Keep On Waxing, Bro – Fluoroban Delayed!

Keep On Waxing, Bro – Fluoroban Delayed!

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The FIS boffins caved in to the harsh realities of 2020 and have just published their decision to postpone the much talked about absolute ban on fluorowaxes from the upcoming season to 2022/23. Wise move! Here: Fluorinated Ski Wax Prohibition The Council decided in November 2019 that the use of fluorinated ski wax will be banned for all FIS disciplines from the 2020-21 season which have been shown scientifically to have a negative environmental and health impact. Regulations have been established in USA that are already in place and will be implemented in the EU from July 2020 which impact the manufacturer of these products. Kompass has developed hand-held detector testing devices that will be certified by the Frauenhof Institute and tested during the summer months. Thereafter they will also…
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Fans, Rejoice: Johaug To Compete Next Month!

Fans, Rejoice: Johaug To Compete Next Month!

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World's best female skier is to return to our television screens and papers' pages when she takes a start for the first time in months. The Norwegian national broadcaster NRK reports that June 11th Therese Johaug will take part in the annual Bislett Games this year dubbed "Impossible Games". Yes, Bislett is about athletics but Johaug is a reigning Norwegian champion in 10000m so it all makes sense. Frankly, does it really matter what the multiple Olympic and world champion competes in? Last year, for instance, Johaug took part in the competitive reality show Landskampen on TV2 - and it got great ratings. In other words, the audience wants Therese first - sport later. ...Somehow, we are ready for Klaebo taking on Bolshunov in poker or chess by now -…
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Natalia Nepryaeva: Sometimes Feel Like Turning Around And Whacking Particularly Annoying Ones

Natalia Nepryaeva: Sometimes Feel Like Turning Around And Whacking Particularly Annoying Ones

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We love it when in interviews top skiers instead of prowessing some internal kumbaya between all stakeholders, actually don't hold their tongues. Enter Natalya Nepryaeva. In conversation with Sportbox.ru the leader of the Russian tea had this to say (among the other things, clearly). "...When I train in the forest, I always do so with earphones. Can't stand when people I don't know try to engage me in conversation, tell me what their impressions of my performance were and so on. After Tour de Ski this year some " veterans of skiing " who I never met before wanted to engage me in conversation on the tracks as if we were to be best friends. And I was thinking " Please leave me do my job! I'm not coming to…
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Top Swedish Skiers Hold Impromptu Races

Top Swedish Skiers Hold Impromptu Races

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Ebba Andersson, Linn Svahn plus friends & associates, 56 people in all, held in impromptu race on Östersund on Friday, the local Östersunds Posten reports. And there was nothing illegal with that. It's difficult for the most Europeans and a large portion of the North Americans to imagine , but Sweden is not on a lockdown, not yet at least: restaurants are open and so are ski resorts ,for instance. Only very large gatherings are banned, and, since March 12 , that includes organized ski races. Nobody said a word about " non-organized" ones, however. Ebba Andersson won that one - as you probably figured out.
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Breaking News: Quebec Races Also Cancelled, Season Is Over

Breaking News: Quebec Races Also Cancelled, Season Is Over

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The last remaining races of the FIS World Cup season, Sprint C and Sprint F are officially cancelled. After the United States and Canadian teams joined the Swedes, the Germans, the Brits and the Czechs who decided to withdraw yesterday, it was more like a formality. The Russians and the Slovenians said they were ready to run, but the FIS pulled the plug this morning. Johaug and Bolshunov won both the Distance Globe and the overall Big Crystal Globe, Svahn and Klaebo will receive the Sprint Globe. All by post, presumably.
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