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 never finished worse than fifth place.  His nine Olympic medals […]

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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 race formats.  In recent years, ORDA spent millions to build […]

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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 on both sides of the California-Nevada state line.

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Squaw Valley: The Lost Olympic Cross-Country Venue

It’s a ghost in the woods, with historical signposts here and there. There is no stadium, no soaring lodge, no flags waving in the wind.  No fleet of Pisten Bullys stands by.  The waxing facility was a military surplus Quonset hut, gone since the spring of 1960.  The trails that remain are […]

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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.

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