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Petter Northug gives Save the Children 160.000 NOK from World Cup and Olympic Winnings

Every time Petter Northug jr. does well in a ski event, a nice amount of bonus money from his sponsor (audit firm BDO) goes to Save the Children. This year's dream season for Petter Northug jr. has been extra costly for the company's auditor BDO. "After this year's season, it will be around 160,000 kroner to Save ...

Norway’s Northug wins World Cup 50K race

Petter Northug of Norway won a men's 50-kilometer cross-country World Cup race after sprinting past Pietro Piller Cottrer of Italy in the last 200 meters on Saturday. Marit Bjørgen won the women's 30-kilometer race. Kristin Stormer Steira and Therese Johaug were second and third as Norwegians swept the top three positions. Source: USA Today

Norway’s Northug flops in 15K; coach blames skis

Petter Northug. Source: Langrenn.com

British Columbia -- The bounce-back Olympics for Norway got off to a bad start when cross-country superstar Petter Northug quickly realized no amount of strength, speed or stamina could make up for his substandard skis. So, the 24-year-old World Cup leader who is the best Norwegian skier since the great Bjoern Daehlie cruised around the ...

Tour de Ski: Northug second

Tour de Ski and World Cup leader, Norway's Petter Northug had to settle for second place in the 20km mass start victory in Val di Fiemme on Saturday. Czech skier Lukas Bauer won, with Germany's Axel Teichmann third. Northug started off first, but was soon overtaken by Bauer. Northug sprinted away from the pack to catch up with ...

Northug hammers home Tour de Ski bid

Norway's Petter Northug clinched the first stage of the Tour de Ski on Jan. 2, adding to his prologue victory on New Year's Day in the event which forms part of the World Cup. It was Northug's fifth win in 10 World Cup rounds this season and fourth in succession. He finished just 0.1sec ahead of Russia's ...

Bjørgen, Northug win cross-country World Cup sprint

Norway has won the men's and women's cross-country World Cup sprints, while American Andrew Newell finished sixth in the men's race. Petter Northug finished in 4 minutes, 09.9 seconds in the men's 1-kilometer race on Saturday, 1.2 seconds ahead of Germany's Tobias Angerer. Jesper Modin of Sweden was third, 1.8 seconds behind Northug. Newell was 6.1 ...