Zakopane cancels on junior skiers again, JWSC-2022 is looking for new home

Zakopane cancels on junior skiers again, JWSC-2022 is looking for new home

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The world's best young skiers won't see the jewel of Polish winter sports - Zakopane. "...The FIS was informed by the Polish Ski Federation that the Cross-Country competitions of the Junior and U23 World Ski Championships 2022 cannot be held in Zakopane due to a planned construction in direct surrounding of the planned venue of the Cross-Country track..." Oops. Zakopane was meant to host JWSC-2021 but canceled due to COVID uncertainties - Finnish Vuokatti ( and Lahti for ski jumpers and combiners) stepped in and held a very successful event last February. Who will rescue the Junior Worlds this time around? "...The FIS, together with National Ski Associations are intensively working on finding a solution to host the Junior and U23 WSC Cross-Country competitions and is hoping to confirm an…
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X Games come to rollerskiing

X Games come to rollerskiing

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You could slice it whichever way you like , but it appears that Francesco Becchis with his (reckless? accidental? ) move did more for popularization of rollerskiing on social media than all the other dry skis athletes combined. https://www.instagram.com/p/CS1PEPAIy9W/?utm_medium=copy_link
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Meet the girl who skied Blink with Petter Northug

Meet the girl who skied Blink with Petter Northug

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"I chose them. They should feel privileged ", - Barbro Saetha laughs easily as she prepares to take a start in mixed -gender team relay at Blink Festivalen in western Norway. "Them" being a duo of Petter Northug and Petter Skinstad coached by legendary Åge Skinstad - Petter S.' father and Petter N. former manager at Team Norge. When Team Petter signed up for Blink, they were missing a third squad member - that had to be a woman, according to the Blink rules. Petter x 2 did what you would expect them in to do in 2021 - launched a campaign on social media looking for a lucky third: https://www.instagram.com/p/CR1hBDGr9hw/?utm_medium=copy_link Thousands applied. Seriously - would YOU miss a chance to run with Petter Northug? But it was Ms. Saetha…
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Yulia Stupak: There are girls on World Cup circuit who   always hit you poles, always aggressive

Yulia Stupak: There are girls on World Cup circuit who always hit you poles, always aggressive

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We continued publish our notes from a recent interview with Yulia Stupak. For " ease of digestion ", her thoughts & tales were grouped thematically (in reality one gets to hear Ms.Stupak's opinion on everything at once - and then back again. Absolutely charming if you are present but quite impossible to convey verbatim) Training: " I am walking on a knife’s edge - exploring my maximum in each and every training cycle yet trying not to overdo it. That’s how you grow and find new strength. Functional readiness, technique - everything. The latter one is constantly evolving - Markus ( Cramer) works a lot with me to better my style - even if microscopically, little by little. In the Olympic season the stakes are much, much higher than in…
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Yulia Stupak : childbirth gave me extra psychological  stability and confidence . Including for photos in bikini on Instagram

Yulia Stupak : childbirth gave me extra psychological stability and confidence . Including for photos in bikini on Instagram

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Yulia Stupak (Belorukova) is not just one of the world's top skiers - unlike quite a few (many, alas), a 26 year old Russian is actively and consciously trying to expand the appeal of cross country skiing beyond the tight circle of hard-core fans. Be it through her marquee dancing on podiums or talking openly about childbearing & rearing for active international athlete. This is Part 1 of our recent conversation with Ms.Stupak: "..I’ve achieved quite a bit, won several important medals at a young age. After that I felt it’s time to start a family. My husband is 8 years older than me, he probably felt it even stronger. He told me: " You are very talented and you are only at the beginning of your sporting career. You…
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