Petter Northug Got Stuck In Russia Indefinitely. Or Not

Petter Northug Got Stuck In Russia Indefinitely. Or Not

Leaders, Newsfeed
Dagbladet reports that Petter Northug has got stuck in Moscow without means of coming back home as air travel between two countries has been shut down. Coronavirus-situation moves fast, faster even than the Norwegian double Olympic champion ever did. When Northug went to Moscow last week to star in the Legkov Race, the planes were still flying and rhe trains were still chugging along. Now it's all shut down except for a very few remaining flights from the Russian capital to places like Berlin or Paris...but those tend to put all the arrivals on quarantine the lenght/ severity of which varies. Or not to accept third country citizens at all. The situation (that is, if you are not following and we reckon you do) is very dynamic and is changing…
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Coronavirus Starts Wrecking Havoc In Beijing Olympics Preps

Coronavirus Starts Wrecking Havoc In Beijing Olympics Preps

Gear News, Newsfeed
The Olympic Games in Beijing are not to kick off for another two years but the major medal contenders' preparations are in full swing always already. Or were meant to be. The formula is as follows: exactly two years ahead a team of the most experienced and thorough waxers departs for extended tests carrying literally hundreds of pairs of skis: every possible combination of grind and wax needs to be tried. Nobody could guarantee that the weather will be the same during the actual event, but there is a bigger chance hitting it right in the same week of the year. Different courses/ distanced require different tests. The job therefore is long, arduous and painstaking- but needs to be done of a) the team wants to win b)can afford such…
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