• Tag: Cross Country Skiing

    Doping Control in the Sport of Cross Country Skiing

    Editors’ Note: In early September recently retired U.S. Ski Team member Noah Hoffman was given the opportunity to speak at the U.S. Anti Doping Agency’s Doping Control Officers’ conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hoffman is a passionate agent in the fight against doping in cross country skiing and was kind […]

    Dryland Training Gear Guide: Rollerskis

    Some of the biggest gains are made in the off-season. That’s why we decided to pull together a guide to gear that will help you maximize your summer and fall training sessions. From rollerskis to running shoes, apparel to packs and more, find some of our editor’s favorite pieces and […]

    From Koch to Kikkan: Gold Medal sprint team takes on torch from legend

    In Jessie Diggins’s bedroom in Afton, Minnesota, there’s a poster of Bill Koch. In it the 1976 Olympic silver medalist in the 30km is sand skiing against a backdrop of white Hawaiian surf crashing at his feet. Koch was famous enough then, and cross country skiing was big enough in […]

    Goals: Reverse Splits—Women wanted relay medal; men had another hope

    American veteran racer Andy Newell was lit up by the lights of the Alpsensia Olympic Stadium on Saturday night. Leaning alone on the railing in the media zone, he looked quietly over the medal celebrations happening below him among the Norwegian, French and Russian teams and fans. To his right, […]

    All That Glitters is, Actually, Gold: American women show heart, tears and progress in 4x5km relay

    A decade before tennis legend Billie Jean King whipped Bobby Riggs in straight sets at the Houston Astrodome on national television in 1973 my mom was suspended from Burlington High School for wearing pants. Pants. As in, not a dress. It was on my 14-hour flight to Seoul, South Korea […]

    Skiing the Nordmarka

    I knew it would be easy, I just didn’t know it would be this easy. As a Vermonter living in Norway for a year, I’m continually impressed with the investment this country has made in public recreation, and at this time of year, it’s abundantly obvious that access to skiing […]