Petter Northug: Johaug Got Million Kronas And I Got Nothing Because I Am Already On Contract

Petter Northug: Johaug Got Million Kronas And I Got Nothing Because I Am Already On Contract

Leaders, Money & Finance, Newsfeed
One million kronas or, roughly, 100.000 euros. That's what Therese Johaug got for her participation in the Landskampen television program as per Petter Northug who also took part (but, allegedly, got nothing for his effort as he's already on contract). The Swedish Expressen published an interview with the Norwegian superstar ahead of the program's debut in Sweden. Landskampen has already run on TV2 in Norway last year with great primetime ratings and was renewed for next season. Now the show's 8 installments will be aired on TV4 in Sweden. In the same interview Northug says that other participants got roughly 20000 euros for making an appearance and that the show's production schedule was significantly tightened because of Johaug's commitments elsewhere. Landskampen's executive producer Anders Sæther, however, rejects Northug's assertions: "Figures…
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Rarest Of Races: Skiathlon. Why Is It Only Once A Year And What Happens Day Before

Rarest Of Races: Skiathlon. Why Is It Only Once A Year And What Happens Day Before

Leaders, Newsfeed
The skiathlon is, probably, the most challenging ski race of them all. Challenging for the athletes who have to run switching style halfway. Challenging for the organizers who have to prepare two separate courses (same true about relays. In theory anyone could have it but in practice only the biggest, the most established ski stadiums like famed Birkiebeiner in Lillehammer are willing & able to. Perhaps,the most challenging the skiathlon is for the teams'ski technicians who have double the load preparing for the races. Today we'll show unsung heroes of pro-skiing. At work. [caption id="attachment_13858" align="alignnone" width="1920"] On the day before the race many a top skier do lap after lap with her/ his assigned waxer trying to find the best combo of waxes. Cue Charlotte Kalla and her specialist.…
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Stars of 19/20 For You To Look At. Part 1 – Women

Stars of 19/20 For You To Look At. Part 1 – Women

Leaders, Newsfeed
And we mean what we sayin the title of this story: these are those who will star among the skiers. To be one these days it's not enough to win races. Clearly, it's a big part of it, hard to become an object of mass fascination if you keep in finishing at the bottom. But to become a proper star, you have to build a presence outside the tracks, to do and to say things people would notice - and luve or hate. Luckily, most of the World Cup's top contenders are just like that: [caption id="attachment_13771" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Therese Johaug is a red-hot favorite to win the Cup these year and for a good reason: when it comes to distance racing she's from a different planet compared to the…
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Norwegians Love News About Klaebo and Johaug. And About Iversen And Oestberg Too

Norwegians Love News About Klaebo and Johaug. And About Iversen And Oestberg Too

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Everything about life and career of world leaders of cross country skiing is of great interest to the good people of Norway. Otherwise, why would the Norwegian media constantly report about Johannes Klaebo and Therese Johaug? In the latest survey, published by NTB via Nettavisen Klaebo and Johaug take 2d and 3d place respectively in the ratings of most mentioned athlete in the media this year so far. First place goes to the Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær - naturally. Emil Iversen (5) and Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (9) are also in top 10. Martin Johnsrud Sundby is 11th and Petter Northug is 13th despite finishing his career last year. Interesting to note, that the leader of the international biathlon Johannes Thingnes Bø is only 17th. Looks like top football…
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Review: Best Ski Boots For Classic Right Now, Part I: Alpina, Atomic, Fischer

Review: Best Ski Boots For Classic Right Now, Part I: Alpina, Atomic, Fischer

Gear News, Newsfeed
Same ground rules as in our review of Skatings boots: "Best boots" in our glossary are those made for Nordic racing at the highest international level in the last couple of years, give or take. That invariably means carbon sole boots. Well, almost invariably - it's true that even at the World Cup level you occasionally get to see a skier or two racing in non-carbon soled boots. Especially in very cold weather. That makes some difference compared to freestyle races where carbon sole is now absolute must-have. But statistically it is rather negligible and certainly not applicable to true WC podium crowd Technically, we should also be including combi ( a.k.a. skiathlon or pursuit) boots as they ar occasionally being used by some in classic races at the World…
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