Zakopane Junior World Championships 2021 Cancelled, FIS Looks For Alternatives

Zakopane Junior World Championships 2021 Cancelled, FIS Looks For Alternatives

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" The Polish Ski Association requested FIS to postpone the Nordic JWSC 2021 in Zakopane to 2022, due to stricter national health regulations. FIS is committed to find alternative solutions in order to ensure JWSC competitions in the upcoming season 2020/21 " reads the international federation's latest press release. The Polish meet-up was in trouble from the start, location changed several times - and is now officially gone from the 2021 roster. Will the FIS be able to find a replacement on such a short notice? We think so - the Juniors lacks the most complicated part: broadcast television with its very specific production requests. Without television to worry about any reasonably large xcski place could step in & save the show. Whether anyone shall be willing i these crazy…
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Klaebo And Karlsson Generate Most Interest. How Come We Are Not Surprised?

Klaebo And Karlsson Generate Most Interest. How Come We Are Not Surprised?

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...once athletes entered the room, reporters did what reporters learn to do at the first month interning and then keep as essential skill throughout career: jump & run to the biggest newsmaker. "Newsmaker" is not necessarily the one who won or about to win. It's more about who would generate the biggest ratings/improve circulation or, more recently,produce clicksand likes. Nothing personal! It would surprise nobody that Johannes Klaebo and Frida Karlsson were by far the most popular today. It could be about that suspense: participation of either in Ski Tour was under question till last moment, - but it would not be the whole truth. The brands " Klaebo" and "Karlsson" are currently among the strongest in skiing and are comparable only to rising " Bolshunov " brand and that…
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Rollerski Market: Yearly Review

Rollerski Market: Yearly Review

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November 1st seems to be a good day to look back at what we saw on many a rollerski track & competition in the season behind us & to share the impressions. A couple of points before we start: - We absolutely refuse to be dragged into a conversation about which rollerskis are better and in what way. As far as we are concerned, the skiing public is discerning enough to make all the right choices. Choices both rational - and those determined by emotions. - There will be nothing said about the so-called "speed rollerskis: those 530mm rockets have evolved into pretty much a separate sport with its own technique, races, stars etc. It hardly overlaps any longer with snow skiing ( only in boots and poles, to be…
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…In Some Ways Blink Skifest Reminds Us Of Pre-commercial Olympic Games

…In Some Ways Blink Skifest Reminds Us Of Pre-commercial Olympic Games

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Blink Skifest is , without a doubt, a premier xcski and biathlon event of the whole summer, packed with stars of top caliber. Think about it: only the Olympic Games bring together more of world's best athletes of both those " sister sports" - and even then they rarely rub shoulders in a literal sense. In a way Blink resembles original Olympic ideas, those of Pierre de Coubertin: having fun, forging ties, making new friendships among the athletes and , occasionally with fans who have unparalleled access to sportsmen and -women. All of that with minimum material reward for either victory or mere appearance. Which is amazing, really. This is a departure from a regular line that we preach on the Daily Skier: the skiing has to be become more…
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Small Step For Andrew Musgrave – Giant Leap For British Skiing

Small Step For Andrew Musgrave – Giant Leap For British Skiing

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..and not just British. Not a huge secret that with Alex Harvey retiring , medal prospects of the English-speaking xcski world looked very dim. At least in men's skiing. It seems, the torch of the world champ Harvey is now in the hands of the man widely expected to be his successor: British-born, Norway-based Andrew Musgrave. ....who himself in post-race interview made light of his 60k C victory at the Blink Skifest today. " The real challenging races are those in the winter". We appreciate "Muzzy" as he's widely known, modesty, but venture that the victories in the company of reigning world and Olympic champions and medalists can't be " not a big deal" . The cross country world now officially has a strong medal contender and, hopefully, big-time influencer…
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