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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Skiing Siblings

Skiing Siblings

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Yes, cross country skiing is a “siblings' sport”. You all have heard about, read and watched on the trail the trio of Northug brothers, Kerttu and Iivo Niskanen, Dario and Gianluca Cologna – the list goes on. Today we take a look at the less known – but up-and-coming siblings in our sport. Anna and Karl-Johan Dyvik (24 and 23 y.o.), Sweden. Initially, it was Karl-Johan, who has shown more promise on the trail, attracting attention of the Sveriges trupp management. However, it was Anna who twice won U23-championship, took part in Lahti-2017 and now prepares for Olympic season in the A-trupp Sverige. https://www.instagram.com/p/BDqeVPnkLim/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BHrVo-JhxTL/ Jennie, Simon and Filip Oeberg (28, 23, 17 y.o.), Sweden. Skiing is a totally family business for the Oebergs - their father Lars was the…
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The Best Ceremonial Outfits By Famous Skiers

The Best Ceremonial Outfits By Famous Skiers

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Have you ever become accustomed to warm clothes, gloves, and ski boots, to the point that you practically want to live in them? Titled and famous athletes often share the sentiment, but sometimes even they get dressed up for more genteel occasions. It may be an awards ceremony for the best athletes of that country, a solemn dinner with a state leader, or another worthy occasion that one must look their best for - and if there’s any group of people that knows how to look their best, it’s cross-country skiers. Let’s see what some of the best female skiers look like when they really dress up. After two relay wins in the 2014 Olympics, Swedish skiers appeared in official ceremonies several times. Charlotte Kalla phenomenal last-leg performance was the…
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Lifting Shroud: What Do They Really Have Under Their Racing Suits?

Lifting Shroud: What Do They Really Have Under Their Racing Suits?

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In the day and age when people express themselves through body art, skiers, alas, have little to show for it – literally: their bodies are covered in lycra, kevlar, carbon, elastan and all sorts of other high-tech garments head-to-toe. Several elite skiers did, however, adorn themselves with tattoos on every conceivable part of the body. Today we fill the gap in your knowledge and show you what's under that racing suit. The main tattoo-fan in cross-country skiing world is Norwegian Olympic champion Vibeke Skofterud. She has different images on her arms, hands, fingers, legs and back. Even so, we can’t say that all of her body is hidden behind bright tattoos! https://www.instagram.com/p/BD1GL6skdVH/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BFgX2GdEdSk/ https://www.instagram.com/p/sXMGmYEdUa/ American Andrew Newell bears a tattoo with an interesting statement. “All In Without Hope”, - states…
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Another Top Five List

Another Top Five List

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I would like to follow up on this story Everybody has his or her own list of Top Five to Watch – here's mine . No one on that list is the world's top Nordic skier – not yet, at least. But all sure train hard to become and already have much to show for it. And as of justification for looking at their social network photos ( if anybody needs to have one) – here it is: cross country skiers have some of the best bodies in the world. They are strong, healthy and a great pleasure to look at. I had a privilege to run in the same race as two of the people mentioned on this list – can tell you, photos do little justice to their…
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