-country and world cup committees, he has been an...
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31. May 2004

Norwegian NC News
Kristian Hammer and his wife Kamilla got a daughter today. Separately, the Norwegian Nordic combined team will start a c...
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31. May 2004

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