Tag: World Cup

The Spy Who Loved Biathlon

Gadgets?  Check.  Fancy car?  Check, although snow tires are advisable if the brakes lock coming to full stop.  Wild chase scene?  Just bring it. Who knew that James Bond was a crackerjack biathlete as well as alpine skier?  In a…

Marit Bjørgen Hospitalized with Irregular Heartbeat

Langrenn.com reports that Norwegian star Marit Bjørgen was hospitalized Saturday night with an irregular heartbeat. Bjørgen first noticed something was awry following her Friday workout, according to a story on aftenposten.no. On Saturday, she finished an interval workout with a…

Maurice Manificat Injured, Will Miss Tour de Ski

Maurice Manificat knows how to suffer. While winning the 30 km skiathlon at Canmore in dramatic fashion last weekend, he skied through a knee injury.  But the injury has caught up with him, and he’ll miss the Tour de Ski. According to…

USA Invades Canada,Wins Quebec World Cup Women’s Team Sprint

With Jessie Diggins handing off to her in first place, Kikkan Randall led her final leg wire to wire to win the women’s team sprint at the Quebec World Cup.  USA 1 finished ahead of Germany in second place and…

Organizing a World Cup Ski Race: Not so Easy

It oughta be easy to organize a World Cup ski race in the U.S., right?  All you need is snow.  Not so fast.  It takes planning, talking a Eurocentric organizing body into the idea, and money.  Read “No Races For…

Norway Will Field Smaller Squad for Tour de Ski

In hopes of finally nailing down a win, Norway will send a smaller than usual team to contest the this winter’s Tour de Ski.  While Norway’s quota for the event is 18 skiers, they’ll likely field only 11 or 12.…

Lallukka B Sample Tests Positive for HGH

Juha Lallukka’s B sample has tested positive for human growth hormone (HGH).  Hannu Kalkas, Lallukka’s lawyer, told Finnish media that the completed test on the B sample showed presence of HGH.  Lallukka has denied ever using HGH, saying the positive…

Lallukka: Under Suspicion In 2008?

– Updated 15 November 2011 – Juha Lallukka, whose recent A sample tested positive for human growth hormone, may have been suspected of doping three years ago.