You could slice it whichever way you like , but it appears that Francesco Becchis with his (reckless? accidental? ) move did more for popularization of rollerskiing on social media than all the other dry skis athletes combined. https://www.instagram.com/p/CS1PEPAIy9W/?utm_medium=copy_link
At the upcoming World championships - including the one in Oberstdorf and, possibly, the Juniors World at Vuokatti the Russian skiers would once again be stripped from their national anthem and coat of arms. That stems from the recent CAS decision that punished Russian for alleged doping transgressions. Yelena Vyalbe, the boss of the national skiing told told the Russian press, that her skiers would be called instead "National athletes of Russia" and the FIS anthem would be played should they win. Photo courtesy of Evgenia Krupitskaya, Russian Junior National team
Found guilty and would have to serve time in jail, 7 months. Anything under 6 months the Norwegian law routinely substitutes going to slammer with going around with ankle monitor while sleeping at home. Over 6 months means you are somehow dangerous and need to be set example of. The drugs found in the Olympic champion's apartment are no issue legally - possession is decriminalised in Norway. Reckless driving is not.
Tatyana Sorina ( Aleshina) is a surprise winner of the Saturday's 10k C in Olos/ Muonio beating Natalia Nepryaeva and Teresa Stadloeber among the others. Tatyana is being coached by her husband, Egor Sorin, and the pair had their first child THIS YEAR. In fact, Tatyana just stopped breastfeeding! " Tatyana looked very strong already at the Russian Summer championships, there is a big progress in her performance level. The theory says that psychological and physiological effects of having a baby are very strong - now we are seeing it confirmed in practice ", Egor Sorin told Dailyskier.com in recent interview. Power of motherhood is immense indeed - and probably seriously understudied when it comes to elite sport!
Here's the latest from Engadin Ski Race organizers" "...the second Corona wave is completely mixing up our planning and organization. The current ban on events with more than 50 people calls into question the implementation of the Engadin Skimarathon 2021. That is why we have temporarily closed the registration for all events of the Engadin Skimarathon Week until the beginning of next year. We will decide by January 6th at the latest whether and in what form we can organize the events in March 2021." Well, at least there is still hope. The organisers of Vasaloppet have already cancelled the main event, offering to " spread " participants over several days instead.