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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Andy Newell: We Might Have To Change Legal Altitude Limit For Competing & Other Musings Of Famed Ski Sprinter

Andy Newell: We Might Have To Change Legal Altitude Limit For Competing & Other Musings Of Famed Ski Sprinter

Leaders, Newsfeed
..One reason every ski-related resource in the world is writing these days about Andy Newell's new endeavor is how well liked the man is on an international ski circuit. With a career spanning some 15+ years, 8 ( eight!) World Championships and four Olympics, Newell is a true living legend, particularly in ski sprint that was in its infancy at the beginning of the century when the American started. With the last Olympics over & done with, a 34 year old native of Bennington, VT is moving to the next phase in life Nordic Team Solutions is what Newell's new coaching project is called, the one that will grow both future Nordic stars and the sport's popularity. The Daily Skier caught up with the man to talk about his skiing…
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Diggins Gets Gold. As in Bose QC35 Gold

Diggins Gets Gold. As in Bose QC35 Gold

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
..it took a few decades but gold medals won by Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall at the PyeongChang Olympics might have been a proverbial straw that broke the camel's back ( to be sure, it was a mighty heavy straw!). Big advertizers and mainstream media have finally discovered cross country ( sorry - Nordic) skiing and are starting to appreciate its marketing potential. One does not make the ESPN Body Issue just by having a perfect body - there has to be a serious marketing potential, assessed and analyzed by people who's job is just that: find a new star millions would want to follow & emulate. Telecoms giant Comcast was quick to cash in on Diggins appeal among fans - old and new Hey, even Cosmopolitan enlightens its readers…
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Nude Photoshoots Boost Popularity Of Skiing. Whether You Like It – Or Not

Nude Photoshoots Boost Popularity Of Skiing. Whether You Like It – Or Not

Featured, Leaders, Newsfeed
Jessy Diggins didn't just win the Olympic gold – this month she also has blown the internet away with her photos for the ESPN Body Issue. You, of course have seen them already – but here's the link all the same https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkct_PTHVzc/?taken-by=jessiediggins Two things need to be said A. For as long as the Earth revolves around the Sun and people cover themselves in cloths, rags, skins or space suits, nudity will keep on causing a massive amount of interest. B. Naked athletes look exceptionally beautiful. Cross country skiers are more so than the most of ( all?) the rest. https://www.instagram.com/p/BkkVpUfHf-U/?taken-by=dina_litovsky While the Olympic champion and, arguably, the best Nordic skier ever born in the United States, has achieved a quantum leap in promoting skiing in her homeland by appearing…
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Randall & Diggins Make History: First Olympic Gold For Non-Europeans

Randall & Diggins Make History: First Olympic Gold For Non-Europeans

Leaders, Newsfeed
They say "A picture is worth a thousand words". We concur - and instead of stuffing you with various info about two ladies who made a history last night by winning the very first non-European gold in cross-country skiing, we shall effort to convey what we saw throughout this season, their steps to triumph in Pyeonchang Without further ado: [caption id="attachment_7102" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Kikkan Randall storming uphills of Swedish Gallivare during the first international meet-up of the season ( NB - since it's not a part of the World Cup, Randall is wearing club colors of Power Woman by Anna Haag & Emil Jönsson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7099" align="aligncenter" width="1184"] Jessie Diggins, warm up before the race[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7094" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Breck Stuart Randall Ellis enjoying early Swedish winter in Gallivare as…
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