Two Silvers, Bronze – But No Coin For Kalla

Two Silvers, Bronze – But No Coin For Kalla

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Charlotte Kalla might be the biggest Swedish star of the recent World Championship in Lahti, but she ain't getting a financial reward for her performance from the country's skiing federation. Despite winning two individual medals and a silver as a part of the women's relay race, Kalla did not fulfill conditions for getting the bonus and is set to lose some 100.000 SEK ( about 10000 Euros/US dollars) she would otherwise be entitled to. Swedish team manager Johan Sares explains why: “The bonuses are part of åkaravtalet and go to the skiers participating in our training groups. Charlotte knows it full well” The åkaravtalet mentioned is a form of a contract that stipulates skiers' participation not only in training but in various “extracurricular activities” in the interests of team sponsors.…
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Ski Programme Shutdown Causes Outrage

Ski Programme Shutdown Causes Outrage

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Nordic skiers of New Mexico don't mince their words. "...We are the University of New Mexico Ski Team, and we desperately need your help... This is the message on Change.org that outlines the cause for the decades-long programme abrupt shutdown: the UNM ought to urgently find money to  pay a basketball coach a nice round sum of one million dollar for early contract termination. Yeah, that's what college basketball coaches get in the U.S. - and the only way the money could be found,  allegedly,  is by chopping off the skiing program, that was run since 1968 and that provides funding for two dozen young athletes and two full time coaches. The terminated xc skiers refuse to go down quietly, however, and have launched an appeal, demanding a reversal of…
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