Belorukova On Altercation With Karlsson:  I Do Not Regret What I Did  – One Can Not Behave Way She Did  In Race

Belorukova On Altercation With Karlsson: I Do Not Regret What I Did – One Can Not Behave Way She Did In Race

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This is the second part of the interview with the Olympics & Worlds medalist Yulia Belorukova. Part 1 is here [caption id="attachment_12373" align="alignnone" width="1920"] On "kerfuffle"with Frida Karlsson in Canada:It's " Forget and move on" kinda thing now. But I tell you this: I do not regret what I did and would probably do it again in the same situation. One can not behave the way she did in that race.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12376" align="alignnone" width="1018"] On Sponsors: I am not prepared to help advertize just about anything – I really need to believe in what I'm promoting. I really enjoyed my relationship with Toyota Russia – they are cool people and I've been using a cool car , Toyota C-HR - why, I even learned how to drive to make…
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Ebba Andersson Gets Sixten Jernberg Award

Ebba Andersson Gets Sixten Jernberg Award

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At 21 Ebba Andersson got many an accolade for her performances - and now she gets one of Swedish skiing' most prestigious awards ( if not the most prestigious) The Sixten Jernberg Prize is a Swedish peculiarity, honoring the athlete with the best performance in internal competitions, regardless of his/ her performance internationally. Therefore the list of winners is a mixture of world famous names - Stina Nilsson won it in 2015, Charlotte Kalla in 2007, Thomas Wassberg and Gunde Svan have also made during their respective careers - and those who shined in Sweden in only.
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Swedish Team = Dream Team? A-Landslag Damen 2019/20 In Pictures

Swedish Team = Dream Team? A-Landslag Damen 2019/20 In Pictures

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A-Landslag Damen better known in English as Swedish National Team, Ladies for 2019/20 has just been announced - and it looks like a Dream Team Here's what their current FIS Points standings are - as far as we're concerned, those are the most objective overall rankings in the world of pro-skiing. The first figure against their names corresponds to the latest FIS Distance rankings - the second one are the Sprint standings. The result is stunning: 4 out of 10 best sprinters are Swedish and so are 3 out of 10 distance runners! What happened to the Norwegian dominance that was assumed to last forever? With both hottest young stars - Andersson, 21 and Karlsson, 19 - it's now Sweden's turn to look indomitable in a foreseeable future. [caption id="attachment_11182"…
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Ski Season Kicks Off With SuperSprint Cup In Östersund, Sweden This Weekend

Ski Season Kicks Off With SuperSprint Cup In Östersund, Sweden This Weekend

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The wait is over. The snow skiing season starts this weekend in Östersund, Sweden True, there were already FIS races in the South America and Australia/New Zealand – and there was a traditional Livigno race. But the Swedes got the timing superbly right: end of October, just when millions of skiers the world over start sensing that snow in the air and look longingly at their own stashed away narrow skis. What you need to know about the Östersund Winter Festival: - Will take place 27 to 29 October and culminate with the Sunday's finals - Will be live-televised/streamed by home broadcaster SVT - Stands for 8,000 ( you heard it right – eight thousand! ) spectators were built - "Only” 500 cubic meters of snowfarmed snow will be need…
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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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