Davos Potpourri – In Vision

Davos Potpourri – In Vision

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport, Trivia
Davos Nordic is always kind of special: for one, it's the first continental stage of the FIS Ski World Cup... It is also the first one on altitude - and heck, it's arguably the fanciest place the international ski circus is travelling to in its season. ...The following photo-spread is not about who came first (although, if you're Johannes Klaebo you automatically get more media & fans'attention) After all, that's what a multi-camera television broadcast does the best in effort to inform you. We, however, try to add to it by giving you a glimpse into what happens before, after & behind the scenes as the world best skiers meet in the Swiss Alps Enjoy - and write to us who and what you'd like to see captured next time!…
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Rain, Rain, Go Away! Go Away From Lillehammer!

Rain, Rain, Go Away! Go Away From Lillehammer!

Leaders, Newsfeed
It's plus 5 Celsius in Lillehammer today , with steady rain. Same as a prevailing weather in Finland and Scandinavia throughout the whole month of November. [caption id="attachment_9514" align="aligncenter" width="1468"] Sprint qualification was a battle against elements for both skiers and their servicemen [/caption] "Something is got to be done about that " is a popular ( not unanimous, however) feeling among athletes, coaches and equipment producers. Nobody, however, is prepared to go on record with their ideas as to what specifically suggested ( and we heard some interesting ones, trust us!) [caption id="attachment_9510" align="aligncenter" width="1470"] waterskiing session ?[/caption] The irony is, both North America and Siberia currently go through a moderate cold spell, with plenty of snow and sub-zero temperatures. Most skiers would like to have the World Cup…
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Alexander Bolshunov, In Photos

Alexander Bolshunov, In Photos

Leaders, Newsfeed
...in sprint finale at the first stage of the FIS World Cup in Ruka Alexander Bolshunov has shown to the whole skiing world that grit pays off. When Johannes Klaebo, thinking he has un assailable lead, has slowed down to look around, Bolshunov kept on working - and won. The first race of the season has proven that the commentators have been all correct so far: two 22 year olds ( Bolshunov is still , technically 21) , the Norwegian and the Russian, are in the league of their own and will dominate the upcoming season. The Daily Skier has followed Bolshunov through his summer and autumn training camps - and here are our observations, illustrated: [caption id="attachment_9473" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] defining quality of Bolshunov: whatever he runs, he absolutely runs…
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Introducing Star About To Rise

Introducing Star About To Rise

Leaders, Newsfeed
Making predictions is a dangerous business - but somebody got to do it. Meet Ivan Yakimushkin - who will become one of the biggest new stars in the upcoming season - or so we think after watching him compete in early races in Finland. a 22 year old Russian is 82 kg, 181cm. Can do 37 chin-ups. And win on ski tracks competing against some of the world’s best. The FIS race in Muonio might be a bit of a home affair for the Russian team ( mixed with strong Germans and French, to be fair) , but a 22 year old rather convincingly beat several Olympic and world medalists on 15k C. establishing himself as one of the main challengers, wild cards of the upcoming season. [caption id="attachment_9381" align="aligncenter"…
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Muonio FIS Races. In Vision

Muonio FIS Races. In Vision

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Why are is Olos/Muonio is a roving capital of world cross country skiing in mid November? - guaranteed snow for one - Muonio is the place where they invented snowfarming - world class recovery and out-of-snow facilities - chance to train with some of the world's best skiers and biathlets on the same tracks - and even to compete against them - all you need to sign up is a valid FIS code [caption id="attachment_9341" align="aligncenter" width="1356"] Muonio/Olos FIS races traditionally serve as astart of international ski season[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9340" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] International superstars like Alexander Bolshunov come to participate[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9335" align="aligncenter" width="899"] ..sometimes stars get beaten by the relative outsiders of the previous season - like Erik Valnes[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9338" align="aligncenter" width="900"] for many victory in Olos is…
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