News Archive; June 2002


WHISTLER WAITS ON BID FOR 2004 ALPINE WORLD CUP FINALS
Portoroz, Slovenia (June 1st) - Canada's Whistler-Blackcomb resort is among a short list of candidates anxiously awaiti...
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01. June 2002

Franz Heinzer wird Trainer Weltcup Speed (German)
Mit der Verpflichtung von Franz Heinzer (40) aus Brunnen/SZ hat Swiss-Ski den Trainerstab des Herren Alpin-Team komplett...
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01. June 2002

Norwegian XC Women's Coach Gets Married
Marriage season is in full swing in the winter world, Egil Kristiansen, the Norwegian women's U23 cross-country coach, w...
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01. June 2002

Norwegian Biathlon News, Andresen Does well in Cycling, Gjelland Gets Married
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and Frode Andresen skipped Norway...
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01. June 2002

Norwegian Biathlon News, Andresen Does well in Cycling, Gjelland Gets Married
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and Frode Andresen skipped Norway...
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01. June 2002

ItalianTeam Presentations, Zorzi to Change Skis, NC Coach hired
The Italian cross-country teams for the 2002/2003 season may be found at this link: http://www.skitime.it/news/squadr...
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02. June 2002

Finland's new biathlon coach Toni Roponen presentation
Finland's national biathlon team got a brand new head coach. Toni Roponen replaced Anatoli Hovantsev. Previously Ropone...
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02. June 2002

Finland's new biathlon coach Toni Roponen presentation
Finland's national biathlon team got a brand new head coach. Toni Roponen replaced Anatoli Hovantsev. Previously Ropone...
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02. June 2002

18 Events Likely in 2003 NC Calendar, No US Events
The 2002/2003 Nordic combined world cup season will likely offer a somewhat lighter version says Harald Aarhus, Chairman...
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03. June 2002

More Use of k120 Hills in NC
As goes for ski jumping, more Nordic combined events are also heading towards the k120 hill instead of the k90. Out of 1...
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03. June 2002

Val di Fiemme 1991 Saw Change on Top in XC
The 1991 cross-country world championships in Val di Fiemme saw the change on top in the cross-country world. Gunde Svan...
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03. June 2002

Vattenfall fortsätter som alpin huvudsponsor (Swedish)
Svenska Skidf...
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03. June 2002

Lazutina, Muehlegg and Danilova Given 2 Year Bans from Skiing
Cross-country skiers Larissa Lazutina, Olga Danilova and Johann Muehlegg have been given 2 year bans from skiing by FIS....
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03. June 2002

B Cup in Nordic Combined Enjoys Success
The Nordic combined B world cup is growing in popularity, 18 events are expected to participate in the B cup for the 200...
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04. June 2002

2007 Alpine Selections Coming Up
The 2007 world championships in alpine will come down to 3 candidates, Aare, Sweden, Lillehamemr, Norway and Val D...
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04. June 2002

Nordic Championships Going to Japan in 2007?
The world championships in the Nordic disciplines feature 2 candidates for the 2007 games, Liberec in the Chech Republic...
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04. June 2002

Sweden and Switzerland to Cooperate in Ski Jumping
The leading Swedish ski jumper Kristoffer Jaefs will join the Swiss ski jumping team in his 2002/2003 preparations. The ...
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04. June 2002

Swiss XC News, Eng, Ger. Fre
Swiss women cross-country skier Natascia Leonardi Cortesi will continue to train with the Swiss men...
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04. June 2002

SKI COMMUNITY SADDENED BY DEATH OF Dr. JOHN READ
Canada's ski community is saddened by the death of Dr. John Hamilton Read, a life-long contributor to the sport of alpi...
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05. June 2002

Swiss XC News, Ger. Fre
Gliederung in drei regionale Trainingsgruppen Swiss-Ski hat f...
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05. June 2002

Lodwick and Demong Meet Elofsson in Norway
The American Nordic combined skiers have arrived in Norway (and hopefully recovering after a wedding party on Saturday)....
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05. June 2002

Finnish Nordic Combined Team getting into full swing
Finnish Nordic Combined A-team has already had the season's first training camp in Vuokatti behind them, and the next o...
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05. June 2002

Swedish XC News
Per Elofsson and the Swedish cross-country team head to Sognefjellet, Norway, for summer skiing this week. Mats Larss...
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05. June 2002

BLE DRUKKET UT
Som sikkert de fleste har f...
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06. June 2002

Double Pursuit Confirmed for 2003?
Although there has actually been discussions as to go back to the 2 days pursuit model in cross-country, the model to be...
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06. June 2002

Sprint and 10k/15k Change in Techniques for Val di Fiemme 2003
As the cross-country sprint in Val di Fiemme 2003 very likely is changed to skate, the 10k for women/15k for men will al...
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06. June 2002

Change on Top in XC in FIS, Martinsen to Quit
Odd Martinsen, the Chairman of the FIS Cross-Country Committee, will quit his positions, likely after this year (althoug...
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06. June 2002

Aare, Sweden gets World Championship in Alpine
The 2007 world championships in alpine will be hosted by Aare, Sweden. The other candidates were Lillehamemr, Norway and...
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06. June 2002

Can/FIS News
) LAKE LOUISE RACES OPEN WORLD CUP SPEED SEASON 2) WHISTLER CUP DATES SET 3) FIS COUNCIL ELECTIONS 1) LAKE LOUISE R...
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07. June 2002

Points/Rules Changes Likely in NC
There will likely be changes in the points systems calculations for Nordic combined 2002/2003 season. Having given 14...
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07. June 2002

Hjelmeset Getting Married
Oddbjoern Hjelmeset, leading Norwegian classic cross-country skier, will get married on this Saturday. The wedding will ...
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08. June 2002

Sapporo Confirmed for 2007
Sapporo, Japan, is confirmed as the 2007 host for the Nordic world championships. The other contender was Liberec. It ha...
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08. June 2002

No Follower for Martinsen in FIS
Odd Martinsen, the Chairman of the FIS Cross-Country Committee, will quit his position this year, yet FIS did not agree ...
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08. June 2002

Vincent Vittoz Interview, Part One
Vincent Vittoz is the leading French cross-country skier, he has as his best 2nd and 3rd places in world cup events. He ...
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09. June 2002

Norwegian XC Sprinters With Pure Sprint Training
The Norwegian cross-country sprinters on the national team will have their second sprint camp of the season the first 3 ...
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10. June 2002

New Points Model in Ski Jumping
The new judging/style method for ski jumping will be tested this summer during the summer Grand Prix says the re-elected...
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10. June 2002

Martinsen Ends 16 Years Position as FIS XC Chairman
Norway...
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11. June 2002

Sestriere to Host 2004 World Cup Final?
There has been numerous discussions as the where the 2004 skiing world cup final may be held, the Salt Lake City area me...
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11. June 2002

Val di Fiemme 2003 cross-country Program Confirmed
Men: 30k mass start and 15k interval start classic Sprint and 50k skate Double pursuit (10k classic plus 10k skate ...
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11. June 2002

Canadian Alpine News
) VANDERBEEK NOMINATED FOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Kitchener, Ontario [June 11, 2002] - Canadian Alpine Ski Team racer Ke...
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12. June 2002

Henkel Hopes to Build Olympic Success Into WC Success
One of Germany...
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12. June 2002

Henkel Well Under Way for 2003
One of Germany...
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12. June 2002

FIS Ski Jumping News/Slovenia Update
The 2004 world championship in ski flying will include a team competition as well as the individual event (as proposed b...
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12. June 2002

Ulvang, Smirnow in line for top FIS Positions?
Odd Martinsen has chosen to end his FIS career after 16 years as Chairman of the FIS Cross-Country Committee. On a sh...
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12. June 2002

GODE NYHETER OM NY POENGSKALA
GODTE NYHETER FOR GODE LANGRENNSL...
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12. June 2002

No Separate XC World Championships in Long Distance Racing
There will be no separate world championships in long distance cross-country racing, FIS decided last week. There ha...
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14. June 2002

Biathlon Coaches Sought in the US
Position: Biathlon Training Education Center Coach and Team Manager Location: Burlington, Vermont, USA Start Date:...
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14. June 2002

Swedish Ski News
Kontaktpersoner i detta ...
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14. June 2002

WORLDLOPPET JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST DRUGS IN CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Worldloppet is an union of the 14 most famous long distance cross country ski races in the world, with 14 races in four ...
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15. June 2002

Vasaloppet Does not Welcome Doped Skiers (Ever!)
The Finnish cross-country skiers Mika Myllyla and Jari Isometse have, according to various sources, expressed interest i...
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15. June 2002

Daehlie Brands Going into Sponsor Deals
Bjoern Daehlie...
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15. June 2002

Daehlie Brands Going into Sponsor Deals
Bjoern Daehlie...
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15. June 2002

US Ski News
Pete Vordenberg, who has been our great Factory Team athlete and SkiPost storyteller for the past years, will now be sh...
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15. June 2002

VELGER FISCHER
Etter en del testing av ski denne v...
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16. June 2002

Tallus became a full-time athlete
Jaakko Tallus is now, first time ever, full-time athlete. Tallus, 21, finished military service in Lahti in the end of ...
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16. June 2002

Biathlon Notes, Bjoerndalen to Stay with Rossignol, Andresen Wins Summer Event
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the winner of 4 Olympic gold medals from the 2002 winter games, will renew his skiing deal with t...
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17. June 2002

Biathlon Notes, Bjoerndalen to Stay with Rossignol, Andresen Wins Summer Event
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the winner of 4 Olympic gold medals from the 2002 winter games, will renew his skiing deal with t...
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17. June 2002

FIS Calls for No Val di Fiemme Entry for Finnish XC Skiers
According to sources in FIS, the suspended Finnish cross-country skiers from the 2001 Lahti world championship will not ...
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17. June 2002

Swedish XC Report
The Swedish cross-country team did enjoy great skiing conditions at Sognefjellet, Norway, last week, says head coach Per...
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17. June 2002

FIS Roller Ski World Cup Results from Germany
The FIS roller ski world cup started this weekend in Geyer and Zw...
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17. June 2002

Leading NC Athlete to Change Equipment
The leading Norwegian Nordic combined skier Christian Hammer has decided to change skis for the 2002/2003 season. Ham...
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18. June 2002

Vincent Vittoz Interview, Part Two
Vincent Vittoz is the leading French cross-country skier, these are some of the thoughts he shared with http://www.winte...
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18. June 2002

Nordic Combined Summer GP Update
The Nordic combined 2002 summer series will kick off this summer in Winterberg, Germany. These are the 5 events. Samppa ...
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19. June 2002

Swedish Ski News
Skidorienteringslandslagets satsning mot hemma-VM g...
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19. June 2002

Nordic Combined Team and Ski Jumping Team to have a camp together
Finnish Nordic Combined team and Ski Jumping Team will gather together in Ruka, Kuusamo on July 8th for training camp. ...
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19. June 2002

Summer Skiing on Snow in Sweden this Weekend
Anders Aukland, Jens Arne Svartedal, the Fredriksson brothers, Bjoern Lind and most of the Swedish sprinters are some of...
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20. June 2002

Brass Nordic Combined in Lieksa
Nordic Combined in Finland has been part of annual Lieksa Brass Week since 2000. The unique event is called "Vaskiyhdist...
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20. June 2002

Estonian XC Report, By Paavo Nael
Estonia has enjoyed tremendous success in cross-country the last years, capturing gold and several medals in Olympics an...
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20. June 2002

32nd Mid Summer Skiing in Sweden (on snow)
As http://www.wintersport.as has reported, several leading Scandinavian cross-country skiers will compete on snow in Mal...
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20. June 2002

CAN SKI NEWS/SMALLER SKI CENTRES GET BIG BOOST FOR FIS RACES
Entry level ski racers in Canada are getting a big boost from a new proposal to run sanctioned FIS races at smaller ski...
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21. June 2002

Ulvang Follows Daehlie Into Sponsor Market
Vegard Ulvang, 3 times gold medal winner from the 1992 Olympics, is following his countryman Bjoern Deahlie into the spo...
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21. June 2002

Roller Ski World Cup Results
The cross-country roller ski world cup continued on Friday with prologues for women and men in Jablonec and Nisou. If...
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21. June 2002

Anders Aukland Wins XC in Sweden
Anders Aukland won ahead of Sweden...
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21. June 2002

Hammer Leads Norwegian NC Skiers in Test
Kristian Hammer won a test event the Norwegian Nordic combined skiers had last week, consisting of running and ski jumpi...
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22. June 2002

Ski Jumping Carneval in Vuokatti
The traditional Ski Jumping carneval will take place in Vuokatti on August 1.-4. For the first time ever, also Finnish ...
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22. June 2002

Early XC Opener Set for Success
The cross-country world cup starter for the 2002/2003 season appears on track says the FIS Race Director Bengt Erik Beng...
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22. June 2002

FIS Roller Ski World Cup Results 220602
These are the results from the pursuit in Saturday...
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22. June 2002

Olympic Track & Field Champion Works With Norwegian XC Sprinters
The Norwegian cross-country team ended their sprint camp last week, focusing mainly on sprint sessions, says Carl Hennin...
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24. June 2002

Worldloppet Going for Life Bans, Baranova Given Added Ban
As http://www.wintersport.as reported last week, the worldloppet organization is trying to ban from their races forever ...
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24. June 2002

Full XC Results From Malung, Sweden
The full results from cross-country skiing in Malung, Sweden last Friday. The men did ski 3k classic, the women 1.8k cla...
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24. June 2002

Daehlie Brands Going into Sponsor Deals With Estonia
Daehlie Brands Going into Sponsor Deals Bjoern Daehli's clothing brand will likely be the new clothing sponsor of the...
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25. June 2002

Finnish Ski Jumping Notes
Finland Summer Grand Prix in Ski Jumping This summer Finnish jumpers will have also national Summer Grand Prix. The ...
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25. June 2002

Simon Ammann verzichtet teilweise auf Sommer-GP (Fra. Ger.)
In Absprache mit seinen Trainern konzentriert sich Doppelolympiasieger Simon Ammann diesen Sommer auf seine Ausbildung. ...
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25. June 2002

IBU Expected to Change Women's Relay Format
FROM 26 TO 29 JUNE 2002 THE INTERNATIONAL BIATHLON UNION FOUNDED IN 1993 WILL HOLD ITS 5TH REGULAR CONGRESS IN NICE, FRA...
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25. June 2002

IBU Expected to Change Women's Relay Format
FROM 26 TO 29 JUNE 2002 THE INTERNATIONAL BIATHLON UNION FOUNDED IN 1993 WILL HOLD ITS 5TH REGULAR CONGRESS IN NICE, FRA...
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25. June 2002

Biathlon to Introduce Country Quotas in World Cup?
The International Biathlon Union (IBU) world cup organizers are facing a ...
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26. June 2002

Biathlon to Introduce Country Quotas in World Cup?
The International Biathlon Union (IBU) world cup organizers are facing a ...
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26. June 2002

Swedish Ski News
KLART MED ALPINA TR...
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26. June 2002

Elofsson Wins Roller Ski Test Race
Per Elofsson, one of the world...
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27. June 2002

U23 XC Championship Moved From Soldier Hollow
There is considerable confusion as to what will be the major cross-country venues for the next 2 years. For starters, th...
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27. June 2002

4 Candidates for 2007 Biathlon Worlds
Anterselva (Italy), Haute-Maurienne (France), Khanty Mansiysk (Russia) and Oestersund (Sweden) are the 4 candidates to h...
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27. June 2002

4 Candidates for 2007 Biathlon Worlds
Anterselva (Italy), Haute-Maurienne (France), Khanty Mansiysk (Russia) and Oestersund (Sweden) are the 4 candidates to h...
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27. June 2002

FIS Roller Ski World Cup Update, Results and Standings
The FIS roller ski world cup is well under way, please view results and links below: http://www.rollerski.nl/results....
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27. June 2002

Besseberg Re-Elected as IBU President
Anders Besseberg has been re-elected as the International Biathlon Union president for 4 years. Besseberg says to htt...
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27. June 2002

Berget Joins the US XC Skiers
Ola Berget, the Norwegian former manager/waxer for Johann Muehlegg, says he will take over as chief waxer for the Americ...
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28. June 2002

Austrian XC Coach Hoch Hopes for 2003 Medals in Val di Fiemme
Emil Hoch is back as head coach for the Austrian men...
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28. June 2002

Alsgaard and Hetland in World Record Attempt on XC Sprint
This Saturday there will be cross-country skiing on snow in Kragero, Norway (18th year in a row). A 330 meters long l...
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28. June 2002

Frode Andresen to Face New Challenges
Frode Andresen, the Norwegian biathlon world champion on the sprint from 2000 and 2002 Olympic relay champion, will meet...
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28. June 2002

Hjelmeset and Skofterud Record First XC World Record on 100 Meters Sprint (Classic)
Anders Aukland won Saturday...
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29. June 2002

FIS Rules Lazutina Out for 2 Years, Will IOC Follow?
Russia...
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29. June 2002

Five Simple Ways to Meet Your Own Expectations and Your Obligations.
Let's face it, there is scarcely a skier alive that hasn't let something get in the way of training. Last week, a Norw...
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30. June 2002

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