Shock: There Is Someone Who Doesn’t  Want To Live Close To Martin Sundby!

Shock: There Is Someone Who Doesn’t Want To Live Close To Martin Sundby!

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
A newly crowned World champion Martin Johnsrud Sundby might have to split his attention between skiing and going to court next season. According to to ABC Nyheter a 34 year old plans to sue municipality of Ringsaker for revocation of already issued building permit. Four years ago Sundby bought some land at one of the Norwegian ski paradise locations - Sjusjøen. It looks like he only got around to building a cabin on it this year with municipality first OKeying his blueprints, but then abruptly cancelling it. Something to do with a Norwegian law stipulating how close the walls of your house could be from the land plot borders and whether the neighbors agree to getting too close to them and/or blocking their views. [caption id="attachment_12230" align="alignnone" width="1920"] According to…
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This New Race Is Totally Bonkers – And We Mean It In Best Possible Way!

This New Race Is Totally Bonkers – And We Mean It In Best Possible Way!

Leaders, Newsfeed
Arne Idland is a man who is never satisfied with his achievements. Turning Norwegian biathlon into gold medals-casting machine? Check. Creating world's biggest rollerski festival, rivaling best World Cup events in both skiing and biathlon. Check! This year Arne and his team came up with a race that's so bonkers - we absolutely love the very sound of it. Forget about Spartan, Urbanathlon or whatever else you thought is an ultimate test of fitness. Forget even about Blink Festival own crazy race, Lysebotn Uphill that leaves world's best skiers ( by definition fittest people on this planet) wreathing in pain at the finish line. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw-K5A0Ba-5/ Because this year Arne has decided to stage Lysebotn Doublepoling Only race That's right - 7.4km to the summit of Lysebotn anybody who signs would…
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Beard,  The Best A Man Can Get

Beard, The Best A Man Can Get

Featured, Newsfeed, Trivia
Since everybody & his dog are discussing Gillette's (successful ) attempt at stirring the pot , we have decided to jump on that bandwagon too. We have no idea whether a beard these days is supposed to be a nod towards "toxic masculinity" or any such. We merely present you beard fashions on the top of international skiing. Whether they are in dire need of Gillette or otherwise - you decide. "Full-time beard" Brigade [caption id="attachment_10000" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Martin Sundby[/caption][caption id="attachment_9996" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Baptiste Gros[/caption][caption id="attachment_9995" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Simon Caprini, Rossignol Nordic manager [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9998" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Sergey Ustiugov [/caption] "Three-day stubble Squad" [caption id="attachment_10006" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Sindrе Skar ( L) and Artyom Maltsev[/caption][caption id="attachment_10005" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Federico Pellegrino [/caption][caption id="attachment_9999" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Hans Christer Holund[/caption][caption id="attachment_10001" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]…
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Arne Idland: Blink Skifestival  Could Become Start Of  FIS World Cup Season

Arne Idland: Blink Skifestival Could Become Start Of FIS World Cup Season

Leaders, Newsfeed
Arne Idland is a legend. It's under his stewardship that the Norwegian biathlon, featuring great Ole Einar Bjørndalen & Co, became the world's best. Twice Idland was in charge of the Norwegian team this century - and twice it was on top of the podiums. Last year a 49 year old native of Sandnes resigned his commission as a top coach of the Norwegian national biathlon team to concentrate at his other job - that of the Sports Director for Blink Skifestival ( Idland is also a coach for Figgjo IL, local sports club) International experience and energy of Idland is in no small part a reason why a summer sporting event in relatively "non-skiing" part of Norway have gradually became an absolute must-go for the world's best skiers and…
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…Yet Experience Still Matters At Olympics – And These Guys Prove It

…Yet Experience Still Matters At Olympics – And These Guys Prove It

Leaders, Newsfeed
While Pyeongchang-2018 was, undoubtedly, a break-out tournament for the youth, some top athletes keep on proving their mettle year after year, the Olympics after the Olympics [caption id="attachment_6929" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Dario Cologna, quadruple Olympic champion - Vancouver, Sochi, Pyeongchang. Incredibly, he won 15k race in all three of those. Beijing-2022, Dario?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6657" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Charlotte Kalla, triple Olympic champion - Vancouver, Sochi and now Pyeongchang[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6963" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Martin Johnsrud SundbySilver in Vancouver, bronze in Sochi - and, finally, two golds in Pyeongchang[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6668" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Marit BjørgenThe last one here (but most certainly not the least) is the most decorated Winter Olympian ever!Silver in Salt Lake CitySilver in TurinAnd mind-boggling seven golds in Vancouver, Sochi and Peyongchang! [/caption]
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