Junior World Ski Championships – Why Is It Needed This Year?

Junior World Ski Championships – Why Is It Needed This Year?

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Why is the FIS Junior/ U23 World Championships even needed in these times of Covid, when travel restrictions are abound while spectators are not present and the general mood, at least in Europe, is rather "locked-down" to sour ? We asked top coaches who brought their teams to Vuokatti: [caption id="attachment_17814" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Justyna Kowalczyk-Tekieli, Poland:- We feel confident with all those disease-spread preventing measures taken by the organizers,feel safe. On the other hand, the guys & the girls were working hard all year to compete at the JWSC. We can't just stop living - the competitions should go on[/caption]. [caption id="attachment_17812" align="alignnone" width="1002"] Monika Korra, Norway- It’s important for our sport - the future of skiing. JWSC is the goal for hundreds of junior skiers around the world, it…
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Finnish Wonderland Gears Up For World Juniors/ U23

Finnish Wonderland Gears Up For World Juniors/ U23

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The FIS Nordic Junior and U23 World Ski Championships was a bit of an orphant this tough year - but, as in any good fairytale, it looks like it found a perfect home at last. " Vuokatti is the place where the JWC will hit the road running" smiles Vuokatti Sport spokesman Topi Kuorelahti, himself a national-level skier. And indeed it impresses pretty much on the first sight, whichever is your personal preference. [caption id="attachment_17687" align="alignnone" width="1689"] Vuokatti ski trails should more properly be called " ski highways"[/caption] 150 kilometers of wide perfectly groomed, carefully maintained ski trails you could access from your hotel or rental house? Check. Including those modern crazy-tough and thus FIS homologated where the actual races of the Championships shall be held. Speaking of hotels: 650…
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Juniors’ World As Top Entertainment On Skis

Juniors’ World As Top Entertainment On Skis

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[caption id="attachment_14984" align="alignnone" width="1920"] They celebrate by sticking tongue out to line-up of photographers ...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14980" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...they cheer their heart out for a teammate....[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14978" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ....nothing can stop them. Especially a No Entry sign 😱...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14983" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...they cry when they lose...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14977" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...they know how to be effortlessly cool...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14976" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...occasionally they partake in races. That's also kinda cool[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14979" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ..yep, like that...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14975" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...and best of all, they know how to celebrate their youth. Gotta love it - and envy just a bit ![/caption]
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Junior World Championships In Oberwiesenthal Is About To Kick Off

Junior World Championships In Oberwiesenthal Is About To Kick Off

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Oberwiesenthal is a secret jewel. Certainly at this very moment. Look at the snowless World Cup stage in Lahti, Finland and Vasaloppet in Sweden and compare to that pristine looking pine forest in the Ore mountains. But it's more than just snowy forest. Oberwiesenthal is a core of the East German skiing culture, the place where people practice and understand the intricacies of the world of narrow planks. Frankly, it's a pity Oberwiesenthal is not home to a regular FIS World Cup stage, but Saxony already has one - in Dresden. [caption id="attachment_14946" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Not sure what his function is. Face control? 😉[/caption] And then the " actors" themselves. The skiing is becoming younger and younger. 23 year old Klaebo and Bolshunov are two unquestionable leaders of men's skiing…
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