Swedes Pull Out Of Davos And Dresden Too…

Swedes Pull Out Of Davos And Dresden Too…

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"... As it stands, we can not guarwntre an infection-free path to and from Davos or Dresden. If things go wrong, the disease can have potentially serious consequences for the person infected. None of us involved are willing to take that risk" That's Per Andersson, Team Sweden head doctor. The day after the Norwegians have announced their decision to skip Davos and Dresden stages of the FIS World Cup, the Swedes are following the suit. Unlike their neighbours, Sweden hasn't yet decided on participation in Tour de Ski in January. With Swedish women so dominant in sprints this year Davos and, especially, Dresden would lose a quite a bit of its appeal to fans, alas
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Sponsors Seriously Pimped Skiers’ Rides Recently

Sponsors Seriously Pimped Skiers’ Rides Recently

Newsfeed, Trivia
We register a trend that we like: top xcski stars drive fancier and fancier cars. Why are we happy? Easy: because in all cases here we are talking sponsors-provided vehicles and it is as clear as day that the said sponsors appreciate influencer-potential of best skiers more and more. Otherwise, why would they hand over the cars the sticker prices of which are seriously north of 50k and in some case close to 100k euros, the threshold of elusive "luxury vehicle" category? Let's look closer: Heidi Weng and Volvo XC60 T8 Hybrid R-Design. One of the top models in the Swedish car maker's line-up, sporting 0-100 km/h acceleration of some 5.3 second. https://www.instagram.com/p/CDrVZo5joyS/?igshid=1jkzer5psecis =========================================== Ebbа Andersson and VW Tiguan R-Line. The whole Swedish team has VW as a sponsor so…
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Adidas Signs Frida Karlsson. Why Is That Reason To Celebrate

Adidas Signs Frida Karlsson. Why Is That Reason To Celebrate

Leaders, Money & Finance, Newsfeed
Frida Karlsson just became a brand ambassador for Adidas - and that's a big deal. A few years ago sportswear & equipment giant from Herzogenaurach made a fateful decision to exit winter sports ( domestic German teams are excluded, temporarily so from what we understand). Fateful for the winter sports - when one of the world biggest companies, the one constantly looking for expansion, decides there is no market in xcskiing (or biathlon for that matter) - that's a clear sign that things are not quite right , that the market niche is shrinking so fast that it's not worth the effort. One could huff and puff over how unfair the world is, but when the majors who had used to care ( remember Adidas ski? Nike ski boots??) slowly…
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Sweden Nominates Absolutely Cracking Squad For JWM2020

Sweden Nominates Absolutely Cracking Squad For JWM2020

Leaders, Newsfeed
Sweden seems to be aiming for a clean sweep at female distance races at FIS Nordic Junior & U23 Cross Country World Ski Championships 2020. Particularly in that U23 sub-division, where athletes 21 to 23 years old participate. See who are they sending to Germany next week: [caption id="attachment_14813" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Both Moa Lundgren and Emma Ribom are regular in Top 10 in the World Cup this season[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14814" align="alignnone" width="1920"] But particularly striking is the decision to send Ebba Andersson to Oberwiesenthal for U23 rather than giving her a shot a beating the Norwegians and/ or Natalia Nepryeava at Holmenkollen 30 that is happening at the roughly same time? Could it be Ebba's own decision? [/caption] [caption id="attachment_14809" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Sadly for JWM fans, perhaps the biggest discovery…
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News Just In: Frida Karlsson Benched By Doctors , Won’t Compete

News Just In: Frida Karlsson Benched By Doctors , Won’t Compete

Leaders, Newsfeed
World's best young skier and absolute princess of social media who rocket-fast became a face of cross country skiing, has been benched for undetermined period of time - and for unspecified health-related issue. SVT, Swedish national television simply stated that doctors found her " unfit to compete". Frida is a second uber-elite skier to stop competing this season after Ingvild Oestberg was sidelined with very similar and super-vague explanation: health is not good enough to compete. Now the comparisons between two extraordinary skiers are unavoidable.
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