Northug’s Janteloppet: See Who Was There

Northug’s Janteloppet: See Who Was There

Newsfeed, Trivia
The inaugural edition of Janteloppet has come and gone - and that was quite something! Do not take it from the easily impressed media ( like us) - take it from normally reserved Natalia Nepryaeva: "Как же нам было круто 🤩 Это было идеальное завершение сезона 🔥" Or "It was so awesome! The ideal ending of the season" The Norwegian race-meets-party shows where the cross country skiing needs to go were to compete and win in people's attention against others, "cooler" sports. Over the next week we will do our best here to convey what was so "awesome" about Janteloppet. But the first story is as simple as it is visual - see who graced the mountaintop of Hafjell- Øyer with their presence. And when we said "graced" - on…
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Northug:  Do Not Be Afraid Of Going Your Own Way In Order To Achieve Your Goal!

Northug: Do Not Be Afraid Of Going Your Own Way In Order To Achieve Your Goal!

Leaders, Newsfeed
Here at the Dailyskier we make no secret that we absolutely love anything & everything new in the world of cross country skiing. That is anything, that helps to spread the sport's appeal to larger masses of public and, well, of sponsors. That prompts us to put out a second story in a week about Petter Northug's inaugural Janteloppet that is due this Friday - Saturday. Yes, because we hope the race will provide the glimpse of the future for xcskiing. If Petter can't reform it - nobody can! https://www.instagram.com/p/BvLf9twh8Wz/ We chat with Nils Marius Otterstad, one Janteloppet organizers about what's new & different. - The Janteloppet Ski Fest is first and foremost based on Petter Northug jr.´s vision and passion for x-country skiing. In one phrase: it's all about…
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Competition Season is NOT Over For Johaug, Kalla, Iversen etc

Competition Season is NOT Over For Johaug, Kalla, Iversen etc

Newsfeed, Trivia
How do you reckon the Norwegians turn their stars of skiing into " Stars. Period"? Easy - by having them on television screens as much as possible. And when there is no snow - well, there's always something else. Where there's a will, there's a way! Therese Johaug, Emil Iversen and - hold it - Petter Northug himself are currently on Rhodes competing against Charlotte Kalla and Calle Halfvarsson. Yep, on the Greek island of Rhodes. [caption id="attachment_10890" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Therese is first on a climb. No surprises there [/caption] Because that's where Norway's top broadcaster TV2 is currently filming an adventure show. Details are, predictably, kept under wraps but the show, named Landskampen, appears to be a cross between the Wipeout and the Fort Boyard. With a distinct difference…
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Petter Northug Is Calling On You!

Petter Northug Is Calling On You!

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
Yes, you! Because you don't want to just let this winter slip away. And because you want to witness gathering of stars like nowhere else in the this part of the Universe. [caption id="attachment_10821" align="alignnone" width="1240"] Hafjell is a ski resort about 20 minutes drive from Lillehammer or around two hours from Oslo airport. World-class skiing in Norway is always close to " modern civilization" [/caption] World's fastest skiers Emanuele "Lele" Becchis and Ludvig "Ludde" Søgnen Jensen expect to throw gauntlet to Johannes Klaebo himself at 100m Supersprint. Becchis is the current world record holder at 10.78 ( clock your own 100m on skis, freestyle - see how good you are.) In 30k freestyle race Alexander Bolshunov will meet Sjur Røthe and Hans Christer Holund - how's that for a…
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Unorthodox Look At Why XCSkiing Is King In Norway

Unorthodox Look At Why XCSkiing Is King In Norway

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
The Norwegians took such a clean sweep at the golden medals at the Seefeld-2019, that it's almost embarrassing. Let's leave aside the issue of how good the Norwegian dominance is for the future of internation skiiing ( it isn't - and will be discussed in a separate story soon enough) Let's try to take a look at why a nation of 5.3 million came to dominate one of the most grueling yet the most technical sports - and expensive ones too. A word of pre-warning - you won't find here: photo & texts telling you how every Norseman ( and woman) puts skis on straight out of her/his cradle. Not because it is untrue ( and it actually isn't true - big west coast cities like Bergen and Stavanger simply…
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