Marit Bjørgen Like You Never Seen Before Appears In Charity Photoshoot

Marit Bjørgen Like You Never Seen Before Appears In Charity Photoshoot

Leaders, Newsfeed, Trivia
Marit Bjoergen is all flowers this week – literally. A Norwegian skiing star has appeared in the photoshoot for the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, sporting a night sleeveless gown decorated with freshly cut flowers, sponsored by the flower store Mester Grønn. Each year the florists create a special Pink Ribbon bouquet, as their way of supporting breast cancer research. In 2016 NOK 2.7 million from the sale of bouquets, freshly cut roses and scented candles was donated. Says Bjoergen: - To recover from breast cancer to then fight after effects must be incredibly tough. Not just for those who are ill, but also those who are close to them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3Alqj8l5OM In 2017, Mester Grønn’s florists have gone one step further and have created ski racing suits – pink, of course,…
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Norwegians To Build Their First Ski-Tunnel: World’s Longest, Most Expensive

Norwegians To Build Their First Ski-Tunnel: World’s Longest, Most Expensive

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
Ski-tunnels are rapidly becoming an integral part of the sports infrastructure. There are several ski tunnels each in Sweden and Findland, while Germany and Russia have recently built their first. Even in Dubai one can exercise on narrow skis these days - Johannes Klaebo and Niklas Dyrhaug had already tested a ski-complex this spring. What a surprise – there aren’t ski-tunnels in Norway, world leader in cross-country skiing. Norwegian skiers, including National Team members, are forced to do their training sessions on snow in Swedish Torsby. However, Swedes didn’t stop on one ski-tunnel: last week another one, called MidSweden 365, was opened near Oestersund (and not so far from Norwegian Trondheim). Once the last touches applied, it will have the length of ski tracks of some 1400 meters, making it…
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Today in Skiing: All News That’s Fit To Print

Today in Skiing: All News That’s Fit To Print

Leaders, Newsfeed, Trivia
Winter is coming – only seven weeks separate us from the FIS World Cup first race in Ruka, Finland. More news about or related to skiing is coming in. We don't pretend to cover them all – rather, we do a bit of selection based on the wow-factor. Let's hope you like it. 1. Russian skiers are the first to present their new racing suits for the Olympic season. The supplier stays the same (Russian Ski Federation has a long term contract with Adidas) – but what a radical departure in color scheme! From (kinda) pink'n'blue of the last season the new ones have gone all burgundy! The presentation was all homey affair – no press conferences and photoshoots. Out of nowhere, a photo of nameless skier with a cropped…
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Meet Young Turks Of Skiing

Meet Young Turks Of Skiing

Leaders, Newsfeed, Trivia
Several young talents burst into the skiing scene last year going all the way to win their first medals in World Championships in Lahti: Norwegian Johannes Klaebo (21, bronze), Swede Ebba Andersson (19, silver) and Russian Alexey Chervotkin (22, silver). This trio will be among the favorites in Pyeongchang. But who else stands a chance to make a name for her- or himself in the Olympic season? Here is our pick: - Vebjoern Hegdal, 19, Norway. Just as Klaebo used to be called “New Northug” before becoming a star on his own rigth, Hegdal was given a similar moniker by the Norwegian media: “New Sundby”. A native of Larvik hasn’t got beard as yet and, as far as we know, no recourse to anti asthma- nebulizer is needed either. One…
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Rossignol And Salomon (Try To) Throw Down Gauntlet At Fischer

Rossignol And Salomon (Try To) Throw Down Gauntlet At Fischer

Gear News, Leaders, Newsfeed
If you're a cross-country skier, there's a 100% chance that you either own yourself or see your peers use something that carries a black-n-yellow Fischer logo. For decades the family-owned company from Ried-im-Innkreis rules supreme in the world of narrow skis. The statistics are overwhelming: at the Sochi Olympics athletes using the Austrian brand skis won 109 medals out of 159 in skiing competitions. Clearly, not a situation Fischer's rivals are prepared to put up with. And where there's a will there's a way: Rossignol, a brand of Skis Rossignol S.A. appears to be the most aggressive in the Olympic season so far: Calle Halfvarsson, one of the leaders of Team Sweden has just announced the switch. He tested the French company's gear in the off-season and even won a…
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