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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Petter Northug Got Stuck In Russia Indefinitely. Or Not

Petter Northug Got Stuck In Russia Indefinitely. Or Not

Leaders, Newsfeed
Dagbladet reports that Petter Northug has got stuck in Moscow without means of coming back home as air travel between two countries has been shut down. Coronavirus-situation moves fast, faster even than the Norwegian double Olympic champion ever did. When Northug went to Moscow last week to star in the Legkov Race, the planes were still flying and rhe trains were still chugging along. Now it's all shut down except for a very few remaining flights from the Russian capital to places like Berlin or Paris...but those tend to put all the arrivals on quarantine the lenght/ severity of which varies. Or not to accept third country citizens at all. The situation (that is, if you are not following and we reckon you do) is very dynamic and is changing…
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Breaking News: Entire Norwegian Squad Is Out Of World Cup Due To Fear Of Coronavirus

Breaking News: Entire Norwegian Squad Is Out Of World Cup Due To Fear Of Coronavirus

Leaders, Newsfeed
Norwegian sporting authorities moved to implement a radical measure: Late on Tuesday it was announced that the entire Norwegian squad will forgo the North American World Cup stages as a precaution against the Coronavirus spread. Teresa Johaug has already secured the Big Crystal Globe for this season, now it means that Alexander Bolshunov effectively won the men's competition as his Norwegian chasers, including Johannes Klaebo, are out of the game.
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Klaebo vs Holmenkollen

Klaebo vs Holmenkollen

Leaders, Newsfeed
World's most decorated and, arguably, most popular skier has come out in support of changing the format of the Holmenkollen race. VG reports that Johannes has expressed concern about dwindling numbers of competitors - France, for instance, lists none - and the toll a brutal 50k race takes on all participants, affecting their chances in overall World Cup fight. Conversely, it would be Klaebo's arch-rival Alexander Bolshunov who completely disagrees. After all, it was him who won it in style last year https://www.vg.no/sport/i/BR1jL0/sprinttrener-monsen-dropp-femmila-i-holmenkollen
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Fischer’s Dominance In Distance Racing Evident? Or Is It Being Challenged?

Fischer’s Dominance In Distance Racing Evident? Or Is It Being Challenged?

Gear News, Newsfeed
Is glass half full or half empty? Start lists of today's pursuit races at Ski Tour 2020. Of note: the left column, who-is-who in female distance racing, continues to be totally dominated by Fischer = 6 out of 10 with all top 5 places occupied by Fischer's athletes. The right column, however is markedly different: "only " 4 out of 10 with all podium places in yesterday's men 15k F race taken by rival skis.
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