Blink Skifestival Shall Be Very Different  This Year . This Is How:

Blink Skifestival Shall Be Very Different This Year . This Is How:

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“It’s a tough job. Hundreds of athletes and their parents from Norway and from all over Europe were calling me this year to ask whether they could come and take part in the competitions - and I had to tell No to all of them!” Arne Idland, the guy who invented, developed and runs Blink Skifestival sounds truly frustrated. One of the premier events of the international cross-country and biathlon seasons will take place this year as scheduled - but in a highly altered form. The Norwegian rules in place for COVID-19 epidemics are among the strictest in Europe currently and the Blink organizers had to think outside the box What’s going to be business as usual: All Norwegian stars of xcskiing and biathlon plus strongest Visma Ski Classics series…
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FIS Congress Postponed Till May 2021

FIS Congress Postponed Till May 2021

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Late on Friday , July 31st, the FIS has published an announcement: already once postponed Congress will now take place in May-June 2021. It's significant. The 52th Congress was initially scheduled to take place in Thailand in May 2020 and was provisionally moved to October this year. It wasn't an ordinary affair: the incumbent president of the International Ski Federation was supposed to step down and the new leader of the snow sports on this planet to be elected. When Gian-Franco Kasper took the helm Klaebo and Bolshunov were learning how to walk and Frida K. wasn't even born yet. A lot had changed since 1998 - and candidates to replace the 76 year old Swissman were floating vastly programs on where and how to proceed onwards. With the Congress…
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We Talk To Victoria Carl, Who Turns 25 Today

We Talk To Victoria Carl, Who Turns 25 Today

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Victoria Carl had a thunderous entry to the international skiing as a youngster: a few collected so many medals, including 5 golds, at the junior leve (including the Youth Olympics, JWM and U23). The skiing fans held their breath half-fearing , half-hoping for Victoria's dominant entry to the "grown up world"... The triumphant march hasn't just quite happened yet although Victoria's 5th, 6th and 4th finishes at the World Championships in Seefeld left no one in doubt about the powerful Thuringhian's abilities. Today Victoria turns 25, the age of wisdom in the modern sking - and is looking forward to a domestic World Championships next year. We crossed paths with Ms.Carl earlier this month: The main goal for the Oberstdorf 2021 is a medal in relay and/ or team sprint.…
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Bolshunov Popped The Question! Where Are Other Stars in THAT Race?

Bolshunov Popped The Question! Where Are Other Stars in THAT Race?

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He popped the question! Alexander Bolshunov has beaten his chief rival yet again - and that distance shall be the longest ever. And the most pleasant too, hopefully! If might want to go back to our interview of 2018 where they talk about their feelings for each other. https://www.dailyskier.com/2018/10/25/bolshunov-and-zherebyateva-on-love-support-and-johannes-klaebo/ And what about Johannes? https://www.instagram.com/p/B6ixwBBpg6I/?igshid=vwu17y4n375d Johannes Høsflot Klæbo and Pernille Dosvik made their relationship public in April 2018. Since then, they moved together into a newly built house ( Klaebo wins that race - Bolshunov & Zherebyateva are still working on kitting-out their family nest) and became "parents" to a cat called Stjerne or "Star". A fitting name and another one-up on the Russian rivals, who still pose on photos with their parents' dogs. https://www.instagram.com/p/B-4kE-MAz_-/?igshid=ybcoaxx0eken Wade Poplawski, Jessie Diggins’ Boyfriend is…
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Blitz Interview With Katharina Hennig

Blitz Interview With Katharina Hennig

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With the career-first World Cup stage podium (3d in Val Fiemme at 10C Mst) and a string of other Top-10 results last season, a 24 year old Katharina Hennig is the leader of Team Germany. Entering the season in which Germany is hosting the world championships and fans' hopes are high. We caught up with Ms.Hennig in Oberhof earlier this month I'm from Saxony in East Germany, same place as Viola Bauer is from. Saxony has everything for growth & development of a skier. - But now I live & train in Bavaria. People ask if I moved to better prepare for the World Championship in Oberstdorf. Nope - I moved to live with my boyfriend, Christian Dotzler https://www.instagram.com/p/BmpgyGGAf13/?igshid=1gtm1gsun5a64 - COVID epidemics had messed our plans for the end of…
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