Zakopane cancels on junior skiers again, JWSC-2022 is looking for new home

Zakopane cancels on junior skiers again, JWSC-2022 is looking for new home

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The world's best young skiers won't see the jewel of Polish winter sports - Zakopane. "...The FIS was informed by the Polish Ski Federation that the Cross-Country competitions of the Junior and U23 World Ski Championships 2022 cannot be held in Zakopane due to a planned construction in direct surrounding of the planned venue of the Cross-Country track..." Oops. Zakopane was meant to host JWSC-2021 but canceled due to COVID uncertainties - Finnish Vuokatti ( and Lahti for ski jumpers and combiners) stepped in and held a very successful event last February. Who will rescue the Junior Worlds this time around? "...The FIS, together with National Ski Associations are intensively working on finding a solution to host the Junior and U23 WSC Cross-Country competitions and is hoping to confirm an…
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X Games come to rollerskiing

X Games come to rollerskiing

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You could slice it whichever way you like , but it appears that Francesco Becchis with his (reckless? accidental? ) move did more for popularization of rollerskiing on social media than all the other dry skis athletes combined. https://www.instagram.com/p/CS1PEPAIy9W/?utm_medium=copy_link
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Izabela Marcisz Suffers Serious Injury

Izabela Marcisz Suffers Serious Injury

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Izabela Marcisz 🇵🇱 suffered a seriously nasty injury at the training camp in Slovakia and was flown to Krakow to undergo an urgent facial surgery, Sport.pl reports. Marcisz, 21, fell on her face on rollerskis, suffered bad concusion and lost several teeth. The reigning World U23 champion in 10k is widely seen as a successor to Justyna Kowalczyk and is coached/ consulted by the double Olympic champion. Pictured: Izabela Marcisz at the World Championships in Oberstdorf in March 2021
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Jasmi Joensuu: Going to Denver Was Best Decision I Made

Jasmi Joensuu: Going to Denver Was Best Decision I Made

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Jasmi Joensuu, 25, burst onto the international scene last season with a string of top performances in the World Cup and , especially, in Oberstdorf-2021. [caption id="attachment_18307" align="alignnone" width="1920"] At the Team Finland recent training camp in Vuokatti [/caption] What makes her ascendancy special is the fact that she earlier chose to spend several years outside Team Finland, studying and racing in the US. Scholarship programs that some US universities are offering to promising European skiers carry a lot of obvious direct and indirect benefits for those who apply - but winning on the highest level afterwards hitherto was not thought to be one of them. Ms.Joensuu bucked that trend by getting her diploma at the University of Denver (Finance as a major and Marketing as a minor) then returning…
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Yelena Vyalbe: For Olympics 2026 We Will Prepare In Caucasus Mountains Rather Than Alps

Yelena Vyalbe: For Olympics 2026 We Will Prepare In Caucasus Mountains Rather Than Alps

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In interview with the Daily Skier Yelena Vyalbe reveals that Russia is serious about building world-class snow-sports facilities in the Caucasus mountains, a region of snowcaps with hitherto untapped potential . ".... Ever since I became the chairman of the Russian XCski federation some 11 years ago, I was arguing for creating of top-level ski resorts/ training centers in the Caucasus mountains. The snow is there, the right altitudes are there. But zero history of dealing with cross-country skiing in particular..."   The Northern Caucasus region, a part of the Russian Federation,   rivals the Alps in the amount of suitable places for world-class ski resorts , yet has a very limited history of providing for fans of snow-sports. Even in the Soviet times the training centers were located on the…
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