Ulvang’s New Mixed Gender Sprint: We Name Pairs Qualified To Run

Ulvang’s New Mixed Gender Sprint: We Name Pairs Qualified To Run

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FIS' cross country skiing boss Vegard Ulvang have created a storm, announcing in interview with NRK that his organization is looking to spruce up the World Championship program by introducing new formats in skiing. While the idea of having jump boards in sprint runs seems to be getting the most attention, the most realistic and easy to implement is the one about mixed gender relays. It's been tested in biathlon and there are no objective reasons why it couldn't be tried even tomorrow. We have decided to help Mr. Ulvang by taking his idea a step further – how about allowing only the known couples or “items” as they used to be called, to participate in such races? Not wanting to be known as a gossip mag, we limit our…
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Rossignol And Salomon (Try To) Throw Down Gauntlet At Fischer

Rossignol And Salomon (Try To) Throw Down Gauntlet At Fischer

Gear News, Leaders, Newsfeed
If you're a cross-country skier, there's a 100% chance that you either own yourself or see your peers use something that carries a black-n-yellow Fischer logo. For decades the family-owned company from Ried-im-Innkreis rules supreme in the world of narrow skis. The statistics are overwhelming: at the Sochi Olympics athletes using the Austrian brand skis won 109 medals out of 159 in skiing competitions. Clearly, not a situation Fischer's rivals are prepared to put up with. And where there's a will there's a way: Rossignol, a brand of Skis Rossignol S.A. appears to be the most aggressive in the Olympic season so far: Calle Halfvarsson, one of the leaders of Team Sweden has just announced the switch. He tested the French company's gear in the off-season and even won a…
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Petter Northug Dreams About His Brother’s Girlfriend!

Petter Northug Dreams About His Brother’s Girlfriend!

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Petter Northug may or may not be the best skier currently living on this planet (according to him he is) – but he surely is the most entertaining of the bunch. Ever wanted to learn the Olympic and world champion's secrets? Well that time has come finally: the King of Ski went through a lie detector test! With some modifications: instead of hard looking goons in lab coats (or whoever is supposed to administer it according to latest Hollywood silver screen tales), Northug was subjected to questioning by people who know him well. Or do they, now? https://www.facebook.com/PetterNorthugjrOfficial/videos/811101679069128/ Even Northug, the young brother of the King, was first to go. – Naturally, his was “Have you ever had sexual fantasies about my girlfriend?” Not an unreasonable inquiry: it’s very difficult…
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