News Archive; May 2006


Joergeon Aukland Wins on Iceland
The skiing season in Iceland came to an end on Saturday with the country's biggest and most prestigious race, the Fossa...
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01. May 2006

Can and US Ski Notes
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY VANCOUVER 2010 CEO TO SHARE SPIRIT OF 2010 GAMES WITH NATIONAL SPORT SCHOOL OLYMPIANS ...
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02. May 2006

Norway Dominates Men's XC Sprints
While Sweden has dominated the skate sprints for men the last 4 years, Norway has been equally strong in classic. 7 Norw...
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02. May 2006

Nor. Bia Selections, Gjelland Sacked, Poiree Quits
These are the Norwegian biathlon teams for the 2006/2007 season, in the women’s class Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poiree has en...
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02. May 2006

Miller Changing Skis Aheaf of 07 Season
Leading US men’s alpine skier Bode Miller has reportedly changed ski brand from Atomic to Head ahead of the 2006/2007 se...
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02. May 2006

Norwegian Skiers Start 07 Season in France
The Norwegian cross-country skiers and biathletes are currently training together on a cycling camp in France (and Spain...
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03. May 2006

Aukland Runs Well in Norway, Northug 5th
Some of the leading Norwegian cross-country skiers ran a 10k street race in Halden this weekend. Anders Aukland, who ...
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03. May 2006

Several Well Qualified Coaches Apply for Nor. Head Coach Position
Norway is currently searching for a new coach for their cross-country men (traditional, not sprint), this since Christer...
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03. May 2006

5 Men on Nor. SJ Team for 07, 3 More to Come
Norway has selected these 5 jumpers to be a part of the 2006/2007 national team: Lars Bystoel, Tommy Ingebrigtsen, Ro...
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03. May 2006

Can. Alpine Notes May 06
INAUGURAL “COACHES SUMMIT” PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON COMMUNICATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT First ever Coaches Summit attr...
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04. May 2006

Maier, Strobl, Walchofer Lead Aut. Alp. Team, Dorfmeister Retires
These are the Austrian men’s alpine team for the 2006/2007 season: Grugger, Franz return from injuries Men's A tea...
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05. May 2006

Ulvang, Pekk Likely Candidates for Top XC Position in FIS
After having taken over from Odd Martinsen in 2002, Peter Petricek will leave his position as Chairman of the FIS Cross-...
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05. May 2006

Tour de Ski XC 06/07 Complete Update per Early May 06
This is the latest update on the most important issues related to the FIS cross-country Tour de Ski, there may still be ...
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07. May 2006

Sweden Hires Sattin as U23 XC Coach
Bengt Stattin will be the coach for the Swedish U23/development teams for the next season. Sattin has worked at Solle...
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08. May 2006

Norwegian Torgeir Bjoern Speks on New Model for Nor. XC Training
Torgeir Bjoern was the leading candidate to take over the Norwegian men’s cross-country team yet has now withdrawn his c...
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09. May 2006

Leading Nor. Coach Withdraws Candidature
In a previous article www.wintersport.as spoke to Torgeir Bjoern on how he view correct training for cross-country. B...
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09. May 2006

Olympic Track and Field Champion to Work with Hetland and Co.
Former Norwegian track and field star Vebjoern Rodal will work with the Norwegian cross-country men cross-country sprint...
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09. May 2006

Veerpalu, Smigun Lead Estonian 07 XC Team Selections
These are the Estonian cross-country teams fort the 2006/2007 season: The teams will start their camps in May and wil...
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11. May 2006

High Altitude Tents and Chambers may Be Deemed A Banned Method by WADA on Par With EPO Use
WADA’s Executive Committee will host meetings this weekend and discuss a number of issues, one related to skiing (and ot...
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11. May 2006

Norway Selects 06/07 XC Coaches
Norway has selected coaches for the men’s cross-country teams for the 2 006/2007 season. Latest: Aage Skinstad, t...
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12. May 2006

VETERANS GRANDI, FORSYTH, AND SIMARD RETURN TO LEAD 2006/07 SKI TEAM
Alpine Canada Alpin Names 40 Athletes To Leading-Edge Summer Training Program CALGARY, Alberta (May 12, 2006) – Vete...
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12. May 2006

Finland Selects 06/07 XC Teams
FINNISH CROSS-COUNTRY INFO/Team Selections 2006/07 Below please find the training teams for 2006/07. Greetings, Heid...
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12. May 2006

Ahonen Interview Spring 06
Qual had an opportunity to catch up with Janne Ahonen on his birthday, a bit ahead of opening of drag racing season. Wh...
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12. May 2006

2011 Nordic Worlds Decision Coming Up
Sapporo will host the 2007 Nordic worlds while Liberec in The Czech Republic will host the 2009 games. These are the ...
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15. May 2006

Korea Gets Worlds in Biathlon
These are the preliminary world cup schedules for biathlon for the 08 to 10 seasons. PyeongChang in Korea has been aw...
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15. May 2006

Asian Countries Join Nordic/Biathlon Calendar
There will during the next years be more winter sport events in Asia. The world championships in ski jumping, Nordic ...
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15. May 2006

Skisprung: Alexander Herr lehnt weitere Gespräch mit der DSV-Führung ab
Planegg (dsv) Alexander Herr hat die Einladung zu einem abschließenden Gespräch über die Fortsetzung seiner Karriere mit...
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15. May 2006

No Surprises in Austrian NC Selections for National Teams
These are the Austrian Nordic combined teams for the 2006/2007 season Toni Innauer continues as Director for Nordic...
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15. May 2006

Botwinow, Hoffmann Lead Austrian XC Team for 07 Season, Gattermann Takes Head Coach Position
These are the Austrian cross-country teams for the 2006/2007 season: Listings to the right below may be coaches and o...
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15. May 2006

Rottmann, Perner Off Aut. Biathlon Teams for 06/07 Season
These are the Austrian biathlon teams for the 2006/2007 season. Again note that coaches and other support staff is li...
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15. May 2006

Veterans Continue on Austrian SJ Teams for 06/07
The veterans continue in the Austrian ski jumping as Hoellwarth and Widhoelzl are a part of the 2006/2007 national team....
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15. May 2006

Sweden Confirms XC Teams for 06/07 Season, Oerstig Retires, Dahlberg Set for Another Season
These are the confirmed Swedish cross-country teams for the 2006/2007 season. Dahlberg is listed on the women’s team, it...
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15. May 2006

Prokurorov New Women’s XC Coach in Russia; Sprint Teams for Women and Men
Russia has picked national teams for the 2006/2007 cross-country season, these are the teams and some comments on coache...
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15. May 2006

Liegl Aims for Comeback
Austrian ski jumper Florian Liegl, having retired after the 2005 season, will make a comeback for the 2006/2006 season. ...
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17. May 2006

PETER KELLOGG, TED LIGETY RECEIVE TOP USSA AWARDS
PARK CITY (May 17) - Financier Peter Kellogg of Short Hills, N.J., a longtime board member of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard...
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17. May 2006

Finland Makes 06/07 SJ National Team Selections
Finnish Teams in Ski Jumping 2006/07 A-maajoukkue/A-team: Janne Ahonen Lahden Hiihtoseura ...
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17. May 2006

And NC Teams for Finland for 06/07 Season
Finland's Nordic Combined national teams for 2006/2007 season: A-maajoukkue/A- team: ...
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17. May 2006

US XC/Ski Notes
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS RETURN TO MIDWEST THROUGH 2008 Houghton, Mich wins back to back bids after successful Junio...
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18. May 2006

THREE-TIME OLYMPIAN JUSTIN WADSWORTH JOINS XC COACHING STAFF
PARK CITY, Utah (May 18) - Three-time cross country Olympian Justin Wadsworth has been added to the U.S. Ski Team's Worl...
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18. May 2006

Swedish XC Teams Head to Norway for Skiing on Snow
The Swedish cross-country teams will start their training camps this Sunday on snow in Meraaker, Norway. Conditions a...
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19. May 2006

Nor. Track and Field Champion Starts Training with Nor. XC Sprinters
The Norwegian cross-country men have started their first camp of the season with dry-land training in Hoenefoss, Norway....
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20. May 2006

Combined Events Sprint/Long Distance Suggested for XC
Cross-country definitely is a sport on the move, in addition to the Tour de Ski that will start in late December 2006, t...
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20. May 2006

Ita. XC Notes
VAL DI FIEMME IN VILAMOURA FOR THE 45th INTERNATIONAL FIS CONGRESS - The candidacy for the championships of 201...
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22. May 2006

Bjoergen Starts From Lower Level this year, Still "Interval Periods" for Nor. XC Women
The Norwegian cross-country women will start their official camp on today at Klekken, near Hoenfoss, Norway. The team’s ...
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23. May 2006

Few Chances for Bjoerndalen and Berger to Make a Worlds Double
The biathlon world cup schedule for the 2006/2007 season follows below, it does not offer many chances for doubling up f...
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23. May 2006

German Skiing Notes/May 06
Alpin Herren: Trainingslager & Pressetermin in Loipersdorf (Österreich) ===============================================...
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23. May 2006

SJ Women Move from COC to Worlds
As previously reported (story below), it now appears that women’s ski jumping will be added to the world championships a...
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24. May 2006

Mass Starts Confirmed for 2007 Worlds
The introduction of mass starts on the longer events in the cross-country championships has proven somewhat difficult as...
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24. May 2006

CANADIAN ALPINE SKI TEAM CHAMPIONS SWAP SKIS FOR WHEELS
Grandi, Guay, Simard and Bourque tie record for CAST athletes receiving new Pontiac GMC vehicles through ‘Driven By Cham...
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24. May 2006

Ulvang Only Candidate for Top FIS Position?
News from FIS from the FIS congress this week follow below: These are some more “informal” news first: Norway’s Ve...
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24. May 2006

FIS SJ News, 06/07 Schdules Set, Women Coming Onto Worlds Schedule
FIS MEDIA INFO: Ski Jumping - Decisions of the FIS Council at the 45th International Ski Congress Vilamoura, May 24th...
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24. May 2006

Alpine News FIS Congress Spring 06
Alpine Skiing - Decisions of the FIS Council at the 45th International Ski Congress Vilamoura, May 25th, 2006 - The 45t...
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25. May 2006

2011 Nordic Worlds Awarded to Oslo
Sources present at the FIS International Ski Congress in Vilamoura (POR) have confirmed to www.wintersport.as that Holme...
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25. May 2006

And Garmisch Gets 2011 Alpine Worlds (Ger.)
Alpine FIS Ski Weltmeisterschaften 2011: Garmisch gewinnt! ------------------------------------------------------------...
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25. May 2006

Sweden Aims for 2013 Nordic Worlds
Sweden with Borlaenge and Falun has expressed interest in applying to host the 2013 world championships in the Nordic di...
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25. May 2006

2010 Ski Flying Worlds to Planica
Vilamoura, 25th May, 2006/ -- At its meeting in the 45th International Ski Congress today, the FIS Council elected the o...
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25. May 2006

US Ski Notes May 06
UNITED STATES TO HOST 22 WORLD CUPS DURING 2007 SEASON VILAMOURA, Portugal (May 26) - U.S. ski and snowboard resorts ...
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26. May 2006

FIS APPROVES WOMEN'S JUMPING FOR '09 WORLD CHAMPIOINSHIPS
Team event slated for 2011 championships VILAMOURA, Portugal (May 26) - The International Ski Federation (FIS) appro...
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26. May 2006

Ulvang Confirmed as FIS CCC Chairman?
It now appears that Vegard Ulvang will be confirmed as Chairman of the Cross-Country Committee in FIS. Ulvang won 3 g...
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26. May 2006

FIS News, No XC Long Distance Worlds, Mass Start in NC in 2009 Words, Kasper Re-Elected
Vilamoura, May 26th, 2006 – Conscious of the importance of its decisions for the future development of the sport of skii...
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26. May 2006

US Notes/FIS Congress May 06
Freestyle Worlds to Deer Valley, 22 U.S. World Cups in '07, Women Will Jump at '09 Worlds New Olympic sports and new ...
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26. May 2006

German Ski Jumper Herr Moves to Sweden?
It now appears that Alexander Herr will compete for Sweden in ski jumping. Herr has not been on “friendly” terms with...
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28. May 2006

Swe. XC Notes 280506
Carl Eric Stålberg omvald till Vise President i FIS Council Svenska Skidförbundets Ordförande omvaldes för ännu en tv...
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28. May 2006

Nutrikhin, Korostelyova Win XC Special Events in Moscov
A new sort of racing event was held in Moscow last week, on a 500 meters snow track the rules were as follows: The wo...
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30. May 2006

Rozhkov/Zaitseva Win Biathlon Relay in Moscov
The biathletes raced in Moscov as well, these are the results: The biathletes competed in sprint mixed pair relay rac...
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30. May 2006

Leading German Athletes Confirm Retirement
German leading athletes Hild Gerg, Martina Ertl, Andreas Ertl, Max Raufer (all alpine), Uschi Disl (biathlon), Anke Resc...
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30. May 2006

Germany Select 2006/2007 National Ski Teams
Germany have made selections for the 2006/2007 skiing season, these are the main teams, links with more information belo...
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30. May 2006

Germany Picks 07 XC Teams, New Sprint Team with 9 Skiers
Germany have made selections for the 2006/2007 skiing season, these are the cross-country teams: There will now be a ...
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30. May 2006

LAKE LOUISE WINTERSTART WORLD CUP TO OPEN SPEED SEASON
2006-07 World Cup calendar among key decisions confirmed at the 45th FIS Congress in Vilamoura, Portugal Calgary, Al...
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31. May 2006

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