Swedes Get Massive Hike In Individual Salaries, But Team Achievement Bonus Is Gone

Swedes Get Massive Hike In Individual Salaries, But Team Achievement Bonus Is Gone

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
Base salary of the national team athletes was hiked quite a bit in a recent decision by the Swedish ski federation, DN reports Charlotte Kalla, Stina Nilsson, Ebba Andersson & Co will from now on get SEK 200000/ year or around 18.700 Euros. Not exactly what country's top football or ice hockey players are used to but much better than previous SEK 120000/ year Apart from the base salary raise, there are also more bonuses: a winner of a FIS World Cup stage would take home SEK 50000, second place would bring 30 and third 20K. Previously only winners were paid. What's gone is a peculiar collective same-for-all bonus Swedish skiers were previously paid if they took 30 World Cup podiums between them. Not so much jämlikhet any longer?
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Charlotte Kalla’s Victory Secret: Famous Blue Jackets From Tärendö

Charlotte Kalla’s Victory Secret: Famous Blue Jackets From Tärendö

Newsfeed, Trivia
Whatever the world-class skiing venue, they are there: The Blue Jackets from Tärendö Dressed in puffy downparkas, with enormous portrait of their hero on the back. Known for enthusiastic support & cheering they produce. Probably, the best, the most organized, the most visual cross country skiing fan club in the world Charlotte Kalla's. The club is lead by Leif Pekkari with active participation of Charlotte's father, Per-Erik Kalla and her mother, Lena Tärendö is a small town where Marina Charlotte Kalla was born, grew up and learned skiing, Tärendö is close to the Arctic Circle but, rather more importantly, is also close to top Swedish ski centers of Gällivare, Piteå and Luleå
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Know-How From Sweden: Executive Ski Club For True Achievers

Know-How From Sweden: Executive Ski Club For True Achievers

Training & Outfitting
Cross country skiing is changing and evolving. It's no longer the sport practiced in faraway snow wilderness by a few of "the strong silent type". We all got used in the last couple of decades to snowcat-groomed trails, warm changing rooms – even to pasta-parties at the finish line. What did not change – and never will – is that cross country skiing more than any other sport demands determination, strong will, character to overcome difficulties, ability to shut that lazy man inside yourself. Plus careful preparations and good tactics. ...Wait a second, isn't that a set of essential qualities straight out of "How to Become a Successful Executive" book? That must have crossed Swedish entrepreneur and top amateur athlete (11 Vasaloppets, 4 Marcialongas and 2 IronMan races) Fredrik Erixon's…
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