List of 50 Posts – From Newest to Older

  • 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, […]
  • Madshus And GoreWear Announce Cooperation. Why Is It Important For You, Me & Everyone Else by DS News Team- …It’s the fact of life that there is far less money in cross country skiing than in, say, trail running or mountain biking. Sheer strength is in numbers of active participants/fans. The numbers that translate into money for cutting-edge technological research. And money needed for that modern-day marketing without which nothing quite works. Cross country […]
  • ISPO-2019. New Equipment Highlights. Part 1 by DS News Team- ISPO, a world-leading international trade fair for sporting goods and sports fashion, kicked off in Munich on Sunday. Most xcski-related manufacturers have brought their wares to Munich to show them to specialists, retailers, media – and prospective customers. Some – like Fischer Nordic – time their premiers to ISPO, others simply highlight the latest gear […]
  • Toblach-Cortina Race Cancelled by DS News Team- Heavy snowfall in the Dolomites wrecked the organizers’ plans. The threat of avalanches is too big, the specialists said – and have shown the red flag to the race. Too bad, the 42th Toblach-Cortina 2019 was shaping up to be one of the most exciting long distance races of the season. Not only the world […]
  • Fischer Officially Reveals Speedmax 3D Tech – Yes , It’s About Waxable Sidewalls by DS News Team- …The Russians have a good saying: Everything new is actually well-forgotten old. Three days ahead of the official presentation at ISPO-2019, Fischer Nordic confirms rumors swirling around for quite some time: we are back to waxable sidewalls. To quote the official press-release: “…Sometimes history is decided by a hundredth of a second. With this in […]
  • Legendary German Coach Jochen Behle Speaks His Mind by DS News Team- Quick memory refresher: Jochen Behle, 58 For ten years, from 2002 till 2012, Behle was a senior coach of the German national cross-country skiing team. And his decade at the helm was, without a question, the best German skiing ever saw.  Rene Sommerfeldt, Axel Teichmann, Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, Claudia Nystad, Tobias Angerer to name but a […]
  • It Finally Happened. Petter Northug Presents His Glasses Collection by DS News Team- No one really expected the most exciting personality in cross country skiing of the last decade ( and many would say ever!) to quietly exit the scene, right? So, now Petter is back with his very own brand – you guessed it – Northug® First products were proudly ( if somewhat low-key) presented at the […]
  • Meet Stars Of Tomorrow. Junior World Ski Championships Kicks Off in Lahti by DS News Team- FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships kicks off in Lahti on Sunday We hereby present you some of the stars who are to shine there – and in the world skiing in general. Note that we don’t use the word “ future”. Love it or hate it, but cross country skiing is much younger now […]
  • Beard, The Best A Man Can Get by DS News Team- Since everybody & his dog are discussing Gillette’s (successful ) attempt at stirring the pot , we have decided to jump on that bandwagon too. We have no idea whether a beard these days is supposed to be a nod towards “toxic masculinity” or any such. We merely present you beard fashions on the top […]
  • Overboots Fashion In XCSkiing : Who’s Got What by DS News Team- We feel it is our sacred duty to keep you abreast with latest fashion trends in cross country skiing. Let us leave you in no doubt whatsoever: overboots are all the rage on Alpine resorts frequented by the world’s top skiers this time of the year. Most photos were taken at/around the recent FIS World […]
  • Dresden Skiweltcup. Curtain Raiser by DS News Team- Key facts: Takes places on Koenigsufer or King’s Embankment, the very heart of the historic city of Dresden, the capital of Saxony. 2019 is the second year the FIS World Cup stage is organized by Dresden and, by all accounts, all involved see it as a success – the “license” to hold the FIS competition […]
  • What You Want To Be Seen In, At & With In 2019 by DS News Team- Don’t take the headline too literally. It’s just our way to compile & present latest gear based on the “neweness” factor. But if you friends and strangers alike will effort to stop you on a trail to ask where got that totally cool item – don’t blame us! Oh – and you won’t see prices […]
  • Post-Tour De Ski Musings. Why Blink And Dresden Are More Fun by DS News Team- Ingvild Oestberg has proven yet another time that she is one of the best this year and Johannes Klaebo has shown to all the fans & skeptics alike that he is much more than a sprint prodigy. Sergei “the Russian Bear” Ustiugov is back & roaring – literally and in fights for the podium while […]
  • Norwegians And Russians Keep On Winning – Here Is Why by DS News Team- World Cup stages won since the beginning of the season up to & including January 3d 2019: Norway -15 Russia – 6 Rest of the World – 5 Of note: the Norwegians had six different skiers winning thus far and the Russians had five ( a lion share of Norwegian victories occured thanks to two […]
  • Best Portraits Of 2018. Part 3 by DS News Team- Yes, after Part 2 comes part 3. It was a very interesting year, the one of 2018!
  • Best Portraits Of 2018. Part 2 by DS News Team- ..While putting together a previous story on the subject it quickly became clear that there are too many good pictures worth publishing from the outgoing year. Almost all were taken before, after or outside training & competing ( there are a few exceptions). We do see it as our role as online media to show […]
  • …Face Is Mirror Of Mind… by DS News Team- “The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart” – thus allegedly spoke Saint Jerome ( who, unlike many other Christian saints, wasn’t butchered by some savages but lived long and, by all accounts, rather happy life) Armed with that time-tested wisdom, we offer you today […]
  • Supersprint Is Coming To Continental Europe by DS News Team- Dear cross country skiing purists – please read no more ( you, likely, stopped reading anyway, upon seeing the title of this story). Yes, we do realize the competition format we shall be talking about here is a far cry from the sport of tough woodcutters, gliding through forests using time-tested diagonal style. Sorry. To […]
  • Hans Hubinger , Legendary Designer Of Fischer Skis, Recommends by DS News Team- Hans Hubinger is a legend. The only reason he’s not a household name compared to, say, Marit Bjorgen or Dario Cologna, is the fact that in skiing names of equipment designers are not very well published & advertized. Something to learn from Formula 1 here, really. Anyway, we are here to fill that gap. Here’s […]
  • New Equipment Seen At World Cup In Davos by DS News Team- You might be excused in your thinking that FIS World Cup stage is about race results and points earned. The way we see it, it is as much about newest equipment and/or new ski related fashion promoted by the world’s best athletes. And the most attractive ones too. Especially when the new items are put […]
  • Davos Potpourri – In Vision by DS News Team- Davos Nordic is always kind of special: for one, it’s the first continental stage of the FIS Ski World Cup… It is also the first one on altitude – and heck, it’s arguably the fanciest place the international ski circus is travelling to in its season. …The following photo-spread is not about who came first […]
  • Petter Northug Hangs Up His Boots. What We Are Gonna Miss So Badly by DS News Team- It came to pass: Petter Northug Jr. has decided to end his illustrious career. It’s the end of an era – and, hopefully, a beginning of a new one. We won’t effort to remind you how many medals he won and where- you either already remember that yourself or will read it elsewhere. Instead we […]
  • Here Comes 4KAAD – Andreas Bennert Talks About His New Project by DS News Team- This is a Part 2 of the conversation with Andreas Bennert, the man who made his mark in winter sports with One Way and now goes on with his new brand, 4KAAD – 4KAAD – where does it come from, who’s behind it and how is it going to be different from One Way? – […]
  • Andreas Bennert On His One Way Past, 4KAAD Future & Everything In Between by DS News Team- The great sport of cross country skiing is suffering from the lack of personalization. No, the names of great athletes are known & are being talked about. But who are the people who make it all happen, who run the show? Industrialists and equipment designers, coaches and doctors, waxers and competition officials? Very little info […]
  • Truthful Insight To College Skiing by Oda Bekkestad- Oda Karlsen Bekkestad is a student-athlete at the  University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, United States.  Ms. Bekkestad shares her insights into the US college skiing on the Daily Skier pages.    American college skiing has a reputation for being a skier’s way of ending their career. Injuries, parties and a lack of structure is just some […]
  • Training in Melbourne, Australia by KatPaul- Skiing in Melbourne & Greater Melbourne! My name is Katerina Paul (@paulkaterina), I am an Australian National Team skier and have been for a few years now. Here’s a quick insight into dry-land training in Melbourne, when we aren’t training up at our ski resorts! View this post on Instagram Who said you had to […]
  • Rain, Rain, Go Away! Go Away From Lillehammer! by DS News Team- It’s plus 5 Celsius in Lillehammer today , with steady rain. Same as a prevailing weather in Finland and Scandinavia throughout the whole month of November. “Something is got to be done about that ” is a popular ( not unanimous, however) feeling among athletes, coaches and equipment producers. Nobody, however, is prepared to go […]
  • Elite Skier Says Goodbye To National Team At 24 – What Gives? by DS News Team- Money and cross country skiing. Or, rather, money IN cross-country skiing. International competitions are between countries – and countries tend to be richer or poorer. Or, for one reason or another, unwilling to invest into elite sport. Perhaps, nowhere it feels more acute than in cross-country skiing. The Norwegians dominate the sport not only because […]
  • Alexander Bolshunov, In Photos by DS News Team- …in sprint finale at the first stage of the FIS World Cup in Ruka Alexander Bolshunov has shown to the whole skiing world that grit pays off. When Johannes Klaebo, thinking he has un assailable lead, has slowed down to look around, Bolshunov kept on working – and won. The first race of the season […]
  • Peter Schlickenrieder, New Man At Helm by DS News Team- Peter Schlickenrieder is the name that needs no introduction. Here’s just a quick reminder of his career milestones: A Silver Olympic medalist of 2002. Together with Tobias Angerer, Rene Sommerfeldt and Axel Teichmann represents the Golden Age of German cross country skiing when international medals and podiums were galore. After the end of the sporting […]
  • Notes On Roller Skiing In Hawaii by Ilkka Korhonen- October and early November, just as you’re waiting for first snow, is the bleakest time in Northern Europe. In case you’re lucky enough not to know: it’s dark, cold, wet and overall depressing. In times like these you find yourself thinking you’d rather be as far away from it as possible… Well, Hawaii – with […]
  • Introducing Star About To Rise by DS News Team- Making predictions is a dangerous business – but somebody got to do it. Meet Ivan Yakimushkin – who will become one of the biggest new stars in the upcoming season – or so we think after watching him compete in early races in Finland. a 22 year old Russian is 82 kg, 181cm. Can do […]
  • Thomas Drindl, Head Of Fischer Nordic : When It Comes To Promotion We Expect More From Our Sponsored Athletes by DS News Team- ….This is Part 2 of interview with Thomas Drindl, Head of Fischer Nordic. Tanja Winterhalder, Head of Sports Marketing & PR, Fischer Nordic, joins in conversation. How many Fischer-sponsored athletes do you currently have – and how many cross country skiers among them i.e. excluding biathlon and Nordic combined ? – More than 100, less […]

List of 50 Posts – From Oldest to Newer