Johaug won’t appeal suspension herself

Norwegian skier Therese Johaug has opted against appealing the 13-month suspension from all competition and team training that she was handed last week by a sports tribunal in Norway. Her lawyer told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) Wednesday that she now just wants to concentrate on her skiing and not on an appeal. It remains possible for […]

More sponsors may dump Johaug

UPDATED: Ski producer Fischer isn’t the only sponsor who may withdraw from contracts they have with Norwegian cross-country skier Therese Johaug. Several other companies that have sponsored her, including Oakley, Colgate and Tagheuser, have a right to revoke contracts following her doping conviction that currently has resulted in a 13-month suspension from her sport. “This […]

Johaug verdict ‘likely to be appealed’

A 13-month ban from competition that was lodged against world champion Norwegian cross-country skier Therese Johaug on Friday remains subject to appeal by a variety of players, not least Johaug herself. A member of the international ski federation FIS’ board reportedly told media in Finland Friday night that an appeal to the Court of Arbitration in Switzerland (CAS) […]

Johaug clothing sales halted in Finland

Doping-charged skier Therese Johaug hasn’t only lost this season’s potential winnings on the ski trails, she’s also losing money on sales of her line of clothing. “In Norway, sales are still good, but we have chosen to pull out of Finland,” said Øystein Bråta, director of Nordic operations for Active Brands, which owns the Johaug […]

Johaug’s ‘good day’ at doping hearing

Norwegian skier Therese Johaug won important support on Thursday in her fight against suspension on doping charges, from both the national team’s doctor and her fellow star skier Marit Bjørgen. Both relieved her of full blame for using a lip salve to treat sunburn sores that contained a banned steroid. “I would have done the same as Therese in this […]

Skier Johaug tries to save her career

Therese Johaug, known for screaming with joy when she won race after race on the international skiing circuit, sat still and unsmiling just before a two-day hearing began on doping charges against her on Wednesday. Prosecutor Niels Kiær revealed that the concentration of the banned steroid for which she tested positive in September was much higher […]

Triumphant Bjørgen to testify in Johaug case

Marit Bjørgen could polish her crown as Norway’s skiing queen over the weekend but then had to gear up for less pleasant tasks off the ski trails. After winning again in World Cup competition, she was set to testify in the doping case against her distressed national teammate Therese Johaug. Just days after winning two World Cup […]

Johaug’s suspension extended

Antidoping Norge announced Friday that they were extending the suspension of Norway’s top cross-country skier Therese Johaug by two months, until February 19, pending the outcome of a hearing on the charges against her. Johaug, meanwhile, isn’t giving up a comeback and already has a new support apparatus around her. The extension was called “routine,” […]

Johaug suspended for 14 months

Norway’s anti-doping agency has determined that top skier Therese Johaug should be suspended for 14 months after she tested positive for a steroid in September. Anti-Doping Norge’s committee that prosecutes doping cases claimed that Johaug is to blame for not checking the contents of a cream she used to treat sun-blistered lips. Johaug was sentenced “to the loss […]

Johaug fears she’ll miss entire season

Norway’s skiing champion Therese Johaug, her reputation at stake after testing positive for a steroid, agreed to answer more questions on Thursday but didn’t have many new answers. The teary-eyed Johaug still insists she’s innocent of any attempt to intentionally take steroids, and now fears she may miss the entire upcoming ski season. She noted how her life […]