We are a sports publication and intend to stay clear from whatever political stories – that’s not what you expect here, anyhow.
However, when the story is so big that the stars of the Nordic start to reflect upon the events unfolding, we can’t quite stay away and offer a gist of what was said by them in the last few days:
Jessica Diggins was born in Minneapolis-St. Paul and was supposed to become the face of the first-ever Minneapolis FIS World Cup event. Alas, that one was cancelled at the last possible moment and Minneapolis 2020 shall be remembered for entirely different reasons.
Given, Diggins is the only true star the US xcskiing got, she gets national media attention and is fully aware that her every word in the current highly charged atmosphere would be quoted and interpreted ( or misinterpreted). Hence what appears to be very carefully written message urging mutual understanding – you are welcome to disagree with our take on that:
Diggins’ friend and teammate Alayna Sonnesyn who also has deep Minnesota roots, has posted a poignant missive to her readers making clear that for her the whole story is very personal:
Two up and coming stars of US male skiing are much more outspoken.
World Juniors 2020′ golden medalist Luke Jager re-posts the link to a 2017 study that seem to foretell the events of May 2020 in Minneapolis.
His teammate and fellow Junior world champion Gus Schumacher shares the link to the message by the NYC-based digital creator called Loui:
That’s all the reax we’ve seen so far. Other US skiers are either collecting their thoughts or unfeel like sharing them on social media. If we missed something – let us know.
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