Nordic News

Silver and Bronze to Open World Champs


LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 23, 2017) - American cross country skiing took another giant step forward Thursday night in Lahti, as the USA took two medals in a single race for the second straight World Championships. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) won silver with teammate Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) taking bronze in the opening freestyle sprint at the 2017...

Nordic World Championships Open in Finland


LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 22, 2017) - Sunny skies have greeted athletes arriving in Lahti for this week's FIS Nordic Ski World Championships. Teams from all corners of the globe have been making their way to the popular nordic center where the championships open Wednesday evening with first competitions on Thursday.

Final Tune Up for World Championships


OTEPAA, Estonia (Feb. 19, 2017) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the USA in 19th at the final World Cup event before next week’s 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland.

Norway’s Marit Bjoergen continued her torrid pace winning again over Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla in Sunday’s 10k classic. Two other American...

Diggins Leads Strong Day For USA


OTEPAA, Estonia (Feb. 18, 2017) - The USA put seven skiers into the heats Saturday in a freestyle sprint World Cup in Otepaa, with Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) coming away with fifth to lead the day. Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. men in eighth.

“The final results were solid, but what we really take away from today as we head into...

Live Coverage of Nordic World Champs on NBC


LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 15, 2017) - NBC Sports Group is offering nordic ski fans in America the most robust opportunity ever to view their sport with wall-to-wall live coverage of the International Ski Federation's 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland. Every event will be streamed live with commentary on and for the...

Englund Strong in Olympic Test Event


ALPENSIA, South Korea (Feb. 16, 2017) - Nita Englund put down her two best competitions of the season with a pair of top 10 finishes in the Olympic test event World Cup on the HS109m hill at Alpensia in PyeongChang. Englund soared to seventh and eighth in the two test events. Sara Takahashi and Yuki Ito split the wins for Japan.


Achieving A Dream


This is a story about the dream of four teenaged girls. It's a story about best friends who came from different backgrounds in sport from across America. It's a story about inspiration and the power of sport heroes. In a way, it reads a bit like a fairytale. Except that it really did happen, just as they had dreamed.

Eleven Athletes Named To World Champs Team


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18, 2017) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named 11 athletes to the ski jumping and nordic combined teams that will compete in the International Ski Federation's 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships this month in Lahti, Finland. The...

Slovenia Defends Gold in Mixed Team HS100


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 5, 2017) – Slovenia soared to the final gold medal of the 2017 USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships, winning the mixed team HS100 at the Utah Olympic Park Sunday. Germany won the silver medal and Japan won the bronze.


Dream Comes True for USA Girls


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 5, 2017) - A dream forged nearly two years ago came true for the USA women Sunday, as they won bronze in the 4x3.3k relay at the 2017 USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships at Soldier Hollow. Russia took gold with France winning silver.

Coming into the week, the USA had never won a medal at World Juniors...

Norway and Russia Golden in Relays


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 5, 2017) - The 2017 USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Championships came to a close on the Olympic venue of Soldier Hollow with hotly contest relays under bright skies and warm temperatures. Sunday morning the Russian team took gold over France, with the USA women taking their first medal ever with bronze. In the afternoon...

Third Time's Another Charm


ALPENSIA, South Korea (Feb. 5, 2017) - For the third day in a row, the U.S. Ski Team was on the podium at the Olympic test event World Cup at Alpensia in PyeongChang. Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) and Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) combined to finish third in the team sprint. Sweden won the women's sprint with Russia taking the men.

Both the U.S...

Germany’s Geiger Takes Combined Gold


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 4, 2017) – Germany’s Vinzenz Geiger took the final individual gold medal of the USANA FIS Junior Nordic World Championships, winning the men’s 5k nordic combined Saturday at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow.

“It’s great to be on top of the podium today, after the 10k it was so hard for me due to some illness...

Russian Trio Shares Medals Again


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 4,2017) - Russia swept the podium once again, this time with a trio of athletes crossing the line together in the men’s 15k/15k skiathlon at Soldier Hollow. Alexander Bulshonov was awarded gold, Alexey Chervotkin the silver and Denis Spotsov the bronze.

The three had skied together nearly the entire 30k race,...

Gold for Norway in U23 Skiathlon


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 4, 2017) - Norway’s Lotta Udnes Weng closed out the USANA FIS U23 World Championships with gold in the skiathlon at Soldier Hollow. Weng came from behind to overtake Finland’s Johanna Matintalo, who took silver. Russia’s Yana Kirpichenko won bronze.

A stronger classic skier, Matintalo took an early lead in the...

Second Podium Day for USA in PyeongChang


ALPENSIA, South Korea (Feb. 4, 2017) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) matched her career best finishing second in a FIS Cross Country World Cup skiathlon on the PyeongChang Olympic venue at Alpensia. Stephen finished second to Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk. Rounding out the podium was Masako Ishida of Japan.

Junior Worlds Bronze for America


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 3, 2017) - Two years ago in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 17-year-old Katharine Ogden set a goal. She had just finished sixth in skiathlon - the second-best finish ever for an American at Junior Worlds. But she wanted more. She wanted a medal. Friday at the 2002 Olympic venue at Soldier Hollow, she achieved that goal, becoming...

Germany and Slovenia Dominate HS100


PARY CITY, UT (Feb. 3, 2017) – Germany, Slovenia and Austria dominated the men and women’s team HS100 at the USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Championships Friday at the Utah Olympic Park.

In the men’s competition, Slovenia took the gold, followed by Germany in second and Austria in third. In the women’s event, Germany soared to gold, while...

Second Gold for Russia’s Vechkanov


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 3, 2017) - Russia’s Vladislav Vechkanov picked up his second gold medal, winning the men’s 10k/10k skiathlon Friday at the USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Championships at Soldier Hollow. Thomas Helland Larsen and Harald Westberg Amundsen of Norway were silver and bronze.


Norway Golden in Junior Women’s Skiathlon


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 3, 2017) - Norway’s Marte Maehlum Johansen came from behind in the final half of the freestyle leg of the skiathlon, to take gold at the 2017 USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships at Soldier Hollow.

Swede’s Ebba Andersson took her third medal of the championships, finishing second, while American...