Category: Skiing

Yevgeny Dementyev Comes off Doping Suspension, Resumes Training?

Olympic medalist Yevgeny Dementyev has finished a  two-year doping suspension and is eligible to resume racing, according to langd.se  Winner of the gold medal in the 30 k pursuit race at the 2006 Winter Olympics, Dementyev tested positive for EPO…

Visions of Winter

If you’re not heading to New Zealand for summer skiing, you can at least watch a video, right?  Here is the French men’s cross-country ski team doing intervals in Valsavarenche, Italy.  Located in Aosta, in northwest Italy this valley affords…

Mika Myllyla: R.I.P.

Mika Myllyla passed away earlier this week, aged 41.  Here’s the story on FasterSkier; his passing even made the mainstream U.S. press.

Veerpalu: Tests Positive, Claims Innocence; No Responsibility

Citing illness and injury, Andrus Veerpalu  retired suddenly just prior to the 2011 World Championships in Oslo.  Strange that a big-event skier would do that, eh?  Perhaps he was aware that he’d tested positive for human growth hormone following a…

Waning Days of Winter

In the waning dark of 5 AM this morning, I ran in a light drizzle.  On pavement.  Running on pavement in the dark is my least favorite activity.  You might even say I hate it.  Today, I did easy repeats…