News Archive; June 2003


Norwegian XC Update and Pictures
As biathletes Bjoerndalen, Andresen and Berger have beaten most of the Norwgian cross-country skier in skating, there ha...
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02. June 2003

Bjoerndalen Leaves Norway
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen confirms to http://www.wintersport.as that he will leave Norway for good. The 5 times Olympic ...
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02. June 2003

Norway Bans Use of High Altitude Houses
The Norwegian Sports Federation has made a decision to ban the use so called high altitude houses for all sports ...
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02. June 2003

Sprints in Biathlon Possible for the Future
The sprint events in cross-country has enjoyed quite some popularity and biathlon as may consider this competition forma...
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04. June 2003

Ruud Hofstad Aims for Gold in 2005
Norway...
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04. June 2003

Norway?s Pettersen Back in the Hill After Operation
Norway...
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05. June 2003

Roller Ski News
2nd Stage Rollerski Tour 2003 in Lanzenhain (Hessen Germany) with a race on a circuit Saturday and a sprint on Sunday. ...
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05. June 2003

Mayer on Austrian Team Despite Doping Ban
Austrian Marc Mayer, having been found guilty of blood manipulation during 2002, has been given a 2 years ban, enabling...
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05. June 2003

Austrian Ski Jumping News
The full Austrian ski jumping teams for the 2003/2004 season, there are women's teams (although small). NATIONALMANNS...
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05. June 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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06. June 2003

Estil to Change Club?
One of the leading cross-country skiers of the world, Frode Estil, says to http://www.wintersport.as/ that he is conside...
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06. June 2003

Tchepalova Back on Int.Arena in August
http://www.wintersport.as asked Julija Tchepalova and her manager Mikhail Loukine on her status for the next season. ...
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06. June 2003

Tchepalova Presentation
Julia Tchepalova ((born 1976 Russia) Latest: Stayed out 2002/2003 season to give birth, full comeback for 2003/20...
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06. June 2003

Canadian XC News
CROSS COUNTRY CANADA ANNOUNCES 2003/04 NATIONAL SKI TEAM Canmore, AB - The athletes selected to the 2003/04 Canadian ...
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07. June 2003

Beckie Scott Presentation
Beckie Scott is coming closer and closer to win a big international cross-country event. Viewed by many as the moral win...
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07. June 2003

2 Months Ban for Norwegian XC Skier?
Unconfirmed reports in Norway say that Ine Wigernes, having testes positive on too high caffeine values in the Norwegian...
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07. June 2003

NBC Wins Rights to 2010-12 Olympics for $2.2
General Electric Co.'s NBC will remain the U.S. television home of the Olympics through 2012. The network, which has bro...
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07. June 2003

Maigourov Ends Career?
Victor Maigourov, Russian leading biathlete, has reportedly ended his active career. Some of the Russian...
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09. June 2003

Austrian Biathlon Report and Team Selections
There are no defections on the strong Austrian men...
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09. June 2003

Biathlon WC Schedules 2003/2004
These are the biathlon world cup events for 2003/2004, the world championships calendar, scheduled for Oberhof in Februa...
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09. June 2003

More News on Tchepalova
The Cross-Country Skiing Olympic Champion Julija Tchepalova Is Returning to Ski Stage www.tchepalova.com Saratov,...
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10. June 2003

Ahonen Holds Ski Flying as Main 2004 Goal
Finland...
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10. June 2003

Janne Ahonen Facts
Janne Ahonen (born 1977 Finland) 4th in the 2002/2003 overall world cup Not a great 2003 world championship, fell ...
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10. June 2003

Sponsor Trouble in Russian XC
The Russian Cross Country Team has reportedly lost its main sponsor - ROSNEFT (Russian Oil), refusing to sponsor the tea...
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10. June 2003

Joutsen Wins on Roller Ski (Fra. Eng.)
Communiqu...
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10. June 2003

Can. Alpine News
ALPINE CANADA ALPIN NAMES WORLD-LEADING COACHES TO HEAD NATIONAL TEAM Major restructuring adds resources to win more W...
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11. June 2003

FIS WORLD CUP Rollerski 2003
FIS WORLD CUP Rollerski 2003 CALENDAR 2003 CALENDRIER Date Day Site Nation DI SP T Remarks June 20.-22...
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11. June 2003

Austrian NC News/Team Selections
Austria...
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11. June 2003

Gandler New Race Director for Biathlon and XC in Austria
Markus Gandler, Olympic silver medal winner from the 10k in 1998 and gold medal winner in the relay from the 1999 worlds...
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12. June 2003

Austrian XC News
These are Austrian teams for 2003/2004 and some information on Emil Hoch, the distance coach. Austrian teams for 2002...
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12. June 2003

Markus Gandler Interview (Ger.)
Sie wurden nach der Sperre f...
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12. June 2003

Ahonen Takes up Second Career in Drag Racing
Janne Ahonen, better known as a ski jumper, surprised all the "old foxes" and the big names of the game when he won the ...
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13. June 2003

Polish Ski Jumping News
On June 22nd a ski jumping competition, called "Puchar Prezesa TZN" is scheduled for Zakopane. All of the best Polish sk...
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13. June 2003

Elofsson Update
Per Elofsson is still searching to get back into full shape says Sweden...
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13. June 2003

Per Elofsson Presentation June 2003
Per Elofsson, Sweden After having won the 2 previous season, only managed 24th in 2002/2003 overall world cup, Mathia...
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14. June 2003

Aalbu Reports From Norwegian Ski Jumpers
The Norwegian ski jumping team had their first camp last week this season with 2 days in a small hill in Steinkjer and t...
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14. June 2003

Birmbacher Beats Bjoerndalen in Summer Biathlon, Denkinger Wins Women?s Class
Former multiple junior world champion Andreas Birmbacher won a biathlon bicycling/shooting event in Altenberg on Saturda...
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15. June 2003

Bjoerndalen's Team Wins in Altenberg
After having placed 2nd in the individual event on Saturday, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, together with Natalie Santer and Dan...
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15. June 2003

Swedish XC Report
Sweden...
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16. June 2003

Sprint World Champion Sick, Skips Camp
Egil Kristiansen, coach for the Norwegian B/U23 women...
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17. June 2003

Marit Bjoergen Presentation
Marit Bjoergen (Norway, born 1980)) Winner of the 2002/2003 sprint world cup Gold sprint Val di Fiemme 2003 Bronze ...
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17. June 2003

XC Stars to Race in Malung (on snow)
World and Olympic champion Tor Arne Hetland, Haavard Bjerkeli, Joergen Brink, world cup winners Mathias and Thobias Fred...
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17. June 2003

Ski Post News (US)
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18. June 2003

Canadian Alpine News
CANADIAN ALPINE SKI TEAM RACER MIKE GIANNELLI RETIRES Burnaby native to pursue business degree Calgary, Alta. (J...
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18. June 2003

Norwegian XC Update/Women
Egil Kristiansen, coach for the Norwegian B/U23 women...
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18. June 2003

First Official XC World Record in Sprint?
There may be set an (the first) official sprint cross-country record in Krageroe, Norway, on Sunday on the 100 meters di...
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18. June 2003

Full Norwgian XC Team To Race This Weekend
The 19th Krageroe Cross-Country Ski Festival will be held this Saturday in Krageroe, Norway. The full Norwegian men...
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18. June 2003

French and Russian Ski Federations in Trouble
The French Ski Federation is reportedly going through a liquidation/restructuring process due to deep financial trouble....
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19. June 2003

Alsgaard To Aid/Consult Norwegian Biathletes
Norway...
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19. June 2003

Biathlon Results from Altenberg
Full results from the biathlon/cycling/shooting event in Altenberg last weekend, the format 4 shootings and penalty loop...
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19. June 2003

Who is Who in Skiing Meet to XC Sprint in Sweden
Many of the leading sprint cross-country skiers will race in Malung at 21:00 CET on Friday. The winner of each heat plus...
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19. June 2003

Thobias Fredriksson Wins XC Sprint in Sweden/Full Results
Thobias Fredriksson won Friday...
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21. June 2003

Thobias Fredriksson Background
Sweden...
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21. June 2003

Svartedal Wins Classic XC Sprint
Jens Arne Svartedal wonn the classic cross-country sprint in Krageroe, Norway on Saturday (yes, it was on snow). The...
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21. June 2003

Jens Arne Svartedal Presentation
With all sprint events counting in the overall world cup during the 2003/2004 season, Norway...
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21. June 2003

Skofterud and Elden First Official 100 Meters World Record Holders?
As a part of the Kragaroe Ski Festival in Norway on Saturday, a world record attempt was made on 100 meters classic spri...
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21. June 2003

Joergen Brink Interview
Sweden...
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23. June 2003

XC Sprint Results From Norway/World Records?
Results from the Kragaroe Ski Festival in Norway this Saturday. Below you may find the 100 meter results, claimed by the...
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23. June 2003

Olav Ulland Recognition
Maki: Ulland Was Good Coach, Judge ...
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23. June 2003

European Roller Ski Results
Results from the European championship in roller ski last weekend. Women's sprint 300 meters: Disregard the first ...
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24. June 2003

Fast Norwegian XC Skier not so Fast on the Track
Jens Arne Svartedal may be the fastest classic cross-country skier in world, yet it does now show particularly well on ...
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24. June 2003

Larissa Lazutina and Olga Danilova appeals dismissed
The Swiss Federal Tribunal consolidates the independence of the Court of Arbitration for Sport Lausanne, 24 ...
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24. June 2003

Lazutina and Danilova Presentations
In a judgment notified on 20 June 2003, the Swiss Federal Tribunal (FT) dismissed the appeal lodged by the two Russian c...
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24. June 2003

Mika Myllyla Report
Pekka Hietainen. Mika Myllyla...
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25. June 2003

Vittoz Interview
France...
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25. June 2003

Russian Coaches Kicked Out, Vaelbe Running for President?
Russian legendary coach Alexander Grushin may be kicked out of Russian cross-country skiing altogether. Reportedly Gr...
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25. June 2003

Hannawald at 300 Plus!
German ski jumper Sven Hannawald took Tuesday off from ski jumping to explore something even more challenging than ski j...
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25. June 2003

Hannawald with Good Start to Season
Germany...
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27. June 2003

Sven Hannawald Presentation
Sven Hannawald (Germany Born 1974) 2nd in the 2002/2003 overall world cup behind Malysz 7th in large hill, 4th in te...
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27. June 2003

Canadian Alpine News
LPINE CANADA ALPIN AND CANADIAN SKI COACHES' FEDERATION ALIGN TO DELIVER QUALITY PROGRAMS FOR COACH EDUCATION Allian...
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28. June 2003

Ski Post News (US)
SkiPost "Your Source for Cross-Country Skiing Knowledge" High-altitude exposure and new developments for the Mountain...
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28. June 2003

Austrian Fastest on 100 Meters XC
There was some talk last week regarding setting an official world record on 100 meters ski sprint. These are the resu...
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28. June 2003

Bjoerndalen Wins Test in Norway
5 times Olympic champion and last season...
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28. June 2003

Lazutina Stripped of Olympic Medals
According to The International Olympic Committee Russian cross-country Larissa Lazutina skier has been stripped of her 2...
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29. June 2003

Background Info Lazutina Case
This is one article/some information regarding Lazutina losing her remaining medals from the 2002 Olympics. The artic...
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29. June 2003

Scott, Neumanova and Tchepalova Improve on Olympic Medals Lists From Lazutina Disqualifications
These are the implications/changes in the 2002 Olympic results due the complete disqualification of Lazutina The fina...
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29. June 2003

Full Lazutina Story from IOC
LAZUTINA FROM THE 2002 SALT LAKE CITY OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES AND AMENDS RESULTS ACCORDINGLY The International Olympic ...
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29. June 2003

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