Meet Stars Of Tomorrow. Junior World Ski Championships Kicks Off in Lahti

Meet Stars Of Tomorrow. Junior World Ski Championships Kicks Off in Lahti

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FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships kicks off in Lahti on Sunday We hereby present you some of the stars who are to shine there – and in the world skiing in general. Note that we don't use the word “ future”. Love it or hate it, but cross country skiing is much younger now than it used to be – the men's sprint finals at the World Cup in Estonia, for instance, featured two athletes who qualify to run in Lahti, but won't as they are already recognized world's best at their 22. Not that we need to name – but just in case: Klaebo and Bolshunov. All on our list bar one already went to compete in World Cup races and some, like Erik Valnes, have made very…
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Weekly Digest 29.09 – 05.10

Weekly Digest 29.09 – 05.10

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Marit Bjorgen  announces that she and her husband Fred Lundberg are expecting their second child, due next March! Marit hung her skis in April of this year shortly after becoming quite simply, the most decorated female Olympic athlete ever-ever. Her and Fred's son Marius is now 2.5 https://www.instagram.com/p/Boeo_N2gK2a/?taken-by=daily_skier ==================================================================================================== Thus spoke the boss of Rossignol in interview: We think Rossignol is the number one skiing brand worldwide concerning alpine and nordic skis  Madshus, Atomic, Salomon and, especially, Fischer might disagree. Bruno Cerclez also opined that “In about 10 years the Chinese market may be about twenty percent of the world market in winter sport equipment.” Nobody would be willing to argue against that – bigger markets generally mean cheaper products, win-win for everyone. ==================================================================================================== Is there nothing holy?! Niklas Dyrhaug…
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We Read Through 176 Pages Of Fresh FIS Bulletin

We Read Through 176 Pages Of Fresh FIS Bulletin

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The International Ski Federation ( FIS) has published its biannual Bulletin. We read trough its 176 pages so you don't have to. If you do , however, here's a link Here's what we gleaned: - FIS continues to emphasize effort that went into development and upkeep of the FIS App for “fans and stakeholders alike”. The said app ( and we presume all reading this have already downloaded & are using it) allows real-time monitoring of all FIS events and races, including cross country skiing. There were circa 300.000 app downloads in total since its launch some 2 years ago Fair to say that that's the best gauge of the size of active audience of all sports under FIS umbrella. No breakdown per sport was provided. - Next important bit…
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Coming Up: Up Close & Personal With Yelena Vyalbe

Coming Up: Up Close & Personal With Yelena Vyalbe

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It's hard to find a more recognizable figure in the “paddocks” of any international cross-country skiing competition than that of Yelena Vyalbe. To get the idea of how impportant that athlete & manager is to modern skiing we would have to remind you about her - truly milestone - achievements - Career 81 FIS Cross-Country World Cup podiums - 2d only to Marit Bjorgen - Of which 45 wins - only tBojorgen and  Bjørn Dæhlie won more times - Five overall crystal globes of World Cup winner. Triple Olympic champion and 14 ( that's 14, folks!) times world champ. In 1997 in Trondheim won 5 golds in all 5 races she took part in. - president of the Russian Cross-Country Ski Association since 2010 - manager of the Russian cross-country team…
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Behind Scenes At World Cup Stage In Davos

Behind Scenes At World Cup Stage In Davos

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World's best skiers are in Davos, Switzerland this weekend for two races of the cross-country skiing's World Cup. While the competitions themselves are aptly covered by experienced TV crews, there are many things around that simply don't get televised. Here is an effort to show you what does not meet the eye - or lens - of TV camera in broadcast. And yes, it is a very good idea to come visit the place where the XC ski World Cup stage is being held - a few days before the actual event. You get to watch, ski along and even chat to some of the world's best skiers - just be considered & polite. [caption id="attachment_6056" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Davos gained fame last century as town where uber-fancy tuberculosis sanatoriums were…
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