Category Archives: Cross Country Skiing

The fittest of them all: endurance athletes

Photo courtesy of Sportsnet.ca Marit Bjørgen and four other top finishers from the Skiathlon gasping for air after all-out effort.

Swimmers, marathon runners, and cyclists get the most credit for being fit, but cross-country skiers outdo them all Tom Rodgers Arlington, Texas Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fittest of them all? You may never have this conversation with the quicksilver on your wall, but many athletes are waking up today in Sochi, Russia and asking themselves ...

A U.S. ski profile

Exclusive interview with the U.S. Women’s Ski Team By John Erik Stacy Seattle, Wash. American women have again shown that the U.S.A is a cross-country ski nation. U.S. women graced the winner’s podium in Sweden, Finland and Canada – the venues visited so far by the cross-country ski World Cup – and are on a trajectory to repeat ...

Northug will not ski the Swedish Vasaloppet

Norway

But the U.K's Pippa Middleton will "He is not healthy enough to compete. We know that the boys he will compete against in the Vasaloppet have been training all year round, are very good and very difficult to follow even if you are in top form. Petter is now not in top form and in ...

Norwegian skiers win gold, silver and bronze at World Cup

Bronze medalist Pål Golberg

Norwegian duo Eirik Brandsdal and Pål Golberg (in photo) won silver and bronze medals respectively in the cross-country classical sprint at the FIS World Cup in Lahti, Finland, on Sunday. Sweden's Emil Joensson won gold. Norway's Petter Northug did not participate in the Lahti races. Meanwhile, in the women's sprint race, Norway's three-time ...

US Women Skiers Wired by World Cup in Oslo

Jessie Diggins (MN) and Holly Brooks (AK) in front of Holmenkollen ski-jump at the 2011 World Cup (photo courtesy of Holly Brooks).

John Erik Stacy 7 Mar 2011 Norwegians are crazy for skiing and their mania was pumped to the bursting point as hosts of the World Cup championships in Nordic Skiing. "The Norwegian skiers here are like rock stars" writes Team USA skier Holly Brooks on her blog; "Signs of skiers are everywhere" and she notes the ...

Junior Olympic Qualifying and Kongsberger Stampede

Oregon brothers Nick and Ryan St. Clair in a fight for the JOQ finish line (Photo Karen Voorhees).

Skiers from far and wide compete on trails near Snoqualmie Pass, WA John Erik Stacy 25 Feb 2011 This season's final Junior Olympic Qualifying races for Pacific Northwest region was hosted by the Kongsberger Ski Club on February 19 and 20th, at Cabin Creek, Washington. The JOQ races determine who will go on to the Junior Olympics ...

USA a Nordic Ski Nation

US Nordic Combined skier Bill Demong after winning gold in 2010 Olympics (photo Voice of America).

American athletes embrace and succeed in cross-country skiing and ski jumping. By John Erik Stacy, 12 March 2010. Nordic skiing is an American sport. As you are choking on your coffee, consider this: Bill Demong (NY) and John Spillane (CO) passed up Austrian Bernhard Gruber to add gold and silver to US spoils taken under the ...