List of 50 Posts – From Newest to Older

  • Blinkfestivalen 2020: Out Of City Center, No Spectators And No Foreign Athletes. But With Lysebotn Uphill And Norwegian Stars by DS News Team - Blinkfestivalen, one of the world’s best organized, best funded and best attended xcski/biathlon events will be held this August but out of town and with massively altered program. With large crowds banned, the competition is now mostly held for the sake of television broadcast. A long time must-have for the national broadcaster NRK, Blink is […]
  • Team Russia Manager Turns 80! by DS News Team - Yuri Charkovsky most likely is the busiest man in the international cross-country skiing world. As a manager of the world largest team (the Russians have 40 skiers in the national squad plus roughly equal amount of coaches & support personel) he is in charge of all the logistics. As the de-facto team captain he’s present […]
  • German Skier Injured In Training Accident by DS News Team - Jessica Löschke injured her leg badly in training accident in Oberwiesenthal, the local media reports. A German Junior Team member’s pole snapped while bounding with a broken tip piercing the flesh so deep that local paramedics couldn’t remove it. Löschke, 20, had to be airlifted to the clinic in Dresden where trauma specialists performed an […]
  • Ola Vigen Hattestad Will Work With Johaug & Co by DS News Team - Ola Vigen Hattestad is a surprise late addition to the Team Norway coaching staff who’s appointment was announced on Wednesday. Just a few months ago Hattestad sounded very content at his job with Team Slovenia. There he was coaching among the others, his wife Katja Višnar as well as Janez Lampic, Anamarija Lampic’s younger brother […]
  • Lillehammer World Cup Stage’ 2020 Cancelled by DS News Team - Rain or sunshine, one FIS World Cup stage normally guaranteed proper funding is the one in Lillehammer, on a legendary Birkebeineren Ski Stadium. It’s not for nothing exceedingly rare skiathlon competitions are held there – what’s overwhelming expense/ effort for other venues is nothing out of ordinary for the Norwegian hosts. Therefore in these times […]
  • Skier And Skin Impurities . Candid Talk About Long Battle, Won by DS News Team - Anna Zherebyateva is a trailblazer. She opted to speak about things others don’t. In that conservative world of cross country skiing you often enough hear athletes talking about that last race final climb or ski glide or any such subjects. Which is probably of interest to some audience – no need to be dismissive about […]
  • Talking To Mysterious Kings Of Ski Memes, Fondisti Sensa Gloria by DS News Team - Sorry wasting your time with stating the obvious, but the language of Generation Z is one of a meme. Those kids don’t tell each other lengthy jokes or wax on about injustices of life – they just send each other a fitting meme. Meet and greet the world’s top Instagram page about cross country skiing […]
  • Johaug Nominated For National Award by DS News Team - Therese Johaug was just nominated for Egebergs Ærespris which is a prize awarded to Norwegian athletes who excel in more than one sport, according to TV2 Norway’s ski expert Petter Skinstad. No need to remind you how many medals she won in cross country skiing. But last year she also won the Norwegian national championship […]
  • Most Intricate Braids In XCSkiing by DS News Team - … French,Dutch, Twist and even something called Waterfall…. We know zilch about what it takes to make those. But in appreciation of what surely is a supreme effort will publish the best photos featuring them braids:
  • World’s Most Bad Ass Poles – And Most Expensive Too by DS News Team - We long confessed our love for things special, novel, different – and fancy. Especially fancy. How about $699.95 for a pair of ski poles then? What jumps to mind immediately are those Rottefella Titan bindings for 400 bucks, give or take. What an excellent idea for a discreet yet meaningful Christmas present to your beloved […]
  • Adidas Signs Frida Karlsson. Why Is That Reason To Celebrate by DS News Team - Frida Karlsson just became a brand ambassador for Adidas – and that’s a big deal. A few years ago sportswear & equipment giant from Herzogenaurach made a fateful decision to exit winter sports ( domestic German teams are excluded, temporarily so from what we understand). Fateful for the winter sports – when one of the […]
  • Tore Berdal: Takk For Meg! by DS News Team - Marcialonga 2020 and Vasalopppet 2019 winner Tore Bjørseth Berdal has just announced his retirement from competitive skiing. “The time has come to hang my skis, finish my studies and start a new job” a 32 year old leader of Team Koteng says on Instagram View this post on Instagram Det er en tid for alt, […]
  • Natalia Nepryaeva: Sometimes Feel Like Turning Around And Whacking Particularly Annoying Ones by DS News Team - We love it when in interviews top skiers instead of prowessing some internal kumbaya between all stakeholders, actually don’t hold their tongues. Enter Natalya Nepryaeva. In conversation with Sportbox.ru the leader of the Russian tea had this to say (among the other things, clearly). “…When I train in the forest, I always do so with […]
  • 18 Year Old Helene Marie Fossesholm Selected By Team Norway by DS News Team - At the age of 18 Helene Marie Fossesholm is one of the youngest skiers ever to be coopted into the main Team Norway squad. If not the youngest.
  • This Is How Krista Pärmäkoski Trained Last Season by DS News Team - Krista Pärmäkoski has published her training regimen data – where else? On Instagram, naturally! View this post on Instagram Aika laittaa kausi 2019-2020 pakettiin 🙆🏻‍♀️ Urheilijan juhlapäiviä eli kisoja tuli 29 lumella, 5 rullilla. Perusharjoittelu onnistui ja sitä tuli riittävästi. Varsinkin näinä aikoina terveyden ylläpito on osa-alue, johon pitää panostaa jatkossa entistäkin enemmän. Rullamatolla tehty […]
  • Blinkfestivalen’ 2020 Will Be Held But Without Spectators by DS News Team - In 14 years of its existence, Blink Festivalen in Western Norway has grown from a decidely local affair to one of those world’s premier competitions in both xcskiing and biathlon, offering an absolutely unique blend of top stars presence and amateur, mostly kids, competitions at the same tracks. Last year figures: 3000 participants, 100000 spectators […]
  • Italy Closed To Foreign Visitors Till Year’s End? UPDATED With Official Reaction by DS News Team - Italy’s borders will stay closed to foreign visitors until the end of the year. That’s from Dario Franceschini, the country’s minister of culture and tourism, in an interview with La Repubblica. UPDATE: So, now Italian government officials emphatically DENY that the country would be closed to foreign visitors till the end of 2020. Good to […]
  • Martin Sundby Did Not Make Norway Squad Selection by DS News Team - For the first time in 13 years Martin Johnsrud Sundby did not make the cut and is left outside the Team Norway squad, according to NRK. That despite Johannes Klaebo going back to the Sprint group from the Distance one – the total number of male skiers in the national team is being cut from […]
  • Somebody Is Selling Brand New Adidas Boots …From Mid-1980s on EBay by DS News Team - If you ever wanted to have classic Adidas Langlaufschuhe – here is your chance: Somebody is selling brand new , in original wrapper, (!!!) skiboots on the German EBay. Moreover, they are of limited Peter Angerer Edition in white leather. The West German Olympic champion in biathlon was the company’s top ” brand ambassador ” […]
  • Valentina Vuerich: Remember To Always Dare by DS News Team - Memento Audere Semper – “Remember to always dare”. The quote from Gabriele d’Annunzio’ poetry graces one of Valentina ” Vale” Vuerich’s arms. Very fittingly. Vale is a remarkable figure in the international skiing for several reasons each of which warrants a story about her: – she is one of a very, very few ski servicewomen […]
  • Aleksander Wierietielny And Justyna Kowalczyk Step Down As Team Poland Coaches by DS News Team - …It was an exciting experiment… …Aleksander Wierietielny had a long and illustrious career capped with his best known pupil, Justyna Kowalczyk, winning two Olympic golds, three FIS Cross-Country World Cups and incredible four Tour de Ski victories in a row. The Soviet Union-born coach wanted to retire after the 2018 Olympics but none else than […]
  • Introducing My Sponsor: Nadine Faehndrich And Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. by DS News Team - The Dailyskier note: Nadine Fähndrich has, perhaps, the most exciting and exotic personal sponsor in the whole of the international cross-country skiing: not only is it a huge, billion dollar company – it’s the aircraft maker who’s name is rather synonymous with high flying, both literally and figuratively speaking. Nadine Fähndrich, in her own words: […]
  • Holmenkollen Organizers Still Owe Prize Money To Karlsson, Bolshunov & Co by DS News Team - The organizers of Holmenkollen Ski Festival are yet to send the latest winners of the storied race the checks they are entitled to. Last month Holmenkollen 30/50k produced some of the most exciting races of the last season with Frida Karlsson and Alexander Bolshunov beating the host nation stars in front of the traditional massive […]
  • Jennie Öberg From Team Sweden Hit By Coronavirus, Tells About Her Experiences by DS News Team - Jennie Öberg from Team Sweden became the first top-level skier to suffer from COVID-19. A 30 year old from Kalix, which is in Northern Sweden, almost on the border with Finland, describes how it felt in conversation with the Expressen newspaper: – I had around 40 degrees of fever for several days, and no matter […]
  • Russia Announces Its Squad Selection 2020/21 by DS News Team - The Russians have just announced their national team selection for 2020/21. -It’s one skier smaller in total numbers compared to the last season yet remains by far the world’s largest: 39 athletes in total. Wow! -The unique structure of independently operating inner groups remain: those under Yuri Borodavko (10 skiers ) and Markus Cramer (9) […]
  • Alpina Gets Prestigious Design Award For Elite 3.0 by DS News Team - The Alpine Elite 3.0 boots line just received arguably the world’s highest appraisal in the field of industrial design: Red Dot Product Design Award. It’s a big deal, the covered Red Dot is often seen gracing promo pictures of the winning models. To give you an idea: apart from Alpina 3.0s, the award this year […]
  • Swiss Team Announces Squad Selection 2020/21 by DS News Team - The Swiss ski federation is traditionally among the first to announce the squad selection for the upcoming season – pretty much the moment the last one is over. Corona-crisis or not, the Swiss have decided to keep with traditions Only three athletes made it to the national team this time around: Dario Cologna, Nadine Fähndrich […]
  • Time For Summerski? by DS News Team - With all the skiing world on lockdown, the question of How to commence preparations for the next season? will start growing on everyone’s mind very,very soon. Summerski might have a shot at if not solving the problem, then at least buying time till top skiers could go back to their glaciers of choice, currently uniformly […]
  • Swedish Telecoms Giant Pays Crazy Money For Champions League And Why Is It Relevant by DS News Team - Telia, Swedish telecommunications giant and owner of several media platforms just bought the UEFA Champions League television & streaming rights for three years starting from 2021. You know how much Telia paid? SEK 1 billion per year – that’s just shy of 92 million euros! That’s for Sweden only. The previous rights’holder, NENT Group, reportedly […]
  • Introducing My Sponsors: Lisa Unterweger by DS News Team - Continuing “Introducing my sponsors” series. Lisa Unterweger from Team Austria is blessed to have the whole team of supporters behind her: I am very lucky with the team supporting me. There are three main sponsors in the #teamuw, as I call it. View this post on Instagram ready for tomorrow‘s first race @seefeld.2019 – #roadtoseefeld2019 […]
  • Spring, Skiers, Singles… by DS News Team - Podrán cortar todas las flores, pero no podrán detener la primavera! ”You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming!” That beautiful quote from Pablo Neruda (on a very different occasion) eerily relevant in describing what we got outside our windows this year. Being stuck at home is hardly romantic. Silver […]
  • Introducing My Sponsor: Patricija Eiduka And Merks by DS News Team - ..we continue our “Introducing my sponsor…” series and give the floor to Patricija Eiduka from Team Latvia I am 20 and I am the only female skier from Latvia who takes part in the international skiing competitions. The last season I’ve earned my career-first FIS points by finishing in Top 30 in Nove Mesto World Cup […]
  • Klaebo: Process And Result. Plus A Bit Of Cristiano Ronaldo. by DS News Team - This week Johannes Klaebo delighted his fans by streaming his indoor workout session. 60000+ views from 45 countries – that’s more interest than some of pro-races generate (unless Klaebo and Bolshunov are in it, of course )! We are of a firm opinion that most viewers were watching and repeating the Olympic champion’ moves not […]
  • This Is How Much Norway Spends On Its National Team by DS News Team - It would be more correct to say “was”. In interview with Aftenposten the figure was made public: In 2019 the country’s national team including Paralympic , junior and , of course, main cross country squad cost some NOK 92 million – or around 9.3 million euros using then-exchange rate. Now the Norwegian dominance in Seefeld-2019 […]
  • Dear Skiers, It’s Time To Get Off Your Butts And To Start Making Yourselves Useful To Sponsors! by DS News Team - The coronavirus pandemic isn’t just affecting the health of many — it the first event since the influenza pandemic some 100 years and the both world wars that actually affects all or almost all of us. The economies are crushing and even if there would be a rebound after the end of the crises one […]
  • New Competition Format Tested, Shows Serious Promise by DS News Team - Let’s not beat around the bush: The international skiing authorities and main stakeholders are deeply concerned by an acute lack of sh*t -talking and cat-fighting in cross-country skiing, those essential elements of the ” Ratings Game” in the current environment. The utter lack of sex scandals, “wardrobe malfunctions” or, at the very least, public boyfriend […]
  • Big Sponsor Helps Norwegian Skiing Out Of Financial Hole, But Changes Are Dire by DS News Team - – In a full turnaround Sparebank1 re-signed as a main sponsor of the Norwegian ski federation. It’s a lifeline: previous info suggested that they would not extend the deal leaving a gaping hole in the Team Norge finances. The deal is worth NOK 10mln per year for two years. At the current exchange rate it’s […]
  • Thea Murud About Her 347K Tour De Force by DS News Team - Thea Krokan Murud – about her ultra-long skiing gig on the weekend: – There was two of us: my friend Julie Vollum Bø (Norway’s ex U23 champion in cycling and ultrarunner ) – No, were not trying to set a new world record, just wanted to go skiing for 24 hours. – The loop was […]
  • Thea Murud Does 347 Kilometres In 24 Hours by DS News Team - Thea Krokan Murud went for a spot of skiing yesterday… 24 hour spot of skiing , to be precise – that ended in 347 kilometres covered. Murud, 25, runs for famed Team Ragde Eiendom. …we shall try to update this story with more details as they become available… Photo courtesy of @theamurud Instagram
  • Crisis Hits Norges Skiforbund by DS News Team - The Norwegian Ski Federation is in full-blown financial crisis. The Skiforbund has lost its funding to the tune of NOK 50 million (about 4.3 million euros at the current exchange rate) for this budget year . Two thirds of personnel will be made redundant or moved to part-time employment arrangements as of March 30th. The […]
  • FIS Congress Postponed, Kasper To Continue As President by DS News Team - The International Ski Federation has formally announced on Friday that its Congress in Pattaya, Thailand, scheduled for May, is no longer happening. A new date and location for the Congress to convene is yet to be announced. Gian Franco Kasper,76, will continue serving as the FIS president until the Congress elects his replacement. Whenever the […]
  • Introducing My Sponsor: Hailey Swirbul And Odin Recreation by DS News Team - Hailey Swirbul, US Ski Team, tells about her personal sponsor: My connection with the small mountain town of Mesa, Colorado-home to Odin Recreation-leads us to the very beginning of my cross-country skiing career. It was on the nearby Nordic trails where I skate-skied for the very first time and in the main lodge where my […]
  • Hard To Believe But FIS Congress In Thailand Still Not Cancelled by DS News Team - Yes, the International Ski Federation Congress in Pattaya, Thailand due to kick off in 8 weeks is still on. Possibly, the last international event with 1000+ participants in the foreseeable future. It might be just a formality – yet still the fact worth noting and, some would say, symbolic. It was meant to be a […]
  • Introducing My Sponsor: Katharina Hennig And Nudossi by DS News Team - Word of introduction: Top flight skiers all got sponsors – and their logos grace their racing suits and warm-up clothing. The most prestigious place is, arguably, the one on headgear – at the risk of stating the obvious, that what’s gets to be seen the most on TV. The Scandinavians and the Russians firmly reserve […]
  • New Day – New Strava Record. And By Whom! by DS News Team - With season’s abrupt early end Norwegian skiers have a lot of capacity left, clearly. Some of them are now engaged in what looks like Citius, Altius, Fortius competition. Or, at least, Amplius or ” longer”. Enter Joar Thele. View this post on Instagram Fint å få dunka noen mil på Sjusjøen🎿❄️💥 Nå Heim te Flekkefjord, […]
  • Gus Schumacher, 2020 Junior World Champion – Interview You’d Want To Read by DS News Team - Honestly, we do not think Gus Schumacher needs long introductions. A 19 year old from Anchorage, Alaska is a true leader of the extremely talented crop of US Juniors that collectively holds the best promise of breaking that Norwegian-Russian duopoly in male skiing – in a few years. We talked to the double gold medalist […]
  • This Was Harder Than Your Usual Effort: Hans Christer Holund Does 204 Kilometers Training Session by DS News Team - One sunny morning (that happened to be yesterday) the reigning world champion in 50k Hans Christer Holund got on his skis and went for a training session. That went on for 204.3 kilometers. For an average pace of 3.21 min/ km. If that does not impress a skier in you – nothing ever will! Hans […]
  • Top Swedish Skiers Hold Impromptu Races by DS News Team - Ebba Andersson, Linn Svahn plus friends & associates, 56 people in all, held in impromptu race on Östersund on Friday, the local Östersunds Posten reports. And there was nothing illegal with that. It’s difficult for the most Europeans and a large portion of the North Americans to imagine , but Sweden is not on a […]
  • Crisis Starts Hitting Elite Skiing? by DS News Team - Sorry to be a harbinger of bad news, but the next international season in cross country skiing is going to suck for many a team. Good news: the season shall happen. Those resourceful Chinese have shown how to beat the nasty virus – and how long it takes. By the next November the world should […]
  • Coronavirus: How’s Your Business Affected? by DS News Team - “How’s Your Business Affected?” – that’s the question we put to people directly involved in making things tick in the cross country skiing sector: gear manufacturers, retailers and coaches. The caveat that needs to be applied: different countries are on different stages of being hit be the coronavirus. This, alas, is not a subject that […]

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