Sergey Ustiugov Proposes! Here Are Other Couples Looking Ready To Get Hitched

Sergey Ustiugov Proposes! Here Are Other Couples Looking Ready To Get Hitched

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It finally happened! Sergey Ustiugov bent his knee and proposed to his long-term girlfriend Elena Soboleva. Ustiugov, double world champion -2017 and TdS winner, does not need much presentation. Sovoleva, ex-U23 world champion in sprint, has moved to distance skiing recently and just became a national champ on 50k ( yep, that's fifty - they compete in that ultra-long distance in Russia) Characteristically for the couple, social media accounts of both stayed silent - luckily for humanity, many of their friends felt it's their duty to inform the world about the big event. The occasion gives us all the excuses we need to present you other long-term & public in their affections couples in the world's best sport: [caption id="attachment_11000" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Biathlete Monika Hojnisz and Poland's best male skier…
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Need To Know: Who’s Getting Married In International Skiing?

Need To Know: Who’s Getting Married In International Skiing?

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The boss of the Russian national team broke the news that two of her skiers are planning to tie the knot - without quite revealing who. Now we are talking about something truly exciting! https://www.instagram.com/p/BvfBaGXhEH4/ Gold medals and Chrystal Cups are being won regularly – but actual marriages inside the International Ski Circus are exceedingly rare. Which gives us an excuse ( as if we needed one) to look at the couples in international skiing. https://www.instagram.com/p/BqjeSg_l7yu/ The Olympic champion of Sochi-2014 in sprint Ola Vigen Hattestad  turned out to be a geat combo of husband and coach. Just ask his wife Katja Visnar who brought home a silver medal from Seefeld 2019! In Sprint, of course, Team Sprint. https://www.instagram.com/p/Brn5WnhljRK/ Sometimes it feels that Anna Zherebyateva and Alexander Bolshunov separate only…
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Beard,  The Best A Man Can Get

Beard, The Best A Man Can Get

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Since everybody & his dog are discussing Gillette's (successful ) attempt at stirring the pot , we have decided to jump on that bandwagon too. We have no idea whether a beard these days is supposed to be a nod towards "toxic masculinity" or any such. We merely present you beard fashions on the top of international skiing. Whether they are in dire need of Gillette or otherwise - you decide. "Full-time beard" Brigade [caption id="attachment_10000" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Martin Sundby[/caption][caption id="attachment_9996" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Baptiste Gros[/caption][caption id="attachment_9995" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Simon Caprini, Rossignol Nordic manager [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9998" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Sergey Ustiugov [/caption] "Three-day stubble Squad" [caption id="attachment_10006" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Sindrе Skar ( L) and Artyom Maltsev[/caption][caption id="attachment_10005" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Federico Pellegrino [/caption][caption id="attachment_9999" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Hans Christer Holund[/caption][caption id="attachment_10001" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]…
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Faces Of Skiers Tell Stories

Faces Of Skiers Tell Stories

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We don't often get to see their faces - television cameras only stop at them for a fraction of time and the spectators' stands are too far away, as a rule. Let's take a look at what relatively close access the press is entitled to brings - hopefully, the camera lens had managed to capture emotions written on their faces. [caption id="attachment_6476" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Federico Pellegrino of Italy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6479" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Kasper Stadaas of Norway [/caption] [caption id="attachment_6485" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Andrey Krasnov of Russia listens to assistant coach Egor Sorin[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6484" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Andy Newell of Team U.S.A. & coach [/caption] [caption id="attachment_6483" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Andrej Segec of Slovakia[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6482" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Teodor Peterson of Sweden[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6492" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Caitlin Patterson and Kikkan Randall of the…
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Photo Essay Skiwelcup Dresden: Skiing Stars, Fans & Things To Look At

Photo Essay Skiwelcup Dresden: Skiing Stars, Fans & Things To Look At

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[caption id="attachment_6351" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Skiing is great. Skiing with world-famous Zwinger on the background - priceless. [/caption] [caption id="attachment_6360" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] ...massive ski wax trucks by the stately Ministry of Finance of Free State of Saxony [/caption] [caption id="attachment_6358" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] 3000 fans packed the stands that in summer time are used for open-air concerts. Another 8000 viewers spread along the tracks and on top of nearby bridges[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6370" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Qualification runs fly fast: some are just starting , while others are at the finish line[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6359" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] That contraption is called fly-cam and helps to capture action for television from above[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6354" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Johannes Høsflot Klæbo trusts his earphones in warm up [/caption] [caption id="attachment_6352" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] ....Lucas Chanavat never goes anywhere without…
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