Rossignol And Salomon (Try To) Throw Down Gauntlet At Fischer

Rossignol And Salomon (Try To) Throw Down Gauntlet At Fischer

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If you're a cross-country skier, there's a 100% chance that you either own yourself or see your peers use something that carries a black-n-yellow Fischer logo. For decades the family-owned company from Ried-im-Innkreis rules supreme in the world of narrow skis. The statistics are overwhelming: at the Sochi Olympics athletes using the Austrian brand skis won 109 medals out of 159 in skiing competitions. Clearly, not a situation Fischer's rivals are prepared to put up with. And where there's a will there's a way: Rossignol, a brand of Skis Rossignol S.A. appears to be the most aggressive in the Olympic season so far: Calle Halfvarsson, one of the leaders of Team Sweden has just announced the switch. He tested the French company's gear in the off-season and even won a…
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Aline Who Trains For  PyeongChang And Who Never Gives Up

Aline Who Trains For PyeongChang And Who Never Gives Up

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When you get tired, when you get bored, when you get too comfy in your bed in the morning to come out to train – think of Aline Rocha and how she deals with problems, frustrations and barriers in life. ....As a teenager, the 26-year-old Brazilian was not interested in sports. "I was always shy, I did not like physical activity." In 2006, when she was 15, a car accident left her paraplegic - but took her into the world of Parathletics Coming to the home Paralympics in Rio in 2016, Aline was already one of the top ranking marathoners in T54 class and was considered to be a real medal contender. The race didn't quite go her way – still, Aline finished in a respectable 10th Place. After that,…
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Read This If You Are Skier With Love Handles Issue

Read This If You Are Skier With Love Handles Issue

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Time to confess: how many an amateur Nordie have you come across sporting a bit of a stomach, spilling over that tight waistband of his Lycra-enhanced ski racing suit? And does that include the man you see every day in the mirror? If you are one of us, perennial “love handles” fighters – rejoice! Because the good scientists at the Columbia University Medical Center have just come up with a skin patch that dissolves the said 'love handles' – in overfed mice so far, but that's a start, ain't it? According to the story in Science Daily, quoting the authors of the research, “Microneedle skin patch that delivers fat-shrinking drug locally could be used to treat obesity and diabetes”. "Not all fat is equal," says Professor Alexander Pfeifer from the…
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(Some) Olympians Express Concerns: Pyeongchang Games Are Too Close To North Korea

(Some) Olympians Express Concerns: Pyeongchang Games Are Too Close To North Korea

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Therese Johaug had already said goodbye to Olympic Games, suspended Russian skiers still have a hope. It sounds ironic, but some skiers, not having obstacles to participation in the Olympics, have severe doubts: should they go to Pyeongchang or not? “If North Korea wants to start the war during the Olympics, they'll do it - there is no doubt about that. And then, I think, the whole sports world will be wiped out”. says Astrid Jacobsen, representing athletes in the IOC, in conversation with the Norwegian VG newspaper. https://www.instagram.com/p/BMCQClgjWnC/ However, the skier confesses, that she hasn't got enough knowledge to foretell which way things will go: “I don’t believe, that they (the IOC) will go ahead with the Olympic Games, if there is a cradible threat to lives” – concludes…
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Petter Northug Dreams About His Brother’s Girlfriend!

Petter Northug Dreams About His Brother’s Girlfriend!

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Petter Northug may or may not be the best skier currently living on this planet (according to him he is) – but he surely is the most entertaining of the bunch. Ever wanted to learn the Olympic and world champion's secrets? Well that time has come finally: the King of Ski went through a lie detector test! With some modifications: instead of hard looking goons in lab coats (or whoever is supposed to administer it according to latest Hollywood silver screen tales), Northug was subjected to questioning by people who know him well. Or do they, now? https://www.facebook.com/PetterNorthugjrOfficial/videos/811101679069128/ Even Northug, the young brother of the King, was first to go. – Naturally, his was “Have you ever had sexual fantasies about my girlfriend?” Not an unreasonable inquiry: it’s very difficult…
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