Here’s How To Make XCSkiing Ratings Jump

Here’s How To Make XCSkiing Ratings Jump

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...We love cross-country skiing – otherwise why would we launch this media empire webplatform dedicated to it? What we don't like is how relatively little TV coverage it gets . Because said TV coverage generates buzz, buzz translates into popularity, popularity brings bigger investments, bigger investments provide us with more places to ski and better ( and cheaper) equipment to buy. So, we have to have more xc skiing on TV in order to be able to enjoy it more. Simple, right? We take our media responsibilities seriously and have put together a list of new competition formats that could be introduced to augment those already existing ones ( see, we did not say “replace” - that would be causing a wrath of skiing purists!). If you happen to see…
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“I’m not injured or deadly sick!” – Pregnancy And Elite Skiers

“I’m not injured or deadly sick!” – Pregnancy And Elite Skiers

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...There is huge document resulting from the International Olympic Committee expert group meeting last year called “Exercise and pregnancy in recreational and elite athletes: 2016 evidence summary from”. It deals with about every aspect of physical training during pregnancy (and after) and states rather unequivocally that. ...In more highly conditioned athletes, a moderate-to-high level of exercise during and after pregnancy may lead to an increase in VO2max in the region of 5–10% after pregnancy. Improved anaerobic working capacity is also better preserved in fitter subjects. Taken together, these studies indicate that a woman's aerobic fitness will stay the same or improve slightly during pregnancy if she continues to exercise as her maternal symptoms permit. Armed with that science, leading female skiers refuse to give up on exercising while expecting. The…
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Daredevils On Rollerskis

Daredevils On Rollerskis

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https://www.facebook.com/teamsantander/videos/803652566479113/ Over 8 thousand views and dozens of comments: Team Santader has published a video where two of the team's top skiers, Andreas Nygaard and Øyvind Moen Fjeld are seen descending from 2,315m high Livigno Pass ( also known as Forcola) into the valley, located at approx. 1,800m - a vertical drop of some 500 meters. All of that on classic rollerskis - needless to say, with no breaks of any kind are present. Unlike most of Alpine skis, known for its hairpin turns, Forcola is a rather straightforward affair – it is, however, busy with car traffic this time of the year. And the speeds – on a 14 kilometer descent even on classic rollerskis still reaches 60 km/h+ Please, don't try it at home, kids! For your visual…
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Skiers? Check. Doting Fathers? Check, Check, Check!

Skiers? Check. Doting Fathers? Check, Check, Check!

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Cross country skiing is a sport of almost unparalleled intensity and devotion. Being a pro-skier means going from one training camp to the next - and them the next again. Yet skiers are also human - there's time to fall in love and there's time to start a family. Today we look at those doting fathers of cross country skiing (and apologies for not including all the deserving ones on the list - otherwise our story would run very long indeed!) "...a sportsman's life is totally linear - morning training session, massage, lunch, rest - then back to training. Real life is much more complicated - but it's real life that you have to adopt to", - says the Olympic champion of Sochi Alexander Legkov of Russia. He's the man…
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Singers And Musicians: Skiers’ Hidden Talents

Singers And Musicians: Skiers’ Hidden Talents

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Skiing, running, biking, exercising in gym - then back to skiing – many people think that pro- skiers train at every moment in their life, making it difficult to carve out a time for hobbies. The truth is far from it - elite athletes often have hidden talents, including artistic ones! Here are some of the skiers who could be musicians as well as skiers. We need to start with Didrik Toenseth, 2-time world champion in relay. When Norwegians found a grand piano at the hotel in Swiss Davos, Toenset sat down at the instrument and played a melody. His teammates immediately posted a video onto Instagram. Enjoy. https://www.instagram.com/p/BNprYflBuNk/?taken-by=langrennsgtta Finnish World Cup winner Mona-Liisa Nousiainen (nee Malvalehto) is a professional button-accordionist. She was studying at the prestigeous Sibelius Academy and…
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