Keep On Waxing, Bro – Fluoroban Delayed!

Keep On Waxing, Bro – Fluoroban Delayed!

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The FIS boffins caved in to the harsh realities of 2020 and have just published their decision to postpone the much talked about absolute ban on fluorowaxes from the upcoming season to 2022/23. Wise move! Here: Fluorinated Ski Wax Prohibition The Council decided in November 2019 that the use of fluorinated ski wax will be banned for all FIS disciplines from the 2020-21 season which have been shown scientifically to have a negative environmental and health impact. Regulations have been established in USA that are already in place and will be implemented in the EU from July 2020 which impact the manufacturer of these products. Kompass has developed hand-held detector testing devices that will be certified by the Frauenhof Institute and tested during the summer months. Thereafter they will also…
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Klaebo: Process And Result. Plus A Bit Of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Klaebo: Process And Result. Plus A Bit Of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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This week Johannes Klaebo delighted his fans by streaming his indoor workout session. 60000+ views from 45 countries - that's more interest than some of pro-races generate (unless Klaebo and Bolshunov are in it, of course )! https://youtu.be/cjaeuZ4Tr_M We are of a firm opinion that most viewers were watching and repeating the Olympic champion' moves not in vain hope of overtaking him on sprint ski tracks (just ask Federico Pellegrino or aforementioned Alex Bolshunov what THEY think of chances of that happening!) No, the real reason the Youtube army of Klaebo fans was watching is because they want to have , well, the bod like him. At least a passing semblance. Sadly, Mr.Klaebo does not himself believe that he is in competition with one Portuguese footballer in popular since Antiquity…
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Dear Skiers, It’s Time To Get Off Your Butts And To Start Making  Yourselves Useful To Sponsors!

Dear Skiers, It’s Time To Get Off Your Butts And To Start Making Yourselves Useful To Sponsors!

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
The coronavirus pandemic isn't just affecting the health of many — it the first event since the influenza pandemic some 100 years and the both world wars that actually affects all or almost all of us. The economies are crushing and even if there would be a rebound after the end of the crises one thing is certain: Get this: the first item on expense sheet to be cancelled or absolutely minimized would be pro-sport sponsorships. For virtually all companies - with possible exceptions of those in groceries sector or teleconferencing , those seem to be doing relatively well under circumstances. We profess that there will be an unprecedented battle for remaining euro, dollar and krona among all athletes, not just skiers. And many if not all sponsors would ask…
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Big Sponsor Helps Norwegian Skiing Out Of Financial Hole, But Changes Are Dire

Big Sponsor Helps Norwegian Skiing Out Of Financial Hole, But Changes Are Dire

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- In a full turnaround Sparebank1 re-signed as a main sponsor of the Norwegian ski federation. It's a lifeline: previous info suggested that they would not extend the deal leaving a gaping hole in the Team Norge finances. The deal is worth NOK 10mln per year for two years. At the current exchange rate it's around 870k euros - a year ago it would be more like 1 million euros. With a lot of expenses - travel, lodging etc. denominated in euros, it's still a significant decline, but it should be enough to cover team's basic needs in the competition season of 2020/21. - At the same time, big departure from previous policies announced. Hitherto almost all the sponsorship was done on centralized basis and was the strictest known in…
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Top Swedish Skiers Hold Impromptu Races

Top Swedish Skiers Hold Impromptu Races

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Ebba Andersson, Linn Svahn plus friends & associates, 56 people in all, held in impromptu race on Östersund on Friday, the local Östersunds Posten reports. And there was nothing illegal with that. It's difficult for the most Europeans and a large portion of the North Americans to imagine , but Sweden is not on a lockdown, not yet at least: restaurants are open and so are ski resorts ,for instance. Only very large gatherings are banned, and, since March 12 , that includes organized ski races. Nobody said a word about " non-organized" ones, however. Ebba Andersson won that one - as you probably figured out.
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