What Skis Did They Really Use In Seefeld

What Skis Did They Really Use In Seefeld

Gear News, Newsfeed
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". [caption id="attachment_10474" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Podium skis - nice & clean & shiny[/caption] The latter ones are always the latest models - the former ones could literally be anything. We haven't seen anybody winning on 10 year old skis but sure saw some Top-30 athletes using those in their races to varied effect. Anyways, we thought it would be fun to take a look at what did they REALLY use in Seefeld - in this case primarily in sprint [caption id="attachment_10463" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Fischer once again won the manufacturers's competition - thanks to such mavericks as Johannes Klaebo, pictured…
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Klaebo’s Secret Weapon? His SWEDISH Undies

Klaebo’s Secret Weapon? His SWEDISH Undies

Newsfeed, Trivia
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 [caption id="attachment_10446" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Here he is, in that alpha-male pose in confrontation with Sergey Ustiugov after sprint semi[/caption] We haven't been able to glean the secret of whether they are luck-bringing or just comfortable (or both) but we are happy to share with you that they are called Boot Camp by Björn Borg. Yes, named after the Swedish tennis legend and produced by the Swedish Björn Borg Group AB. Swedish!! To the best of…
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That Word Again: Doping

That Word Again: Doping

Leaders, Newsfeed
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. [caption id="attachment_10420" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Austrian police in Seefelfd. It is not known whether this particular unit was/is involved in investigation [/caption] Suspects are not formally named by widely believed ( and in case of Austrians confirmed by their coach) to be Andreas Veerpalu, son of the double Olympic gold medalist Andrus Veerpalu, and Karel Tammjärv from Estonia, . Kazakhstan's Alexey Poltoranin and Dominik Baldauf and Max Hauke from Team Austria. [caption id="attachment_10422" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Dominik Baldauf racing in Dresden in January 2019 [/caption] The police is giving chilling details of "one of the suspects being literally caught with a…
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Here Is What Are You Missing By Not Coming To Seefeld – But It Is Not Too Late!

Here Is What Are You Missing By Not Coming To Seefeld – But It Is Not Too Late!

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
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 if it were not enough on its own!) Here are the reasons you need to convince yourself, your best half & a bunch of friends to go: - Getting there is not easy - it's very easy. And for most part cheap. closest airport, period, is Innsbruck - it's just a half an hour away. Closest big airport is Munich and it's 3,5 hours on a train ( going through the mountains, good for sightseeing…
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Ustiugov-Klaebo Aggro In Context Of Raising Profile Of Skiing

Ustiugov-Klaebo Aggro In Context Of Raising Profile Of Skiing

Featured, Newsfeed, Trivia
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. [caption id="attachment_10363" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] " Hey, dude - becoming world champion in cross country skiing doesn't make one the world star. This kinda stuff does!"[/caption] Every Norwegian media outlet, every Russian one had a story of the Sprint semi-finals altercation. Don't need to tell you who was to blame for the incident in Norway – and who in Russia. [caption id="attachment_10358" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Klaebo is media star and influencer all right - but mostly in his native Norway, although his appeal spreads [/caption] [caption id="attachment_10365" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Ustiugov with his rough…
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