New Equipment Seen At World Cup In Davos

New Equipment Seen At World Cup In Davos

Gear News, Newsfeed
You might be excused in your thinking that FIS World Cup stage is about race results and points earned. The way we see it, it is as much about newest equipment and/or new ski related fashion promoted by the world's best athletes. And the most attractive ones too. Especially when the new items are put on display against that gorgeous ( and uber-fancy) backdrop of Swiss Davos. Without further ado - here's what we spotted on the trails of Davos Nordic: Skis [caption id="attachment_9669" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Quite possibly the biggest novelty on the WC stage: Sandra Schützová premiers Kästle skis. Read more [/caption][caption id="attachment_9684" align="aligncenter" width="1061"] Miki Kodama and Chika Kobayshi with newest Ogasaka W Carbon. The Japanese brand hitherto available only in Asia is slowly coming to Europe via…
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Northug Is King – Of Instagram + Other News About Most Important Social Media Net

Northug Is King – Of Instagram + Other News About Most Important Social Media Net

Newsfeed, Trivia
It would be silly to equate a popularity of sportsman or woman with amount of Instagram followers he/she has. Silly – but we will nonetheless. Because how else is to gauge the said popularity across the board? Generation Z is in love with Snapchat and VSCO while Gen X seem to prefer FB and/or Twitter. Where do they all meet? On Instagram with its one billion+ subscribers. And as to why is it important – here's just one piece of data that should remove any need for further explanations: 44% of young folks of Gen Z indicated that Instagram influences their shopping decisions. With Millennials it falls to 21% but nobody would dispute it's still huge. We have looked at the Instagram accounts of world's top skiers – and those…
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…Yet Experience Still Matters At Olympics – And These Guys Prove It

…Yet Experience Still Matters At Olympics – And These Guys Prove It

Leaders, Newsfeed
While Pyeongchang-2018 was, undoubtedly, a break-out tournament for the youth, some top athletes keep on proving their mettle year after year, the Olympics after the Olympics [caption id="attachment_6929" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Dario Cologna, quadruple Olympic champion - Vancouver, Sochi, Pyeongchang. Incredibly, he won 15k race in all three of those. Beijing-2022, Dario?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6657" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Charlotte Kalla, triple Olympic champion - Vancouver, Sochi and now Pyeongchang[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6963" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Martin Johnsrud SundbySilver in Vancouver, bronze in Sochi - and, finally, two golds in Pyeongchang[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6668" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Marit BjørgenThe last one here (but most certainly not the least) is the most decorated Winter Olympian ever!Silver in Salt Lake CitySilver in TurinAnd mind-boggling seven golds in Vancouver, Sochi and Peyongchang! [/caption]
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15K Freestyle At Olympics: Experience vs Youth

15K Freestyle At Olympics: Experience vs Youth

Leaders, Newsfeed
It's a battle between an established king of 15k freestyle ( and the reigning Olympic champion on that one - albeit classic style) .... [caption id="attachment_6929" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Dario Cologna, triple Olympic champion[/caption] ... to help Cologna to defend the honor of ancient people ( read those born in 1980s), there are two viceroys [caption id="attachment_6936" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Alex Harvey, reigning world champ in 50k freestyle - and a strong sprinter too [/caption] [caption id="attachment_7061" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Martin Jonsrud Sundby. Won just about everything already- except for the Olympic gold [/caption] ...They will be opposed by the score of young & ambitious princes of xc skiing [caption id="attachment_6943" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Johannes Høsflot Klæbo[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6710" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Bolshunov, striking pose during Rossignol promo shoot[/caption] and the latest and, possibly, most…
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Who Is Running In Men’s Skiathlon At Olympics

Who Is Running In Men’s Skiathlon At Olympics

Leaders, Newsfeed
For presentation of the world's best skiers who are to open their Olympic competitions with skiathlon on Sunday we are going to change the format. Instead of efforting to put on display as many skiers' faces as possible - as we did with the skiathlon-running ladies - here we are going to limit ourselves to ten skiers only. Three out of these ten , we believe, will stand on the podium on Sunday. ... And it's going to be a Norway vs the Rest of the World game! Norway has four fantastically strong skiers running, including but not limited to Martin Sundby, current world vice-champion in skiathlon ( everybody, of course, remembers his battle with Sergey Ustiugov on the final uphill) and bookies' top favorite and outright Golden Boy of…
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