News Archive; July 2001


Summer Series in Ski Jumping
In a little more than a month the ski jumpers wil start on the summer series, a 7 race series stretching from Germany to...
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02. July 2001

Nordic Season to Start Together in Finland
The Nordic season will start in late November with a common opening week for cross country, ski jumping and Nordic combi...
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02. July 2001

Finland with Stong Women's Team, Men Weak
Despite having Kuitunen and Jahou out for doping, Finland does have a fairly strong women's cross country team for the 2...
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02. July 2001

Finland to Put Blood Values on the Internet
After 6 skiers from Finland were caught in doping last winter, Finland has thus far taken several steps to improve on it...
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02. July 2001

Olympic Champion Soininen Retires
Olympic champion Jani Soininen announced on Monday, that he will retire from ski jumping. He decided to train out of the...
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03. July 2001

Olympic Champion Soininen, a History
Jani Soininen, the Finish Olympic ski jumping champion from 1998, has announced hes retirement, here are some of his bes...
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03. July 2001

Mikkelsplass; Going for 5 Gold Medals in Salt Lake
The Norwegian men’s cross country head coach, Mr. Paal Gunner Mikkelsplass, is optimistic ahead of the Olympics in...
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03. July 2001

Doping Disqualification in Junior Worlds Confirmed
FIS has disqualified the junior skier Elena Kolomina from her third place finish in the junior worlds last winter. Swiss...
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03. July 2001

Samaranch: IOC will win war on drugs
The war on performance-enhancing drugs in sport can be won, but will be a long, hard struggle, outgoing Olympic presiden...
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03. July 2001

Frode Andresen to Beat Silver from 1998?
Norwegian Frode Andresen is one of the favorites for the biathlon in the 2002 Olympics.Frode won the world championships...
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04. July 2001

Frode Andresen to Beat Silver from 1998?
Norwegian Frode Andresen is one of the favorites for the biathlon in the 2002 Olympics.Frode won the world championships...
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04. July 2001

Ricco Gross Aiming for 4th Olympic Gold in a Row
Ricco Gross is the pursuit world champion from 1999 and individual world champion from 1997. He has 2 Olympic silver med...
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04. July 2001

Ricco Gross Aiming for 4th Olympic Gold in a Row
Ricco Gross is the pursuit world champion from 1999 and individual world champion from 1997. He has 2 Olympic silver med...
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04. July 2001

Olympic Profiles, Martin Schmitt
German Martin Schmitt has been a very dominant force in ski jumping the last 3 years. Here is some information on the yo...
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05. July 2001

Olympic Profiles, Janne Ahonen
Janne Ahonen (born 1977), Finland, very stable jumper. World champion team 1995 and 1997, individual world champion 199...
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05. July 2001

Olympic Bribery Trail Approaching
Federal court officials plan to reserve more than half the available courtroom seats for spectators, restricting news re...
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06. July 2001

Olympic Profiles, Andi Goldberger
Austrian ski jumper Andi Goldberger was the leading ski jumper in the 90's, he does lack Olympic gold. Here is some info...
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06. July 2001

Italian Cross Country News, Repeat Win from 1989 /92 for Belmondo?
Italian cross country skier Stefania Belmondo, currently currenty training with her own staff of 4 people (a coach, 2 se...
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06. July 2001

Skari to Earn Norway's First Individual Gold in Olympics?
Norwegian Bente Skari may aim for a gold or 2 in the 2002 Olympics, yet history does not support her quest based on Olym...
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06. July 2001

Norwegian XC News, Alsgaard's 3rd Cabin, Aukland in Track and Field
Thomas Alsgaard is planning to build a new cabin, this time in Telemark, Norway. Alsgaard has 2 other cabins in Norway. ...
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07. July 2001

Olympic Profiles Biathlon, Halvard Hanevold
Halvard Hanevold (born 1969, Asker Norway, lives Trondhiem) won the Olympic gold in 1998 on the 20k and a silver in the ...
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07. July 2001

Olympic Profiles Biathlon, Halvard Hanevold
Halvard Hanevold (born 1969, Asker, lives Trondhiem) won the Olympic gold in 1998 on the 20k and a silver in the relay, ...
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07. July 2001

Paris, Toronto or Beijing for Olympics 2008?
Should the Olympics finally go to the world's most populous country despite its human rights record? Or is it better to ...
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08. July 2001

Swiss News, Positiver Grundtenor an 97. Delegiertenversammlung, Budget für die nächste Saison gesichert
In Engelberg fand heute die erste Delegiertenversammlung unter demVorsitz von Duri Bezzola, Pr...
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09. July 2001

Olympic Profiles Ski Jumping, Malysz, Kasai, Funaki
Adam Malysz (born 1977), Poland, winner of the overall world cup and 4 hills 2001, 11 individual world cup victories 20...
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09. July 2001

Downhill Champion from 1964 Dead
Former Austrian down hill skier Christl Haas is dead. She did suffer a heart attack while vacationing in Turkey. Haas w...
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09. July 2001

World Champion Baacke Out for at least a Week
The great German Nordic combined team literally jumped into trouble this weekend during training in a new hill in Oberho...
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09. July 2001

Official Cross Country News
News from FIS from the meeting in Antwerp spring/summer 2001:The FIS Council has requested the Sub-Committee for Rollers...
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10. July 2001

World Championships to be held in Long Distance XC?
The Birkebeiner Rennet, Lillehammer, Norway, will be a part of the World Cup in the upcoming season. Erling Jevne has wo...
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10. July 2001

Olympic Profiles, Ski Jumping
Martin Schmitt and Adam Malysz do represent the huge favorites in the ski jumping in the Olympics. Below are some athlet...
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10. July 2001

Huge number of legal drugs in Olympic athletes
While hunting for drugs that boost performance, officials made a startling discovery: Olympic athletes are pill junkies....
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11. July 2001

Simplified EPO Tests Available this Summer
A simple urine test for what is believed to be one of the most abused performance enhancing drugs in sports is expected ...
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11. July 2001

No XC World Cup in Canada
Not since 1989, in Salt Lake City, has there been a cross country world cup race in America. Bj...
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11. July 2001

"Skiathlon" to be Explored, Tried in Falun?
Cross country has added the pursuit, mass starts and sprint over the last decade, another possible new event is what has...
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11. July 2001

Monster Sponsor for Olympics
For some Olympic athletes, the most stressful time is not just when they compete. It is also when the Games are over and...
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12. July 2001

82 Nations Expected for 2002 Olympics, Iran and Thailand Included
Eighty-two national Olympic committees (NOCs) hope to send athletes to the Salt Lake City Games. Not all will su...
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12. July 2001

82 Nations Expected for 2002 Olympics, Iran and Thailand Included
Eighty-two national Olympic committees (NOCs) hope to send athletes to the Salt Lake City Games. Not all will succee...
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12. July 2001

Olympic Cities 2008, Beijing Huge Favorite
The city to host the 2008 summer Olympics will be chosen on Friday in Moscow. Here is a last presentation of the cities....
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12. July 2001

Olympic Profiles, Thomas Alsgaard
www.wintersport.as thus far offers a comprehensive Olympic library and results service. We will in the following weeks a...
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13. July 2001

Olympic Profiles, Ole EInar Bjørndalen
Ole Einar Bj...
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13. July 2001

Bjørndalen to Defend Olympic Gold?
During the summer and winter we will present most profiles in biathlon, Ole Einar is first.Ole Einar Bj...
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13. July 2001

Sylvain Freiholz in A Cup, Joins Swiss Team
Aufgrund der neuesten FIS-Rangliste wird Sylvain Freiholz f...
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13. July 2001

STATUSRAPORT OG SAMLINGSPLAN
STATUSRAPORT FRA SOMMERTRENIGEN. Vi er n...
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13. July 2001

Norwegian Nordic Combined En Route for Olympics
Lars Andreas ...
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13. July 2001

Beijing Chosen as Host for 2008 Olympics
Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics when the International Olympic Committee voted to take the Games to the world's mo...
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13. July 2001

US Hopeful Todd Lodwick Reports on Summer Training
Two weeks in Norway were just awesome, we had a great camp and great weather. The first week we were in Trondheim and fo...
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14. July 2001

Change of Medals Order in 2002 Olympics
Medals will be presented in the order of bronze, silver, then gold at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Breaking with tradit...
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14. July 2001

Lazutina to Challenge Deahlie's 8 Golds in Olympics?
Norwegian cross country skier Bj...
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14. July 2001

Moscow to bid for 2012 Olympics
Moscow will bid for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, mayor Yuri Luzhkov said on Saturday. "Moscow intends to host the Game...
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15. July 2001

2500 Athletes To be Tested Ahead of 2002 Olympics
Salt Lake Organizing Committee revealed an ambitious proposal Wednesday to drug test all 2,500 athletes who compete at t...
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15. July 2001

2500 Athletes To be Tested Ahead of 2002 Olympics
Salt Lake Organizing Committee revealed an ambitious proposal Wednesday to drug test all 2,500 athletes who compete at t...
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15. July 2001

Controversy in Norwegian Use of HIgh Altitude Houses
Some Norwegian athletes are really going to be pumped up for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. The Norwegian Olympic Committe...
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15. July 2001

Controversy in Norwegian Use of HIgh Altitude Houses
Some Norwegian athletes are really going to be pumped up for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. The Norwegian Olympic Committe...
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15. July 2001

High Altitude Houses, How Does it Work
Norwegian Olympic athletes are training in Utah and living at a "nitrogen" house to help increase their ability to perfo...
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15. July 2001

High Altitude Houses, How Does it Work
Norwegian Olympic athletes are training in Utah and living at a "nitrogen" house to help increase their ability to perfo...
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15. July 2001

Rogge Elected New IOC President
Jacques Rogge has won the race to succeed Juan Antonio Samaranch as president of the International Olympic Committee. Ro...
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16. July 2001

Ole Einar meets Schumacher
Auf Einladung von Herrn Montezemolo und Herrn Schuhmacher ist die gesamte Familie Santer in das Herz der Firma Ferrari n...
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16. July 2001

Utah to Focus on Sport, Putting Bribery Charges Behind
After Salt Lake Organizing Committee president Mitt Romney apprised International Olympic Committee members regarding pr...
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16. July 2001

FIS News Ski Jumping, How to Improve Evaluation of Ski Jumping
Torbj...
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16. July 2001

FIS Pleased with 2001 Nordic Combined Season
News from FIS regarding the Nordic combined season 2001/2001.The Chairman reports that the last season was successful. I...
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16. July 2001

Norwegian Cross Country News
Anders Aukland, the talented Norwegian cross country skier who placed 8th on the 15k in Lahti 2001, earned a bronze on t...
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16. July 2001

Roller Ski Tour 2001 Results
R...
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17. July 2001

Olympic Profiles, Raphael Poiree
Rapheel Poiree, France (born 1974), world cup winner 2000 and 2001 and double world champion 2001 in relay and mass star...
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17. July 2001

Olympic Profiles, Raphael Poiree
Rapheel Poiree, France (born 1974), world cup winner 2000 and 2001 and double world champion 2001 in relay and mass star...
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17. July 2001

Equipment and Development in Ski Jumping FIS Report
Equipment and developments regarding ski jumping from the FIS congress in Antwerp.A modified system of the so called saf...
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17. July 2001

Italian Ski News
Stefania Belmondo with her own personal team is preparing for her last season. Her one Olympic gold came in 1992.Val di ...
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18. July 2001

Bjørndalen Meets Formula One Star
Ole Einar Bj...
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18. July 2001

Maier With Knee Problems, Will go to Chile in August
Sunny greetings from summer training. I'm asked very often, "What does the Herminator do during the summer." Unfortunate...
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18. July 2001

Olympic Bribery Case; Welch and Jonhson do be Dismissed?
The Olympic bribery case is nothing if not a roller coaster, and it is safe to say prosecutors are no longer enjoyin...
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18. July 2001

Olympic Bribery Case; Welch and Jonhson do be Dismissed?
The Olympic bribery case is nothing if not a roller coaster, and it is safe to say prosecutors are no longer enjoying th...
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18. July 2001

Sendel Married
The German leading biathlete Peter Sendel got married last weekend. Here is the story (a few days late) in German from w...
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19. July 2001

Sendel Married
The German leading biathlete Peter Sendel got married last weekend. Here is the story (a few days late) in German from w...
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19. July 2001

OlympicTrial Postponed Indefinitely
Judge David Sam should have handed out Snickers bars along with Monday's ruling in the Olympic bid scandal case, because...
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19. July 2001

New IOC Boss Rogge; Cannot Win War on Doping
The IOC's new president pushed Thursday for higher spending and more cross-border coordination to fight drugs in sports,...
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19. July 2001

Skating Specialists Face Advantage in 2002, Alsgaard in Sprints
The skating specialists appear to have a slight advantage in the cross country world cup in 2001/2002.In the men's class...
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20. July 2001

Olympic Profiles, Frode Estil
Frode Estil "lost" the silver on the 30k in Lahti by 2/10 of a second. Here is a short presentation on the Norwegian cr...
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20. July 2001

Skari at Disadvantage in World Cup?
As reported yesterday, there appears to be a skating advantage in the men’s cross country world cup 2001/2002 seas...
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21. July 2001

Schmitt Struggling With Knee, Ready for Summer Season
Martin Schmitt and the other German ski jumping start are ready to start the summer season next weekend with the German ...
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21. July 2001

Olympic Profiles, Oddbjørn Hjelmeseth
Oddbj...
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21. July 2001

Gottwald Seeking Confidence in Summer Series
Austrian Felix Gottwald says he is again a good summer condition. In the Austrian Nationals in June he fell in jumping a...
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23. July 2001

Nordic Combined Summer Series, A Summary
Felix Gottwald, last season's Nordic combined world cup winner, reports that he hopes to use the summer series to build ...
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23. July 2001

Main Competition Schedule Biathlon Norway 2001/2002
HOVEDTERMINLISTE 2001/2002 24.-25. nov M...
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23. July 2001

Main Competition Schedule Biathlon Norway 2001/2002
HOVEDTERMINLISTE 2001/2002 24.-25. nov M...
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23. July 2001

Olympic Profiles, Erling Jevne, Cross Country Norway
Norwegian cross country skier Erling Jevne has been a force on the international cross country arena all since he earned...
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23. July 2001

Swedish Cross Country News. Elofsson and Fredriksson
Sweden’s Per Elofsson, double world champion from 2001 in the men’s cross country, is still the leading man ...
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24. July 2001

Norwegian XC News, Aaland Back in Business, Brørs to get Married
Per Knut Aaaland, the well regarded Norwegian waxing specialist who was going to leave the Norwegian cross country team,...
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24. July 2001

Jussilainen to Challenge Schmitt and Malysz?
Risto Jussilainen from Finland finished third in the ski jumping overall World cup past winter. He ended up to be the be...
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24. July 2001

Olympic Profiles, Verdenius, Solbakken, Bjervig
In our series of Olympic profiles we have presented Norwegian cross country skies Alsgaard, Estil, Jevne, Hjelmeseth and...
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25. July 2001

Italy's XC Men Presentation
Italy has some great skiers the last 15 years, counting Albarello (world champion 15k 1987), De Zolt (world champion 50k...
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25. July 2001

Roller Ski Men, Season Under Way
While the ski jumpers and Nordic combined athletes will have full scale summer series, the cross country skiers are more...
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25. July 2001

Salzburg, Kitzbuehel to joint bid for 2010 Winter Olympics
The Alpine cities of Salzburg and Kitzbuehel have agreed to join forces and submit a bid to bring the 2010 Winter Games ...
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26. July 2001

Salzburg, Kitzbuehel to joint bid for 2010 Winter Olympics
The Alpine cities of Salzburg and Kitzbuehel have agreed to join forces and submit a bid to bring the 2010 Winter Games ...
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26. July 2001

New IOC Boss to Visit Utah
New International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge will visit Salt Lake City for the first time either Aug. 6 o...
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26. July 2001

Ethics Commision in IOC; not much Progress
For all that the IOC accomplished at its recent session, its ethics commission did little to improve its credibility. It...
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26. July 2001

USOC Spokesman to Quit after 24 Years
Longtime USOC spokesman Mike Moran has made it official. He is calling it quits after the 2002 Games. Moran's tenure wit...
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26. July 2001

Greetings from the Matterhorn,, By Hermann Maier
Last week was the first time for me since the Worldcup finals in March that I've been standing on skiis. The whole train...
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26. July 2001

Canadian Alpine News
Kerry Moynihan, President of Alpine Canada Alpin(ACA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Keogh to the posi...
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27. July 2001

Swedish XC News, Svan to Provide Mental Support
Ingesson sickness problems:Swedish cross country skier Magnus Ingesson, 9th from the 30k and a silver from the relay in...
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27. July 2001

Muhlegg to Add Norwegian Ski Waxer
Johan Muhlegg, last year's world cup runner up and winner of the50k in Lahti, is a team of his own in the Spanish ski f...
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27. July 2001

Olympics 2002; Not in the Black Yet
The Olympic budget looks good, but organizers will not know for sure until bids to put finishing touches on Games prepar...
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27. July 2001

Rogge: ; Banned Substance List Will Stay Intact
IOC president Jacques Rogge reportedly ruled out reductions in the list of banned drugs for athletes, a position at odds...
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27. July 2001

Rogge: ; Banned Substance List Will Stay Intact
IOC president Jacques Rogge reportedly ruled out reductions in the list of banned drugs for athletes, a position at odds...
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27. July 2001

Manninen skips summer grand prix races
Hannu Manninen from Finland didn't take part to FIS summer grand prix tour last year, and neither will he this year.- I ...
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27. July 2001

Tallus won the summer race in Lieksa
Jaakko Tallus won the nordic combined summer race in Lieksa on Friday. In 2000, the race was organized at the first time...
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27. July 2001

Ackermann Wins in Nordic Combined
German Nordic combined skier Ronny Ackermann picked up where he left last season, in the top. The German, having placed ...
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28. July 2001

Ahonen's summer as usual: hard training and motorcycling
Janne Ahonen and the other Finnish national ski jumping team athletes participate for the traditional ski jump carnival ...
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28. July 2001

Muhlegg and Piller Cottrer Ready For Grueling Rollerski Race
The world cup in roller skiing continued today in Cervinia, Italy.The relay this morning was won by Italy ahead of Hunga...
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28. July 2001

Schmitt German Summer Champion
Martin Schmitt, the leading German ski jumper, won today's German summer championships in ski jumping. Christof Duffner...
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28. July 2001

Ari-Pekka Nikkola strongly involved in coaching
Ari-Pekka Nikkola from Finland retired from ski jumping in 1998. He was soon back at the hills - as a coach.- I had thre...
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29. July 2001

Ackermann German Champion in Sprint
Ronny Ackermann recorded his second win in a row in the German Nordic combined summer championships this weekend. The sp...
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29. July 2001

Muhlegg With New Record on Roller Skis/Double Spain
Spain's Johan Muhlegg showed impressive performance in today's 30k world cup race on roller skis in Cervinia, Italy.In t...
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29. July 2001

International Ski jump Carnival Vuokatti, Finland
K90:Over 16-v.: 1) Janne Ylij...
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29. July 2001

Schmitt Records Second German Title
After having won the individual competition on Saturday, the leading German ski jumper Martin Schmitt recorded his secon...
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29. July 2001

Swiss Alpine Team to Ski in Argentina
The Swiss alpine team (and some from Lichtenstein) will spend the better part of August skiing in Las Lenas, Argentina....
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30. July 2001

Biathlon, The Olympic Background
Biathlon came late into the Olympic program, the first event held in 1960, the first years we had the 20k individual and...
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30. July 2001

Biathlon, The Olympic Background
Biathlon came late into the Olympic program, the first event held in 1960, the first years we had the 20k individual and...
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30. July 2001

Top 10 Men/Women World Cup Roller Ski
Johan Muhlegg and teammate Gutiuerrez took a double in this weekend's 30k uphill roller ski. The top 10 below for men a...
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30. July 2001

Swiss Slalom Expert to End Career (Eng. Ger. Fre)
The Swiss alpine skier Didier Plaschy has decided to end his active career. He did win 2 slalom races in the 1999/2000 s...
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30. July 2001

Protests During the Olympics?
Will violent protesters take to the streets of Salt Lake City during the 2002 Winter Games, a la Seattle, Quebec City an...
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30. July 2001

KIRKWOOD ACHIEVES DESTINATION STATUS
After Seven Years and $100 Million in Resort and Real Estate Development,Kirkwood’s Vision of Becoming a Four-Seas...
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31. July 2001

IOC CHANGING FACES
With Jacques Rogge's ascendancy to the International Olympic Committee presidency, he has handed off his role overse...
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31. July 2001

Tour Winner Armstrong on Threshold Training
..The purpose (of training) is to push your threshold up and I believe the only way to push it up is to train below it. ...
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31. July 2001

Wehling's Comments on Nordic Combined 2001
The Chairman reports that the last season was successful. In spite of the snow situation in December we have had 18 nati...
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31. July 2001

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