Daily Skier  At Oberstdorf 2021: Russia In Camouflage

Daily Skier At Oberstdorf 2021: Russia In Camouflage

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Not sure anyone would even understand what's going on were she/ he to be shown the photo we put in the headline a mere year ago. Let us help you to decipher: [caption id="attachment_17939" align="alignnone" width="1527"] Two Russian skiers, wearing FFP2 masks, that are compulsory in Bavaria, pass by the camouflaged Russian wax truck at the Oberstdorf World Championships [/caption] FFP2 masks are compulsory for everyone and everywhere at the championships - with a notable exception of actual athletes on the tracks, both training and competing. Camouflage on the Russian trucks and vans is a different story: according to the recent decision by the Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS), Russian athletes could take part in the world championships but the country's flag, the coat-of-arms, the anthem and even the…
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Hot Kinda Skiing In Oberstdorf

Hot Kinda Skiing In Oberstdorf

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It's +13 Celsius in Oberstdorf. Some even say + 15, but who counts when it's that balmy,right? Oh, and you've got race starts close to midday. And roughly half the distance exposed to sunshine and half in a shade. So it's going to be a lot of fun for ski waxing specialists, little doubt there. Meanwhile, the main actors of the upcoming Oberstdorf 2021 look kinda chill. Some have already started to strip down... [caption id="attachment_17903" align="alignnone" width="1778"] There's unwritten rule that French (male) skiers start stripping down first: cue Richard Jouve and Renaud Jay...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17902" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Maicol Rastelli of Italy is not far behind...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17901" align="alignnone" width="1494"] Ditto for Denis Spitsov of Russia. Note that Sergey Ardashev who just came from frosty Vuokatti prefers to keep…
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Couples Of Vuokatti

Couples Of Vuokatti

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All you need is love. And a place to ski. In Vuokatti at the FIS World Championships many women and men enjoy both. Just how it meant to be when you are young , at heart that is. We hereby present you the most important yet easiest to write story ever: couples of Vuokatti:[caption id="attachment_17841" align="alignnone" width="1547"] Lena Keck and Friedrich Moch. The two have been dating for a year [/caption] [caption id="attachment_17842" align="alignnone" width="1821"] Anna Grukhvina and Alexander Terentiev. The two have been seen together for years now at the various xcski competitions [/caption]
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Gloves Are For Losers: Brits On Cutting Edge Of Science

Gloves Are For Losers: Brits On Cutting Edge Of Science

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Have you noticed?! We did. And ought to share with you as we strive to keep you informed and , well, entertained. [caption id="attachment_17201" align="alignnone" width="889"] "Gloves are for loosers" says Team GB leader ( there are three of them - and all are leaders, keeping it simple) James Clugnet[/caption] The top-secret British research has recently established that running on skis without gloves adds some 5 to 7% to dexterity while reducing airflow around skier's trunk by a vast, yet to be measured margin. [caption id="attachment_17199" align="alignnone" width="894"] Note how gloveless motion flow contributes to Andrew Musgrave's interval speed - while enhancing his facial expressions for the camera ( fringe benefit the scientists are currently puzzled by)[/caption] There are also indications that gloveless skiing actively contributes to metabolic processes and…
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