That Word Again: Doping

That Word Again: Doping

Leaders, Newsfeed
Not what anybody wanted to hear again, but here it goes: The Austrian police reps announced on Wednesday that they "succeeded in smashing an international doping network" in cross country skiing. [caption id="attachment_10420" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Austrian police in Seefelfd. It is not known whether this particular unit was/is involved in investigation [/caption] Suspects are not formally named by widely believed ( and in case of Austrians confirmed by their coach) to be Andreas Veerpalu, son of the double Olympic gold medalist Andrus Veerpalu, and Karel Tammjärv from Estonia, . Kazakhstan's Alexey Poltoranin and Dominik Baldauf and Max Hauke from Team Austria. [caption id="attachment_10422" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Dominik Baldauf racing in Dresden in January 2019 [/caption] The police is giving chilling details of "one of the suspects being literally caught with a…
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Here Is What Are You Missing By Not Coming To Seefeld – But It Is Not Too Late!

Here Is What Are You Missing By Not Coming To Seefeld – But It Is Not Too Late!

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
You should have totally gone to Seefeld-2019. And if you contemplated and chose not to - your loss, really. Luckily you still have a chance - the upcoming weekend is full of great races and there's a lot more to do than just to watch the world's most fittest women & men compete ( as if it were not enough on its own!) Here are the reasons you need to convince yourself, your best half & a bunch of friends to go: - Getting there is not easy - it's very easy. And for most part cheap. closest airport, period, is Innsbruck - it's just a half an hour away. Closest big airport is Munich and it's 3,5 hours on a train ( going through the mountains, good for sightseeing…
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Ustiugov-Klaebo Aggro In Context Of Raising Profile Of Skiing

Ustiugov-Klaebo Aggro In Context Of Raising Profile Of Skiing

Featured, Newsfeed, Trivia
In about 30 seconds flat last Thursday Sergei Alexandrovich Ustiugov and Johannes Høsflot Klæbo did more to promote world's awareness about the great sport of cross country skiing than FIS and Seefeld-2019 organizers could have possible done with any promo budget. [caption id="attachment_10363" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] " Hey, dude - becoming world champion in cross country skiing doesn't make one the world star. This kinda stuff does!"[/caption] Every Norwegian media outlet, every Russian one had a story of the Sprint semi-finals altercation. Don't need to tell you who was to blame for the incident in Norway – and who in Russia. [caption id="attachment_10358" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Klaebo is media star and influencer all right - but mostly in his native Norway, although his appeal spreads [/caption] [caption id="attachment_10365" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Ustiugov with his rough…
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Seefeld-2019. Behind Scenes

Seefeld-2019. Behind Scenes

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport, Trivia
..what you don't typically get to see in your television broadcast... [caption id="attachment_10347" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Mountain sun, warm weather - and thawing ski tracks. Seefeld 2019 is going to be fun for spectators...[/caption][caption id="attachment_10337" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] ... and royal pain in the butt for ski waxers & techs[/caption][caption id="attachment_10344" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] monster wax truck where 8 or more waxers can work side-by-side is not only the single most expensive item aound - it's the most needed one too [/caption][caption id="attachment_10341" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Some skiers brought their life partners along - others left them at home and brought just a smile [/caption][caption id="attachment_10338" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] rules for " moving pictures" a.k.a video filming have been tightened drastically - so non-rights holding media i.e. those who did not pay a ton of…
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Seefeld-2019. Curtain-Raiser. In Pictures

Seefeld-2019. Curtain-Raiser. In Pictures

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport, Trivia
We have made an effort to convince you using stats & figures, that Seefeld-2019 has a promise of becoming the best world championship ever. Here's a glimpse of how the Tirolian resort looks on the eve of the tournament kick-off [caption id="attachment_10281" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Nour Keirouz, Lebanon xcski champ, will compete in sprint at Seefeld[/caption] Focal point - the newly built Seefeld Ski Stadium https://www.instagram.com/p/BuE1oCFhi5D/ ...where swarms of waxers and technicians are busy selecting the winning wax formulas [caption id="attachment_10282" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] "dude, did you bring enough planks along?" [/caption] https://www.instagram.com/p/BuE3Tkfhl27/ ...Total "my wax truck is bigger than your wax truck!". Or, at least, my flag is higher https://www.instagram.com/p/BuEkQGPhhVK/ ...These guys look like they also care about chemicals - but of entirely different type. Just a guess - police forces…
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