Skier And  Skin Impurities . Candid Talk About Long Battle, Won

Skier And Skin Impurities . Candid Talk About Long Battle, Won

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Anna Zherebyateva is a trailblazer. She opted to speak about things others don't. In that conservative world of cross country skiing you often enough hear athletes talking about that last race final climb or ski glide or any such subjects. Which is probably of interest to some audience - no need to be dismissive about that. However, the skiing is a part of the larger world. And in that larger world the XXI century gave rise to influencers. It ain't easy to be one if you are a skier. Pro-influencers can concentrate on the their looks - athletes are also expected to train hard. Wind, cold, constant change of climate and diet - welcome to the world of pro-skier! You are constantly in focus of video and photo cameras. Which…
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FIS Congress Postponed, Kasper To Continue As President

FIS Congress Postponed, Kasper To Continue As President

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The International Ski Federation has formally announced on Friday that its Congress in Pattaya, Thailand, scheduled for May, is no longer happening. A new date and location for the Congress to convene is yet to be announced. Gian Franco Kasper,76, will continue serving as the FIS president until the Congress elects his replacement. Whenever the new Congress shall convene, they will have a massive new additional subject to discuss: what to do about diminished sponsorship income after the pandemic.
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Hard To Believe But FIS Congress In Thailand Still Not Cancelled

Hard To Believe But FIS Congress In Thailand Still Not Cancelled

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Yes, the International Ski Federation Congress in Pattaya, Thailand due to kick off in 8 weeks is still on. Possibly, the last international event with 1000+ participants in the foreseeable future. It might be just a formality - yet still the fact worth noting and, some would say, symbolic. It was meant to be a special one: after 22 years as the FIS President Gian-Franco Kasper was going to retire with the Congress choosing his replacement. A new boss of international snow sports would only become fifth helmsman in more than a century of the FIS existence. As late as last week Kasper still insisted the Congress and,therefore election of his replacement would go on, but the world has changed massively since. Looking at the situation with corona pandemics at…
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Coronavirus: How’s Your Business Affected?

Coronavirus: How’s Your Business Affected?

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"How's Your Business Affected?" - that's the question we put to people directly involved in making things tick in the cross country skiing sector: gear manufacturers, retailers and coaches. The caveat that needs to be applied: different countries are on different stages of being hit be the coronavirus. This, alas, is not a subject that will go away any time soon so we shall update with reaction from the other captains of the industry when we hear from them. [caption id="attachment_15236" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Aki Tuovinen, country manager for Swix/Toko, Finland"At the moment in Finland it's still quite OK. In Lapland and Vuokatti regions are actually really well, since many ski enthusiasts went there for "remote working". But it strongly seems that within the week all shops (except grocery shops) will…
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Wait, We Know You! Former Athletes At Juniors World In Oberwiesenthal

Wait, We Know You! Former Athletes At Juniors World In Oberwiesenthal

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[caption id="attachment_15028" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Ida Ingemarsdotter works this season as squire or apprentice coach with the Swedish Juniors whileStefanie Boehler does media outreach for the German team[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15031" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Egor Sorin is Russia U23 coach - former Junior World Champion shows here while it is important for coaches to stay in best shape possible ;)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15029" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Lukáš Bauer is now coaching male side of Team Poland....[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15026" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...while Justyna Kowalczyk handles female side. Successfully - Izabela Marcisz has already won two medals in Oberwiesenthal [/caption] [caption id="attachment_15027" align="alignnone" width="1673"] Remi Andersen was one best skating style specialist in the Norwegian team back in 1990s. Now Dr.Andersen is in charge of athletes' health in Team Norge [/caption] [caption id="attachment_15036" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...and, of…
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