FIS Plays Robin Hood, Takes (Prize) Money From Winners, Gives To Distant Runners-Up

FIS Plays Robin Hood, Takes (Prize) Money From Winners, Gives To Distant Runners-Up

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While skiing fans were busy discussing proposed changes to programs of the Ski World Championships, elite skiers themselves were closely studying new FIS pay charts – with many stars not liking the changes. In the recent years, a winner of the race in World Cup received EUR 13.000 – it will now be reduced to EUR 8700. A runner-up was to take home EUR 8700 – now it's EUR 6500 instead. It would become much less rewarding to win the Tour de Ski series : a winner of the grueling multi-day race will be entitled to half as much compared to what it used it be – EUR 47.700 vs 84.800! A second-placed athlete will also lose circa 10 thousand Euros. https://www.instagram.com/p/BPAmyOFAYa9/ So, where did all the money go? Well,…
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(Some) Olympians Express Concerns: Pyeongchang Games Are Too Close To North Korea

(Some) Olympians Express Concerns: Pyeongchang Games Are Too Close To North Korea

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Therese Johaug had already said goodbye to Olympic Games, suspended Russian skiers still have a hope. It sounds ironic, but some skiers, not having obstacles to participation in the Olympics, have severe doubts: should they go to Pyeongchang or not? “If North Korea wants to start the war during the Olympics, they'll do it - there is no doubt about that. And then, I think, the whole sports world will be wiped out”. says Astrid Jacobsen, representing athletes in the IOC, in conversation with the Norwegian VG newspaper. https://www.instagram.com/p/BMCQClgjWnC/ However, the skier confesses, that she hasn't got enough knowledge to foretell which way things will go: “I don’t believe, that they (the IOC) will go ahead with the Olympic Games, if there is a cradible threat to lives” – concludes…
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Petter Northug Dreams About His Brother’s Girlfriend!

Petter Northug Dreams About His Brother’s Girlfriend!

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Petter Northug may or may not be the best skier currently living on this planet (according to him he is) – but he surely is the most entertaining of the bunch. Ever wanted to learn the Olympic and world champion's secrets? Well that time has come finally: the King of Ski went through a lie detector test! With some modifications: instead of hard looking goons in lab coats (or whoever is supposed to administer it according to latest Hollywood silver screen tales), Northug was subjected to questioning by people who know him well. Or do they, now? https://www.facebook.com/PetterNorthugjrOfficial/videos/811101679069128/ Even Northug, the young brother of the King, was first to go. – Naturally, his was “Have you ever had sexual fantasies about my girlfriend?” Not an unreasonable inquiry: it’s very difficult…
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Norwegian Ski Stars Get Rebuke From Authorities For Their Social Media Accounts

Norwegian Ski Stars Get Rebuke From Authorities For Their Social Media Accounts

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It's not like top Norwegian skiers are not under enough pressure lately as-is, what with Johaug banned from the Olympics and those never ending rumours about using anti-asthma medications without compeling medical reasons. Now the skiing stars face an attack from the Norwegian authorities - from the Forbrukerombudet or the Consumer Ombudsman agency - to be precise. The issue at stake is one of the hottest, most debated ones the world over – when/how should celebrities and influencers reveal that those products and services they visibly enjoy on their social media accounts are often not so much their personal choice – but that they were paid for by providers of thereof ? The US Federal Trade Commission even runs a dedicated Q&A regarding paid promotion on its pages – although…
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These Bodies Are Made For Skiing. And Looking At

These Bodies Are Made For Skiing. And Looking At

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Winter, as they say, is coming – which means for us here that soon enough the world's best skiers will wrap their gorgeous bodies in all sorts of warm clothing, denying their fans a chance of seeing them on social media “au naturale” - well, nearly. Let's take a look at what this outgoing summer gave us. And what a feast for the eyes it was! Lucas Chanavat, France improves his already strong reputation of the owner of lonely girls' hearts the world over with these pictures of himself doing a handstand– this time, at Holmenkollen. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWkjpGJlLho/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BWQDPIolHDt/ Chanavat's biggest rival in that heart-breaker department is none else but Johannes Klaebo of Norway - another skier with ideal body. https://www.instagram.com/p/BW2YqC3g4U6/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BV9258dgdH2/ Chanavat is 22, Klaebo is 20... hm..anybody a little…
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