Arne Idland: Blink Skifestival  Could Become Start Of  FIS World Cup Season

Arne Idland: Blink Skifestival Could Become Start Of FIS World Cup Season

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Arne Idland is a legend. It's under his stewardship that the Norwegian biathlon, featuring great Ole Einar Bjørndalen & Co, became the world's best. Twice Idland was in charge of the Norwegian team this century - and twice it was on top of the podiums. Last year a 49 year old native of Sandnes resigned his commission as a top coach of the Norwegian national biathlon team to concentrate at his other job - that of the Sports Director for Blink Skifestival ( Idland is also a coach for Figgjo IL, local sports club) International experience and energy of Idland is in no small part a reason why a summer sporting event in relatively "non-skiing" part of Norway have gradually became an absolute must-go for the world's best skiers and…
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Why Upcoming Blink Skifestival Might Be World Most Exciting Ski Event

Why Upcoming Blink Skifestival Might Be World Most Exciting Ski Event

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For our money, Blink Skifestival is one the most exciting & anticipated ski-related events in the world. What makes us rank Blink on par and perhaps, higher than traditional “snow ski” events e.g. Tour de Ski? Let's see if you could convince you with the following arguments: a) It is the only event in the world featuring both the strongest skiers and bi-athletes starting in the same race. Last year Henrik L'Abée-Lund  beat both Martin Sundby and Sergei Ustiugov in the Lysebotn climb, for instance. As a result, there will be close to 40 ( your read it right – forty!) medal winners from the Olympics in Korea in February. Actually, it's easier to list those who will not be there, than who will be – sadly, Number One of…
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Most Exciting Event Of Summer, That Most Of Us , Sadly, Won’t See

Most Exciting Event Of Summer, That Most Of Us , Sadly, Won’t See

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This Wednesday one the world's most exciting ski events of the year kicks off in Norway. We're talking about the Blink Skifestivalen in Sandnes/Lysebotn , of course. Because no other event outside the actual Olympic Games, World Championship and, perhaps, Tour de Ski get such a constellation of skiing stars to participate. You know what? Scratch that! In no winter tournament you have stars of three different ski sports series coming together for a face-off! Judge for yourself: the startlist of the 60km classic rollerski race on Wednesday reads like who-is-who in the skiing world (especially on men's side) The Visma Ski Classics marathon series is represented by its top stars, including but not limited to Tord Asle Gjerdalen, Anders Aukland and Andreas Nygaard. ...Who's mettle will be tested by…
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