Becomes coach of the Canadian national team

Tor Arne Hetland (40) joins the coaching staff of Canada’s national cross country team.

Hetland served as Swiss sprint coach from 2010 to 2014, but was not allowed to continue in this position. The former Olympic winner and world sprint champion also coached Germany in 2009-2010.

Hetland will be one of three coaches for the Canadian team. In a press release, it is stated that Justin Wadsworth will be promoted to head coach. Wadsworth has coached Canada for four years. Louis Bouchard becomes the coach of Alex Harvey and several other athletes from the Quebec region.

Added to this is Tor Arne Hetland, who will be responsible for the Canadians’ operations in Europe.

The trio will lead Canada in the coming year, and the long-term goal is the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in just under four years.

Steinar Mundal and Arild Monsen are two other Norwegians who have also coached the Canadian national cross-country ski team.

In a press release, it is stated that Hetland will work closely with the association’s two other coaches on meeting plans and daily training.

– It’s very exciting to be part of a group with so much talent, in a team that has such a fantastic lubrication team and already has an established development program and experienced support apparatus , says the native of Roga.

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