–Falun, Sweden has been awarded the 2015 World Championships, after three rounds of voting at the FIS meetings in Turkey on Thursday. It narrowly beat out Lahti, Finland for the honor.
–Alaska Pacific University (APU) has added two more strong athletes to its roster: Fairbanks’s Reese Hanneman, and Middlebury College’s Patrick Johnson, who is taking a year off from school. Mike Hinckley, Laura Valaas, and Anders Haugen have all retired.
–Four Austrian doctors working for the national cross-country ski team will be investigated by a police task force after allegations by a Vienna prosecutor. A spokesman for the prosecutor said that the investigation was “about old accusations, and partially about new ones that extend into the more recent period.” The Austrian team has been under scrutiny since its involvement in doping scandals at the Olympics in 2002 and 2006.
–The 2010-2011 Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association schedule has been released–check it out here.
–Billy Demong took the victory in the fourth annual Olympic Hill Climb, a fundraiser for the Park City Nordic Ski Club. The Park Record has a good account here.
–Gear West, in Long Lake, Minnesota, has hired Matt Liebsch, the 2009 American Birkebeiner winner, as a full-time staff member. Details here.