Upshot Of Decision To Ban Legkov/Belov

Upshot Of Decision To Ban Legkov/Belov

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Yesterday's verdict of The IOC Disciplinary Commission, handing out a lifetime Olympic ban and stripping medals off the Russian skiers Alexander Legkov and Evgeniy Belov will go down in history. Regardless of which side of the argument you're on, the history is made because for the first time ever in sport a doping ban is given in the case where there is no direct evidence of actual doping, no evidence of sportsmen being involved and still no clear understanding of what had actually happened. The formula under which international sports bureaucrats judge sportsmen is notoriously vague and deserves to be quoted in full: “...The standard of proof shall be whether the IOC has established an anti-doping rule violation to the comfortable satisfaction of the hearing panel bearing in mind the…
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Meet Young Turks Of Skiing

Meet Young Turks Of Skiing

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Several young talents burst into the skiing scene last year going all the way to win their first medals in World Championships in Lahti: Norwegian Johannes Klaebo (21, bronze), Swede Ebba Andersson (19, silver) and Russian Alexey Chervotkin (22, silver). This trio will be among the favorites in Pyeongchang. But who else stands a chance to make a name for her- or himself in the Olympic season? Here is our pick: - Vebjoern Hegdal, 19, Norway. Just as Klaebo used to be called “New Northug” before becoming a star on his own rigth, Hegdal was given a similar moniker by the Norwegian media: “New Sundby”. A native of Larvik hasn’t got beard as yet and, as far as we know, no recourse to anti asthma- nebulizer is needed either. One…
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Mayweather VS McGregor And How Is It Relevant To Skiing

Mayweather VS McGregor And How Is It Relevant To Skiing

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We live in the world where ( some) boxers become multimillionaires after just one bout, footballers change clubs for amount of money with too many zeros to fit on one page and Uncle Ruppert round the block drives an Italian supersport that he never ever let go over 50. As one well known character from a TV commercial put it once, "Opulence, I has it" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5VvTj8Y9MY If you think that the cross country skiing should be immune and isolated from these signs of times we live in – please, save you time, read no further. For those, however, who want to "look like a million dollars" – or, more likely, to share the story of "opulence" with skiing club buddies - here are some ultra-rare ski items that few ever…
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