Johannes Bo Talks About How He Spends His Money – And How He Doesn’t

Johannes Bo Talks About How He Spends His Money – And How He Doesn’t

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
World Biathlon #1 Johannes Bo has got 460k euros from IBU in prize money last year, but that's a fraction of what he makes from various endorsements. He is happy to pay ( astronomical) Norwegian taxes and would not consider moving to a more tax-friendly to millionaires locale e.g. Austria the way the previous leader of the world biathlon did. As a consequence (probably ) he couldn't afford to buy Bjorndalen's famous camper van. He also owns a house plus an appartment, flies economy but once spent several thousand euros in one go picking up the tab at a dinner. He is also not immune to gambling. All that is in interview Bo Younger gave to the Russian sports channel Match TV. Them folks are consistently and successfully develop profile…
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Here Comes Blink Skifestival 2019!

Here Comes Blink Skifestival 2019!

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
Time flies. Summer is almost upon us. And the highlight of the summer for skiers and bi-athletes alike is Blink Skifestival, traditionally held in & around Sandnes, Norway. This year's Blink kicks off on July 31st and goes on till August 3d. Arne Idland, the man who conceived, developed and runs the world's only summer ski & biathlon festival want you - yes, you! - to remember that registration for Blink -2019 opens May 7th at 10.00 local time. All Norwegian wanna-be participants need to apply here All the foreign ones need to contact Arne directly While participation in races is open to virtually anyone, the amount of slots available runs out extremely quickly as registration opens. So, the very best of luck! [caption id="attachment_11121" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Arne Idland: "…
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Cross Country  Is B-sport, You Know?

Cross Country Is B-sport, You Know?

Leaders, Newsfeed
"Cross country ( skiing) is a B-sport, you know? Thus spoke Wolfgang Pichler, quite possibly the world biathlon's most famous coach of our days ( 2'15" in interview) The German coach of the Swedish biathlon team then goes on talking about how Single Mixed Relay at the Biathlon World Champioship saw 29 nations – apparently, a record for countries' participation in any winter sport, ever. Pichler is wrong: a similar two-athlete event at Seefeld-2019, men's Team Sprint, also had same 29 entrants ( yes, that including now-infamous Austrians) . Ladies had 19. Yet Pichler is right – but a totally different way. [caption id="attachment_10696" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Biathlon prize money for last season was  7 000 000 €.For each victory on the World Cup - 15 000 € . World Championship made…
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ISPO-2019. New Gear Highlights. Part 2

ISPO-2019. New Gear Highlights. Part 2

Featured, Gear News, Newsfeed
ISPO is considered in the winter sports industry to be a prime spot to exhibit new gear. With a glaring exception of Amer Sports ( Salomon and Atomic), all major manufacturers are there - and tend to time the official unveiling of their newest & best wares to the show in Munich. We covered some of them in the first report from ISPO Let's look at what else is there. Madshus brought their latest Redline 2.0 skis - as seen being by Madshus athletes in skiing and biathlon from the beginning of the season, but, technically, going on sale only now. Per Wiik, Madshus Global marketing director, says that the key advantage of newest Redlines is a much broader spectrum of snow/weather conditions than with the previous edition NB Skate…
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Madshus And GoreWear Announce Cooperation. Why Is It Important For You, Me & Everyone Else

Madshus And GoreWear Announce Cooperation. Why Is It Important For You, Me & Everyone Else

Gear News, Leaders, Newsfeed
[caption id="attachment_10147" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] XCSkiing. It makes one happy [/caption]...It's the fact of life that there is far less money in cross country skiing than in, say, trail running or mountain biking. Sheer strength is in numbers of active participants/fans. The numbers that translate into money for cutting-edge technological research. And money needed for that modern-day marketing without which nothing quite works. Cross country skiing as a sport has two distinct paths: adopt to the modern world – or slowly fade away and die out. The most logical path out of the dark hole is a synergy. As in “ joining forces in research, marketing, promotion etc." Here's what we believe is the first true step in that direction – and a big one too. Welcome to the unveiling-of-cooperation event…
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