Keep On Waxing, Bro – Fluoroban Delayed!

Keep On Waxing, Bro – Fluoroban Delayed!

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The FIS boffins caved in to the harsh realities of 2020 and have just published their decision to postpone the much talked about absolute ban on fluorowaxes from the upcoming season to 2022/23. Wise move! Here: Fluorinated Ski Wax Prohibition The Council decided in November 2019 that the use of fluorinated ski wax will be banned for all FIS disciplines from the 2020-21 season which have been shown scientifically to have a negative environmental and health impact. Regulations have been established in USA that are already in place and will be implemented in the EU from July 2020 which impact the manufacturer of these products. Kompass has developed hand-held detector testing devices that will be certified by the Frauenhof Institute and tested during the summer months. Thereafter they will also…
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German Skier Injured In Training Accident

German Skier Injured In Training Accident

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Jessica Löschke injured her leg badly in training accident in Oberwiesenthal, the local media reports. A German Junior Team member's pole snapped while bounding with a broken tip piercing the flesh so deep that local paramedics couldn't remove it. Löschke, 20, had to be airlifted to the clinic in Dresden where trauma specialists performed an emergency surgery. " Jessica was very lucky - neither key blood vessels, nor nerves were damaged " team doctor Tom Kastner told German media. Löschke is one of the big up & coming talents in the German team - even if the Juniors' World at home in Oberwiesenthal didn't exactly go her way this March. Wish Jessica a speedy recovery and comeback to the tracks! Source: https://www.focus.de/sport/wintersport/schmerzhafter-unfall-langlauf-star-jessica-loeschke-rammt-sich-bei-trainingsunfall-ski-stock-ins-bein_id_12018941.html
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Lillehammer World Cup Stage’ 2020 Cancelled

Lillehammer World Cup Stage’ 2020 Cancelled

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Rain or sunshine, one FIS World Cup stage normally guaranteed proper funding is the one in Lillehammer, on a legendary Birkebeineren Ski Stadium. It's not for nothing exceedingly rare skiathlon competitions are held there - what's overwhelming expense/ effort for other venues is nothing out of ordinary for the Norwegian hosts. Therefore in these times of financial crisis and uncertainty Lillehammer was a sure bet to hold its races in December. Alas, that was until Norway's Minister of Justice Monica Mæland have announced the governorment's decision this week: foreigners' entry ban to the country until January 1- nd no exception to athletes. Which means FIS now has to find a new host to arrange the competitions on December 5-6, 2020. It looks like Prémanon and Nove Mesto that were supposed…
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Johaug Nominated For National Award

Johaug Nominated For National Award

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Therese Johaug was just nominated for Egebergs Ærespris which is a prize awarded to Norwegian athletes who excel in more than one sport, according to TV2 Norway's ski expert Petter Skinstad. No need to remind you how many medals she won in cross country skiing. But last year she also won the Norwegian national championship in track & field. In 10000m. Running in street shoes rather than spikes. Now let the internet holywar begin regarding eligibility and/ or morality of the message here. Would be accurate to say that in Norway hardly anybody considers Johaug a conscious doper in her past - and the rest of the world can keep its opinions to itself. Source: https://www.tv2.no/a/11449230/
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This Is How Krista Pärmäkoski Trained Last Season

This Is How Krista Pärmäkoski Trained Last Season

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Krista Pärmäkoski has published her training regimen data - where else? On Instagram, naturally! https://www.instagram.com/p/B_en31tFVs_/?igshid=1h5gmlslstk2m Here's what we've learned: During the 2019–2020 season, Ms. Pärmäkoski trained for about 900 hours, of which 356 or, roughly, 40% were done on snow. Which amounts to 9500 training kilometers total. The breakdown is as follows: - Skiing on snow : 2140 classic, 2390 freestyle for 4530 kilometers total. - Roller skiing total: 2,174 kilometers. Of which 1147 was classic, 1027 freestyle. - Running: 2084 km. - Cycling: 684 km. Altitude gain, total: 151200 meters Finally, she burned 509,000 kilocalories last season in training. Now, how many macaroons is that? https://www.instagram.com/p/B-46nuAl34N/?igshid=17bf1wrvkdh33
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