Yeah, Supersprint Totally Rocks – Here’s Why

Yeah, Supersprint Totally Rocks – Here’s Why

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Don't take it from us - take it from Petter Northug Jr. himself: "Too bad we did not have this kind of competitions when I've started my career. The Supersprint is a revolution in skiing and should become an Olympic sport!" If the opinion of the world's greatest skier of this century haven't convinced you - here are some photos that might [caption id="attachment_10964" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Stars of traditional skiing on a starting grid. Name recognition helps to attract attention. Rivalries and mutual public dissing helps X 2. Just ask Petter and Kalle here [/caption] [caption id="attachment_10965" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Supersprint works the same way 100m works in athletics: 5 minutes of athlete presentation, 10 (okay - 13 ) seconds of actual race, then another 5 minutes for laps of honor…
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Supersprint Is Coming To Continental Europe

Supersprint Is Coming To Continental Europe

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Dear cross country skiing purists - please read no more ( you, likely, stopped reading anyway, upon seeing the title of this story). Yes, we do realize the competition format we shall be talking about here is a far cry from the sport of tough woodcutters, gliding through forests using time-tested diagonal style. Sorry. To all the others: rejoice! The fastest growing competition format in cross country skiing has crossed the seas and is coming to Continental Europe: Say hello to the first ever König Ludwig Lauf Superspint If you are still a tad fuzzy as to what it is - here's a vid explaining it all & featuring the format's biggest international star, Ludvig Søgnen Jensen a.k.a Ludde. Again, we are, probably, preaching to converted here, but in Norway…
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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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