Daily Skier  At Oberstdorf 2021: Russia In Camouflage

Daily Skier At Oberstdorf 2021: Russia In Camouflage

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Not sure anyone would even understand what's going on were she/ he to be shown the photo we put in the headline a mere year ago. Let us help you to decipher: [caption id="attachment_17939" align="alignnone" width="1527"] Two Russian skiers, wearing FFP2 masks, that are compulsory in Bavaria, pass by the camouflaged Russian wax truck at the Oberstdorf World Championships [/caption] FFP2 masks are compulsory for everyone and everywhere at the championships - with a notable exception of actual athletes on the tracks, both training and competing. Camouflage on the Russian trucks and vans is a different story: according to the recent decision by the Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS), Russian athletes could take part in the world championships but the country's flag, the coat-of-arms, the anthem and even the…
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Russian XC Ski Team Reacts With Dismay To Olympic Ban

Russian XC Ski Team Reacts With Dismay To Olympic Ban

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..They watched and listened in utter silence. Some wee fidgeting thier fingers. A rising star of international skiing, a 20 year old Alexander Bolshunov had his head buried in his hands almost entire time. [caption id="attachment_6018" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Russian skiers listen to Thomas Bach, the IOC Chairman, speech[/caption] After the man in Lausanne had announced the decisions taken, they have started to get up and leave, one by one, without saying a word. Thus the Russian cross country skiing team met the ruling of the Internatinal Olympic Committee under which their country is not allowed to have a national team, no anthem shall be played or flag displayed at the Winter Olympic Games in Korea. The Russian skiing team is as strong as it probably ever was since the break-up…
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Russian Builds Fence Out of Skis

Russian Builds Fence Out of Skis

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We all love our skis – but some take that love a step farther. An extraordinary use for old skis was found in the Siberian city of Omsk in Russia. A private homeowner fenced off his home - with a "hedge" made of (wooden) skis. The photos, demonstrating an unsual dedication to a winter sport – or, perhaps, an easy access to ski storage – caused a minor sensation when they appeared on social media site, VK.com. Here are some comments: "The former boss of ski rental place's idea of retiterment”. “Bjoerndalen moved to Omsk?” “A physical education teacher!” Many of the commenters expressed doubts that the fence will be intact in winter. “This palisade will stand only until the first snow. Then it will be gone!”. “No way,” replies…
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