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THE BIG PICTURE: IOC loses Legkov appeal in Swiss Federal court

“It is with disappointment that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been informed of the ruling by the Swiss Federal Tribunal rejecting the IOC appeal against the CAS decision dated 23 April 2018 regarding the Russian Cross Country skier Alexander Legkov.” That was the introduction to the IOC’s statement concerning not only the Legkov case, […]
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SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 18 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of the week (so far) in the turbulent world of international sport: LANE ONE: Wednesday: There really is a change going on in Olympic bidding, if you believe what the Milan-Cortina bid has in their presentation submitted on 11 January. Its organizing […]
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CROSS COUNTRY Preview: Johaug expected to return at Otepaa for 10 km Classical

The southern Estonian resort town of Otepaa is the site for this week’s FIS World Cup, with Classical-style races in a 1.3 km Sprint...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 14 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport (this time, with links!): LANE ONE/Sunday: The news that the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, is under serious investigation by a French judge concerning potential bribes paid to […]
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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: Olympic champ Nilsson leads Swedish Sprint sweep

Norway has long been the power in Cross Country Skiing, but when it comes to the sprint races, Sweden’s women are the ones to...

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING Preview: Sprint festival coming in Dresden

It’s a sprinter’s weekend for the Cross Country World Cup in Dresden (GER), with a men’s and women’s 1.6 km Freestyle event on Saturday...

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: Klaebo and Oestberg sweep Val di Fiemme and Tour de Ski...

The seven-leg “Tour de Ski” in Italy, Germany and Switzerland provides an early-season look at the real contenders for seasonal honors in the FIS...

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: Oestberg wins two in Obertsdorf; three U.S. medals in three days!

The annual “Tour de Ski” tournament is continuing, with some familiar faces on the podium, including two from the U.S. Norway’s Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg, twice...

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: Klaebo and Nilsson win Sprints in Tolbach

The first of seven stages in the 13th Tour de Ski started in Tolbach (ITA), with Russia dominating the distances races and familiar, Scandinavian...

CROSS COUNTRY Preview: Johaug’s five-race streak on the line in Tolbach

Just as with the Alpine skiers, there’s no rest for the Cross Country World Cup, with four sets of races scheduled for the coming...

CROSS COUNTRY: Fifth win by Therese Johaug in Davos

The story of the 2018-19 Cross Country World Cup continues to be the return of 2014 and 2016 World Cup champion Therese Johaug of...

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING Preview: Can anyone stop Therese Johaug in Davos?

The story of the 2018-19 Cross Country World Cup has been the return of 2014 and 2016 World Cup champion Therese Johaug of Norway. Kept...

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: Therese Johaug’s redemption tour continues in Beitostolen

The story of the first month of the FIS Cross Country World Cup is Norway’s triple Olympic gold medalist Therese Johaug. Sidelined from the 2018...

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING Preview: Johaug gunning for fourth straight distance win

The first freestyle distance events of the 2018-19 World Cup season are on this weekend in Beitostolen (NOR), with one question paramount: can anyone...

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: Johaug claims Lillehammer Triple

You can’t make up for lost time, but Norway’s Therese Johaug is making it clear that the results of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games...

CROSS COUNTRY Preview: Lillehammer hosts Nordic World Cup Festival

Much of the Nordic Ski world will converge on Lillehammer (NOR) for a weekend of FIS World Cup action, including Cross Country skiing, Nordic Combined and women’s Ski Jumping. The Cross Country schedule: ∙ Friday: Men’s and Women’s Freestyle Sprint ∙ Saturday: Men’s 15 km Freestyle and Women’s 10 km Freestyle ∙ Sunday: Men’s 15 […]
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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: Norway’s Johaug returns with World Cup win in Ruka

In late 2016, triple Olympic medalist Therese Johaug (NOR) was suspended for doping for 18 months because a team doctor mistakenly gave her some...

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING Preview: World Cup season opens in Finland

The FIS Cross Country World Cup season finally opens this week, with Classical-style races in Ruka (FIN): ∙ Men: Sprint/Classical and 15 km Classical ∙ Women:...

THE BIG PICTURE: FIS publishes its two-year financial report; how does it compare...

The biggest player in winter sports is the Federation Internationale de Ski, better known as FIS, which governs almost the entire Olympic Winter Games program on snow, including Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding. Must be a pretty rich federation, right? Although it doesn’t publish stand-alone financial statements, […]
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Tokyo and Paris sign mutual-cooperation accord, but will they really cooperate?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 13, 2018: With considerable fanfare, the chief executives of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee and Paris 2024 committee signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in various areas to help ensure the success of both Games. It’s a good idea, but will these organizations – and beyond them, the Los […]
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