Tag: Olympics

Sixten Jernberg, Swedish Ski Legend, Dies at 83

Sixten Jernberg, multiple Olympic and World Championship medalist, died Saturday after a long battle with cancer.  He was 83. In ten years, Jernberg won four Olympic and four World Championship gold medals.  In twelve starts over three Winter Olympics, he…

Whither Mount van Hoevenberg?

Mount van Hoevenberg, the historic venue that hosted the cross-country events of the 1980 Winter Olympics, is at a crossroads.  While the trail system remains one of the most challenging in the U.S, it hasn’t been updated to accommodate modern…

Winter Olympics Returning to Lake Tahoe?

Although future U.S. Olympic bids are currently on hold due to a revenue sharing dispute, there’s a movement to bring the Winter Olympics back to Lake Tahoe. Jon Killoran, CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition,  envisions an Olympics with events taking place…

Kikkan Randall on Goal Setting

Are you coaching junior skiers?  Show them this video of Kikkan Randall speaking at the 2010 Ontario High Performance XC Ski Training Camp.  Just as serious as any videos of her kicking butt on the World Cup.

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.