List of 50 Posts – From Newest to Older

  • Wealthy, Happy And Skiing. Make Sure Your Politicians Are Aware Of That Connection by DS News Team - Norway is one of the world’s wealthiest countries It is also one of the world’s happiest Finally, It clearly has more skiers than any other nation as a proportion of population while pro-skiing is a king on television. Norway’s Top 20 Most Talked About features 5 sport-related personalities of which three are skiers …Sometimes important […]
  • Guess What? Northug Is Back With Team Norway! by DS News Team - No, the Olympic champion and, possibly, the most famous skier of all times is not planning to use his skis Instead, he’s planning to use glasses. Yes, Northug brand is a new official sponsor of the Norwegian Ski Federation with its eyewear. The irony is not lost on either sides: no skier in the world […]
  • Fossli Sufferes Cardiac Arrest, Survives by DS News Team - Sondre Turvoll Fossli suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday but survived and is recovering now. Quick thinking and speedy assistance by Sondre’s girlfriend Henriette Mork and a cyclist who happened to drive by and fast arrival of emergency ambulance helped a 26-year-old cross country skier to escape with his life. He’s now in recovery as […]
  • Klaebo Comments For First Time On His Disagreements With Federation Over What To Wear – And What Not by DS News Team - “No matter what you are doing, you must be allowed to have your own opinions on things. I think one should be allowed to disagree” – thus spoken Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, according to NRK It was the first time the world’s best skier have commented on his disagreements with the Norwegian Ski Federation that delayed […]
  • Team Leader vs Federation: Who Has Right To Athlete’s Body? by DS News Team - A conflict broke out in the Russian biathlon: national team leader Alexander Loginov, #2 in the World Cup – 2018/19 (on the left on our photo, blue t-shirt) has refused to sign a contract with the national biathlon federation. The issue at stake: who has the right to the best spots on athlete’s apparel & […]
  • Equipment Update As Seen At Blink Ski Fest by DS News Team - Blink Skifest is not just the world’s biggest summer event in skiing & biathlon – it’s also sort of a catwalk of the newest equipment issued to world’s best athletes by their material sponsors. What we were disappointed not see on Blink this year: – New Rossignol top-line boots that are already being tested by […]
  • Eurovision Goes Blink by DS News Team - The European Broadcasting Union , colloquially known as Eurovision, just signed an international TV rights agreement with the organizers of the Blink festival and it’s a big deal: The EBU is agglomeration of public television channels across Europe, from Portugal to Russia, to collectively bargain for rights and to swap (mostly news-related) footage. “Public” means […]
  • …In Some Ways Blink Skifest Reminds Us Of Pre-commercial Olympic Games by DS News Team - Blink Skifest is , without a doubt, a premier xcski and biathlon event of the whole summer, packed with stars of top caliber. Think about it: only the Olympic Games bring together more of world’s best athletes of both those ” sister sports” – and even then they rarely rub shoulders in a literal sense. […]
  • Inaugural Lysebotn Uphill Doublepoling Musings by DS News Team - …When the founder and director of Blink Skifestival Arne Idland mentioned a few months ago that he wants to add Lysebotn Uphill race in doublepoling style to the program , many thought the idea to be out of whack. No video can properly convey the impression Lysebotn climb makes on a visitor – it’s Daunting […]
  • Small Step For Andrew Musgrave – Giant Leap For British Skiing by DS News Team - ..and not just British. Not a huge secret that with Alex Harvey retiring , medal prospects of the English-speaking xcski world looked very dim. At least in men’s skiing. It seems, the torch of the world champ Harvey is now in the hands of the man widely expected to be his successor: British-born, Norway-based Andrew […]
  • Northug’s Top Moments ( Arbitrary Chosen By Us) by DS News Team - August is upon us and Petter Northug Jr. is finally, really, firmly launching his brand. Yes, we know, we know – technically, it’s Jon Inge Gullikstad and his Brand Assist that are launching sales of Northug-labeled goods. But we seriously hope that whatever comes out carrying his name ( glasses and gloves to start with), […]
  • Belorukova On Altercation With Karlsson: I Do Not Regret What I Did – One Can Not Behave Way She Did In Race by DS News Team - This is the second part of the interview with the Olympics & Worlds medalist Yulia Belorukova. Part 1 is here
  • Yulia Belorukova: If You Don’t Get Kick From Doing What You’re Doing – Why Do It At All? by DS News Team - …When Yulia Belorukova won the very first official race of the last season, many a fan said Wow! here come the true challenger to Swedish-Norwegian duopoly in sprint. Alas, the rest of the season was as impressive for a 24 year old Russian. Although far from a failed one ( bronze in relay in Seefeld […]
  • Ultimate Rollerski Helmet? by DS News Team - The cerebellum, as we all remember from the school course of anatomy, is a part of the brain that contributes to coordination, precision, and sense of accurate timing. New Briko Cerebellum One helmet also contributes – a lot. It comes with its own microprocessor that onworks data from an incorporated radar, 2 (two!) front and […]
  • Blink Skifest: Top Stars Sign Up For Inaugural Lysebotn Doublepoling Race by DS News Team - Some, clearly like it hot. Then there are others who like it “hot all the way” – like in ” Lysebotn Double Poling all the way” Just to remind you, that a traditional Blink Skifest Lysebotn Climb is in skating style and involves 6.4 kilometers of constant climb for a total altitude gain of 640 […]
  • Yeezys And Speedmaxes Or How To Make Skiing Cool by DS News Team - A picture is worth a thousand words. Especially when you’re talking a thousand dollar item. The gentleman on the left – let’s call him Ola for the sake of argument – is sporting Yeezys. Our “Yeezyxperts” are telling us that the model is, most likely, Boost 350 V2 Core Black Red. Google be your friend […]
  • Markus Cramer Explains What Russian Skiers Got To Know By Working With Him – And What He Learned From Them by DS News Team - This is Part II of Conversations with Markus Cramer where a German specialist with no previous experience of working with the Russians until a few years ago explains how is it to manage what is now 12 of them , help them to win – and simply have a good time together. In his own […]
  • Only Two Weeks To Go To Blink Skifestival, Stars Confirm Participation by DS News Team - Blink in Sandnes, Norway is the most important event in the summer calendar bar none. What’s even more remarkable , it is the case for both cross country skiing and biathlon. Proof? No less than 41 medalist from the last world championships in both sports will come to Western Norway to participate in the 4 […]
  • Random Acts Of Kindness by DS News Team - Here at the Daily Skier we care less about things that you could learn about by watching TV and reading results page on FIS app. We believe that to grow the sport popularity – while keeping you entertained – our mission is to show you what happens behind the scenes. Like this little episode. In […]
  • Shock: There Is Someone Who Doesn’t Want To Live Close To Martin Sundby! by DS News Team - A newly crowned World champion Martin Johnsrud Sundby might have to split his attention between skiing and going to court next season. According to to ABC Nyheter a 34 year old plans to sue municipality of Ringsaker for revocation of already issued building permit. Four years ago Sundby bought some land at one of the […]
  • Marketing Potential Of Ski Prodigy: 25 Agents Applied To Represent Frida Karlsson by DS News Team - If you manufacture anything with even remote appeal to broader public AND had a way of foretelling the future, chances are you would apply last year to become Friday Karlsson’s sponsor. Or, if you are representative of a burgeoning profession of intermediary between sport stars and sponsors, you’d do anything to become her business development […]
  • Norway Where You Rollerski On Streets by DS News Team - Norway is a country that is consistently on top of all sorts of prosperity and people’s happiness charts. Experts routinely attribute it to strong welfare state, educated & motivated labor plus that gift of Nature, lots of oil on the shelf. We say: don’t forget about skiing. Or rollersking, for that matter. When you can […]
  • Apparel Brands By Skiers. Russian Trio Leads by DS News Team - No less than three top Russian skiers produce and sell their personal apparel lines. While the sales figures are not quite those of Daehlie or Johaug brands, strong race performances and active social media use help the business to grow for all three makes. More are more ski clubs in Russia feature racing suits and […]
  • Haakon Klaebo: It Is Actually Athlete Who Owns Market Rights by DS News Team - In written response to the Daily Skier, Haakan Klaebo, Johannes’father and manager , clarifies what the agreement between the Norwegian Ski Federation and the world’s best skier contains – and why it took so long to reach it: “In short, we have reached a better understanding with the Ski Federation ( NSF) side in relation […]
  • Klaebo Finally Signed! by DS News Team - The exclamation mark used in a title is justified – it might become a landmark event in the history of skiing and here’s why: Skiforbundet, the Norwegian Cross-country Skiing Federation and its biggest star, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo have finally signed the agreement for the season 2019/2020 thus officiating the triple Olympic champion participation in the […]
  • Markus Cramer Reveals What He Really Thinks by DS News Team - Markus Cramer is not only one of the world’s best xcski coaches of this century. He’s also very open and direct in expressing his opinions without being brusque. Here are some of his views on recent developments in international competitions and more talked-about events of the last season, derived from several conversations in the recent […]
  • Yes, Skiers Could Be Millionaires – Johaug Declares Record Earnings by DS News Team - The fiscal year of 2018 was the most successful one ever for the maverick athlete. Despite sitting the Olympic Games out, Therese Johaug reported earnings of some NOK 5 million (520k euros) – those are, essentially, the money she makes from advertizing and endorsement outside the tracks. Technically, the year of 2017 brought even higher […]
  • Gambling Company Becomes Sponsor Of Swedish Skiing by DS News Team - Last rear Charlotte Kalla indicated that she would refuse a sponsorship by a gambling company for moral reasons. But next season she might not have a choice. The Swedish Ski Association just signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with Svenska Spel, Sweden’s state-owned national gambling operator. Unusually( and refreshingly) for cross country skiing where sponsorship terms […]
  • Ebba Andersson Gets Sixten Jernberg Award by DS News Team - At 21 Ebba Andersson got many an accolade for her performances – and now she gets one of Swedish skiing’ most prestigious awards ( if not the most prestigious) The Sixten Jernberg Prize is a Swedish peculiarity, honoring the athlete with the best performance in internal competitions, regardless of his/ her performance internationally. Therefore the […]
  • Skiers, July Shirtless Edition by DS News Team - Yeah, because it’s very hot to wear anything covering a torso. But also because the elite skiers these days have bodies so well conditioned that Myron of Eleutherae would beg them to pose for one of his sculptures were he to live today. Remember, the ancient Greeks honored the athletic body as a symbol of […]
  • Trimtex Makes Leap Into Top League By Signing Frida Karlsson by DS News Team - Let’s not mince words: Frida Karlsson is a personality the xcskiing world badly needed – and now got. A combination of the Swede’s fierceness on the track and a disarming smile of a teenager ( yes, she’s still 19 as of this writing) will bring the august sport of narrow planks on snow millions of […]
  • Johannes Klaebo Shows Rollerskis He Uses In Training – And He Co-Developped Them by DS News Team - First of, we have to admit that we love when skiers present products bearing their names. Virtually any products. One can’t hide in the winter forest ignoring the current trends – and those are that great athletes cooperate with equipment manufactures or , indeed, launch their own brands. From Olivier Bernhard/On Running to Michael Jordan/Air […]
  • Natalia Nepryaeva, Part 2: I Live Effing Fantastic Life! by DS News Team - …Here’s Part 2 of out conversation with Natalia Nepryaeva. “Conversation” is an instrumental word here – it was part interview, part open talk about the skiing world and those who live & compete in it. As most open conversations, it kinda lacked that structural rigidity expected of formal interview, was going back and forth on […]
  • Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen Gets Very Prestigious If Complicated New Job by DS News Team - Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen is a new head of the Norwegian Sports Association’s committee of athletes. Which, effectively, means she is a new official representative of all Norwegian sportsmen and women. With that title, an Olympic champion of PyeongChang 2018 also gins a seat on all-powerful Idrrettsstyret, a steering committee that determines the direction of sport […]
  • XC Skiing Massively Lucked Out With Klaebo Brothers by DS News Team - Yes, it did. In today’s world, to be a champion in whatever sport is desperately not enough. Having a shy, reserved, introvert champion is detrimental to that sport’s effort to stay in the media limelight and to attract investments/sponsorships. The august sport of cross country skiing has been lucky – its biggest star is also […]
  • Natalia Nepryaeva: My Job Is To Force Myself To Do Things I Don’t Want To Do by DS News Team - ” Natalia’s got quite a character”. That’s what you would hear a lot about the leader of the Russian ski team no matter who you talk to. Nepryaeva could be vocal, could be demanding on her teammates/staff, could be all too concentrated on her race to even smile back at the stranger’s greetings. What a […]
  • Italy Wins Right To Host 2026 Olympics, XC Skiing To Be Held In Val Di Fiemme by DS News Team - So, the best candidate prevailed. Italy gets the Olympics of 2026 and the cross country skiing races will take place at the Lago di Tesero Ski Stadium, Val di Fiemme From the official presentation of the Italian bid: “The choice of this venue is clearly justified by the amazing track record in hosting major events […]
  • Love Thy Fan by DS News Team - A short spontaneous meeting. A simple gesture. No, we don’t know his name or his story. It’s just a moment the lense caught in a short pause between races. And she was in a hurry. Yet she stopped and talked and listened. As any great athlete meeting her/his fan should. … We know, we observe […]
  • Quick Fireside Chat With Johannes Klaebo & His Thoughts As To Where Skiing Should Be Going by DS News Team - …it wasn’t a fireside chat, of course – it’s a figure of speech. All important conversations in our busy times happen on the way somewhere from one point to the next. That one was no exception. Every moment in life of a 22 year old world’s best skier and veritable fashion icon is planned & […]
  • Meet Man Behind Success Of Summer Skiing Fests In Norway by DS News Team - Man behind the scenes. Meet Morten Iversbakken, co-founder, manager & driving force behind the rapid rise of @idtsports. Star-studded rollerski races Norway is known for ( and the appeal is growing with each year) won’t be possible without dedicated sponsorship(s) by the company both willing and able to provide world-class equipment to world-class stars of […]
  • Top Skier Turns His Mishap Into Advertizing Tool – And We Love It by DS News Team - Gleb Retyvikh is one of the world’s top skiers who proved his mettle by winning a bronze at the World Championships in Seefeld this year. However,  his real moment of fame last season came during the World Cup stage in Otepaa in January…. …About ten meters before the finish of Sprint’s quarterfinals a 27 year […]
  • Thus Trained Bolshunov This Morning… by DS News Team - Here’s this morning’s training regimen of the world’s leading distance skier: – 1h15m road bike – 1:15 classic rollerskis on dedicated rollerski track i.e. with uphills/downhillls – 1:15 skating rollerskis on the same track – 1:15 trail running, medium to hard terrain For the total of 5 hours. No pauses between sessions , maximum fast […]
  • Will Johaug Help Huawei To Thrive Even Without American Software? by DS News Team - Ever thought why Therese Johaug is the richest skier ever – if you only count money made during the career (Bjorn Daehlie is a dollar multimillionaire, but his money primarily come from wise investments after the skiing career end) Yes, that’s one thing cross country skiing could be proud of – it’s biggest earner is […]
  • How Rossignol Skis Are Made At Racing Workshop by DS News Team - See those three smiling gentlemen in our top photo? Richard Gueraud-Pinet on the right is a Master skimaker at Rossignol experimental factory – sorry, racing workshop at Saint Jean de Moirans. Simon Caprini in the middle is the guy who makes sure that the right skis are chosen, tested and prepared for the race ( […]
  • Inside Rossignol Headquarters And Secretive Workshop by DS News Team - All top skis are the same? Yes and No. Yes – because all top manufacturers tend to use similar “construction elements” – most, for instance, source  material for ski bases from just two producers. No, because “big variable” are the people who make them skis. With all the mental, cultural differences you’d expect – plus […]
  • Out With “Degrading, Even Insulting” Ladies, In With Women by DS News Team - Another change in the world of international cross country skiing. To quote from the FIS Conference press release “”The proposal of the Gender Equity Working Group, the Sub-Committees for Ladies´ Cross-Country and Alpine Skiing and the Athletes Commission to change the terminology used by FIS, from “Ladies” to “Women” in the English language will be […]
  • Klaebo Has Not Signed Agreement With National Team – And Deadline Is Looming by DS News Team - World’s best male skier (do we need to say the name?) still has not signed a contract with the Norwegian national team – and June 10th deadline is looming. Bone of contention: social media and, more specifically, advertising & promoting on social media. The sides (Johannes does not get involved – he is represented by […]
  • Rossignol Ups The Ante In Top Boots Game by DS News Team - This is Anna Zherebyateva , new Rossignol Racing athlete, – and she’s holding a company’s top race boot of 2019. Why was the most blurred pictured chosen? Well, because there’s image/specs blackout in place before it’s officially presented But trust us: it’s going to be a bomb when it hits the snow trails next season […]
  • Rossignol Make-Your-Own-Skis. But Only If You Are Big Time Champion by DS News Team - Rossignol has very interesting tradition: the very best of its athletes once in a lifetime are invited to a race workshop in France where under watchful eye & quite a bit of guidance of the master skimaker Richard Gueraud-Pinet the said athlete makes her/his own skis Race model, naturally Alexander Bolshunov kept the tradition by […]
  • Mixed Relay Is There, Finally! by DS News Team - Finally, a change in the FIS World Cup programme we all could get behind: Years after IBU successfully introduced it biathlon, a mixed relay is coming to skiing. In 4 × 5km format with ladies anchoring & finishing the race!

List of 50 Posts – From Oldest to Newer