Sergey Ustiugov & Last Chance Saloon For Oberstdorf

Sergey Ustiugov & Last Chance Saloon For Oberstdorf

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It was Sergey Ustiugov 's last chance to jump on a wagon, departing for Oberstdorf 2021 - and he used it with his customary flair. The world's best skier of 2016/17 had an exceptionally rough season thus far: bad case of Covid hit him in October in altitude camp in Italy and, unlike many other skiers, the Russian Bear wasn't lucky enough to recover quickly. As the result, zero international races this season while the competition within Team Russia grew tremendously. Ustiugov left the Sbornya and was preparing at home, participating in local races where stunned viewers (yes, limited amount of fans is still allowed at most ski in Russia as it is an outdoor activity) had a chance to see Ustiugov run. On Thursday the 28 year old convincingly…
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Russian Athletes To Be Called National Athletes of Russia. Confused? You Are Not Alone

Russian Athletes To Be Called National Athletes of Russia. Confused? You Are Not Alone

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At the upcoming World championships - including the one in Oberstdorf and, possibly, the Juniors World at Vuokatti the Russian skiers would once again be stripped from their national anthem and coat of arms. That stems from the recent CAS decision that punished Russian for alleged doping transgressions. Yelena Vyalbe, the boss of the national skiing told told the Russian press, that her skiers would be called instead "National athletes of Russia" and the FIS anthem would be played should they win. Photo courtesy of Evgenia Krupitskaya, Russian Junior National team
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Krasnogorsk Ski Stadium – That’s How We All Going To Ski Soon Enough

Krasnogorsk Ski Stadium – That’s How We All Going To Ski Soon Enough

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Cross country skiing is not for everyone. It's for people who are blessed (cursed) to live in the areas with more or less guaranteed snow at least a few weeks / year. It is so happens that those are the most heavily urbanized places on Earth: Northern America and Europe nowadays sport quite astonishing 80% plus urbanization rates, about double from what was the case in 1950s. Add Covid mayhem and Covid travel restrictions - we might never thought about them but they are here and who knows for how long! Long story short: absolutely new variety of ski tracks " station" a.k.a ski stadium is suddenly needed. The one where pros could compete a few times a year, kids & committed amateurs train the rest of the winter -…
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Petter Northug Sentenced To 7 Months In Jail

Petter Northug Sentenced To 7 Months In Jail

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Found guilty and would have to serve time in jail, 7 months. Anything under 6 months the Norwegian law routinely substitutes going to slammer with going around with ankle monitor while sleeping at home. Over 6 months means you are somehow dangerous and need to be set example of. The drugs found in the Olympic champion's apartment are no issue legally - possession is decriminalised in Norway. Reckless driving is not.
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