Veronika Stepanova, 20 and Evgeniya Krupitskaya, 18 are last - second inclusions into the Russian line-up for the FIS World Championships in Oberstdorf. Stepanova was on " international radar " ever since she battled Helene Fossesholm in 4 × 3.3k relay at the World Juniors in Lahti in 2019, both barely 18 then. At the recent JWSC 21 in Vuokatti the native of faraway Kamchatka came 4th in Sprint, decisively won 5k F and battled Moa Hansson of Sweden for the victory till the last meters of the relay. Krupitskaya was the member of the same relay squad, won silver in 5k F and came 4th in 15k mass- start. Yelena Vyalbe, a maverick boss of the Russian skiing, is known to openly criticise what she sees as sub-effort by…
At the upcoming World championships - including the one in Oberstdorf and, possibly, the Juniors World at Vuokatti the Russian skiers would once again be stripped from their national anthem and coat of arms. That stems from the recent CAS decision that punished Russian for alleged doping transgressions. Yelena Vyalbe, the boss of the national skiing told told the Russian press, that her skiers would be called instead "National athletes of Russia" and the FIS anthem would be played should they win. Photo courtesy of Evgenia Krupitskaya, Russian Junior National team
Found guilty and would have to serve time in jail, 7 months. Anything under 6 months the Norwegian law routinely substitutes going to slammer with going around with ankle monitor while sleeping at home. Over 6 months means you are somehow dangerous and need to be set example of. The drugs found in the Olympic champion's apartment are no issue legally - possession is decriminalised in Norway. Reckless driving is not.
Tatyana Sorina of Russia beat Frida Karlsson and Ebba Andersson of Sweden on the final uphill in Ruka A reporter at the Swedish tabloid felt the urge to " D-word". Because, you know, tabloid reporters always do, it's for clicktrough rate. Husband & coach of Tatyana, Egor Sorin didn't let it pass and fired a salvo back: " Ludvig, are you incompetent or just an idiot?" reads a caption in pretty colloquial Swedish. https://www.instagram.com/p/CIQVayzpBwV/?igshid=1sucgkmq2zn3t
Norwegian national team coach Eirik Myhr Nossum tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Finnish Ruka, it has been revealed. Nossum is in isolation, pending extra checks. The entire Norwegian squad has now been quarantined as well, staying away from the Ruka tracks As per new FIS regulations, one case in any team does NOT mean the whole Norwegian squad is out of competition but further positives in the team might lead to that. UPDATED:Nossum is not infected with the coronavirus after all: a series of new tests shows that the first was false-positive. Breath out, folks!