Team Sweden Talents Bench Is Endless : Meet New Stars

Team Sweden Talents Bench Is Endless : Meet New Stars

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If Moa Lundgreen (l) and Emma Ribom are not household names for you yet, they soon will be. Both U23 athletes just knocked on the door of the super-elite dept. by finishing in Top 15 at @wclhmr skiathlon. How really deep is the Team Sweden talents' bench? Seems to be never ending - Lundgreen and Ribom were running today because Andersson and Karlsson are out with injuries!
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How To Be Ski Fan

How To Be Ski Fan

Leaders, Newsfeed
[caption id="attachment_13882" align="alignnone" width="1920"] How to be a great ski fan in three simple steps:Dress warm for the race....[/caption] [caption id="attachment_13883" align="alignnone" width="1035"] ...Make a placard with your favorite skier. Or two, as the case may be...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_13881" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ..Cheer for them as loud as you can and wave the said placard as they run by ...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_13888" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...repeat a couple of times....[/caption] [caption id="attachment_13884" align="alignnone" width="1889"] ..most importantly, enjoy yourself to the full![/caption]
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Rarest Of Races: Skiathlon. Why Is It Only Once A Year And What Happens Day Before

Rarest Of Races: Skiathlon. Why Is It Only Once A Year And What Happens Day Before

Leaders, Newsfeed
The skiathlon is, probably, the most challenging ski race of them all. Challenging for the athletes who have to run switching style halfway. Challenging for the organizers who have to prepare two separate courses (same true about relays. In theory anyone could have it but in practice only the biggest, the most established ski stadiums like famed Birkiebeiner in Lillehammer are willing & able to. Perhaps,the most challenging the skiathlon is for the teams'ski technicians who have double the load preparing for the races. Today we'll show unsung heroes of pro-skiing. At work. [caption id="attachment_13858" align="alignnone" width="1920"] On the day before the race many a top skier do lap after lap with her/ his assigned waxer trying to find the best combo of waxes. Cue Charlotte Kalla and her specialist.…
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Skitsnack Or Making News Out Of Nothing At All

Skitsnack Or Making News Out Of Nothing At All

Newsfeed, Trivia
Today we tell you how to cover the ski-related news in 2019. Or, better said, to make the news. And we do it backwards. This week literally every single Russian newspaper and internet resource went with their version of the story that had pretty much same screaming headline: Swedish female skiers made fun of mass pregnant Russian rivals! /Шведские лыжницы высмеяли массово забеременевших российских соперниц. Wow! Why would they? If that was not enough for you to click immediately, there was also a sub-head along the following lines: The Swedes called Yelena Vyalbe "a woman from the old Soviet culture" Vyalbe is a true household name for the most of the Russians ( there is full-size biopic in the works, if case you forgot), but the skiing itself rarely graces…
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How Much Anti-Doping Efforts Cost? Now We Know

How Much Anti-Doping Efforts Cost? Now We Know

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
FIS just sent out a press-release according to which " the overall investment into the Anti-doping programme during the 2019/20 season is budgeted with approximately 1.5 million Swiss Frank's " That's 1. 4 million euros or 1.5 million dollars. Or the price of holding two very decent international skiing meetups. Or one lavish one. Mind you, that's excluding testing by the national Anti-doping agencies. Separately, FIS states that in out-of-competition period in April-November 2019 it conducted 1612 tests of which more than half, 824 to be precise were aimed at cross country skiers with Alpine skiers, jumpers, Nordic combines and snowboarders being another roughly half. You could read out story describing how doping control works in practice here Pictured: anti-doping officer keeping a close eye at " her" athlete before…
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