You Could Become Big Cheese Next Season!

You Could Become Big Cheese Next Season!

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" A thrilling three-day trip for two to the legendary "La Maison du Gruyère" in Switzerland upon invitation by Le Gruyère AOP..." That's what the winner of the brand-new «Le Gruyère AOP Cheese Challenge» will get at the end of the World Cup skiing season next year [caption id="attachment_13085" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Massive slabs of Le Gruyère stacked awaiting future FIS World Cup stage winners in Dresden in January this year [/caption] In the joint press-release the FIS and the Fribourg, Switzerland-based cheese-maker announce that are launching a new "competition within competition" in the upcoming season [caption id="attachment_13084" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Le Gruyère AOP is a long-term partner of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup [/caption] The «Le Gruyère AOP Cheese Challenge» is designed to award athletes that collect the most podium spots…
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Will Luxury  Save Nordic Skiing?

Will Luxury Save Nordic Skiing?

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Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection in Wyoming. Not your average resort , what with "offering its guests all-inclusive pricing for accommodations, gourmet meals, premium beers, wines andspirits and a vast array of on ranch experiences." We shall tell you about what that pricing actually is  a bit later - otherwise you might just stop reading before we could come to the explanation as to why this story is here. ...As Robb Report writes, " Brush Creek has recently acquired the 600-plus-acre Green Mountain, with plans to launch it this December as a guests-only hub for downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and tubing".   We, frankly, don't care much about snowshoeing and even less about tubing - but the idea of skiing on exclusive resort appeals to…
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Johannes Bo Talks About How He Spends His Money – And How He Doesn’t

Johannes Bo Talks About How He Spends His Money – And How He Doesn’t

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World Biathlon #1 Johannes Bo has got 460k euros from IBU in prize money last year, but that's a fraction of what he makes from various endorsements. He is happy to pay ( astronomical) Norwegian taxes and would not consider moving to a more tax-friendly to millionaires locale e.g. Austria the way the previous leader of the world biathlon did. As a consequence (probably ) he couldn't afford to buy Bjorndalen's famous camper van. He also owns a house plus an appartment, flies economy but once spent several thousand euros in one go picking up the tab at a dinner. He is also not immune to gambling. All that is in interview Bo Younger gave to the Russian sports channel Match TV. Them folks are consistently and successfully develop profile…
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Klaebo Comments For First Time On His Disagreements With Federation Over What To Wear – And What Not

Klaebo Comments For First Time On His Disagreements With Federation Over What To Wear – And What Not

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"No matter what you are doing, you must be allowed to have your own opinions on things. I think one should be allowed to disagree" - thus spoken Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, according to NRK It was the first time the world's best skier have commented on his disagreements with the Norwegian Ski Federation that delayed signing of the agreement between the parties by almost a month. Neither side of the negotiations revealed any details but NRK, Norwegian public broadcaster and erstwhile promoter of cross country skiing, says that according to its sources, the row started over this precise shot. In case it's not obvious: the picture is from Easter 2019, outside the competition season and Johannes is wearing a clothing item by the brand different from that of Team Norway…
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Team Leader vs Federation: Who Has Right To Athlete’s Body?

Team Leader vs Federation: Who Has Right To Athlete’s Body?

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A conflict broke out in the Russian biathlon: national team leader Alexander Loginov, #2 in the World Cup - 2018/19 (on the left on our photo, blue t-shirt) has refused to sign a contract with the national biathlon federation. The issue at stake: who has the right to the best spots on athlete's apparel & ( because it's biathlon) rifle? Best means the most likely to be filmed & televised during races and, therefore most sought by advertisers? Do the "best logo spots" belong to the national team /the federation that needs sponsors' money to feed, cloth & coach athletes? Or do they belong to the athlete him/ herself who attracts viewers in the first place ? Most would say ( and do in practice) - share! But in what…
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