Ustiugov Calls For Introduction Of Mixed-Gender Relays In XC Skiing. We Look At Who Would Have Won Were They Held

Ustiugov Calls For Introduction Of Mixed-Gender Relays In XC Skiing. We Look At Who Would Have Won Were They Held

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You know what a buzzword of the year in international sport is?. It's “Mixed-Gender” Although not yet mixed gender in a true sense( like at the Boston marathon where women and men compete together at the same time & distance), those events have more than just a sporting value Says IOC President Thomas Bach “ Sport is a powerful platform to foster gender equality and empower women and girls both on and off the field of play. This is a key mission of the International Olympic Committee.” Little surprise thеn that soon enough at the Olympics in PyeongChang we will see mixed team events in luge, curling and even alpine skiing to name but a few. Biathlon, xc skiing's richer cousin, would have the mixed relay in Korea - it…
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Behind Scenes At World Cup Stage In Davos

Behind Scenes At World Cup Stage In Davos

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World's best skiers are in Davos, Switzerland this weekend for two races of the cross-country skiing's World Cup. While the competitions themselves are aptly covered by experienced TV crews, there are many things around that simply don't get televised. Here is an effort to show you what does not meet the eye - or lens - of TV camera in broadcast. And yes, it is a very good idea to come visit the place where the XC ski World Cup stage is being held - a few days before the actual event. You get to watch, ski along and even chat to some of the world's best skiers - just be considered & polite. [caption id="attachment_6056" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Davos gained fame last century as town where uber-fancy tuberculosis sanatoriums were…
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Gällivare Premiere Is First Meet Of Season For Top Skiers. We Effort To Understand Why Is It So Popular

Gällivare Premiere Is First Meet Of Season For Top Skiers. We Effort To Understand Why Is It So Popular

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The wait is almost over – just one month & a change before the start of the competition season. The World Cup this year kicks of in Ruka, Finland on November 24th But before the WC first stage, some of the world's strongest skiers will meet, as it is their custom, on the tracks of the Swedish Gällivare – first for training and then to compete at the famed Gällivare Premiere. Nothing beats the first face-to-face race, World Cup or not. Apart from A-team from the home side, Sergey Ustiugov of Russia, Alex Harvey of Canada, Dario Cologna of Switzerland, Kikkan Randall of Team USA are all expected – and so will their teammates. The icing on the cake from the media & publicity point would come in a shape…
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Svan, Fredriksson, Kirvesniemi and Others – the New Generation

Svan, Fredriksson, Kirvesniemi and Others – the New Generation

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Their parents are great and famous. Now the children of star-skier fathers try to repeat their success – but not only at cross-country skiing. Our list starts with Julia Svan – daughter of one of the best Swedish skiers, Gunde Svan, 4-time Olympic champion and 7-time World Champion. In 2013, Julia won a relay at the FIS Junior World Ski Championship. Her dream-team also included Sofia Henriksson, Jonna Sundling, and Stina Nilsson. https://www.instagram.com/p/U_hWleCQLB/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BPAZgsGjQ-a/ Then, after health problems and a comeback (3rd place at Tjejvasan-2016), Julia Svan decided to stop her professional skiing career. She joined Expressen as an expert, writing about cross-country skiing. Julia had already taken part in an interview with Northug about her father. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRQ7vq7hAsT/ Meanwhile, several children of famous people have stayed at the elite sporting…
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