Egor Sorin, World’s Youngest National Team Coach

Egor Sorin, World’s Youngest National Team Coach

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
...Every sport has obvious stars – those always on TV, adored by crowds of fans. And then there are people who's names won't tell much to general public but who commandeer recognition and respect within the circle of that sport insiders: athletes, coaches, journalists... There are not many faces as recognizable in international cross country skiing as that of Egor Sorin. A former elite skier himself, in the recent years Sorin made a smooth transition to being an assistant to Markus Cramer, Team Russia coach. Sorin is always on the ski tracks leading athletes in yet another grueling session – personally. But even when the training session is finished, Sorin's work day is far from over as he often seen patiently answering international media's questions – Sorin's English is by…
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Legkov Gets His Olympic Gold Back, Other Russians Reinstated: Facts And Observations

Legkov Gets His Olympic Gold Back, Other Russians Reinstated: Facts And Observations

Leaders, Newsfeed
This story needs to be split into two distinct parts: objective facts and subjective observations Here's a brief summary of facts the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the appeals by Russian skiers and, effectively, reinstated them in international sport. Not all were cleared - but most recognizable names in skiing, including Sochi Olympic champ Alexander Legkov and silver medalis, ex-world champ Max Vylegzhanin are on the list of reinstated. Full list here FIS immediately removed all the restrictions put on those cleared – they are now free to participate in the World Cup etc. The International Olympic Committee (IOC), however, says that nothing changes when it comes to the Pyeonchang Olympics –“The result of the CAS decision does not mean that athletes from the group of 28 will…
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Markus Cramer, Man Who Coached Cologna And Now Coaches Ustiugov

Markus Cramer, Man Who Coached Cologna And Now Coaches Ustiugov

Leaders, Newsfeed
Markus Cramer made his name by coaching then little known Dario Cologna to overall World Cup victory in 2008/2009 and , later, to the golden medal of the Olympics in Vancouver in 2010. Before that he brought a virtually unknown Swiss female squad to bronze medals in the 4 × 5 km relay at the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2012 [caption id="attachment_6512" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Cramer with old friends & colleagues from the German ski team[/caption] But now, just a few weeks ahead of the Pyeonchang Olympics, a 54 year old German specialist finds himself in a limbo. Several skiers that Cramer coached in the recent years – namely Alexander Legkov and Evgeny Belov are stripped of their Sochi medals and banned from the Games ( the Court of Arbitration for…
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