Russia's Stepanova banned for manipulating tests POSTED: Mar 30, 10:49a ET | UPDATED: Mar 30, 10:50a ET By Reuters Twice Russian cross-country skiing champion Liliya Stepanova has received a two-year doping ban for manipulating a drug test, the country's skiing federation said on Tuesday.
Polish skier: Blame doping on me and doctor POSTED: Mar 24, 9:08a ET | UPDATED: Mar 24, 9:08a ET By Associated Press The Polish cross-country skier who tested positive for EPO at the Vancouver Olympics says she and her doctor are to blame, but denies knowingly taking banned substances.
Trainer admits giving athlete shots, not EPO POSTED: Mar 23, 12:44p ET | UPDATED: Mar 23, 12:44p ET By Associated Press A trainer for the Polish cross-country skier who tested positive for EPO at the Vancouver Olympics has acknowleged giving her injections but denies they contained banned substances.
Bjoergen, Northug close season on top POSTED: Mar 21, 9:45a ET | UPDATED: Mar 21, 11:26a ET By Associated Press Marit Bjoergen of Norway celebrated her 30th birthday by winning a 10-kilometer handicap race Sunday, the last women's cross country World Cup race of the season.
Norway’s Northug, Bjoergen win World Cup pursuits POSTED: Mar 20, 10:01a ET | UPDATED: Mar 20, 1:04p ET By Associated Press Double Olympic champion Petter Northug of Norway won a 20-kilometer
cross country pursuit Saturday after one of his trademark sprints down
the final straight.
Russian refuses drug test, banned POSTED: Mar 16, 1:13p ET | UPDATED: Mar 16, 1:21p ET The International Ski Federation has banned Russian cross country skier Elena Vedeneeva from competing for two years after she refused to take a drug test.
Randall second in World Cup sprint POSTED: Mar 15, 2:39p ET | UPDATED: Mar 15, 2:43p ET Anders Gloersen of Norway won a men's 1.5-kilometer cross country sprint Sunday, while countryman Petter Northug secured the overall World Cup victory.
Bjoergen leads 'fun' Norwegian sweep POSTED: Mar 13, 8:42a ET | UPDATED: Mar 13, 10:36a ET Marit Bjoergen has won a 30-kilometer World Cup race as Norwegians swept the top three positions.
Scandinavians Jonsson, Bjorgen sprint to XC wins POSTED: Mar 11, 11:53a ET | UPDATED: Mar 11, 3:29p ET Scandinavians have taken the top spots in the World Cup 1.2-kilometer
cross-country sprints, with Sweden's Emil Jonsson winning the men's
race and Norway's Marit Bjorgen triumphing in the women's.
Polish Olympian tests positive for EPO POSTED: Mar 11, 8:01a ET | UPDATED: Mar 11, 9:01a ET The Polish Olympic Committee says cross-country skier Kornelia Marek tested positive for EPO at the Vancouver Olympics.