Ski Season Kicks Off With SuperSprint Cup In Östersund, Sweden This Weekend

Ski Season Kicks Off With SuperSprint Cup In Östersund, Sweden This Weekend

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The wait is over. The snow skiing season starts this weekend in Östersund, Sweden True, there were already FIS races in the South America and Australia/New Zealand – and there was a traditional Livigno race. But the Swedes got the timing superbly right: end of October, just when millions of skiers the world over start sensing that snow in the air and look longingly at their own stashed away narrow skis. What you need to know about the Östersund Winter Festival: - Will take place 27 to 29 October and culminate with the Sunday's finals - Will be live-televised/streamed by home broadcaster SVT - Stands for 8,000 ( you heard it right – eight thousand! ) spectators were built - "Only” 500 cubic meters of snowfarmed snow will be need…
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Swedish Star Opens Up About Her Problems

Swedish Star Opens Up About Her Problems

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Anna Dyvik, 23, a two-time World Champion in the age-category U23, a Scandic Cup winner is well known in the skiing circles for her always-sunny disposition. Her Instagram account is filled with pictures the world over where just about one thing remains constant – Anna, smiling into camera. But now an Olympic hopeful, who prepares for the Games in the Swedish A-team, has opened up in her personal blog about severe panic attacks, that she was prone to last few years. https://www.instagram.com/p/BSRF5XWAMjt/ “In the last four years I have had some panic attacks, most of them during sleep, - writes the skier. – I’m very embarrassed, because it sounds like I’m sick in my head or I disentangle the consequences of a terrible childhood trauma. But nothing terrible has happened…
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Skiing Siblings

Skiing Siblings

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Yes, cross country skiing is a “siblings' sport”. You all have heard about, read and watched on the trail the trio of Northug brothers, Kerttu and Iivo Niskanen, Dario and Gianluca Cologna – the list goes on. Today we take a look at the less known – but up-and-coming siblings in our sport. Anna and Karl-Johan Dyvik (24 and 23 y.o.), Sweden. Initially, it was Karl-Johan, who has shown more promise on the trail, attracting attention of the Sveriges trupp management. However, it was Anna who twice won U23-championship, took part in Lahti-2017 and now prepares for Olympic season in the A-trupp Sverige. https://www.instagram.com/p/BDqeVPnkLim/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BHrVo-JhxTL/ Jennie, Simon and Filip Oeberg (28, 23, 17 y.o.), Sweden. Skiing is a totally family business for the Oebergs - their father Lars was the…
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