List of 50 Posts – From Newest to Older

  • Stina Nilsson Skips First Camp At Sognefjellet, Says Had Enough Of Snow After Long Season by DS News Team - Team Sweden is back to snow at Norwegian Sognefjellet – sans most crowned member of already star-studded squad: Stina Nilsson ” I usually feel saturated with skiing after the winter season, therefore it’s better for me to focus on barmarkstrening ( = Swedish term that encompasses terrain running and rollerski training) now in the spring” […]
  • First Image: Long Rumored New Top Carbon Boots by DS News Team - This is the first picture of the new top level boots that we saw being tested in real-life conditions. These carbon-soled beauties were developed by the Russian giant Spine in cooperation with a well-known Scandinavian company. Never heard of Spine? That’s because they’ve largely stayed out of limelight while OEM-producing ski boots for more established […]
  • NBC Sports Snow Pass Is Great – But Not Enough To Grow Stars by DS News Team - See that lead Julia Kern developed in the race over the Olympic and world champion, undomitable Stina Nilsson?! By what margin should Team USA start winning for bosses of sports broadcasting start considering turning stars of Nordic into household names by means of following their every step , cameras galore? Long due, we say. BTW […]
  • Iivo Niskanen Loses Podium In Half-Marathon Thanks To Race Marshal by DS News Team - Iivo Niskanen was on track for the podium in Helsinki City Run on Sunday until a race marshal got involved. Olympic champion of 2018 was in the second place when a race official on a bike somehow got things mixed up and led the skier to make a wrong turn. ” In the future you […]
  • NORWAY’S NATIONAL DAY IS FOR NORSKE BUNADER by WMaster - Norske Bunader. Elaborate and very expensive dresses that are such a big deal in Norway – but not in neighbouring Sweden or Denmark. The day to get dressed – and to have a good photo taken with your significant other
  • Customer Could Have Any Color That He Wants So Long As It Is Black…. by DS News Team - OK, perhaps not ONLY black but on the whole Henry Ford’s famous adage is applicable: that true work of art and engineering, top ski boots could only be ordered in 1 (one) color palette. Only Fischer goes further and offers a grand total of 2 . Why in this day and age, when top sport […]
  • New Visma Ski Classics Race Slots In Very Nicely by DS News Team - In its 10th season Visma Ski Classics series will make a very welcome expansion to its schedule For years now the season of the world’s most prestigious series after the FIS World Cup would start in Livigno ( ( at least for amateur skiers) , at much beloved La Sgambeda at the first weekend of […]
  • Egor Sorin Comments On Lysebotn Doublepoling by DS News Team - At 33 Egor Sorin is one of the youngest national team coaches. And an old hand at Blink Festival that he started to attend as assistant coach to Markus Cramer We had a quick chat about new Lysebotn Doublepoling race that debuts this year
  • This New Race Is Totally Bonkers – And We Mean It In Best Possible Way! by DS News Team - Arne Idland is a man who is never satisfied with his achievements. Turning Norwegian biathlon into gold medals-casting machine? Check. Creating world’s biggest rollerski festival, rivaling best World Cup events in both skiing and biathlon. Check! This year Arne and his team came up with a race that’s so bonkers – we absolutely love the […]
  • Rollerskiing Is About Being Fit, Great Looking And Overall Cool . Why Industry Fails To Advertize That?! by DS News Team - Let us state the obvious for an umpteen time: it’s 2019 on the calendar. The year when success or failure of promoting yourself on social media decides fate of any business. Certainly decides all-important volume of sales. If you’re not cool – it doesn’t matter how technically great your device is. In other sport industries […]
  • She Could Have Become Ski Star But Chose Very Different Path To Stardom by DS News Team - …She could have been among the best skiers at the world stage by now, with stadiums roaring her name. Instead she chose a different stage entirely… A few years ago Johanna Albertsson was among the most promising young skiers not only in her native Sweden, but, by extension, in the entire elite youth skiing. Because […]
  • Meet New Boss Same As Old Boss. 4KAAD Rollerskis Look Exactly Like OneWay Rollerskis Of Past by DS News Team - Andreas Bennert keeps on painstakingly rebuilding his former empire under a new name. He is the man who launched and made omnipresent the One Way brand. Last year, however, outstretched One Way had to file for bankruptcy , with assets eventually bought by Fischer Nordic that continues to produce famed SLG 10 poles among the […]
  • Swedish Team = Dream Team? A-Landslag Damen 2019/20 In Pictures by DS News Team - A-Landslag Damen better known in English as Swedish National Team, Ladies for 2019/20 has just been announced – and it looks like a Dream Team Here’s what their current FIS Points standings are – as far as we’re concerned, those are the most objective overall rankings in the world of pro-skiing. The first figure against […]
  • Part III. Changes Skiing Would Likely Have To Undergo by DS News Team - This is the last of three stories where we effort to analyze the impact of a commercial televisual company outbidding Nordic public broadcasters for TV rights for skiing. Part 1 Part 2 …Let’s go back to Khabib vs McGregor fight last year. In some ways it was a watershed moment: millions of people the world […]
  • Here Comes Blink Skifestival 2019! by DS News Team - Time flies. Summer is almost upon us. And the highlight of the summer for skiers and bi-athletes alike is Blink Skifestival, traditionally held in & around Sandnes, Norway. This year’s Blink kicks off on July 31st and goes on till August 3d. Arne Idland, the man who conceived, developed and runs the world’s only summer […]
  • Who Are New TV Rights Holders In Nordic Countries And Why Are They Successful by DS News Team - …In the Part 1 we talked about how things worked up until now, when public broadcasting in all key markets was largely paying for international skiing. At the pain of being accused of oversimplification, that graph above tells the story not only of who is watching the World Cup on TV – it’s about general […]
  • Three Public Broadcasters Lose TV Rights For International Competitions. Why Skiing Shall Never Be Same by DS News Team - Earlier this month we all learned the news many feared: national public broadcasters in Sweden, Norway and Finland are to lose something that was always theirs and was more or less considered their birth right: The broadcasting rights for international cross country skiing Yep, no more skiing on NRK, SVT and YLE as of autumn […]
  • Best Young Russian Skiers in Atomic/Salomon Photoshoot by DS News Team - Amer Sports went big last year on sponsoring young Russian skiing talents, signing about half of the junior national team. This April the corporate owner of Salomon and Atomic released a stylish photoshoot of its athletes. Well done, Amer Sports! A picture is worth a thousand words. Now we know why we shall be watching […]
  • Austrian Sprinter Becomes First XC Skier To Win Prestigious Matteo Baumgarten Award by DS News Team - Lisa Unterweger, Austrian sprint champion, has become the first cross country skier ever to win the prestigious Matteo Baumgarten Award that “recognises athletes who strive to balance the demands of full-time study with their training and competition schedules” View this post on Instagram #matteobaumgartenaward 2019 – a big thank you to the Baumgarten family for […]
  • Sergey Ustiugov Proposes! Here Are Other Couples Looking Ready To Get Hitched by DS News Team - It finally happened! Sergey Ustiugov bent his knee and proposed to his long-term girlfriend Elena Soboleva. Ustiugov, double world champion -2017 and TdS winner, does not need much presentation. Sovoleva, ex-U23 world champion in sprint, has moved to distance skiing recently and just became a national champ on 50k ( yep, that’s fifty – they […]
  • Yeah, Supersprint Totally Rocks – Here’s Why by DS News Team - Don’t take it from us – take it from Petter Northug Jr. himself: “Too bad we did not have this kind of competitions when I’ve started my career. The Supersprint is a revolution in skiing and should become an Olympic sport!” If the opinion of the world’s greatest skier of this century haven’t convinced you […]
  • Northug’s Janteloppet: See Who Was There by DS News Team - The inaugural edition of Janteloppet has come and gone – and that was quite something! Do not take it from the easily impressed media ( like us) – take it from normally reserved Natalia Nepryaeva: “Как же нам было круто 🤩 Это было идеальное завершение сезона 🔥” Or “It was so awesome! The ideal ending […]
  • Northug: Do Not Be Afraid Of Going Your Own Way In Order To Achieve Your Goal! by DS News Team - Here at the Dailyskier we make no secret that we absolutely love anything & everything new in the world of cross country skiing. That is anything, that helps to spread the sport’s appeal to larger masses of public and, well, of sponsors. That prompts us to put out a second story in a week about […]
  • Russian A-Team for 2019/20 Has 40 Athletes, More Than Any Competitor by DS News Team - The Russian Ski Federation has made public the national team’s training groups for the season of 2019/2020. No fundamental changes – boss of the Russian skiing Elena Vyalbe & her coaches believe in internal competition within the Team Russia so for the upcoming season it will continue to be based around training groups led by […]
  • Competition Season is NOT Over For Johaug, Kalla, Iversen etc by DS News Team - How do you reckon the Norwegians turn their stars of skiing into ” Stars. Period”? Easy – by having them on television screens as much as possible. And when there is no snow – well, there’s always something else. Where there’s a will, there’s a way! Therese Johaug, Emil Iversen and – hold it – […]
  • Bolshunov In Rare Tell-All Interview About Klaebo, King And Training In Crimea by DS News Team - On the day of his last official race of the season and right before departing on the tour of Norway that will include him running in Kobberløpet and in Janteloppet , Alexander Bolshunov gave a television interview A 22 year old Russian sensation could be many things but he is not exactly a fan of […]
  • Petter Northug Is Calling On You! by DS News Team - Yes, you! Because you don’t want to just let this winter slip away. And because you want to witness gathering of stars like nowhere else in the this part of the Universe. World’s fastest skiers Emanuele “Lele” Becchis and Ludvig “Ludde” Søgnen Jensen expect to throw gauntlet to Johannes Klaebo himself at 100m Supersprint. Becchis […]
  • Rollerski Update – News From Top Producers In Our Short Review by DS News Team - Well, you know what the beginning of April means, right? It’s time to visit your shed/balcony/mom’s attic – and pull those trusted rollerskis out of their storage bags. If you invested wisely, they might be perfectly ready to roll. Even more, you might even have an emotional attachment of sorts to the particular pair. For […]
  • Amateur Skier Beats Handful Of Pros, Including Legendary Petter Eliassen, In 220k Race by DS News Team - Of course, Vegard Vinje is not your average weekend warrior. But a 27 year old Norwegian has a full time job outside skiing thus fully qualifying for the “amateur” title. However, after Vegard has finished 3rd last weekend in Red Bull Nordenskiöldsloppet 220k, world’s longest regularly held race, the title “World’s Strongest Amateur” is due. […]
  • We Look At Those Who Trouble Comfortable And Comfort Troubled. by DS News Team - Yep, it’s a quote. Attributed to the great Australian coach Ric Charlesworth: “The interesting thing about coaching is that you have to trouble the comfortable, and comfort the troubled” Here are some of the best of trouble dispensers & comforters in the great sport of cross country skiing.
  • Need To Know: Who’s Getting Married In International Skiing? by DS News Team - The boss of the Russian national team broke the news that two of her skiers are planning to tie the knot – without quite revealing who. Now we are talking about something truly exciting! View this post on Instagram Два замечательных человека из нашей большой спортивной семьи решили создать ячейку общества❤️, но никак не определятся […]
  • Cross Country Is B-sport, You Know? by DS News Team - “Cross country ( skiing) is a B-sport, you know? Thus spoke Wolfgang Pichler, quite possibly the world biathlon’s most famous coach of our days ( 2’15” in interview) The German coach of the Swedish biathlon team then goes on talking about how Single Mixed Relay at the Biathlon World Champioship saw 29 nations – apparently, […]
  • The International Season Is Over. Here Are Changes That Need To Be Effected – Or Else by DS News Team - Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Brilliant Norwegians once again wiped the floor with the competition, winning both ladies’ and men’s overall World Cup titles – and taking most of the places in Top Ten And taking overall Nations Cup, naturally. Optimists would […]
  • Unorthodox Look At Why XCSkiing Is King In Norway by DS News Team - The Norwegians took such a clean sweep at the golden medals at the Seefeld-2019, that it’s almost embarrassing. Let’s leave aside the issue of how good the Norwegian dominance is for the future of internation skiiing ( it isn’t – and will be discussed in a separate story soon enough) Let’s try to take a […]
  • Holmenkollen Ski Festival, Most Popular Ski Race On This Planet by DS News Team - Holmenkollen Ski Festival is one totally unique event in international xcski calendar. For starters, it’s the only 30/50k race on the World Cup calendar and has been so for years. So if you a true fan of long distance skiing – you’d have to come to Oslo – or wait for the World Championships or […]
  • Novel Way Of Winning In Sprint Or I Am Very Sorry For What Happened by DS News Team - Two rising stars of international skiing had a bit of a kerfuffle at the sprint finals of the Universide-2019. First, sprint prodigy from Team Russia Alexander Terentiev, 19, stepped on opponent’s skis nearly causing the latter one to lose the balance. Both literally – and figuratively – speaking The said opponent, Ivan Yakimushkin, 22 , […]
  • Klaebo Gets Suspended Jail Sentence, Fine For Driving Accident by DS News Team - Norwegian stars ( to be sure – males stars) and their driving issues! View this post on Instagram 16 days of jail time and a fine of 10,000 NOK – this is a verdict the Sør-Trøndelag District Court handed down to @johanneshk for his driving accident last December. Jail is, luckily, suspended. He will also […]
  • China Opens Asia-First XCSki Tunnel by DS News Team - While we were busy watching the events in Seefeld, at Vasaloppet etc., Chinese comrades have fairly quietly opened a cross country ski tunnel “….An all-weather cross-country ski resort, believed to be Asia’s first of its kind, was put into use in northeast China’s Jilin Province…” What’s immediately striking, is the amount of investment – 990 […]
  • What Skis Did They Really Use In Seefeld by DS News Team - By now everybody sure knows that the skis they run & won ( or not) on are not the same they are standing at the podium with. Hence the name: “podium skis”. The latter ones are always the latest models – the former ones could literally be anything. We haven’t seen anybody winning on 10 […]
  • Klaebo’s Secret Weapon? His SWEDISH Undies by DS News Team - Since you absolutely need to know – and we are here to satisfy your curiosity, not stuff you with data you wouldn’t care about. Any many did ask already via all sorts of direct messaging anyway Johannes Høsflot Klæbo intrigued many by wearing what looks like same undies in each race so far at Seefeld-2019 […]
  • That Word Again: Doping by DS News Team - 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. Suspects are not formally named by widely believed ( and in case of Austrians confirmed by their coach) to be Andreas Veerpalu, son of […]
  • Here Is What Are You Missing By Not Coming To Seefeld – But It Is Not Too Late! by DS News Team - 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 […]
  • Ustiugov-Klaebo Aggro In Context Of Raising Profile Of Skiing by The Daily Skier Editorial - 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. Every Norwegian media outlet, every Russian one had a story of the Sprint semi-finals altercation. Don’t […]
  • Seefeld-2019. Behind Scenes by DS News Team - ..what you don’t typically get to see in your television broadcast…
  • Seefeld-2019. Curtain-Raiser. In Pictures by DS News Team - 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 Focal point – the newly built Seefeld Ski Stadium View this post on Instagram Man, […]
  • World Championships Seefeld 2019. Why Is It Going To Be Special by DS News Team - FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2029 about to kick off in Austria. We take a look at what sets it apart – and yes, it is not a figure of speech Total expenditures on preps directly associated with the championship I.e. sports facilities reached some 30 million euros – just 5% over initial budget of […]
  • Road to Seefeld-2019. Meet Eva Urevc, Emerging Sprint Sensation by DS News Team - Eva Urevc, 23, Team Slovenia Specialization: Freestyle Sprinter What Makes Eva’s sporting career special: – One of the most impressive “burst onto the scene” this season so far, 4 Top 30 places in a row with some of the best times in sprint qualifications at the World Cup stages in Toblach, Val Muester and Lahti. […]
  • Role Of Individual In History. Ski History, That Is by DS News Team - …In the year of 1898 a leading luminary of the social-democratic ( “progressive left” in today’s parlance) movement, Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov, had published his most famous work, The Role of the Individual in History. … Some 120 years later a certain Norwegian skier has decided to retire – thus inadvertently proving that nothing has changed […]
  • ISPO-2019. New Gear Highlights. Part 2 by DS News Team - ISPO is considered in the winter sports industry to be a prime spot to exhibit new gear. With a glaring exception of Amer Sports ( Salomon and Atomic), all major manufacturers are there – and tend to time the official unveiling of their newest & best wares to the show in Munich. We covered some […]
  • Fischer Answers Questions About Speedmax 3D With Gliding Walls by DS News Team - First rule of Marketing 101, Edition 2019 : if you want people to notice – you gotta make it controversial to get a conversation going. Conversely, Fischer Nordic is one company in cross country skiing business that does not seem to subscribe to that philosophy. As an undisputed segment market leader they feel , perhaps, […]

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