Zakopane cancels on junior skiers again, JWSC-2022 is looking for new home

Zakopane cancels on junior skiers again, JWSC-2022 is looking for new home

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The world's best young skiers won't see the jewel of Polish winter sports - Zakopane. "...The FIS was informed by the Polish Ski Federation that the Cross-Country competitions of the Junior and U23 World Ski Championships 2022 cannot be held in Zakopane due to a planned construction in direct surrounding of the planned venue of the Cross-Country track..." Oops. Zakopane was meant to host JWSC-2021 but canceled due to COVID uncertainties - Finnish Vuokatti ( and Lahti for ski jumpers and combiners) stepped in and held a very successful event last February. Who will rescue the Junior Worlds this time around? "...The FIS, together with National Ski Associations are intensively working on finding a solution to host the Junior and U23 WSC Cross-Country competitions and is hoping to confirm an…
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Therese Johaug is launching personal care line

Therese Johaug is launching personal care line

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"....Care By Therese Johaug Deodorant is an effective deodorant that keeps you fresh throughout the day. The formulation is enriched with a discreet and delicate scent with notes of fresh citrus, pear and juniper..." The reigning queen of the world cross country skiing is launching her own personal care line. https://www.instagram.com/p/CTuHGGvodU-/?utm_medium=copy_link The items from the launch collection have started to appear on ASKO website,the Norwegian grocery chain being Johaug's long-term partner. Last December Johaug abruptly severed her lucrative long-running deal with Huawei, with Chinese giant putting A LOT of money into promotions with the xcski star - remember Oslo airport abslutely plastered with Therese's portraits extolling Huawei's products? Well, that advertising space is free, let's see if ASKO has a similar ad budget...
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Bjørgen has good performance yet loses to Northug

Bjørgen has good performance yet loses to Northug

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Marit Bjørgen adds a good performance to her credit - still no match for Petter Northug. As expected. We are talking Landskampen performance, of course. Sorry you're been living under a particulaly solid rock if you haven't heard of the most important ski-related TV program on the planet, the one that pitches Norwegian stars against those from Sweden in decidedly non-Olympic competitions filmed by multiple action cameras. It costs a bomb to produce and it always runs in prime time. The first episode of the latest series premiered on TV2 Norway last Friday for the audience share of 30.4 percent ( meaning every third Norwegian who still didn't cut the cord was watching it live). A total of 276,000 or roughly 8% of a total adult population of the country…
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Spotted: New Rossignol Boots

Spotted: New Rossignol Boots

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Håvard Solås Taugbøl was recently spotted wearing what looked like prototype classic ski boots. A bronze medallist of Oberstdorf'21 clearly aims to improve his performance further next season. It's not very often one gets to hear an assessment of something that hasn't been released yet but Håvard has shared his impressions: "Those are both classic and skiatlon boots. They are made on the same principle as the old ones - with a cuff you can take on and off. These new ones have a higher outside layer though that goes up to the lower legs. How do they work for me? Very good 🙌🏼". In the coming weeks and months we shall see a lot of new gear - all aimed at giving an athlete an edge, whatever small, at…
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X Games come to rollerskiing

X Games come to rollerskiing

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You could slice it whichever way you like , but it appears that Francesco Becchis with his (reckless? accidental? ) move did more for popularization of rollerskiing on social media than all the other dry skis athletes combined. https://www.instagram.com/p/CS1PEPAIy9W/?utm_medium=copy_link
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