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Editorial: Ranking Lists – What Are They Good For?

After some thought, I feel compelled to expand a bit on my post regarding the US National Ranking List (NRL). Actually, my thoughts on the subject apply to points lists and athlete ranking in XC skiing more generally. Ranking athletes via some numerical system can be both fun and necessary. It’s fun for skiing fans […]

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Fragmented FIS Race Scheduling And What It Means For The Sport

Just recently the guys at FasterSkier and the Nordic Commentary Project got together for a podcast, where they discussed a range of topics in international ski racing.  One topic that they touched upon was the fact that cross country skiing has an ever increasing number of race formats. I listened with interest to that section, […]

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FIS Scheduling Follies

I see on FasterSkier the news that there is already some angst regarding the FIS World Cup race calendar for next season. I have two things say on this topic that takes the form of two graphs…

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