…Yet Experience Still Matters At Olympics – And These Guys Prove It

…Yet Experience Still Matters At Olympics – And These Guys Prove It

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While Pyeongchang-2018 was, undoubtedly, a break-out tournament for the youth, some top athletes keep on proving their mettle year after year, the Olympics after the Olympics [caption id="attachment_6929" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Dario Cologna, quadruple Olympic champion - Vancouver, Sochi, Pyeongchang. Incredibly, he won 15k race in all three of those. Beijing-2022, Dario?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6657" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Charlotte Kalla, triple Olympic champion - Vancouver, Sochi and now Pyeongchang[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6963" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Martin Johnsrud SundbySilver in Vancouver, bronze in Sochi - and, finally, two golds in Pyeongchang[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6668" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Marit BjørgenThe last one here (but most certainly not the least) is the most decorated Winter Olympian ever!Silver in Salt Lake CitySilver in TurinAnd mind-boggling seven golds in Vancouver, Sochi and Peyongchang! [/caption]
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10k Freestyle At Olympics: Top Contenders

10k Freestyle At Olympics: Top Contenders

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No doubt - 10K freestyle will be a huge battle The battle where - for the first time in many years of skiing history - Norwegian ladies are not being seen as top gold contenders ( and yes, we shall be happy to eat our words if one of them, normally incredible, Norwegians wins) It's not for the lack of top Norge talents. They still field one very, very impressive team despite the lack of Therese Johaug: [caption id="attachment_6666" align="aligncenter" width="1461"] Marit Bjorgen [/caption] [caption id="attachment_6646" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Ragnhild Haga[/caption] Ingvild Oestberg [/caption] Heidi Weng [/caption] Just how strong is the Norwegian quartet? Strong enough to claim 2d, 3d, 4th and 5th places in the latest test of fitness & form: 10k freestyle in Seefeld late January. There are two…
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Northug Leads Race Of Top Earners In XC Skiing, Johaug Second

Northug Leads Race Of Top Earners In XC Skiing, Johaug Second

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
The end of October is a time when Skatteetaten or the Norwegian tax service publishes personal income declarations of country's citizens. Unlike most of the other nations where such an information is seen as deeply private, in Norway ( as in Sweden and in Finland) it is considered vital for society's health and openness to make it public. ...Thus giving the Nordic media – and through their efforts all interested – a chance to glean how much money the top stars of cross country skiing really make. And for international skiing audience to imagine what sort of money the xc skiing could bring – when/if it is as developped and popular of a sport as it is in Norway. So, here's some info of note: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSq5XLHgOq_/ 1. Petter Northug Jr.…
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Skiers’ Biceps:  “If They Scare Somebody – It’s OK By Me”

Skiers’ Biceps: “If They Scare Somebody – It’s OK By Me”

Newsfeed, Trivia
Once upon a time even world class skiers had looked ...a bit like elite cyclists look today. The notion back then was, " skiers don't use biceps much – why carry unneeded weight through the distance?' Well, as one Nobel Laureate once said, The Times - They Are a-Changin' Just look at the current crop of elite skiers who look like they have been trying to take on the young Arnold -at the very least to land on the pages of some "Beautiful Body" mag ( heck - some on the list below did, some more than once!) Johannes Høsflot Klæbo https://www.instagram.com/p/BX6B27oA6N1/ Lucas Chanavat,  U23 World Chamion https://www.instagram.com/p/BYVsMTPFqvk/ Ragnar Bragvin Andresen , World champion in rollersking https://www.instagram.com/p/BYO1JCLA7Bx/ If you think well-defined biceps with those Cephalic veins protruding is something limited to…
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Meet Nancy Okoro, Bulgarian Skier You Will See More And More In Upcoming Seasons

Meet Nancy Okoro, Bulgarian Skier You Will See More And More In Upcoming Seasons

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Things to know about Nancy Okoro - At 17 Nancy was the youngest in the ladies' 10 km classic race at the World Ski Championships in Lahti this year. To qualify for that race Nancy had to beat 30+ other contenders in the 5km preliminary. - Nancy is skiing for Bulgaria. Her mother, Kamelia Antova was the country's champion in luge, her father, Godson Okoroh, played football in his younger days. - She prefers classic style to FT ( and her results show that). Doublepoling? “good for training but I like competing the “normal” classic way”. https://www.instagram.com/p/BX0tzUsh4ZxubAHoEt16u498O13JyMcZD9XHNY0 - Nancy's last name is Okoroh, but “people tend to mispronounce it, so I shortened it to 'Okoro' “ - As a kid she auditioned with a model agency – but “but it…
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