These Bodies Are Made For Skiing. And Looking At

These Bodies Are Made For Skiing. And Looking At

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Winter, as they say, is coming – which means for us here that soon enough the world's best skiers will wrap their gorgeous bodies in all sorts of warm clothing, denying their fans a chance of seeing them on social media “au naturale” - well, nearly. Let's take a look at what this outgoing summer gave us. And what a feast for the eyes it was! Lucas Chanavat, France improves his already strong reputation of the owner of lonely girls' hearts the world over with these pictures of himself doing a handstand– this time, at Holmenkollen. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWkjpGJlLho/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BWQDPIolHDt/ Chanavat's biggest rival in that heart-breaker department is none else but Johannes Klaebo of Norway - another skier with ideal body. https://www.instagram.com/p/BW2YqC3g4U6/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BV9258dgdH2/ Chanavat is 22, Klaebo is 20... hm..anybody a little…
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CAS’ Decision On Johaug  Postponed – Again

CAS’ Decision On Johaug Postponed – Again

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The announcement of the most awaited decision of this year was postponed – again. The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne will not make make public its decision on Therese Johaug's case this Friday as was widely expected – Tuesday next week is a new target date. No reason for postponement was given. At stake is participation of one the world's strongest – and by far the best paid – skiers in the Olympic Games in Korea next year. Johaug tested positive for the anabolic steroid Clostebol September, 16 last year. She explained that she used the cream, given her my team's doctor ( Trofodermin) on a sunburned lip while training in Italy at the beginning of September last year – unintentionally, not knowing it contains banned doping substance.…
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Bringing Rollerskiing to Masses:  My Business Is Booming, Says Coach

Bringing Rollerskiing to Masses: My Business Is Booming, Says Coach

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Stephanie Cook sounds like a woman who found success. “ Business is booming, I have lots of groups signed up and starting in September.." ...This year Stephanie – or Steph, as she prefers to call herself – has launched a rollerskiing academy ( although she doesn't use the word 'academy') in Bracknell, Berkshire near London, UK. Together with her business partner Jordan Andrews ( Great Britain's national rollerski series champion) Ms Cook, 28 runs the only dedicated kids rollerskiing project in England. It is aimed at getting children aged 5-11 a into rollerskiing "in the playground" - i.e right where they live. The goal is to develop the next generation of English skiers. “We started in January with one group of 10 now we have 3 groups of 15 each…
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In Case You Missed It: Here Is Most Talked About Ski Video Of This Week

In Case You Missed It: Here Is Most Talked About Ski Video Of This Week

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This got to be the most talked about event in the skiing world this week: On this video with tens of thousands of views to it, Magdalena Pajala, 29 is seen perfecting her diagonal uphill technique in a bright sunny day near  Piteå, Sweden where she lives. Being 31 week ( or about 7-8 months) pregnant. https://www.instagram.com/p/BXnWmAqAztm/ The text under the video is equally cheeky: " Yes, some days I think intervals are my craving" says former Olympian and Swedish A Team skier ( best result -  fifth in the 4 x 5 km relay in Vancouver 2010 together with Anna Olsson, Charlotte Kalla and Ida Ingemarsdotter ) Instagram video have gathered over 1100 likes so far with comments overwhelmingly in support of Pajala's "interval cravings" – including those from fellow…
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‘Trofeo delle Contrade’, Europe’s First Ski Race of Season

‘Trofeo delle Contrade’, Europe’s First Ski Race of Season

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When does competition skiing season start in the Northern Hemisphere? Most people would likely point at the races in Lapland in November – but we say it starts with the ‘Trofeo delle Contrade’ held annually – where else?- in Livigno, Italy. On Friday, August 25th the town high street, via Plan, will once again become one kilometer long skiing stadium - just for the night. Nothing like watching skiers flying down the middle of one of the fanciest shopping streets in the Alpine region, with all those mannequins dressed in top Italian clothing brands in shops' windows for atmosphere. And what of snow? We think Trofeo delle Contrade’ is as much about showing off Livigno's prowess in snowfarming as about anything else. The snow that will be used to set…
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