Madshus Awaits Its Fate

Madshus Awaits Its Fate

Gear News, Money & Finance, Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
The Madshus' fate is about to be decided. According to SGB Media, a social media marketing firm, Michael Polk, CEO of Newell Brands, said this week that "...Negotiations around the sale of the Winter Sports unit are in full flight and are expected to close in the second quarter..." You want to know the connection? Well, let's see. Back in 1988, a legacy Norwegian ski producer was bought by K2 Sports Inc. from Seattle, best known for its eponymous Alpine ski. Then, in 2007, K2 itself was bought by Jarden Corp.., owned and run by Martin Franklin, a British investor and triathlete. Finally, last year Jarden was swallowed whole by an even bigger corporate fish, Newell Brands Inc., whose boss, Mr. Polk, had immediately announced his intention to sell off…
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Nordic Skiing’s Best,  Beach Edition

Nordic Skiing’s Best, Beach Edition

Newsfeed, Trivia
It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. The Daily Skier went through the social media accounts of cross country skiing stars to report on who-spent-vacations-where. We start with the Beach Edition. Because it's not that often one gets to see the skiers down there. A FIS World Cup winner of the last season Heidi Weng of Team Norge had some waves splashing done at the Patalavaca Beach, Gran Canaria. https://www.instagram.com/p/BSy6O0ilzca/ The Team U.S.A leader and a double medal winner of the World Championships in Lahti Jessie Diggins stays - patriotically - at home – more specifically, at Oahu, Hawaii "We are getting a lot of memories from this vacation!!" says the caption. We take your word for that , Jessie! https://www.instagram.com/p/BSue320jKZg/ A double silver medalist of the OG in…
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Pyeongchang Ticket Sales Are Sluggish So Far. Will the Rising Star of Kim Magnus Help?

Pyeongchang Ticket Sales Are Sluggish So Far. Will the Rising Star of Kim Magnus Help?

Leaders, Money & Finance, Newsfeed
Less than 10% of the tickets available for the cross country skiing events at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games are sold so far, the AFP news agency reports, quoting the  Pyeongchang Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (POCOG) In the first round that opened on February 9th, exactly one year to go to the Games' opening, the tickets were sold only to the South Koreans, who were, clearly, much more interested in the sports where their country traditionally excels, such as speed skating and figure skating. The fact that the South Korea has one of the hottest up-and-coming stars of the cross-country skiing, an 18-year old Kim Magnus it its line-up, did not seem to affect the South Korean winter sport fans much so far. https://www.instagram.com/p/BQvDmQFB4lC Alpensia Cross-Country Centre has a capacity for 7500…
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Dogged Life of Skiers

Dogged Life of Skiers

Newsfeed, Trivia
A silver medalist of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Alexander Panzhinskiy, has shared a photo spread dedicated to his "sparring partner" with thousands of Instagram followers. https://www.instagram.com/p/BTzC7alDckE/ Today my the best and the most faithful friend HAPPY and at the same time my sparing partner have a BIRTHDAYThanks for what you have with us) Loves animals and have a dog,this is the best anti-stress Happy is a two-year-old Berger Blanc Suisse, or White Swiss Shepherd dog, and Panzhinsky has a dogged determination to fill his Instagram account with as many of his photos as possible. We don't blame him! Let's take a quick look at the other famous dogs of the ski circuit: Here is Justyna Kowalczyk and her Marian, better known as "Maniek". https://twitter.com/JuiceKowalczyk/status/846389913121624064 The double Olympic champion practically never…
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Justyna Kowalczyk:  Bring It On!

Justyna Kowalczyk: Bring It On!

Leaders, Newsfeed
Justyna Kowalczyk is back in the saddle and has started preparing for the Olympic season. Koniec obijania. Dzisiaj zaczęłam przygotowania na igrzysk! Niech się darzy! (The end of bumming around. Today I've began the preps for the (Olympic) Games. Bring it on!), the double Olympic champion informed her 21.4 thousand Twitter followers. Koniec obijania😉 Dzisiaj zaczęłam przygotowania na igrzysk! Niech się darzy✊✊✊ pic.twitter.com/p314g1GL6Z— Justyna Kowalczyk (@JuiceKowalczyk) May 3, 2017 When a Twitter fan asked whether the beginning of May is considered to be an early or late start of the season for a professional skier, Kowalczyk replied that the photo caption was a metaphor, and that she was already training but the first "official" training camp began last week at Poronin, a ski resort village in Poland close to the…
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