Toppidrettsveka – Another Lesson To World As To How To Stage Event – And Move Skiing Forward

Toppidrettsveka – Another Lesson To World As To How To Stage Event – And Move Skiing Forward

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Normally, in discussion conclusions follow arguments. Well, we want to up-end that and to start with conclusion: world's cross country skiing really has two options: Learn how Norwegians do things and effort to replicate them at home. Or just move all the top-level competitions to Norway, period. Yes, the way the Ironman World Championship is held in Hawaii - and nobody seems to have a problem with that because "Hawaii does it best" The Norwegians have honed the art of staging cross country skiing races to such extent that , putting it bluntly, races elsewhere are starting to look pale in comparison. Especially in the summer. Conversely, premier summer races in Norway are even better than their winter ones ( hint - it's warmer and doesn't get dark before lunchtime!)…
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Random Acts Of Kindness

Random Acts Of Kindness

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Here at the Daily Skier we care less about things that you could learn about by watching TV and reading results page on FIS app. We believe that to grow the sport popularity - while keeping you entertained - our mission is to show you what happens behind the scenes. Like this little episode. In itself not hugely significant, in our book it tells volumes about character of people competing - both those who won and those who didn't [caption id="attachment_12238" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ....Stian Berg falls down at the finish of Kirkebakken Grand Prix ...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12239" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...he is upset - he won the Grand Prix in Hamar last year. And he's hurt - fall on the tarmac going some 50 km/h would leave you hurt. But you…
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XC Skiing Massively Lucked Out With Klaebo Brothers

XC Skiing Massively Lucked Out With Klaebo Brothers

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Yes, it did. In today's world, to be a champion in whatever sport is desperately not enough. Having a shy, reserved, introvert champion is detrimental to that sport's effort to stay in the media limelight and to attract investments/sponsorships. The august sport of cross country skiing has been lucky - its biggest star is also a true international fashion icon on the rise. But the king is made by his entourage. It looks like Ola Klaebo sacrificied his potential illustrious skiing career (his older brother's assessment) in order to help build Brand Klaebo. Talented families are often talented in many ways - Klaebo YouTube channel run by Ola is a great example of how so much could be achieved with so little investment ( but a lot of effort). Johannes…
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Quick Fireside Chat With Johannes Klaebo & His Thoughts As To Where Skiing Should Be Going

Quick Fireside Chat With Johannes Klaebo & His Thoughts As To Where Skiing Should Be Going

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...it wasn't a fireside chat, of course - it's a figure of speech. All important conversations in our busy times happen on the way somewhere from one point to the next. That one was no exception. Every moment in life of a 22 year old world's best skier and veritable fashion icon is planned & accounted for. Yesterday he was presenting his very own line of hair products . Today he won Kirkebakken GP - both sprint and mixed relay with Maiken Falla, then barely an hour later he was hitting the road for his next scheduled appearance in Oslo. But we had a brief candid chat, the most important excerpts from which we share with you with Johannes' permission: - The future of skiing lays in sprints. Particularly in…
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Meet Man Behind Success Of Summer Skiing Fests In Norway

Meet Man Behind Success Of Summer Skiing Fests In Norway

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Man behind the scenes. Meet Morten Iversbakken, co-founder, manager & driving force behind the rapid rise of @idtsports. Star-studded rollerski races Norway is known for ( and the appeal is growing with each year) won't be possible without dedicated sponsorship(s) by the company both willing and able to provide world-class equipment to world-class stars of skiing. Hand delivered (literally as you can see on this photo) to each & every destination e.g. Hamar's Kirkebakken Grand Prix yesterday, Oslo Skifest today. Is he alone? By no means. There are other dedicated men, women and their outfits in rollerskiing, yet we think this case special: IDT is a large company and was doing well before it went into skiing. Morten is a well-off young man with a growing family. He could have…
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