Seefeld-2019. Curtain-Raiser. In Pictures

Seefeld-2019. Curtain-Raiser. In Pictures

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport, Trivia
We have made an effort to convince you using stats & figures, that Seefeld-2019 has a promise of becoming the best world championship ever. Here's a glimpse of how the Tirolian resort looks on the eve of the tournament kick-off [caption id="attachment_10281" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Nour Keirouz, Lebanon xcski champ, will compete in sprint at Seefeld[/caption] Focal point - the newly built Seefeld Ski Stadium https://www.instagram.com/p/BuE1oCFhi5D/ ...where swarms of waxers and technicians are busy selecting the winning wax formulas [caption id="attachment_10282" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] "dude, did you bring enough planks along?" [/caption] https://www.instagram.com/p/BuE3Tkfhl27/ ...Total "my wax truck is bigger than your wax truck!". Or, at least, my flag is higher https://www.instagram.com/p/BuEkQGPhhVK/ ...These guys look like they also care about chemicals - but of entirely different type. Just a guess - police forces…
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World Championships Seefeld 2019. Why Is It Going To Be Special

World Championships Seefeld 2019. Why Is It Going To Be Special

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FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2029 about to kick off in Austria. We take a look at what sets it apart - and yes, it is not a figure of speech Total expenditures on preps directly associated with the championship I.e. sports facilities reached some 30 million euros - just 5% over initial budget of 28 million, which is a record low overrun. To be clear, Seefeld proper’s budget is 24 million euros - the rest goes towards preparing Bergisel, the venue of ski jumping competitions. The funding - split between Austrian federal government, the province of Tyrol and town of Seefeld - did not come easy, but it never ever does, so little surprise there. Comparing budgets of different World Ski Championships is a difficult business, but, put roughly,…
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Role Of Individual In History.  Ski History, That Is

Role Of Individual In History. Ski History, That Is

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...In the year of 1898 a leading luminary of the social-democratic ( "progressive left" in today's parlance) movement, Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov, had published his most famous work, The Role of the Individual in History. ... Some 120 years later a certain Norwegian skier has decided to retire – thus inadvertently proving that nothing has changed in a way the human society runs itself. There are tell-tell signs that without Petter Northug Jr. competing and, perhaps more importantly, making his sarcastic remarks on and off the trail...people are turning away from watching/reading about cross country skiing. Norwegian public broadcaster NRK run a story on the weekend showing to what extent the country's media as a whole care about the great sport of cross country skiing during and after Northug – take…
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Supersprint Is Coming To Continental Europe

Supersprint Is Coming To Continental Europe

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Dear cross country skiing purists - please read no more ( you, likely, stopped reading anyway, upon seeing the title of this story). Yes, we do realize the competition format we shall be talking about here is a far cry from the sport of tough woodcutters, gliding through forests using time-tested diagonal style. Sorry. To all the others: rejoice! The fastest growing competition format in cross country skiing has crossed the seas and is coming to Continental Europe: Say hello to the first ever König Ludwig Lauf Superspint If you are still a tad fuzzy as to what it is - here's a vid explaining it all & featuring the format's biggest international star, Ludvig Søgnen Jensen a.k.a Ludde. Again, we are, probably, preaching to converted here, but in Norway…
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Davos Potpourri – In Vision

Davos Potpourri – In Vision

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Davos Nordic is always kind of special: for one, it's the first continental stage of the FIS Ski World Cup... It is also the first one on altitude - and heck, it's arguably the fanciest place the international ski circus is travelling to in its season. ...The following photo-spread is not about who came first (although, if you're Johannes Klaebo you automatically get more media & fans'attention) After all, that's what a multi-camera television broadcast does the best in effort to inform you. We, however, try to add to it by giving you a glimpse into what happens before, after & behind the scenes as the world best skiers meet in the Swiss Alps Enjoy - and write to us who and what you'd like to see captured next time!…
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