Legendary German Coach Jochen Behle Speaks His Mind

Legendary German Coach Jochen Behle Speaks His Mind

Leaders, Newsfeed
Quick memory refresher: Jochen Behle, 58 For ten years, from 2002 till 2012, Behle was a senior coach of the German national cross-country skiing team. And his decade at the helm was, without a question, the best German skiing ever saw.  Rene Sommerfeldt, Axel Teichmann, Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, Claudia Nystad, Tobias Angerer to name but a few went and  won just about about everything: Olympic and world championship medals, WСup stages and overall World Cup titles. German successes largely ended when Behle quit his job [caption id="attachment_10065" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Behle watching World Cup race in Dresden[/caption] ...Talking to Jochen Behle is a sheer pleasure. He's friendly, fluent English speaker and, most importantly, he does not mince his words. Without caring much who's feathers he might ruffle with his next phrase. The…
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Martin Sundby Names Nation Essential For Cross Country Skiing Development

Martin Sundby Names Nation Essential For Cross Country Skiing Development

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
Martin Sundby reveals what he considers to be the Golden Age of cross country skiing - and how to bring it back " Cross-country skiing was worth the most in Kroner ( i.e. in money) and in viewership at the time when Tobias Angerer, René Sommerfeldt and Axel Teichmann were grabbing the podiums. Then the international cross-country had a great time" https://www.instagram.com/p/BRnkfYCF7vN In interview with a Norwegian Dagbladet a 33 year old World Cup winner makes no bones about what would need to be done to bring that blessed time back: "The cross country skiing had a great position when Germany was on the top. The best thing that could happen now would be a German winning the World Cup . Internationally, we as a sport are not as strong anymore and…
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