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Live Coverage of Nordic World Champs on NBC

02/17/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 15, 2017) - NBC Sports Group is offering nordic ski fans in America the most robust opportunity ever to view their sport with wall-to-wall live coverage of the International Ski Federation's 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland. Every event will be streamed live with commentary on NBCsports.com and for the...

Englund Strong in Olympic Test Event

02/16/2017

ALPENSIA, South Korea (Feb. 16, 2017) - Nita Englund put down her two best competitions of the season with a pair of top 10 finishes in the Olympic test event World Cup on the HS109m hill at Alpensia in PyeongChang. Englund soared to seventh and eighth in the two test events. Sara Takahashi and Yuki Ito split the wins for Japan.

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Achieving A Dream

02/09/2017

This is a story about the dream of four teenaged girls. It's a story about best friends who came from different backgrounds in sport from across America. It's a story about inspiration and the power of sport heroes. In a way, it reads a bit like a fairytale. Except that it really did happen, just as they had dreamed.

Eleven Athletes Named To World Champs Team

02/08/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18, 2017) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named 11 athletes to the ski jumping and nordic combined teams that will compete in the International Ski Federation's 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships this month in Lahti, Finland. The...

Slovenia Defends Gold in Mixed Team HS100

02/05/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 5, 2017) – Slovenia soared to the final gold medal of the 2017 USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships, winning the mixed team HS100 at the Utah Olympic Park Sunday. Germany won the silver medal and Japan won the bronze.

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Dream Comes True for USA Girls

02/05/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 5, 2017) - A dream forged nearly two years ago came true for the USA women Sunday, as they won bronze in the 4x3.3k relay at the 2017 USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships at Soldier Hollow. Russia took gold with France winning silver.

Coming into the week, the USA had never won a medal at World Juniors...

Norway and Russia Golden in Relays

02/05/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 5, 2017) - The 2017 USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Championships came to a close on the Olympic venue of Soldier Hollow with hotly contest relays under bright skies and warm temperatures. Sunday morning the Russian team took gold over France, with the USA women taking their first medal ever with bronze. In the afternoon...

Third Time's Another Charm

02/05/2017

ALPENSIA, South Korea (Feb. 5, 2017) - For the third day in a row, the U.S. Ski Team was on the podium at the Olympic test event World Cup at Alpensia in PyeongChang. Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) and Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) combined to finish third in the team sprint. Sweden won the women's sprint with Russia taking the men.

Both the U.S...

Germany’s Geiger Takes Combined Gold

02/04/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 4, 2017) – Germany’s Vinzenz Geiger took the final individual gold medal of the USANA FIS Junior Nordic World Championships, winning the men’s 5k nordic combined Saturday at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow.

“It’s great to be on top of the podium today, after the 10k it was so hard for me due to some illness...

Russian Trio Shares Medals Again

02/04/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 4,2017) - Russia swept the podium once again, this time with a trio of athletes crossing the line together in the men’s 15k/15k skiathlon at Soldier Hollow. Alexander Bulshonov was awarded gold, Alexey Chervotkin the silver and Denis Spotsov the bronze.

The three had skied together nearly the entire 30k race,...

Gold for Norway in U23 Skiathlon

02/04/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 4, 2017) - Norway’s Lotta Udnes Weng closed out the USANA FIS U23 World Championships with gold in the skiathlon at Soldier Hollow. Weng came from behind to overtake Finland’s Johanna Matintalo, who took silver. Russia’s Yana Kirpichenko won bronze.

A stronger classic skier, Matintalo took an early lead in the...

Second Podium Day for USA in PyeongChang

02/03/2017

ALPENSIA, South Korea (Feb. 4, 2017) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) matched her career best finishing second in a FIS Cross Country World Cup skiathlon on the PyeongChang Olympic venue at Alpensia. Stephen finished second to Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk. Rounding out the podium was Masako Ishida of Japan.

Junior Worlds Bronze for America

02/03/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 3, 2017) - Two years ago in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 17-year-old Katharine Ogden set a goal. She had just finished sixth in skiathlon - the second-best finish ever for an American at Junior Worlds. But she wanted more. She wanted a medal. Friday at the 2002 Olympic venue at Soldier Hollow, she achieved that goal, becoming...

Germany and Slovenia Dominate HS100

02/03/2017

PARY CITY, UT (Feb. 3, 2017) – Germany, Slovenia and Austria dominated the men and women’s team HS100 at the USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Championships Friday at the Utah Olympic Park.

In the men’s competition, Slovenia took the gold, followed by Germany in second and Austria in third. In the women’s event, Germany soared to gold, while...

Second Gold for Russia’s Vechkanov

02/03/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 3, 2017) - Russia’s Vladislav Vechkanov picked up his second gold medal, winning the men’s 10k/10k skiathlon Friday at the USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Championships at Soldier Hollow. Thomas Helland Larsen and Harald Westberg Amundsen of Norway were silver and bronze.

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Norway Golden in Junior Women’s Skiathlon

02/03/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 3, 2017) - Norway’s Marte Maehlum Johansen came from behind in the final half of the freestyle leg of the skiathlon, to take gold at the 2017 USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships at Soldier Hollow.

Swede’s Ebba Andersson took her third medal of the championships, finishing second, while American...

First Career Podium For Sargent

02/03/2017

ALPENSIA, South Korea (Feb. 3, 2017) - On a grueling course with treacherous downhills and wind-sucking climbs, Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) skied smart through the entire day to achieve a career first podium in the Olympic classic sprint test event at Alpensia in PyeongChang. Sargent was third in an all first-timers podium with Slovenia’s...

Austria Battles To Nordic Combined Gold

02/02/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 2, 2017) – Austria’s Mika Vermeulen skied his team to the gold medal in the anchor leg of the men’s Team HS100/4x5k at the USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Championships Thursday. France took the silver medal and the Czech Republic the bronze medal.

Russia Sweeps U23 Men’s 15k Freestyle

02/02/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 2, 2017) - For the second-straight day, Russia came away with a podium sweep - this time in the men’s 15k freestyle at the USANA FIS U23 Cross Country World Championships. Alexander Bolshunov took gold with a 21.8 second margin over teammate Alexey Chervotkin, who took silver. Bronze went to Denis Spitsov. 

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Second Gold for Swede in U23 Worlds

02/02/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 2, 2017) - Sweden’s Anna Dyvik skied to her second gold of the week, winning the women’s 10k freestyle at the USANA FIS U23 Cross Country World Championships at Soldier Hollow. Dyvik took a 16.8 second win over Norway’s silver medalist Tirol Udnes Weng with Lovise Heimdal winning bronze.

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