UpDated:  Rollerski Mallorca And Keeping Up With World Best Skiers

UpDated: Rollerski Mallorca And Keeping Up With World Best Skiers

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UPDATE Sept. 2018 ...Kind of hard to believe, but almost a year has flown by since Team United Bakeries director Bernhard Rønning and the boss of Rollerski Mallorca, Manu Rullan came up with the idea as brilliant as it is simple: Allow amateur skiers into a professional skiing team camp. To train, live and even eat their meals together with some of the planet's best long distance skiers: Tore Bjorseth Berdal, Stian Hoelgaard, Astrid Øyre Slind, Torleif Syrstad and, of course, triple Vasaloppet winner John Kristian Dahl. Team United Bakeries had since become Team Koteng. But the idea really took off. This October Rønning & Rullan cordially invite skiers to join them on island of Mallorca again in late October for one-of-a-kind experience. And no, this is not an advertorial.…
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Upshot Of Decision To Ban Legkov/Belov

Upshot Of Decision To Ban Legkov/Belov

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Yesterday's verdict of The IOC Disciplinary Commission, handing out a lifetime Olympic ban and stripping medals off the Russian skiers Alexander Legkov and Evgeniy Belov will go down in history. Regardless of which side of the argument you're on, the history is made because for the first time ever in sport a doping ban is given in the case where there is no direct evidence of actual doping, no evidence of sportsmen being involved and still no clear understanding of what had actually happened. The formula under which international sports bureaucrats judge sportsmen is notoriously vague and deserves to be quoted in full: “...The standard of proof shall be whether the IOC has established an anti-doping rule violation to the comfortable satisfaction of the hearing panel bearing in mind the…
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Skiers’ Lawyer: Investigation Concludes There Was No Probe Tampering

Skiers’ Lawyer: Investigation Concludes There Was No Probe Tampering

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Olympic champion of Sochi 2014 Alexander Legkov and silver medalist Evgeniy Belov are proven to be doping-free by Swiss scientists. That is according to a German lawyer for Legkov and Belov, Christof Wischemann, the interview with whom have appeared in the leading Russian media outlet Sport Express on Friday. As per Wischemann, the investigation revealed there was no scratch marks whatsoever on all the samples of one of "his" two skiers ( without naming which) , in case of the other there were scratches on one of the three sample containers which de-facto proves him innocent as well. Wischemann quotes hitherto unpublished findings of the University of Lausanne that was tasked with proving conclusively whether the samples were tampered with or not. The samples tampering was the key allegation against…
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Ski Season Kicks Off With SuperSprint Cup In Östersund, Sweden This Weekend

Ski Season Kicks Off With SuperSprint Cup In Östersund, Sweden This Weekend

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The wait is over. The snow skiing season starts this weekend in Östersund, Sweden True, there were already FIS races in the South America and Australia/New Zealand – and there was a traditional Livigno race. But the Swedes got the timing superbly right: end of October, just when millions of skiers the world over start sensing that snow in the air and look longingly at their own stashed away narrow skis. What you need to know about the Östersund Winter Festival: - Will take place 27 to 29 October and culminate with the Sunday's finals - Will be live-televised/streamed by home broadcaster SVT - Stands for 8,000 ( you heard it right – eight thousand! ) spectators were built - "Only” 500 cubic meters of snowfarmed snow will be need…
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Gällivare Premiere Is First Meet Of Season For Top Skiers. We Effort To Understand Why Is It So Popular

Gällivare Premiere Is First Meet Of Season For Top Skiers. We Effort To Understand Why Is It So Popular

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The wait is almost over – just one month & a change before the start of the competition season. The World Cup this year kicks of in Ruka, Finland on November 24th But before the WC first stage, some of the world's strongest skiers will meet, as it is their custom, on the tracks of the Swedish Gällivare – first for training and then to compete at the famed Gällivare Premiere. Nothing beats the first face-to-face race, World Cup or not. Apart from A-team from the home side, Sergey Ustiugov of Russia, Alex Harvey of Canada, Dario Cologna of Switzerland, Kikkan Randall of Team USA are all expected – and so will their teammates. The icing on the cake from the media & publicity point would come in a shape…
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