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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Eurovision Goes Blink

Eurovision Goes Blink

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The European Broadcasting Union , colloquially known as Eurovision, just signed an international TV rights agreement with the organizers of the Blink festival and it's a big deal: The EBU is agglomeration of public television channels across Europe, from Portugal to Russia, to collectively bargain for rights and to swap (mostly news-related) footage. "Public" means "funded by either a compulsory license fee or by subvention from a national parliament". For historical reasons, those are the most watched channels across the continent - and most likely to show the second tier sports I.e. popular but not popular enough for viewers to pay for, like football or Formula 1. The EBU is powerful and is ever interested in keeping ratings reasonably high to fight purely commercial channels. The Geneva-based bosses must have…
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Yeezys And Speedmaxes Or How To Make Skiing Cool

Yeezys And Speedmaxes Or How To Make Skiing Cool

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Especially when you're talking a thousand dollar item. The gentleman on the left - let's call him Ola for the sake of argument - is sporting Yeezys. Our "Yeezyxperts" are telling us that the model is, most likely, Boost 350 V2 Core Black Red. Google be your friend if you want to know how much they retail for - and be prepared for your jaw to drop. However, price in itself is not the point. The point is that they make one look cool in the eyes of one's peers. Especially if one belongs to Gen Z. Huff and puff all you like if you disagree - but that's how the world works for the last circa 5000 years ( and possibly much…
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Shock: There Is Someone Who Doesn’t  Want To Live Close To Martin Sundby!

Shock: There Is Someone Who Doesn’t Want To Live Close To Martin Sundby!

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A newly crowned World champion Martin Johnsrud Sundby might have to split his attention between skiing and going to court next season. According to to ABC Nyheter a 34 year old plans to sue municipality of Ringsaker for revocation of already issued building permit. Four years ago Sundby bought some land at one of the Norwegian ski paradise locations - Sjusjøen. It looks like he only got around to building a cabin on it this year with municipality first OKeying his blueprints, but then abruptly cancelling it. Something to do with a Norwegian law stipulating how close the walls of your house could be from the land plot borders and whether the neighbors agree to getting too close to them and/or blocking their views. [caption id="attachment_12230" align="alignnone" width="1920"] According to…
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