No Fans At Oberstdorf 2021 After All

No Fans At Oberstdorf 2021 After All

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They've tried valiantly - look at the picture we illustrate this story with: see how wide apart the seats are arranged at the Oberstdorf Reid Ski Stadium? Should say " were" : the decision was announced on Tuesday afternoon and the Nordic World Ski Championships 2021 will take place without spectators present. Covid won't loose its grip on Germany, the country politicians discuss even more severe tightening of already tough lockdown. In this situation it was, probably, the only outcome - even if the championships is still 5 weeks to go.
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Sergey Ustiugov & Last Chance Saloon For Oberstdorf

Sergey Ustiugov & Last Chance Saloon For Oberstdorf

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It was Sergey Ustiugov 's last chance to jump on a wagon, departing for Oberstdorf 2021 - and he used it with his customary flair. The world's best skier of 2016/17 had an exceptionally rough season thus far: bad case of Covid hit him in October in altitude camp in Italy and, unlike many other skiers, the Russian Bear wasn't lucky enough to recover quickly. As the result, zero international races this season while the competition within Team Russia grew tremendously. Ustiugov left the Sbornya and was preparing at home, participating in local races where stunned viewers (yes, limited amount of fans is still allowed at most ski in Russia as it is an outdoor activity) had a chance to see Ustiugov run. On Thursday the 28 year old convincingly…
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Flying Latvian: Patricija  Eiduka,  20, Causes Sensation At Davos

Flying Latvian: Patricija Eiduka, 20, Causes Sensation At Davos

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..it’s not the first time you see the name of Patricija Eiduka mentioned on Dailyskier.com: we've been following the progress of the Latvian skier for some time now. Progress? It's a leap forward! The last weekend a 20 year old caused quite a sensation finishing at first 18th in Sprint - then 8th in 10k F on Sunday. Just a few seconds behind Jessie Diggins and outpacing too many really strong athletes to count! We think the star is born - clearly, augmented in that status by the fact that Patricija is from the country that never before produced the skiers of that level ( although several strong biathletes!). Instead of doing a traditional interview, we've asked Patty to write a bit of autobiography so far, stressing what she herself…
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Slutt For Norge. Well, At Least For Now

Slutt For Norge. Well, At Least For Now

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Norwegian ski association won't send its teams for the races in the next few weeks. That means that the FIS World Cup races in Davos , Dresden and the entire Tour de Ski shall take place without the strongest team participating. Says team manager Espen Bjervig: "In addition to the risk of traveling, we have experienced that keeping a distance and avoiding close contact in the World Cup arena is more demanding than we first assumed. Endurance athletes have their lungs as a tool, and we do not know the after-effects of Covid-19. Therefore, we must take precautions" Interestingly, the British national team , that is more or less permanently based in Norway and is coached by the Norwegians Jostein Vinjerui and Hans Kristian Stadheim are on their way to…
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Klæbo Won’t Compete In World Cup In December

Klæbo Won’t Compete In World Cup In December

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Johannes Høsflot Klæbo will not compete in the World Cup the remainder of this year. "I feel that skiing and competitions are not important compared to the pandemic that is now raging in the world," the current World Cup leader says in the statement At the earliest, he is back in the World Cup when the Tour de Ski begins on New Year's Day. Klaebo, 24, has long said travelling in Europe in the middle of the current health crisis is dangerous and that he would decide whether to compete on case-by-case basis. "Everyone has to do their part - this is important and right for me to do"
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