Petter Northug

Op-Ed by Chad Salmela: Saturday’s Men’s Skiathlon and Why I Think it Matters

This Op-Ed comes from Chad Salmela, the commentator for World Cup nordic skiing and IBU Biathlon at NBC Sports. Salmela also coaches running at the The College of St, Scholasticia.  *** Saturday’s Men’s Skiathlon and Why I Think it Matters I don’t have a blog and I didn’t get to call the race Saturday,  but I […]

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Op-Ed by Chad Salmela: Saturday’s Men’s Skiathlon and Why I Think it Matters

This Op-Ed comes from Chad Salmela, the commentator for World Cup nordic skiing and IBU Biathlon at NBC Sports. Salmela also coaches running at the The College of St, Scholasticia.  *** Saturday’s Men’s Skiathlon and Why I Think it Matters I don’t have a blog and I didn’t get to call the race Saturday,  but I […]

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World Cup Preview: #1 Norway

Welcome to FasterSkier’s World Cup Preview, where we check in with the top-10 teams from last year’s FIS Cross Country World Cup tour before the season starts. The World Cup begins with a classic sprint in Ruka, Finland on Nov. 24th *** Norway Overall in Nations Cup Last Year: 1 Women’s Ranking 2017/2018: 1 Men’s […]

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Nordic Community Mourns Loss of Skofterud: ‘A Friend Who Lit Up the Room’

The death of Norway’s Vibeke Skofterud shocked the international cross-country skiing world on Sunday, and as of Monday, multiple renowned skiers, particularly in Norway, had reacted publicly. “I am shaking and am in complete shock over this horrible news that I received today,” Marit Bjørgen wrote in a press release, according to a translation. “Dear […]

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Klæbo Wins Seefeld Skate Sprint; Harvey 8th, Hamilton 9th

There are no brakes for the World Cup until Sunday afternoon in Seefeld, Austria. The Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics is Feb. 9. For the champing-at-the-bit thoroughbreds in Seefeld, Saturday featured the last sprint before the Games: a 1.4-kilometer freestyle sprint. If you were thinking the World Cup’s sprint leaders were taking a […]

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Klæbo Steamrolls to Another Win in Ruka Triple; Harvey 13th in 15 k Classic

Is Johannes Høsflot Klæbo better than Petter Northug* was at his age? It’s hard to say, reigning Norwegian World Cup winner Martin Johnsrud Sundby told NRK. But his performance in the last two days is pretty unheard of, Sundby said after Saturday’s 15-kilometer classic. On both Friday and Saturday at the Ruka World Cup opener […]

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World Cup Windup: Norway

Welcome to World Cup Windup, where we check in with the top-10 teams from last year’s FIS Cross Country World Cup tour before the season starts with the Ruka Triple in Kuusamo, Finland, on Nov. 24. NORWAY Overall in Nations Cup Last Year: First, by a landslide: 13,383 points to 7,053 by runner-up Sweden. Women’s […]

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World Cup Windup: Norway

Welcome to World Cup Windup, where we check in with the top-10 teams from last year’s FIS Cross Country World Cup tour before the season starts with the Ruka Triple in Kuusamo, Finland, on Nov. 24. NORWAY Overall in Nations Cup Last Year: First, by a landslide: 13,383 points to 7,053 by runner-up Sweden. Women’s […]

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Ski World Reacts to Legkov, Belov Punishment

As the news spreads of the International Olympic Committee’s decision to sanction two Russian cross-country skiers, Alexander Legkov and Evgeniy Belov, for doping at the 2014 Olympics at home in Sochi, Russia, a growing number of skiers and coaches from across the globe are reacting on social media. “Hell yes, IOC. Finally starting to take […]

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Ski World Reacts to Legkov, Belov Punishment

As the news spreads of the International Olympic Committee’s decision to sanction two Russian cross-country skiers, Alexander Legkov and Evgeniy Belov, for doping at the 2014 Olympics at home in Sochi, Russia, a growing number of skiers and coaches from across the globe are reacting on social media. “Hell yes, IOC. Finally starting to take […]

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