Who Are We Going To Miss At Olympics – And Why Is It Totally Wrong

Who Are We Going To Miss At Olympics – And Why Is It Totally Wrong

Leaders, Newsfeed
Two weeks to go to the Olympic Games, cross country skiing fans start counting disappointments The modern sport is not about who wins – it's about who's got bigger personality, appeal, following. To simplify matters – if a skier got 50k subscribers on Instagram, that universal popularity tool, yet was not selected for Pyeonchang – it ain't good for the great sport of skiing. [caption id="attachment_6358" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] fans pack the stands to see not only competitions but first and foremost their heroes. It was plain and evident in Dresden that many ( most?) came to look at Jonannes Klaebo[/caption] Let's see who we'll miss in Korea The double crown goes to two Norwegians – but of course. With a deliberate, symbolic denial of the Olympics to, arguably, world's strongest…
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Thanks For Reading Daily Skier – And Happy New Skiing Year!

Thanks For Reading Daily Skier – And Happy New Skiing Year!

Newsfeed
Hey! The Daily Skier was launched in April 2017 ( yes, right after the snow season's end – it so happened) with a goal of bringing together people who care about cross country skiing as a sport , as a healthy lifestyle – and as a form of entertainment. Yes, we want to break xc skiing out of cliches along the lines of "he won because he run faster – and here are his lap times". Cross country skiers are some of the fittest, balanced and the most attractive people in world – there is no reason not to put it on display. They tend to have strong opinions – and we shall provide a pulpit for those to be aired in public. One wouldn't exactly call the Daily Skier…
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Upshot Of Decision To Ban Legkov/Belov

Upshot Of Decision To Ban Legkov/Belov

Leaders, Newsfeed
Yesterday's verdict of The IOC Disciplinary Commission, handing out a lifetime Olympic ban and stripping medals off the Russian skiers Alexander Legkov and Evgeniy Belov will go down in history. Regardless of which side of the argument you're on, the history is made because for the first time ever in sport a doping ban is given in the case where there is no direct evidence of actual doping, no evidence of sportsmen being involved and still no clear understanding of what had actually happened. The formula under which international sports bureaucrats judge sportsmen is notoriously vague and deserves to be quoted in full: “...The standard of proof shall be whether the IOC has established an anti-doping rule violation to the comfortable satisfaction of the hearing panel bearing in mind the…
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USSPC Founder: We Began Development On Unbreakable Poles

USSPC Founder: We Began Development On Unbreakable Poles

Gear News, Newsfeed
...The thing you first notice about the founder & main driving force behind the United States Ski Pole Company a.k.a USSPC is how refreshingly straightforward he is. In the world where we all are increasingly afraid of inadvertently offending somebody, being direct is a luxury a few can afford. Sportsman, coach, writer and entrepreneur – meet Andy Liebner, the guy who is trying to change the cross country ski gear industry, one pole at a time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4lkrOTpdig "I'm an opportunist and seized an opportunity to acquire a former golf club factory and re-engineer it into a ski pole factory. I'm from Soldotna, Alaska. Competed in both skiing and Biathlon in the U.S. and Europe. Author of Wild Shot (a ski book). Earned a Coaching and Nutrition degree from Northern Michigan…
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Skiers’ Future Careers

Skiers’ Future Careers

Newsfeed, Trivia
Remember the days when top skier's career choices after retirement from big sport were largely consisting of two options: becoming a trainer or becoming a sport commentator on TV? Well, this is 2017 and there is not just more money in sport - more importantly, there are more ways to turn a hard earned fame into a rest-of-the-life career. You still can think of television, of course - except that now you have every right to think big. If you're Petter Northug , that is, and you launched and successfully operate the whole budding media empire revolving around ( but not limited to) yourself. This days & age, it pays not just to ride the wave - but to be the meanest , the baddest rider of them all, right?…
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