Latest Nordic skiing News

Sierra rescue team with Olympic skier readies for new season

Nov. 21, 2021 05:13 AM EST

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The cell phone on the nightstand blares out from the dark. It’s a familiar ringtone to one of the members of the all-volunteer Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue. And at 12:30 a.m., it’s a melody that means only one thing — someone’s lost...

New York's Empire State Winter Games to return in February

Nov. 10, 2021 15:58 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The Empire State Winter Games will return in February after a one-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The amateur winter sports competition will be held Feb. 3-6. Organizers expect around 2,000 athletes to participate at venues in...

Volkanovski, Shevchenko defend at UFC 266; Lawler stops Diaz

Sep. 26, 2021 03:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alexander Volkanovski defended his featherweight title with a bloody, tumultuous unanimous decision over Brian Ortega, and Valentina Shevchenko defended her flyweight belt with a fourth-round stoppage of Lauren Murphy at UFC 266 on Saturday night. Nick...

Ski jumper Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria retires

Sep. 21, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Ski jumping record-holder Gregor Schlierenzauer retired on Tuesday, only a few months before trying to compete at his fourth Olympics. The 31-year-old Austrian, a two-time winner of both the overall World Cup title and the prestigious Four...

Bicyclist who died following crash near Chaska was ski coach

Sep. 20, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the bicyclist who was struck near Chaska last month and later died. Sixty-six-year-old John Dyste was hit by a driver Aug. 31 near the intersection of county roads 40 and 11. Authorities...