List of 50 Posts – From Newest to Older

  • You Could Become Big Cheese Next Season! by DS News Team - ” A thrilling three-day trip for two to the legendary “La Maison du Gruyère” in Switzerland upon invitation by Le Gruyère AOP…” That’s what the winner of the brand-new «Le Gruyère AOP Cheese Challenge» will get at the end of the World Cup skiing season next year In the joint press-release the FIS and the […]
  • Review: Best Ski Boots For Skating Right Now, Part 2 by DS News Team - This is part 2 where we look at what Madshus, Rossignol, Salomon – and an exciting newcomer, Spine – have to offer to discerning users. Part 1 where we looked into Alpina, Atomic and Fischer could be found here Once again, briefly on definitions: “best” means racing boots, those used by the world’s elite skiers […]
  • Review: Best Ski Boots For Skating Right Now, Part I by DS News Team - On definitions: “best” means racing boots, those used by the world’s elite skiers to compete & win. In 2019 those are invariably carbon-fiber soled – and, naturally, with carbon cuffs for ankle support. For all SNS fans: sorry, folks – the only athlete we know of still using once-dominant system is Jessie Diggins. Atomic, once […]
  • Jean-Marc Draeyer, Man Who Picked SLABs For You ( If You Are Maja Dahlqvist That Is) by DS News Team - Meet Jean-Marc Draeyer, Salomon Nordic head of race ski production. ” Production” means that Jean-Marc calls Altenmark im Pongau his home ( and not Annecy where Salomon Nordic’s main unit is located) and makes sure that Maja Dahlqvist and Sjur Rothe along with other Salomon athletes get best gear to fight for the podiums. S/LAB […]
  • Core Of The Matter by DS News Team - Know-your-skis Wednesday on Dailyskier.com This photo could have been taken at virtually any ski-making factory but happens to be from Atomic in Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria. Meet Nomex ® honeycomb aramid core that is to be found inside virtually every pair of true racing skis ( except for Madshus- they use a different material ) […]
  • One Morning On Dachstein by DS News Team - ” Initiated” don’t need to be told what Dachstein in October is about. For those who came here by chance, we just say that the Austrian glacier absorbs hundreds of skiers the world over, coming virtually from every xcskiing country there is in search of early groomed snowtracks On Monday , Ocr.07 the word ” […]
  • Man To Watch: Irineu Esteve Altimiras by DS News Team - Irineu Esteve Altimiras won the Sportful Grand Prix race on weekend. And not just won: the list of competitors he managed to beat on 9.5k uphill distance reads like ” who is who in men’s skiing elite 2019″ ( sans Norwegians, admittedly – they rarely run continental races in general) A 23 year old Andorran […]
  • Russians Reveal New Racing Suits – We Love Them And So Will You by DS News Team - That time of the year again: the teams start to reveal their new racing suits for the upcoming season. Looks like the Russians beat everyone else this year – and their new suit is a bomb! …Last year the Russian apparel giant Bosco di Ciliegi (yeah, with very Italian name – welcome to the new […]
  • BMW Cars Fit My Character – Daring And Always Want To Be First by DS News Team - Anna Nechaevskaya does not get a chance to drive very often – but when she does it’s usually a Bimmer. View this post on Instagram Ещё с самого детства я была воспитана родителями так ,что всегда все должно быть на своих местах.☝🏻В школьные годы они никогда не проверяли мои домашние задания ,все было на полном […]
  • Will Luxury Save Nordic Skiing? by DS News Team - Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection in Wyoming. Not your average resort , what with “offering its guests all-inclusive pricing for accommodations, gourmet meals, premium beers, wines andspirits and a vast array of on ranch experiences.” We shall tell you about what that pricing actually is  a bit later – otherwise you might just stop reading […]
  • What Is That Brand Russians Are Dressed In by DS News Team - Team Russia racing suits are made by Bosco di Ciliegi or Cherry Woods. Despite very Italian sounding name , the company is actually Russian – and huge, employing some 5000 people with dozens of uni-brand stores. Anybody who’s ever been to Moscow, had likely stopped at the GUM by Red Square, country’s premier department store. […]
  • IOC Cuts Teams Sizes For Olympics. Time To Consider Change Of Allegiance? by DS News Team - Bad news for Swedish female skiers. Ditto for the Russian males. But the much the worst for the Norwegians of both genders: The IOC rather severely cut the quota for participation in the 2022 Olympics. If in Korea 2018 the teams in cross country skiing were supposed to have no more than 20 athletes, in […]
  • Rosie Frankowski: Right Now In the US There Are Larger Political Issues We Need To Address Than Growing Nordic Skiing by DS News Team - Who is Rosie Frankowski? – One of the world’s top skiers yet the one that you’ve not necessary heard about. Originally from Minnesota , Rosie long lives, trains – and works – in Alaska. While not officially a member of US Squad A ( and thus lacking much of material support afforded to the USA’s […]
  • Elena Vyalbe Announces Three Pregnancies In Team Russia! by DS News Team - The boss of the Russian skiing has made it known today that no less than three of her female athletes will miss at least the beginning of the season trough pregnancies. “I told them all girls in the team that if they think about babies they’ve got to hurry up and get pregnant this year, […]
  • Squires, Team Russia Know-How by DS News Team - Well, it isn’t really. Coaches who maintain their form were training alongside active athletes for yonks. A squire – or ” coach who trains along” – fulfills many roles including conducting training sessions  , leading by example ( how about 5 hour mountain trekking or equally long biking? ) and to some, namely team leaders, […]
  • More On Fluoro Ban by DS News Team - Pierre Mignerey, the race director of cross-country skiing at the International Ski Federation since 2012, in interview with Ski Chrono/ Le Dauphine “The next year an environmental standard goes into effect that will ban production, distribution and importation of fluorine wax in the European Union…. The problem is that we have no way to control […]
  • Some Ski As Work – Others Work To Ski by DS News Team - If you were to look at Top 50 of the FIS World Cup rankings, 99% of skiers you’d find there are true pros. In a sense that their main occupation in life is just that – to ski. It is structured and financed very differently from country to country and there are, clearly, different levels […]
  • Calle Halfvarsson Changes Manager Less Than Three Months Before Season Kick-Off by DS News Team - He’s kinda done it again. Less than 3 months to go to the World Cup season’s kick off in Ruka (his favorite), Sweden’s strongest male skier suddenly parted ways with his personal manager. Halfvarsson and Bo Johansson worked together for only about a year, Aftonbladet reports He still trains under Mattias Nilsson who is both […]
  • Northug & Co Rule TV Ratings In Norway by DS News Team - No offence to the rest of the show cast but it’s magnetic charm of Petter Northug that attracts audiences. Aired last night on TV2 Norway, Landskampen show that pitted some of the top stars of Norwegian skiing and biathlon against their Swedish counterparts was a runaway success. 40% share of the national audience in primetime […]
  • Josef Fischer Celebrates 90 Today! by DS News Team - Josef “Pepi” Fischer, the last great Austrian ski manufacturer, celebrates his 90th birthday on 12 September 2019. His is a story of business acumen mixed with technical knowledge and athlete-like endurance that spans decades. The company was founded by the father of Mr. Fischer, Josef Fischer, Sr. back in 1924 in Ried im Innkreis where […]
  • Johannes Bo Talks About How He Spends His Money – And How He Doesn’t by DS News Team - World Biathlon #1 Johannes Bo has got 460k euros from IBU in prize money last year, but that’s a fraction of what he makes from various endorsements. He is happy to pay ( astronomical) Norwegian taxes and would not consider moving to a more tax-friendly to millionaires locale e.g. Austria the way the previous leader […]
  • Peek Inside Cologna Ski Center by DS News Team - The town of Davos has two claims to fame: the annual World Economic Forum and the fact that Dario Cologna for the last circa ten years lives there. The latter is actually more obvious throughout the year – even if not as well-covered by media. One thing is true – “Europe’s highest town”, as Davos […]
  • Meet New OW Boss, Not Same As Old Boss by DS News Team - Some 14 months after purchasing One Way back in May 2018, Fischer Sports have appointed a new manager for the brand. Severin Lehner is a long-time Fischer Sports employee but his background appears to be fully in Alpine rather than cross country skiing. Whether it indicates any change of strategy or will OW continue to […]
  • Summer Skiing Shatters TV Ratings In Norway by DS News Team - More than 350,000 viewers turned their TV sets on to watch Toppidrettsveka’s Aure-Brekka race thus setting an overall audience record for the summer broadcasting in Norway. Overall, Toppidrettsveka led the ratings battle with 1,426,000 viewers over six events broadcasting with Blinkfestival being second with 1,245,000 over seven. In the country of 5.3 million people, babies […]
  • Banning Flouro Wax: Realistic Or Wishful Thinking? by DS News Team - …We all know that in skiing two things matter: how your body behaves – and how do your skis. Body behavior & any enhancement of thereof are ever tightly controlled by anti-doping rules these days. But when it comes to skis – there’s no limit as to what you could do to make them run […]
  • Doping Control For Elite Skiers – How It Works by DS News Team - …when you hang out with skiers, you soon realize that they tend to have two sets of behaviour over lunch or dinner: -Bursting with pent-up energy ( = training day was easy) -Too spent to lift a fork ( = training day was waaaay to hard) But occasionally third type descends rapidly and overwhelmingly. No, […]
  • Of Athletes And Media by DS News Team - Athletes are special among the human folk – and not just because they are physically stronger. They are far more ambitious, result-oriented people than the rest of us, commoners. Whether she or he admits it, the dream picture goes as follows: crossing the line victorious first, competitors (blurry, despondent) behind, all the while giving a […]
  • Team Jobstation Project Collapses, Morten Eide Pedersen Losing His 2d Team Within Few Months by DS News Team - Morten Eide Pedersen does not deserve this misfortune. First Team BN Bank closes down in spring – and its 32 year old leader forced to search for a new team for the upcoming season… …That finds itself in a shape of an ambitious continental entrant: Team Jobstation. The new French outfit talks big, signs -apart […]
  • Toppidrettsveka – Another Lesson To World As To How To Stage Event – And Move Skiing Forward by DS News Team - Normally, in discussion conclusions follow arguments. Well, we want to up-end that and to start with conclusion: world’s cross country skiing really has two options: Learn how Norwegians do things and effort to replicate them at home. Or just move all the top-level competitions to Norway, period. Yes, the way the Ironman World Championship is […]
  • Is It Worth Continue Having Identical Gear In Rollerski Races? by DS News Team - …the video looks like the stuff of rollerskier’s nightmares: first a wheel disintergrates on speed , then an athlete loses control, careens and ,finally, falls hard in the ditch, taking another skier with her. View this post on Instagram Frida gjorde typ det man kunde hoppats på i kvällens sprint och tog sig till semi. […]
  • Ingvild Oestberg: It’s Important For Me To Show That I Am Happy And That I Love Doing This by DS News Team - Ingvild Flugstad Østberg is more than a skier. With her polite manners and seemingly ever-present smile she’s a symbol of all the positive cross country skiing brings to life. Yet smiling young woman turns into a ferocious fighter once she’s on skis, be it sprint or long distance race. It’s only too right , somehow […]
  • Team GB Is Doing Something Right by DS News Team - Two years after Jostein Vinjerui and Hans Kristian Stadheim took helm of the British Nordic Ski Team’s senior squad it is evident that the things are going in the right direction. Andrew Young and Jimmy Clugnet are now firmly among the world’s elite in sprint while Andrew Musgrave is a real man to watch in […]
  • 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 […]

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