News Archive; June 2001


FIS Cross Country News/Price Money to Increase
Prize money will increase in cross country for the upcoming season. The top 10 will receive cash, the winner will get 15...
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01. June 2001

FIS News/Ski Jumping
PORSELEN TRACKS TO BE ALLOWED:The use of snow china or porselen tracks will be tried out in some ski jumping events this...
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01. June 2001

4 Mass Starts in 2002 XC Season
4 MASS STARTS 2001/2002:There will likely be as much as 4 mass start races in the upcoming cross country season for men....
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01. June 2001

World Cup Winner Kostelic Injured, Out Until July
Croatia's alpine skiing champion Janica Kostelic will be out of action for three months after a second operation on her ...
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01. June 2001

Breaking News, Myllyla To Retire
Mika Myllyla, the leading Finnish cross country skier, said on Friday that he will retire from active skiing. He will al...
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01. June 2001

Myllyla Retires With Several Gold Medals in the Bag
As reported earlier today, the leading Finnish cross country skier Mika Myllyla, has chosen to retire at age 32.Myllyla ...
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02. June 2001

Olympic XC Notes (3), 1968-1984, 02.06.01
NORMAY DOMINATES IN 1968:In Grenoble in 1968 Norwegian Harald Gr...
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02. June 2001

Bjørndalen Draws First Blood of Season in Biathlon
Ole Einar Bj...
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02. June 2001

Frode Second in "Season Start" in Germany
Ole Einar Bj...
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02. June 2001

Ole Einar Wins "Season Opener" in Germany
Ole Einar Bj...
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02. June 2001

New Country Site for Latvia, Total 12 Nations
www.wintersport.as now has local news sites for 12 nations or countries. Please select country on the left site on the ...
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02. June 2001

Olympic XC Notes (4), 1988-1998, 03.06.01
CALGARY:Russian Devyatyarov won the 15k in Calgary in 1988 and his teammate Prokururov the 30k. Svan took 2 more golds,...
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03. June 2001

Olympic Champion Buraas Out for Season
Norwegian alpine skier Hans Petter Buraas, the Olympic slalom champion from 1998, has undergone back and neck surgery in...
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03. June 2001

Meinel New Nordic Combined B Coordinater
German Sabine Meinel, almost 31, was elected for the Nordic Combined World Cup B-coordinator. In her job Meinel will fol...
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03. June 2001

Bjørndalen Wins Again
Ole Einar Bj...
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03. June 2001

Ole Einar Wins Team Competition With Natalie
Ole Einar Bj...
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03. June 2001

Frode and Gunn Margit Second
Ole Einar Bj...
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03. June 2001

Isometse Accuses Elofsson of Doping
Jari Isometse, one of the Finnish cross country skiers caught in doping this winter, has just released a book.Isometse d...
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03. June 2001

Olympic XC Notes (5), Tight race in Lake Placid Between Wassberg and Mieto
The Olympic games in Lake Placid in 1980 provided the tightest race ever in cross country skiing. Thomas Wassberg of Sw...
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04. June 2001

Olympic XC Notes (6), Zimjatov Won by 3 Minutes in XC, 4 Olympic Golds Total
Nikolay Zimjatov was one of the greatest cross country classic skiers ever. The Russian won 3 gold medals in the 1980 O...
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04. June 2001

Nathalie Santer Wins Bike Biathlon
Results from bike biathlon this weekend in Germany, women:1 11 Frauen 5x2,9 km Santer, Nathalie ITA ...
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04. June 2001

Bjørndalen Wins Bike Biathlon
Full men's results from this weekend's bike biathlon. Marco Morgenstern who collapsed in the relay in the world champion...
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04. June 2001

Bjørnalen and Santer Win Bike Biathlon
Full results from bike biathlon team competition this weekend in Germany.1. Bike - Biathlon Altenberg 03.06.2001 Team-We...
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04. June 2001

Double Victory for Ole EInar in Bike Biathlon
INDIVIDUAL:1 Herren 5x3,2 km 13 Bj...
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04. June 2001

Olympic XC Notes (7), World’s Best XC Skier Never Got Olympic Individual Medal.
Oddvar Br...
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05. June 2001

Olympic XC Notes (8), Norwegian Coach Close to Gold in 1988
P...
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05. June 2001

Alpine News Bakke, Costellic, Buraas
Trine Bakke, leading Norwegian slalom skier, is back on skies after having stayed out all last season due to a injury.Ba...
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05. June 2001

Figure Skating Tickets at $5 000
The SLOC continues its success with selling Olympic tickets via the auction site e-bay.Hers are some of the offers that ...
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05. June 2001

WADA clamps down on asthma treatment use
In the light on all the doping discussions this winter and spring, here are some rule "improvements" from the track and ...
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05. June 2001

IOC adds two to banned substance list
Two new substances have been added to the International Olympic Committee's list of banned drugs. The substances were on...
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05. June 2001

Success of Online Auctions Not Likely for Other Sports
The Olympic ticket auction's initial success is unlikely to spur other American sports leagues to use the approach to ra...
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05. June 2001

Olympic XC Notes (9), Deahlie Greatest Winter Olympian Ever
Bj...
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06. June 2001

Olympic Cross Country Notes (10), The Changes/General
The men’s 4x10k relay in cross country for men introduced in 1936Change from 18k to 15k in 1956 in the men’s...
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06. June 2001

Final 2001/2002 Ski Jumping Schedules
The ski jumping season will start in August with 7 races in the summer series in Germany, France, Austria and Japan.The ...
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06. June 2001

Financial Irregularities/2002 Olympics
A state budget analyst says he was muzzled by his bosses in 1997 when he tried to expose the now-infamous scholarship pr...
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07. June 2001

Alcoholic Rules Relaxed in Salt Lake
Olympic revelers will be able to sip grog, mulled wine or beer while milling around City Hall. After wringing their ...
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07. June 2001

Cross Country News From Norway
Kjetil Grindheim, the Norwegian haed coach for the cross country women parts of last season, is back as head coach for a...
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07. June 2001

Biathletes Draw Attention From Poets
Please take a look at this great initiative below, poems about the biathletes.Read more in the guest books at:http://www...
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07. June 2001

Poem About Nathalie
Please take a look at this great initiative below, poems about the biathletes.Read more at in the guest books at:http://...
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07. June 2001

Olympic Ski Jumping Notes (1), 1924-1972
The pre war years in ski jumping were dominated by Norway, Jacob Tullin Tams winning in 1924, Alf Andersen in 1928, Birg...
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07. June 2001

Auction Sales for Olympics Close to $1 Million
Almost $1 million has been raised in the latest round of Olympic ticket sales. "We had an overwhelmingly great first...
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08. June 2001

Genetic Modification New Doping?
The International Olympic Committee this week braced itself for the onset of a problem more formidable and dangerous tha...
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08. June 2001

Genetic Modification New Doping?
The International Olympic Committee this week braced itself for the onset of a problem more formidable and dangerous tha...
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08. June 2001

Lodwick and Americans Coming to Norway
Olympic gold medal contender American Todd Lodwick is well on his way in season preparations. Here are his comments.We a...
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08. June 2001

Alsgaard Looking for 7th Gold in a Row, Beating Deahlie and Svan
Thomas Alsgaard, the leading Norwegian cross country skier, did not succeed last winter (as quoted by himself several ti...
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08. June 2001

Norwegian Ski Association With Surplus
The Norwegian Ski Association is holding its annual conference this weekend.Jan Jensen, the president since 1995, is lik...
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09. June 2001

Austria Dominates Skiing, Stiansen Wins Sailing Event
The Austrians, lead by the winner of 4 out of 5 men's overall world cups, Hermann Maier, did turn in a magnificant perfo...
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09. June 2001

Jevne Aiming for Gold in 2002?
Erling Jevne, the veteran Norwegian classic cross country skier, will have a couple of chances to prove his abilities ne...
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09. June 2001

2002 Olympic s in Good Financial Health, Auction Sales Controversial
Auctioning seats to the Olympics is producing much-needed revenue for the Games, says Salt Lake Organizing Committee Pre...
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09. June 2001

Norway top 7 in XC
The Norwegian men in cross country skiing sometimes are to that sport what Austrian men are the Super G in alpine.In the...
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10. June 2001

Gruber Austrian Champion in Nordic Combined
Results from Austrian Championships, postponed from last winter:1 Michael Gruber 266,5/1, 16:29,5/2 0,02 Mario Stecher 2...
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10. June 2001

Norway and Holmenkollen to Apply for Worlds 2009
Norway likely will apply for the world championships in the Nordic disciplines 2009 and the likely venue will be Holmenk...
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10. June 2001

Salt Lake to Host World Cup Finals 2004
Salt Lake City, the venue of the 2002 Olympics, has been chosen to host the world cup finals in 2004 for all events that...
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10. June 2001

New Pictures of Bjørndalen
Ole Einar Bj...
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11. June 2001

Ole Einar Back in Norway
Ole Einar Bj...
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11. June 2001

Olympic Bid Leader Accused of Writing False Statements
Tom Welch and his attorneys are demanding a retraction and apology from Gov. Mike Leavitt for accusing the former bid le...
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11. June 2001

Koss and Olympic Aid Get Boost From 2002 Organizers
Businessman Kem Gardner admits being a bit reluctant to get involved when Salt Lake Organizing Committee President Mitt ...
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11. June 2001

Andresen Does Well in Mountain Bike
Frode Andresen did participate in a Norwegian mountain bike race this weekend in Drammen. H...
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11. June 2001

Utah and The West on Display
Corinne Sorenson doesn't know what she will serve if international Olympic visitors accept her invitation to dinner at h...
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12. June 2001

Daehlie and Norway Lead WC Standings Men
Since the official world cup in cross country was started in 1981, Norway has won 8 times in the men's class, lead by Bj...
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12. June 2001

Russia Dominates Women's XC, Norway Best Overall
Despite Elofsson and Muhlegg on the top, Norway did dominate the men's cross country overall last season.Norway scored a...
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12. June 2001

Marent Reports From Austria
After a long time news from austria. We have started our training for the olympics end of april with a trainingscamp in ...
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12. June 2001

Norway to Make no Changes in Ski Jumping
The once great ski jumping nation Norway has finally made its team selctions for the 2002 Olympic season.8 athletes were...
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13. June 2001

Jensen Re-elected as Ski President in Norway
Jan Jensen was re-elected as president of the Norwegian ski association last weekend. He has been in the position since ...
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13. June 2001

Widhoelzl Austrian Champion
Andreas Widhoelz, the winner of 3 out of 4 races and the overall winner of the 4 hills tournament in 2000, won the Austr...
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13. June 2001

Finns to Ban all Intravenous Methods
Finnish sports officials have decided to ban cross-country skiers from using all intravenous injections, after a doping ...
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14. June 2001

Forsberg to End Career With Olympic Gold?
The leading Swedish biathlete Magdalena Forsberg is number one in a number of ways but one, the Olympics.Forsberg last s...
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14. June 2001

Forsberg to End Career With Olympic Gold?
The leading Swedish biathlete Magdalena Forsberg is number one in a number of ways but one, the Olympics.Forsberg last s...
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14. June 2001

Chinese Favorite in Biathlon
Chinese biathlete Shumei Yu is one of the favorites for the 2002 Olympics. Yu, a a silver medalist from the world champi...
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14. June 2001

Marent Reports From Austria, June 2001
After a long time news from austria. We have started our training for the olympics end of april with a trainingscamp in ...
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14. June 2001

Skari Still Behind Father in Olympic Performance
Bente Skari, formerly Martinsen, the double world champion from Lahti, has certain roots to draw on in terms of performa...
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14. June 2001

Norway Kicks Waxing Expert
Per Knut Aaland, the star waxing expert of the Norwegian cross country team, will withdraw from his position.Aaland, sil...
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14. June 2001

Sweden Selects Olympic Team in XC
Sweden has made the first selections for the Olympics in Salt Lake.The double world champion from 2001 and world cup win...
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14. June 2001

Unauthorized Games Site Ordered to Quit
A federal judge has shut down a Salt Lake City-based Web site that Olympic officials had complained was illegally using ...
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14. June 2001

JudgRacketeering Charges Against Welch, Johnson Stand
A federal magistrate has rejected a defense motion to dismiss racketeering charges against former Salt Lake Olympic lead...
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14. June 2001

Norwegian Ski Jumping; Structural Problems, not Coaches
Steinar Johannesen has taken over as the new leader for the Norwegian ski jumping committee, here are some of his opinio...
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15. June 2001

Schmitt Trails Nykaenen in WC Wins
Adam Malysz won 11 of the last 16 world cup races in ski jumping this season and won the overall world cup ahead of Germ...
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15. June 2001

Stephan Eberharther Reports From Austria
Wie gewohnt an dieser Stelle die "Latest News":WadentrainingW...
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15. June 2001

Olympic Leader From Bid Scandal to Talk on TV
A month before he pleads his case to a jury, Tom Welch has decided to tell his story to a national television audience. ...
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15. June 2001

2001-02 United States Junior National Biathlon Team Selected
The United States Biathlon Association has named the 2001-02 Junior National Team. The team selection was based on Inter...
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15. June 2001

Doping Confirmed From Junior Worlds XC
The rumors from the junior world championships in cross country in Poland have been confirmed. Elena Kolomina from Kazak...
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16. June 2001

US Nordic Combined, By BJ Elden (Eng.Nor)
A Presentation of Nordic Combined in the USA, By BJ Elden, story in Norwegian below.I have now been a coach for the US t...
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16. June 2001

US Nordic Combined, By BJ Elden (Eng.Nor)
A Presentation of Nordic Combined in the USA, By BJ Elden, story in Norwegian below.I have now been a coach for the US t...
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16. June 2001

US Nordic Combined, By BJ Elden (Eng.Nor)
A Presentation of Nordic Combined in the USA, By BJ Elden, story in Norwegian below.I have now been a coach for the US t...
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16. June 2001

Bjervig Married
After a couple of difficult seasons, Norwegian cross country skier Espen Bjervig is getting married today. Bjervig, an a...
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16. June 2001

And Istad Married as Well
Norwegian women biathlete Gro Marit Istad is also getting married today at Voss, Norway. Istad did win a world cup race ...
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16. June 2001

Kreiner aims to stay continiously in top ten
Young Austrian David Kreiner had a good past season. He finished 10th in the overall World Cup, got 2nd place in Liberec...
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18. June 2001

Norway wants to stay on the top in NC
Team Norway made a short holiday to the Gozo-island in April-May with their sponsor (Valtra). They started training in t...
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18. June 2001

Team Finland going strong, Mantila training on his own
Team Finland had its first camp traditionally in Kilpisj...
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19. June 2001

Engen Vik to Take up Coaching Duties
Bjarte Engen Vik, the double world champion in Nordic combined from Lahti and the most winning Nordic combined skier eve...
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19. June 2001

Sweden not to Overemphasize Altitude, Elofsson Beats Deahlie's Record
The Swedish cross country team, fresh from the great success of Per Elofsson and Mathias Fredriksson, is well off into t...
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19. June 2001

Swedish Coach Dalen, Keep Sprints to Itself
Magnar Dalen, the successful Swedish cross country head coach, says the that he is not pleased with the current competit...
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19. June 2001

Former Finnish Head Coach in Jail for Smugling Charges
The former head coach for cross country skiing in Finland, Mr. Kari Pekka Kyr...
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19. June 2001

Dalen; Doping Tests Every Week Ahead of the Olympics
Magnar Dalen and the Swedish cross country team, having spent the last week skiing in Norway, aims for more doping tests...
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21. June 2001

"Official" Olympic Site Closed Down
A Web site whose name suggested an official Olympic connection, but instead offered visitors links to Internet gambling ...
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21. June 2001

Latvian Biathlon News
The Latvian Biathlon Team has been in their second training camp in Priekuli, near the town Cesis (Latvia) until June 21...
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22. June 2001

Latvian Biathlon News
The Latvian Biathlon Team has been in their second training camp in Priekuli, near the town Cesis (Latvia) until June 21...
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22. June 2001

Ivanov and Veerpalu Olympic Favorites?
Per Elofsson, Thomas Alsgaard and Johann Muhlegg are some large favorites in the men’s cross country for the 2002 ...
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22. June 2001

Skari and Tschepalova to Remain on Top?
In the women’s cross country, the 2001 season was heavily centered on Skari and Tschepalova, Skari taking 2 gold i...
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22. June 2001

Malysz to Repeat Polish Victory from 1972?
Adam Malysz won 11 world cup races last season, the overall world cup and a world championships gold medal. Poland has a...
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22. June 2001

Muhlegg 6th in Roller Skiing Championships
Johan Muhlegg, world champion on the 50k in Lahti last year and second in the overall world cup, only managed 6th in tod...
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22. June 2001

Italy Dominates European Rollerski Championships
The European rollerski championships continued today with the pursuits for men and women.Italian Alberto Pertile, second...
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23. June 2001

No Legal Proceedings against Höllwarth
Lahti World Championship bronze medallist, Martin H...
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23. June 2001

Sweden Beats Norway in XC
Sweden's Morgan G...
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24. June 2001

Denmark and Holland Earn Medals in XC Roller Skiing
The European roller ski championships was concluded today in Germany. Italy had been the dominant force the men's class ...
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24. June 2001

Germany Features Several Gold Candidates in NC
Germany, once the leading Nordic combined nation with the likes of Ullrich Wehling (3 Olympic gold medals) and Hermann W...
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24. June 2001

Alsgaard to Focus on Skiing, Critical to Press
Thomas Alsgaard, the outspoken Norwegian cross country skier, says that, despite a gold in the relay in Lahti and a thir...
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24. June 2001

Russian News on www.wintersport.as
Russia entered the Olympics games in 1956, at that time as a part of the Soviet Union. The nation has been dominant in ...
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25. June 2001

Learn About the Olympics, Earn $ 1 000 Cash
www.wintersport.as has now finished its Olympic library ahead of the 2002 Olympic games.In the left side of the front me...
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25. June 2001

European Roller Ski Championships, Pursuit
The European roller ski championships was held this weekend in Germany. Please view the top pursuit racers below, all re...
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26. June 2001

Italy Well Prepared for 2002, Also on the Internet
www.wintersport.as is in the process of joining forces with respected and recognized sites, here is some information fro...
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26. June 2001

Cattarinussi in Legal Trouble in Italy
Rumors from Italy indicate that the leading male biathlet Rene Cattarinussi is in trouble.Cattarinussi might have bought...
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26. June 2001

Cattarinussi in Legal Trouble in Italy
Rumors from Italy indicate that the leading male biathlete Rene Cattarinussi is in trouble.Cattarinussi might have bough...
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26. June 2001

Wiberg Confirmed Back in Sweden
Pernilla Wiberg has confirmed that she will be back in the Swedish alpine camp for the 2001/2002 season. Wiberg has bee...
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27. June 2001

Olympic Competition om www.wintersport.as
1. When did biathlon (for men) become a part of the Olympic program? 1948 1956 1960 2. How many Olympic gold meda...
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27. June 2001

Skiiing Options This Summer/New Zealand
Being tired of roller skiing and gleicher skiing, consider jumping on the plane to New Zealand and Australia.Here is som...
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27. June 2001

Ski With Olympic Star in Hawaii
Bill Koch, generally recognized as the father of skating, is no stranger to new ventures. The Olympic silver medalist f...
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27. June 2001

Ski With Olympic Star in Hawaii
Bill Koch, generally recognized as the father of skating, is no stranger to new ventures. The Olympic silver medalist f...
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27. June 2001

How to Get a Drink in Salt Lake (for free)
If Utah's liquor laws present a barrier to the typical Olympics visitor who wants a cocktail after the day's events, the...
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28. June 2001

Profane Music Not Wanted From Snowboarders in 2002
Grunge music gives Mitt Romney the blues. Romney, president of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, has prohibited...
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28. June 2001

Mundal's Services Still Sought After
Steiner Mundal, former Canadian and Norwegian cross country head coach, is now coaching a regional team, Buskerud, in No...
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29. June 2001

Cross Country News
Aaland out:Per Knut Aaaland, the talented Norwegian waxer, is definitely out of the Norwegian team.Aaland will be taking...
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29. June 2001

Cattarinussi Kicked off National Team
As www.wintersport.as reported earlier this week, the leading Italian biathlete Rene Cattarinussi has been officially ki...
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29. June 2001

Cattarinussi Kicked off National Team
As reported earlier this week, the leading Italian biathlete Rene Cattarinussi has been officially kicked off the nation...
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29. June 2001

No Relief in Sight for Bid Chief SLC 2002
Bribery charges against the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics bid chiefs have been upheld by a US judge. The bid officials ...
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29. June 2001

Daehlie in Comeback!
Bj...
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29. June 2001

Skiing Season in Full Swing Down Under
www.wintersport.as has just added a complete new country site, www.wintersport.as/australia. Great thanks to Finn Marsla...
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29. June 2001

Olympics Live or on Tape?
The business of sport was changed forever the first time an athletic event moved its starting time to fit a television ...
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30. June 2001

Olympic Web Site Rescued?
Industry giants have rescued the Salt Lake Organizing Committee's Web site from a bankruptcy quagmire. Television ne...
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30. June 2001

Defense Wins Delay in Olympic Trial
The Olympic bribery trial has been postponed until July 30 to give attorneys for former bid leaders Tom Welch and Dave J...
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30. June 2001

Skari and Aukland Win in Norway, Tshepalova and Alsgaard 5th
Anders Aukland won today's show race in Kragar...
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30. June 2001

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