Nossum Tests Positive For Covid In Ruka UPDATED: Cleared On Subsequent Testing

Nossum Tests Positive For Covid In Ruka UPDATED: Cleared On Subsequent Testing

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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!
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FIS World Cup Makes Comeback On Top Russian Sport TV Channel

FIS World Cup Makes Comeback On Top Russian Sport TV Channel

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Just a few days ahead of the FIS World Cup kick off in Ruka Match TV, Russia's top sports television channel announced they bought rights and intend to broadcast the entire season of the series. That's huge and certainly will find warm response with all the ski gear makers: their winning athletes are now exposed to a new potential audience of some 81 million people , that's how many "Russian ESPN" reaches. Match! is a commercial channel that cares about ratings first, second & last: most of their broadcast consists of football, MMA and biathlon, guaranteed audience magnet. Adding xcsiing to that pool implies the bosses of the channel have a faith in narrow skis. Says Alexander Taschchin, March TV editor-in- chief: "Cross country skiing is hugely popular in Russia…
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Five Skiers Born In XXI Century Who Kicked Some Ass In First Races Of Season

Five Skiers Born In XXI Century Who Kicked Some Ass In First Races Of Season

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Yes, we know that the XXI century officially started in 2001, but we simply feel like listing here all those who have 20XX as their birth date - see it as a bit of "boundary marker" , if you like. And yes, we can't wait for these great young athletes, some of them still teenagers, to appear at the World Cup and, who knows, at the next year's Olympics? [caption id="attachment_17400" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Helene Fossesholm, 19, has proved yet again that she's the brightest upcoming star of international skiing by grabbing two podiums in two distance races in Beitostoelen that featured all of Norway's best[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17396" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Anastasia Faleeva, 20 won her first Russian Cup gold in sprint in Vershina Tei. Technically, the Russia's best were in Finland,…
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Tatyana Sorina Looks Unstoppable On Tracks – Eight Months After Having Baby!

Tatyana Sorina Looks Unstoppable On Tracks – Eight Months After Having Baby!

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Tatyana Sorina ( Aleshina) is a surprise winner of the Saturday's 10k C in Olos/ Muonio beating Natalia Nepryaeva and Teresa Stadloeber among the others. Tatyana is being coached by her husband, Egor Sorin, and the pair had their first child THIS YEAR. In fact, Tatyana just stopped breastfeeding! " Tatyana looked very strong already at the Russian Summer championships, there is a big progress in her performance level. The theory says that psychological and physiological effects of having a baby are very strong - now we are seeing it confirmed in practice ", Egor Sorin told Dailyskier.com in recent interview. Power of motherhood is immense indeed - and probably seriously understudied when it comes to elite sport!
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Gjerdalen Takes Over Long-distance Team, Two Maverick Skiers To Assist Him

Gjerdalen Takes Over Long-distance Team, Two Maverick Skiers To Assist Him

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Tord Asle Gjerdalen is back in the saddle - and he's got two major names to assist him. A 37 year old Norwegian who, among other achievements, won Marcialonga three years in a row , in 2015, 2016 and 2017, but who was made redundant by Team Ragde Eiendom in April this year has announced his arrival to the long-distance ski outfit "Team XPND Fuel of Norway" It clear that Gejerdalen will be the driving force and the main sponsors ' attraction ( we don't know if Ray Ban has signed but they totally should! ) of the Team XPND. Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen and Eirik Brandsdal are presented as new "mentors" of the team. Not sure what sort of mentoring they could deliver but presence of such freshly retired household…
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