Markus Cramer Reveals What He Really Thinks

Markus Cramer Reveals What He Really Thinks

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Markus Cramer is not only one of the world's best xcski coaches of this century. He's also very open and direct in expressing his opinions without being brusque. Here are some of his views on recent developments in international competitions and more talked-about events of the last season, derived from several conversations in the recent months: And dont miss for Part 2 where Markus talks about what he learned by working with the Russians.... [caption id="attachment_12086" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Alpe Cermis as a mass start? - I am NOT happy with that idea. In at least two of the last three TdS series that final race was very interesting - in men's program at least. Now it will be messy fighting in tight curves on ascent.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12093" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Bad:…
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Ustiugov Not Invited To Participate in Olympics?

Ustiugov Not Invited To Participate in Olympics?

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Sergey Ustiugov might miss the Olympic Games in Pyeonchang. That follows from leaked contents of the International Olympic Committee letter to the Russian Olympic Committee The document allegedly contains provisional list of Russian athletes that the IOC will invite to participate in the Games. After Russia was suspended last month, the IOC reserved the right to send personal invitations to Russian sportsmen it deems fit to partake under a neutral flag. Ustiugov, a double winner of the World Championships in Lahti in 2017 is absent from the list – along with the two other leading Russian athletes – Anton Shipulin, biathlon and Viktor Ahn , short-track speedskating. Neither of the three were ever mentioned in either the McLaren Report or Rodchenkov testimony as suspects. Neither of the three were ever…
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Markus Cramer, Man Who Coached Cologna And Now Coaches Ustiugov

Markus Cramer, Man Who Coached Cologna And Now Coaches Ustiugov

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Markus Cramer made his name by coaching then little known Dario Cologna to overall World Cup victory in 2008/2009 and , later, to the golden medal of the Olympics in Vancouver in 2010. Before that he brought a virtually unknown Swiss female squad to bronze medals in the 4 × 5 km relay at the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2012 [caption id="attachment_6512" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Cramer with old friends & colleagues from the German ski team[/caption] But now, just a few weeks ahead of the Pyeonchang Olympics, a 54 year old German specialist finds himself in a limbo. Several skiers that Cramer coached in the recent years – namely Alexander Legkov and Evgeny Belov are stripped of their Sochi medals and banned from the Games ( the Court of Arbitration for…
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