Swedes Are Getting Closer To Norwegians. Here’s How

Swedes Are Getting Closer To Norwegians. Here’s How

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No, this photo does not imply that Norway and Sweden have decided to annul the Unionsupplösningen and go back to being a single nation once again. It doesn't even mean that in post-Corona times of tight budgets the two ski federations have decided to car share. But it's there for a reason. Because the Swedish ski federation has just announced that they are going to start using the same (Norwegian) travel/ event agency as their western neighbours. The press-release talks about " shared values " - which kinda leaves us baffled - but not being very specific on details. Will the Koment agency now start putting the Swedish athletes in the same hotels as the Norwegian ones? So they could keep an eye on each other - or just learn…
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18 Year Old Helene Marie Fossesholm Selected By Team Norway

18 Year Old Helene Marie Fossesholm Selected By Team Norway

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At the age of 18 Helene Marie Fossesholm is one of the youngest skiers ever to be coopted into the main Team Norway squad. If not the youngest. [caption id="attachment_15716" align="alignnone" width="1920"] At the risk of repeating what everyone knows already: Fossesholm excels both in cross-country skiing and in mountain biking, and up until now was included in the Norwegian junior national teams for both sports[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15717" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Forget her dominance at the World Juniors in Oberwiesenthal: she won Blink last August and came 5th at the Wolrd Cup in Falun. Both in 10k F mass-start, where she keeps on showing uncanny tactical skills[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15718" align="alignnone" width="1920"] With Fossesholm Madshus once again has an athlete in the top squad - wasn't the case last year when Heidi…
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Reactions To Norwegians Dropping Out Of North American World Cup Stages

Reactions To Norwegians Dropping Out Of North American World Cup Stages

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[caption id="attachment_15179" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Yuri Borodavko, Alexander Bolshunov's coach: "That's not how we would like to get the World Cup! The fact that the Norwegians are not coming is a show of disrespect towards other nations. And a big hit on the FIS standings [/caption] [caption id="attachment_15180" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Gjøran Tefre, part of Team Norway's selection for the North American WC stages:" I am very sorry and very sad that we have to stay home. But then we have to take our and the all Norwegians' health seriously and stop the spread of the virus. So when they have decided that the best thing is to stay home, we just have to respect that. And with all races in Norway beeing cancelled, the right thing probably is not to race…
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PSYOP Comes To Skiing?

PSYOP Comes To Skiing?

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If you think it was Johannes Klaebo or Alex Bolshunov who the fans who lined up the tracks of Birkebeineren ski stadium on Saturday were cheering on the most - think again. Nope, it was Vebjoern Turtveit who has totally stole the show with his choice of ergh...racing apparel. Moreover, we hereby postulate that wearing something like that in a mass start is nothing but a page from psychological ops or PSYOPs ! Surely no skier who follows a mighty 25 year old Norwegian on uphill could think of anything else but those, you know palms or whatever else is pictured. Or just laugh hysterically. Learn from the best, kids: Turtviet came strong 12th in the race that featured the world best. They probably did not see.
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IOC Cuts Teams Sizes For Olympics. Time To Consider Change Of Allegiance?

IOC Cuts Teams Sizes For Olympics. Time To Consider Change Of Allegiance?

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Bad news for Swedish female skiers. Ditto for the Russian males. But the much the worst for the Norwegians of both genders: The IOC rather severely cut the quota for participation in the 2022 Olympics. If in Korea 2018 the teams in cross country skiing were supposed to have no more than 20 athletes, in China in two and half years time it will be reduced to 16 total, 8 girls and 8 boys. Which is really tight for 6 events for each but that's a different story. The one we want to raise and debate today is called " change of allegiance". We all know that some counntries produce talents in excess e.g. Brazilian footballers, Chinese table tennis players or long-distance runners from Kenya. It became a norm for…
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