Kikkan Randall of the United States clinched the cross-country World Cup sprint title on Saturday by edging Norwegian world champion Marit Bjoergen at the line in the Lahti Ski Games.
Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins gave the United States its first world championship gold medal in cross-country skiing Sunday by winning the women's team sprint by nearly eight seconds.
Kikkan Randall of the United States won the women's 1.4-kilometer cross-country World Cup race at the Sochi Olympic course to claim her fourth victory of the season on Friday.
Kikkan Randall of the United States claimed her second cross-country World Cup victory of the season when she won the prologue event of the Tour de Ski on Saturday.
Two-time Olympian Pete Vordenberg has announced his resignation as a U.S. ski team coach to spend more time with his family.
British adventurer Felicity Aston completed her crossing of Antarctica on Monday, becoming the first woman to ski across the icy continent alone.
Ida Ingemarsdotter led Sweden to victory Sunday in the cross-country World Cup team sprint.
Sweden's Ida Ingemarsdotter won an individual World Cup cross-country race or the first time Saturday, beating Sprint Cup leader Kikkan Randall of the United States by 0.2 seconds.
Norway's Petter Northug showed his sprinting ability again, winning a 15-kilometer mass start race Saturday and extending his overall lead in the cross-country skiing World Cup standings.
Former Olympic cross-country ski champion Christian Hoffmann of Austria, who retired from the sport in 2009, has been given a six-year ban for blood doping.
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Mika Myllyla, a former Olympic cross-country champion and Finnish skiing great whose life unraveled after a doping ban, died Tuesday. He was 41.
The Estonian Ski Association says former two-time Olympic champion Andrus Veerpalu tested positive for human growth hormone before the Nordic world championships in February.
Kikkan Randall of the United States and Emil Joensson of Sweden won cross country World Cup sprints Sunday in the final tuneup for the world championships in Oslo this week.