Northug:  Do Not Be Afraid Of Going Your Own Way In Order To Achieve Your Goal!

Northug: Do Not Be Afraid Of Going Your Own Way In Order To Achieve Your Goal!

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Here at the Dailyskier we make no secret that we absolutely love anything & everything new in the world of cross country skiing. That is anything, that helps to spread the sport's appeal to larger masses of public and, well, of sponsors. That prompts us to put out a second story in a week about Petter Northug's inaugural Janteloppet that is due this Friday - Saturday. Yes, because we hope the race will provide the glimpse of the future for xcskiing. If Petter can't reform it - nobody can! https://www.instagram.com/p/BvLf9twh8Wz/ We chat with Nils Marius Otterstad, one Janteloppet organizers about what's new & different. - The Janteloppet Ski Fest is first and foremost based on Petter Northug jr.´s vision and passion for x-country skiing. In one phrase: it's all about…
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Russian A-Team for 2019/20 Has 40 Athletes, More Than Any Competitor

Russian A-Team for 2019/20 Has 40 Athletes, More Than Any Competitor

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The Russian Ski Federation has made public the national team's training groups for the season of 2019/2020. No fundamental changes - boss of the Russian skiing Elena Vyalbe & her coaches believe in internal competition within the Team Russia so for the upcoming season it will continue to be based around training groups led by Markus Cramer, Yuri Borodavko and Oleg Perevozchikov that are equal in status. Egor Sorin will carry on on leading the fourth group that is often seen as a sort of a farm-club but only because the average age of his skiers is lower than the rest. There is no official division on A and B teams. Each coach leads the team of specialists including at least one junior trainer, analyst, doctor, massage therapist, technicians etc.…
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Bolshunov In Rare Tell-All Interview About Klaebo, King And Training In Crimea

Bolshunov In Rare Tell-All Interview About Klaebo, King And Training In Crimea

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On the day of his last official race of the season and right before departing on the tour of Norway that will include him running in Kobberløpet and in Janteloppet , Alexander Bolshunov gave a television interview A 22 year old Russian sensation could be many things but he is not exactly a fan of long sit-down interviews - it took us at Dailyskier a bit of effort to convince him back in a day This time he made a rare exception for the Russian Siberian skiing-promoting project На Лыжи! ( roughly translated as Put Skis On!) and could be found & watched in full here Those not quite fluent in the language of Leo Tolstoy & Fyodor Dostoyevsky have an option of acquainting themselves with the highlights, in chronological…
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Need To Know: Who’s Getting Married In International Skiing?

Need To Know: Who’s Getting Married In International Skiing?

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The boss of the Russian national team broke the news that two of her skiers are planning to tie the knot - without quite revealing who. Now we are talking about something truly exciting! https://www.instagram.com/p/BvfBaGXhEH4/ Gold medals and Chrystal Cups are being won regularly – but actual marriages inside the International Ski Circus are exceedingly rare. Which gives us an excuse ( as if we needed one) to look at the couples in international skiing. https://www.instagram.com/p/BqjeSg_l7yu/ The Olympic champion of Sochi-2014 in sprint Ola Vigen Hattestad  turned out to be a geat combo of husband and coach. Just ask his wife Katja Visnar who brought home a silver medal from Seefeld 2019! In Sprint, of course, Team Sprint. https://www.instagram.com/p/Brn5WnhljRK/ Sometimes it feels that Anna Zherebyateva and Alexander Bolshunov separate only…
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The International Season Is Over. Here Are Changes That Need To Be Effected – Or Else

The International Season Is Over. Here Are Changes That Need To Be Effected – Or Else

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Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Brilliant Norwegians once again wiped the floor with the competition, winning both ladies' and men's overall World Cup titles - and taking most of the places in Top Ten And taking overall Nations Cup, naturally. Optimists would say that this time around things were not as one way as in, say, 2015–16 FIS Cross-Country World Cup when Norway took 24234 points - almost as much as the rest of the world combined. This year it was "only" 12657 to Russia's 8636 and Sweden's 7015. A progress of a kind. [caption id="attachment_10602" align="aligncenter" width="1920"][/caption] In fact, it became yet another season pushing cross country skiing off the main plate towards also-run niche. Already…
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