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 switch from schussing the Swiss Alps, Bond saves the day […]

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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 higher than normal heart rate.  While it eventually normalized, she […]

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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 francetvsport.fr, Manificat has had knee pain since the first World […]

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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 must be for another reason. He’s also asked the Finnish […]

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