Art Of Thermobelt Or Creativity Takes Courage

Art Of Thermobelt Or Creativity Takes Courage

Newsfeed, Trivia
What's a thermobelt in the life of a skier? A utilitarian convenience? Yet another place for advertising messages ? That's where things stood for decades. But with the advent of weather resistant highlighters & stickers , it is slowly turning into a canvas to show off one's creativity. [caption id="attachment_16009" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Team Sweden juniors are in avantguard of the new trend, judging by this impromptu exhibition worn by their coach Ida Ingemarsdotter[/caption] [caption id="attachment_16006" align="alignnone" width="1379"] Linn Svahn goes for laconic yet classy golden L [/caption] [caption id="attachment_16016" align="alignnone" width="1360"] Emma Ribom uses the whole allotted space to create her art[/caption] [caption id="attachment_16011" align="alignnone" width="1920"] " Thermobelt Art" is quickly catching on outside Team Sweden: here's Hristina Matsokina with her message to the world [/caption] [caption id="attachment_16014" align="alignnone" width="1757"]…
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Six Months To Go To Oberstdorf 2021 World Championships

Six Months To Go To Oberstdorf 2021 World Championships

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
"Es wird keine Geister-WM geben!"/"There will be no ghost World Championships! " That was a reaction by the organizers when they were recently asked whether holding the event without spectators as a worst-case scenario is under consideration. Just to remind you, the FIS World Ski Championships 2021 in Oberstdorf is scheduled to take place from February 23 to March 7, 2021. [caption id="attachment_16734" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Alexander Bolshunov is one of those who is expected to star on international stage in the upcoming season - one hopes there would be a stage to star on...[/caption] And it looks like the organizers are sparing no expense trying to make it disease-safe. The leading German hygiene & epidemiological research labs are tasked with developing and implementing elaborate COVID-stop procedures that will be tested…
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Czech Team On Ascend

Czech Team On Ascend

Leaders, Newsfeed
We all remember the times when Kateřina Neumannová used to be among the best in the world. We also are well aware that since then the Czech Czech xcskiing ( or, specifically, female part of it) is kind of faded away from the world stage. The podium drought might be finally coming to an end. Katerina Razymova had a fantastic 2019/20 season, time and again finishing in Top 10 in the World Cup distance races and Katerina Janatova is among the world best U23s while others show sign of progress. We caught up with Běžecké Lyžování at their training camp in Nove Mesto Na Morave - where the FIS World Cup stage was held last season ( and the biathlon one is held regularly) [caption id="attachment_16078" align="alignnone" width="1803"] Jan Franc…
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Oslo’s First Ski Tunnel Opens, Got Rothe And Holund To Promote It

Oslo’s First Ski Tunnel Opens, Got Rothe And Holund To Promote It

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
Finland has Vuokatti (and more), Sweden has Torsby. Russia has Toksovo and Germany has Oberhof. See which nation is strangely missing on that list of ski tunnels? Well, no more. At the beggining of June the Norway's first ski tunnel has opened its doors at Lørenskog, just outside Oslo. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_PdvX0AeY6/?igshid=1eso20fx3c6h2 Snø is different from the other tunnels - it is based on a completely different concept. Oberhof, Torsby etc. are pure sporting facilities, located far from cities' hustle & bustle. https://www.instagram.com/p/CAfOV9FgLUT/?igshid=9y2km4fcell0 Snø is a proper entertainment center - restaurants, shops, even its own hotel to open soon. And it is probably aimed more at the slalom / snowboard crowd. Which doesn't mean it's not a proper training spot for a serious crosscountry ski fan or even a pro. "1-kilometre skating…
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18 Year Old Helene Marie Fossesholm Selected By Team Norway

18 Year Old Helene Marie Fossesholm Selected By Team Norway

Leaders, Newsfeed
At the age of 18 Helene Marie Fossesholm is one of the youngest skiers ever to be coopted into the main Team Norway squad. If not the youngest. [caption id="attachment_15716" align="alignnone" width="1920"] At the risk of repeating what everyone knows already: Fossesholm excels both in cross-country skiing and in mountain biking, and up until now was included in the Norwegian junior national teams for both sports[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15717" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Forget her dominance at the World Juniors in Oberwiesenthal: she won Blink last August and came 5th at the Wolrd Cup in Falun. Both in 10k F mass-start, where she keeps on showing uncanny tactical skills[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15718" align="alignnone" width="1920"] With Fossesholm Madshus once again has an athlete in the top squad - wasn't the case last year when Heidi…
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