Pearl Of Siberia

Pearl Of Siberia

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The Pearl of Siberia is called "pearl" not for nothing: many heard of it, but few made a pilgrimage to Siberia to see one of the world's largest ski stadium for themselves. It's about to change: Pearl of Siberia, some 40k from oil- rich city of Tyumen, will host FIS World Cup finals next year. Here's what athletes and, God willing, dedicated fans shall find there: - snow guaranteed tracks. They laid fancy earth- freezing piping system underneath plus it's you know, Siberia after all. They ski here some 7-8 months / year. - huge ski stadium comparable only to Holmenkollen in grandeur and sitting capacity. - competition tracks wide as US highways. Pearl of Siberia was in many ways built as biathlon venue - biathletes like their tracks to…
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International Season 2020/ 21 In Pictures

International Season 2020/ 21 In Pictures

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Best in each category that we just came up with... https://www.instagram.com/p/CMb9i16j2tx/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMb-DF_DT_K/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMcXHdXjiGi/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMcee9rjhfp/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMclhIPjVn0/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMczhIZDU84/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMdPR51DMtK/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMdCY2WDTmv/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMdQFkCD8Dk/
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Daily Skier  At Oberstdorf 2021: Russia In Camouflage

Daily Skier At Oberstdorf 2021: Russia In Camouflage

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Not sure anyone would even understand what's going on were she/ he to be shown the photo we put in the headline a mere year ago. Let us help you to decipher: [caption id="attachment_17939" align="alignnone" width="1527"] Two Russian skiers, wearing FFP2 masks, that are compulsory in Bavaria, pass by the camouflaged Russian wax truck at the Oberstdorf World Championships [/caption] FFP2 masks are compulsory for everyone and everywhere at the championships - with a notable exception of actual athletes on the tracks, both training and competing. Camouflage on the Russian trucks and vans is a different story: according to the recent decision by the Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS), Russian athletes could take part in the world championships but the country's flag, the coat-of-arms, the anthem and even the…
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Beginning Of February, Bolshunov Wins World Cup 2020/21

Beginning Of February, Bolshunov Wins World Cup 2020/21

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There is no mistake in title: a 24 year old Russian retains his World Cup winner title season. After his double victories in Falun, Bolshunov currently has 1613 points. The only skier who could have - very theoretically - overtaken him is fellow Russian Ivan Yakimushkin, but on Friday it was announced that Yakimushkin is skipping Ulricehamn stage to better prepare for the World Championships in Oberstdorf. Clearly, the decision of the Norwegian ski federation to abstain from many World Cup stages played the role. Having said that, Bolshunov looks almost unstoppable this season in any distance race and more than confident in sprints. Congratulations, Alexander - great skiing, weird season or not!
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Where Are You, Ski Groupies?!

Where Are You, Ski Groupies?!

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The sport of cross-country skiing desperately needs..no, not the snow - that too, but there are ways of getting the tracks done even when the Nature is unwilling. What cross-country skiing needs is a shift in culture where big stars are seen not as home boy/ girl, but a true celebrity with a worldwide appeal & with all the relevant trappings of the status. Groupies! Yep, like in the rock music or ( do we dare say it aloud? ) like in the ski jumping and the biathlon. The people who travel with their heroes for a chance to see them up close and , with any luck, personal. As in " swap a few words" -personal, that is. ...October would be a good time to start. In Ramsau/ on…
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