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The First Ever European Championships Long Distance Sled Dog Event

The first ever European Championships long distance sled dog event. The Femund race (Femundløpet) is annual long distance sleddog race in the mountains of Norway. The race starts and ends in the colorful streets of the UNESCO World Heritage mining town of Røros. The teams mush through eight districts and the fascinating countryside of Sør-Trøndelag [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|European Championships|0 Comments

IFSS European Championship Sprint on Snow 2016, Savalen, Norway

Place: Savalen (190 km or 3 hours drive north of Lillehammer). Address: 2500 Tynset, Norway Date: Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th of March 2016 On Thursday the 3rd the EC organizer has arranged for races in the Pulka classes, which are optional Championship classes according to the European Championships rules: 1-dog Elite women 10 km [...]

By | September 8th, 2015|European Championships|Comments Off on IFSS European Championship Sprint on Snow 2016, Savalen, Norway

EC Long Distance 2016

The IFSS Europe Sports Committee has at the spring meeting in Stockholm discussed a proposal, received from the Norwegian Federation. They proposed that IFSS Europe should arrange a Long Distance European Championships in 2016. The IFSS Europe Sports Committee decided that it was a good idea to follow the WC example even for the EC. [...]

By | May 15th, 2015|European Championships, Long Distance|0 Comments

One Positive Doping Case at the EC Dryland 2014

During the EC Dryland 2014 in France, 5 controls were performed on athletes and 5 controls were also done on dogs. The 5 controls on the athletes revealed no use of forbidden substances. 4 controls on dogs were also negative but, unfortunately, one dog urine sample was analyzed to contain caffeine, paraxanthine and theophylline. These [...]

By | March 7th, 2015|Anti-Doping Rules, Dryland, European Championships, World Anti-Doping Agency|Comments Off on One Positive Doping Case at the EC Dryland 2014

Thank You Medal Sponsors!

The IFSS would like to thank CAHDS - Canadian Association of Harness Dog Sports ACSCA and F.I.M.S.S. - Federazione Italiana Musher e Sleddog Sport who  sponsored the medals for 5-8-dog rig class at the IFSS European Championship Dryland 2014. Gold medal Teemo Kaivola, Finland – Silver medal Igor Tracz, Poland – Bronze medal Patrik Jadsten, [...]

By | December 4th, 2014|Dryland, European Championships, European Championships - Dryland|Comments Off on Thank You Medal Sponsors!

Use of Controlled Medication for Dogs – Update

The use of “Controlled Medication” on dogs has been revised by the Anti-Doping Committee. These revisions include a better explanation of the procedure when using Controlled Medications. The most important modification concerns the use of Thyroid Hormone. In that case, an approval from the IFSS Control Substance Administrators is required. The Control Substance Administrators are [...]

By | October 27th, 2014|Anti-Doping Rules, Applications, Dryland, European Championships|Comments Off on Use of Controlled Medication for Dogs – Update

Countdown for IFSS European Championship Dryland 2014!

November 28th -30th the best European athletes (elites, juniors and veterans) of sleddogsport dryland will gather in Lamotte-Beuvron, Sologne Region, France for the IFSS European Championship Dryland 2014. Opening ceremony will take place November 28th and after that, for three days there will be exciting racing in bikejoring, scooter, and canicross and with carts for [...]

By | August 5th, 2014|European Championships|Comments Off on Countdown for IFSS European Championship Dryland 2014!

IFSS European Championship on snow 2016 to take place in Norway!

The IFSS Continental Director Lars Svanfeldt has together with the IFSS Europe Sports Committee decided to give the 2016th EC On-Snow to Norway and the Norwegian Sled Dog Racing Association NHF. Venue and date to be determined. Russia (Petrozavodsk) has also sent in an application to host the event. Helen Lundberg/IFSS President Photo by Per [...]

By | July 10th, 2014|European Championships, On-Snow|Comments Off on IFSS European Championship on snow 2016 to take place in Norway!