Olympic Champ Legkov, World Champ. Vylegzhanin,  Others Cleared By CAS To Compete In 2018 Olympics

Olympic Champ Legkov, World Champ. Vylegzhanin, Others Cleared By CAS To Compete In 2018 Olympics

Leaders, Newsfeed
Suspended Russian skiing stars Alexander Legkov and Maxim Vylegzhanin - as well as somewhat lesser known Evgeniy Belov, Alexey Petukhov, Evgenia Shapovalova and Julia Ivanova, collectively known as The Russian Six - could start booking their tickets to the 2018 Olympics "if further investigations will produce no new facts that have hitherto been completely unknown" Furtheremore, Legkov and the rest of the six are cleared to compete in any FIS – officiated races without limitations starting November 1st this year – an ample time to prepare for PyeongChang.  German lawyer for Legkov and Belov, Christof Wischemann has published the excerpts from the CAS ruling that was sent to the athletes this week on his website: ... The evidence so far, ie, the McLaren Report itself and the accompanying documents, which…
Read More
Norwegian Ski Stars Get Rebuke From Authorities For Their Social Media Accounts

Norwegian Ski Stars Get Rebuke From Authorities For Their Social Media Accounts

Leaders, Newsfeed
It's not like top Norwegian skiers are not under enough pressure lately as-is, what with Johaug banned from the Olympics and those never ending rumours about using anti-asthma medications without compeling medical reasons. Now the skiing stars face an attack from the Norwegian authorities - from the Forbrukerombudet or the Consumer Ombudsman agency - to be precise. The issue at stake is one of the hottest, most debated ones the world over – when/how should celebrities and influencers reveal that those products and services they visibly enjoy on their social media accounts are often not so much their personal choice – but that they were paid for by providers of thereof ? The US Federal Trade Commission even runs a dedicated Q&A regarding paid promotion on its pages – although…
Read More
Olympic Champ Anna Haag Invests In Fashion

Olympic Champ Anna Haag Invests In Fashion

Leaders, Newsfeed, Trivia
With their enviable, well-toned bodies top skiers should be icons of style – and more and more are actually becoming just that. An Olympic Champion Anna Haag has always been one of the most fashionable skiers around. She is also known to promote fashion brands on her social media accounts. Now a 31 year old Swede is making the next logical step: during her hard preparations for the Olympic Games 2018 in Pyeongchang, Haag have found time (and money) to invest into a boutique called “Tintinstyle & Zmillas” / online fashion store “Tintinstyle” – thus joining forces with Anette Modin, who already has fashion stores in Oestersund, and Emma-Helena Fredriksson, the wife of the last Swedish World Cup winner Mathias Fredriksson. https://www.instagram.com/p/BYfudV_nIZY/?taken-by=annahaag Anna Haag doesn’t reveal how much she has…
Read More
Annika Sjöström: I really love my life with all things that are in it and all what I do

Annika Sjöström: I really love my life with all things that are in it and all what I do

Leaders, Newsfeed
Let's start with the basics: this website was conceived and created to convey two fundamental messages: cross country skiing is good for your body i.e. makes you stronger & healthier. cross country skiing is good for your soul i.e makes you happier and more content with life. This is a theory – but, like every theory, it needs a proof. More of real-life proof and stronger the examples – more reason for you to believe that all that hard training you do is a for a reason – and to spread the word to uninitiated. Here's a story of a young woman who could teach us all a great deal about achieving that perfect but elusive work-life-doing sport balance. Annika Sjöström is 29, she lives, works and trains ( mostly)…
Read More
Is World’s Best Ski Marathoner Preparing Comeback?

Is World’s Best Ski Marathoner Preparing Comeback?

Leaders, Newsfeed
The anticipation of the CAS verdict on Therese Johaug case have eclipsed another event of note in Norwegian skiing: Petter Eliassen is back! Well, kind of. For those of our readers, who are not following the ski marathons as closely as they deserve to be followed, a quick reminder: Eliassen is, arguably, the strongest long distance skier of the last five seasons. Won Vasaloppet, Jizerska and overall Visma Ski Classic titles. Many a skier the world over are still rewatching his Birkebeinerrennet 2015 duel with Martin Jonsrud Sundby, that the former won. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIdcf3a9qeo Eliassen was particularly popular for his distinct racing style: not a strong finisher, he's known to kick the tempo into the high gear mid-distance and run to victory. Lots of times it worked – other times strong…
Read More