Sergey Ustiugov Proposes! Here Are Other Couples Looking Ready To Get Hitched

Sergey Ustiugov Proposes! Here Are Other Couples Looking Ready To Get Hitched

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It finally happened! Sergey Ustiugov bent his knee and proposed to his long-term girlfriend Elena Soboleva. Ustiugov, double world champion -2017 and TdS winner, does not need much presentation. Sovoleva, ex-U23 world champion in sprint, has moved to distance skiing recently and just became a national champ on 50k ( yep, that's fifty - they compete in that ultra-long distance in Russia) Characteristically for the couple, social media accounts of both stayed silent - luckily for humanity, many of their friends felt it's their duty to inform the world about the big event. The occasion gives us all the excuses we need to present you other long-term & public in their affections couples in the world's best sport: [caption id="attachment_11000" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Biathlete Monika Hojnisz and Poland's best male skier…
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Northug’s Janteloppet: See Who Was There

Northug’s Janteloppet: See Who Was There

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The inaugural edition of Janteloppet has come and gone - and that was quite something! Do not take it from the easily impressed media ( like us) - take it from normally reserved Natalia Nepryaeva: "Как же нам было круто 🤩 Это было идеальное завершение сезона 🔥" Or "It was so awesome! The ideal ending of the season" The Norwegian race-meets-party shows where the cross country skiing needs to go were to compete and win in people's attention against others, "cooler" sports. Over the next week we will do our best here to convey what was so "awesome" about Janteloppet. But the first story is as simple as it is visual - see who graced the mountaintop of Hafjell- Øyer with their presence. And when we said "graced" - on…
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Competition Season is NOT Over For Johaug, Kalla, Iversen etc

Competition Season is NOT Over For Johaug, Kalla, Iversen etc

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How do you reckon the Norwegians turn their stars of skiing into " Stars. Period"? Easy - by having them on television screens as much as possible. And when there is no snow - well, there's always something else. Where there's a will, there's a way! Therese Johaug, Emil Iversen and - hold it - Petter Northug himself are currently on Rhodes competing against Charlotte Kalla and Calle Halfvarsson. Yep, on the Greek island of Rhodes. [caption id="attachment_10890" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Therese is first on a climb. No surprises there [/caption] Because that's where Norway's top broadcaster TV2 is currently filming an adventure show. Details are, predictably, kept under wraps but the show, named Landskampen, appears to be a cross between the Wipeout and the Fort Boyard. With a distinct difference…
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Need To Know: Who’s Getting Married In International Skiing?

Need To Know: Who’s Getting Married In International Skiing?

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The boss of the Russian national team broke the news that two of her skiers are planning to tie the knot - without quite revealing who. Now we are talking about something truly exciting! https://www.instagram.com/p/BvfBaGXhEH4/ Gold medals and Chrystal Cups are being won regularly – but actual marriages inside the International Ski Circus are exceedingly rare. Which gives us an excuse ( as if we needed one) to look at the couples in international skiing. https://www.instagram.com/p/BqjeSg_l7yu/ The Olympic champion of Sochi-2014 in sprint Ola Vigen Hattestad  turned out to be a geat combo of husband and coach. Just ask his wife Katja Visnar who brought home a silver medal from Seefeld 2019! In Sprint, of course, Team Sprint. https://www.instagram.com/p/Brn5WnhljRK/ Sometimes it feels that Anna Zherebyateva and Alexander Bolshunov separate only…
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Klaebo’s Secret Weapon? His SWEDISH Undies

Klaebo’s Secret Weapon? His SWEDISH Undies

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Since you absolutely need to know - and we are here to satisfy your curiosity, not stuff you with data you wouldn't care about. Any many did ask already via all sorts of direct messaging anyway Johannes Høsflot Klæbo intrigued many by wearing what looks like same undies in each race so far at Seefeld-2019 [caption id="attachment_10446" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Here he is, in that alpha-male pose in confrontation with Sergey Ustiugov after sprint semi[/caption] We haven't been able to glean the secret of whether they are luck-bringing or just comfortable (or both) but we are happy to share with you that they are called Boot Camp by Björn Borg. Yes, named after the Swedish tennis legend and produced by the Swedish Björn Borg Group AB. Swedish!! To the best of…
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