Nordic Skiing’s Best,  Beach Edition

Nordic Skiing’s Best, Beach Edition

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It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. The Daily Skier went through the social media accounts of cross country skiing stars to report on who-spent-vacations-where. We start with the Beach Edition. Because it's not that often one gets to see the skiers down there. A FIS World Cup winner of the last season Heidi Weng of Team Norge had some waves splashing done at the Patalavaca Beach, Gran Canaria. https://www.instagram.com/p/BSy6O0ilzca/ The Team U.S.A leader and a double medal winner of the World Championships in Lahti Jessie Diggins stays - patriotically - at home – more specifically, at Oahu, Hawaii "We are getting a lot of memories from this vacation!!" says the caption. We take your word for that , Jessie! https://www.instagram.com/p/BSue320jKZg/ A double silver medalist of the OG in…
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Dogged Life of Skiers

Dogged Life of Skiers

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A silver medalist of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Alexander Panzhinskiy, has shared a photo spread dedicated to his "sparring partner" with thousands of Instagram followers. https://www.instagram.com/p/BTzC7alDckE/ Today my the best and the most faithful friend HAPPY and at the same time my sparing partner have a BIRTHDAYThanks for what you have with us) Loves animals and have a dog,this is the best anti-stress Happy is a two-year-old Berger Blanc Suisse, or White Swiss Shepherd dog, and Panzhinsky has a dogged determination to fill his Instagram account with as many of his photos as possible. We don't blame him! Let's take a quick look at the other famous dogs of the ski circuit: Here is Justyna Kowalczyk and her Marian, better known as "Maniek". https://twitter.com/JuiceKowalczyk/status/846389913121624064 The double Olympic champion practically never…
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UpDated: “Exercise-in-a-pill” Is Here. What Would WADA Say?

UpDated: “Exercise-in-a-pill” Is Here. What Would WADA Say?

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This is what we published about a year ago: [caption id="attachment_3064" align="alignleft" width="300"] Source: Salk Institute[/caption] Good news or bad news for sport? A group of scientists, working at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have published a study purporting to show “ how to fully activate a gene pathway with a chemical compound, mimicking the beneficial effects of exercise, including increased fat burning and stamina.” Developing endurance “traditional way” i.e. through physical training, means being able to sustain an aerobic activity for longer periods of time. As people become more fit, their muscles shift from burning carbohydrates to burning fat.  “It’s well known that people can improve their aerobic endurance through training,” says senior author Ronald Evans, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and holder of Salk’s March of Dimes Chair…
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Pellegrino: “It’s like a relaxing spa outdoors”

Pellegrino: “It’s like a relaxing spa outdoors”

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"It's like a relaxing spa outdoors. In this society that goes faster and faster, I recommend everyone to go to the mountains, surrounded by nature, to slow the pace, with a pair of skis" Not, perhaps, what you would expect from the world's top ski sprinter but thus speaks Federico Pellegrino. A 26 year old from Aosta has appeared on the pages on the Italian edition of the Vanity Fair magazine last week to talk about his life and career. https://www.vanityfair.it/sport/storie-sport/2017/04/29/federico-pellegrino-oltre-agli-sci-ce-di-piu There the leader of the Italian cross country ski team talks about his path to the world championship crown in Lahti this year. https://www.instagram.com/p/BTWkdo-g6Yy Pellegrino singles out influence of his girlfriend, a fellow Team Italia sprinter Greta Laurent, as the most important factor in his success: " She straightened…
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Drinking Scandal in the Korean Ski Team

Drinking Scandal in the Korean Ski Team

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With less than 10 months to go the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, The Korea Ski Association have decided to part ways with the team's Russian coach Mikhail Devyatyarov and his aides  Lee Jun-gil and Pak Byung-joo, Yonhap news agеncy reports. Devyatyarov is the Olympic champion of Calgary'1988 where he won 15k classic race. He previously coached the Russian sprint team before accepting last July the KSA's offer to train the Korean skiers for the Olympics. The decision not to renew coaches' contracts stems from the recent scandal in the Korean cross country skiing team at the the Asian Winter Games. Four Korean male skiers were caught drinking during the competition in Sapporo, Japan last February. Those involved were suspended from the team for six months, leaving the door open for…
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