That Day In Davos: Kalla vs 300HP SUV

That Day In Davos: Kalla vs 300HP SUV

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...that day in 2017 when we somehow missed Charlotte Kalla on the ski tracks and had to chase then-double Olympic champion through half of Davos to take pictures - any pictures of her 😬🤫. Not sure why Charlotte, one the biggest stars on the circuit , was not chaperoned/ driven as per usual by some team staff member and chaos to run to her hotel instead. It must have been a show: a trim & fit skier running along the streers closely followed by a pitch-black SUV with two rather burly looking bearded men with large cameras. Even seen-it-all locals ( we are in Davos, Switzerland, remember?) were looking with some interest. Must have thought a scene from James Bond 007 is being filmed or something. At the end even…
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Toppidrettsveka’s Aure Sprint Breaks Viewership Record On TV

Toppidrettsveka’s Aure Sprint Breaks Viewership Record On TV

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Toppidrettsveka's Aure Sprint last Friday was watched by some 451.000 viewers on NRK, national public television channel. That's an absolutely whopping figure for the country with 4.2 million of adult population in 2020, with television viewership on decline everywhere in the world. And the new record for Toppidrettsveka. "The sprint in Aure was the beginning of Toppidrettsveka back in 2005: 13 athletes and 10 volunteers with a total budget of some 9000 NOK or about 800 Euros", says Harald Fladseth, the event organizer. Factors that worked in favor of Aure: cancellation of the Olympics and coveted Friday prime-time slot in broadcast schedule ( but that was done on purpose by the organizers & NRK, clearly) The three-leg competition in and around Trondheim is, along with Blinkfestivalen, a premier event of…
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Teodor Peterson Finds New Job: Fixing Jobs For Other Athletes

Teodor Peterson Finds New Job: Fixing Jobs For Other Athletes

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Teodor Peterson starts a new career. https://www.instagram.com/p/CEEv0QVhrl3/?igshid=q6c91f3q8zad Silver & bronze medalist of Sochi-2014 becomes a partner in IDS staffing & recruitment agency. The agency aims to connect businesses to newly retired and/ or those thinking about retirement athletes. The thinking seems to be that the former would appreciate the latter's sense of duty and ability to overcome when going gets tough. Laudable idea.
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Young Norwegian Star Not Allowed To Take Part In Toppidrettsveka

Young Norwegian Star Not Allowed To Take Part In Toppidrettsveka

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World's reigning U23 champion and the biggest Norwegian hope in distance skiing won't be taking part in Toppidrettsveka that kicks off today. Marte Mæhlum Johansen is fine herself - but someone at her university was diagnosed with Covid-19. And the Norwegian Ski Federation is taking absolutely drastic measures to prevent even a theoretical chance of its atheletes catching the virus. Even the foreign athletes who reside in Norway (cue Musgrave, Young & Clugnet) are not allowed to train and compete with the Norway's best this summer. Toppidrettsveka won't see the leaders, Johaug, Falla and Heidi Weng who are skipping one of the biggest summer get-togethers through overtraining. But Johannes Klaebo will be there, fronting of what essentially is his homeground competition.
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In Interesting Twist, Company Actually Offers Northug Cooperation

In Interesting Twist, Company Actually Offers Northug Cooperation

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In the last few days we've heard a lot of either rather high-handed, righteous criticism or generic offers of support for embattled Petter Northug. Now there is a company that came out with what effectivly amount to public offer of cooperation: " Driving under the influence of drugs is ...dangerous and altogether wrong thing to do ....Northug must repent and be punished in accordance with the law" reads a press-release (Instagram post, actually- but whoever is using any other means of communication these days? ) "....But leaving the great Norwegian without support at such a moment, turning away from him or even sitting on the fence in anticipation, as some of his partners are doing now, is wrong. The damage will be done not only to the champion himself, but…
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