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Relay Hopefuls Ski to Ninth

02/15/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 15) – Team USA left it all on the course Saturday but was not able to keep pace and finished ninth at the women’s 4x5k relay of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The relay was staged amidst the third day of spring-like temperatures at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center, where Team Sweden mounted a stunning...

Spring Holds Strong at Men’s 15k

02/14/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 14) – Springtime temperatures ruled the course for a second day in a row Friday at the men’s 15k classic of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, where Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) took the top spot for the USA in 31st. The temperatures spiked to 50 degrees during the race, and Dario Cologna of Switzerland reigned in a...

Springtime at Laura for 10k

02/13/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 13) - Temperatures topping 50 degrees made for soft conditions and tank top skiing as Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the USA in the 10k classic at the Laura Cross Country Center. Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk won the race as athletes skied in short sleeves and hatless in the relentless sun. The 10k race...

Sochi Nordic Combined Opening

02/12/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 12) – Nordic combined athletes converged on the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center Wednesday for the individual 10k Gundersen normal hill event, the first of three nordic combined events of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) pulled out the strongest finish for Team USA in 24th after jumping...

Impressive Olympic Debut for Women

02/11/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 11) – Thirty women from 12 countries soared into the history books Tuesday night during an impressive Olympic debut of women’s ski jumping at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center, a marquee event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The depth of talent in the field yielded an intense battle with eight different nations in...

Randall Out - Caldwell Leads

02/11/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 11) – World Champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) suffered a heartbreaking loss Tuesday when she was knocked out of a stunning individual freestyle sprint event at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Randall was heavily favored to win but did not advance past the quarterfinal round, finishing fourth in her heat at...

Alexander Leads U.S. Jumping

02/09/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 9) – Nick Alexander (Lebanon, NH) led Team USA Sunday, finishing 35th in the opening ski jumping event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center. Alexander just missed the top-30-seeded final round at the normal hill event, where Poland’s Kamil Stoch went on to take the gold medal. Norway...

Hoffman Tops for USA in Skiathlon

02/09/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 9) – Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) skied into the top spot for the USA Sunday, finishing 35th in the Olympic skiathlon at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center. Swiss skier Dario Cologna earned gold in the 15k classic x 15k freestyle race with Marcus Hellner of Sweden and Martin Johnsrud Sundby taking silver and bronze....

First Women’s Ski Jumping Training

02/08/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 8) – U.S. women ski jumpers took their first training jumps Saturday at the RuSki Gorki Jumps in anticipation of the historic debut of women’s Olympic ski jumping Tuesday Feb. 11. Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) had the best round result for the USA, soaring to seventh on her third jump while Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT)...

Diggins Eighth in Opening Sochi Skiathlon

02/08/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 8) – First-time Olympian Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied into an impressive eighth and secured the top spot for Team USA in the women’s skiathlon Saturday, the opening Olympic cross country event at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center. Norwegian powerhouse Marit Bjoergen took her fourth career Olympic gold in the...

Todd Lodwick Honored as Flag Bearer

02/05/2014

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 5) - The U.S. Ski Team's Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) received the ultimate honor from his fellow Olympians, being named flag bearer for Team USA. The Olympic silver medalist and World Champion in nordic combined will lead the American team into the stadium Friday at his record sixth Winter Olympics. No other...

Randall Fifth in Pre-Sochi Sprints

02/02/2014

TOBLACH, Italy (Feb. 2) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) powered to fifth in the Toblach freestyle sprints, the final World Cup before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Marit Bjoergen of Norway took the victory with current World Cup overall sprint leader Denise Herrmann of Germany finishing second. The...

Stephen 11th in Toblach 10k

02/01/2014

TOBLACH, Italy (Feb. 1) – Olympian Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) skied into the top spot for the USA in 11th during the warm and rainy FIS World Cup 10k classic race Saturday, less than a week before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Norway’s Marit Bjoergen and Therese Johaug went one-two in the race, while World Cup sprint...

Silver for Diggins in Val di Fiemme

01/29/2014

VAL DI FIEMME, ITALY (Jan. 29) - World Champion Jessie Diggins scored a freestyle sprint silver medal at the U23 World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Diggins, who partnered with teammate Kikkan Randall last year to claim the first-ever U.S. cross country World Championships gold on the same course, finished second to...

Junior Worlds and U23 Champs Underway

01/29/2014

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 29) – A team of 23 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association athletes are competing this week in the International Ski Federation Junior Nordic World Ski Championships and U23 (under 23) World Championships in Val di Fiemme, site of last year’s FIS Nordic Ski World Championships. The U23 team will be headlined by...

Olympic Nordic Combined Athletes Announced

01/22/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 22) – A pair of Olympic medalists are among four athletes nominated by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to the U.S. Olympic Nordic Combined Team. Athletes nominated to the team include Olympic and World Champion Billy Demong as well as World Champion and Olympic medalist Todd Lodwick. It will be a record-breaking sixth...

Olympic Ski Jumping Athletes Nominated

01/21/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 22) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of seven ski jumping athletes Wednesday afternoon during a press conference at Utah Olympic Park, the site of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Ski Jumping. The 2014 Olympic Winter Games mark the first time women’s ski jumping will be contested at the...

Olympic Cross Country Athletes Announced

01/21/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 22) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of 14 cross country athletes Wednesday morning. World Champions Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins will lead the team that includes seven athletes with Olympic experience. Randall, a two-time World Cup sprint champion, is going into the Games as a strong...

Hendrickson Returns to Jumping

01/20/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 21) - Reigning World Champion Sarah Hendrickson has successfully returned to ski jump training, five months after sustaining a knee injury during a training jump in Obersdorf, Germany last August. For the past week, Hendrickson has been jumping the 90-meter hill at Utah Olympic Park in Park City under the direction of Head...

Fletcher Fifth in Seefeld Finale

01/19/2014

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 19) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied into the top five Saturday during the 15k finale of the first-ever FIS World Cup Nordic Combined Triple in Seefeld. The triple featured three-straight days of events culminating in Sunday’s two-jump 15k finale, where the top 30 ranked athletes competed after advancing...

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