XCSkiing Is Back On National Television In Key Market . First Ratings Are Reasonably Good

XCSkiing Is Back On National Television In Key Market . First Ratings Are Reasonably Good

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
For those who regularly deal with television ratings and want to jump straight to the news - just go to section starting with bold lettering. For the rest - a bit of an intro as to why these news are actually rather important: Cross country skiing on top professional level has two sources of income: A/ contributions by local authorities of wherever the races are held, in money and in kind. It's done out of combination of regional tourism support and healthy living promotion (of which top skiers are good example) plus healthy dose of local pride. Neither of above is really commercial in nature. B/ Money acquired through selling television broadcasting rights. As we keep on reminding you, the FIS is absolutely unique in the modern world as it…
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Controversies In Skiing  2019. The List

Controversies In Skiing 2019. The List

Newsfeed, Trivia
William Hazlitt, a XIX century English literary critic and essayist, was also a foreteller of things to come: "...When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest." For the modern world is build on controvercy - the more of them, the more interest and, ultimately, the more money to invest to keep things going. As the one of the most authoritative philosophers of our time, Miley Cyrus, once opined: People like controversy because that's what sells. By the way, at the tender age of 27, Miley has more money than needed to buy the whole of the international cross country skiing, lock, stock & barrel - were she so inclined. Armed with that ( controversial!) wisdom, we selected what we thought…
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Stars of 19/20 For You To Look At. Part 2 – Men

Stars of 19/20 For You To Look At. Part 2 – Men

Leaders, Newsfeed
Once again: the word "star" in our parlance does not just mean "the one who wins". Rather, it's the one who shines both on and off the tracks. Luckily for the sport, it's one and the same currently. Or, more accurately, two and the same since we have two amazing athletes who will surely take their fight for the title of the world's best skier to the new level [caption id="attachment_13797" align="alignnone" width="1920"] triple Olympic, triple World champion, the winner of the Crystal Globe of the last two season at the age of 23. What else could one desire for? Third one, we guess. He just can't bear losing[/caption] [caption id="attachment_13794" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Johannes Klaebo is once-in-generation athlete who rarely leaves his competitors any chance in sprints. Distance? He trained…
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Elena Vyalbe Announces Three Pregnancies In Team Russia!

Elena Vyalbe Announces Three Pregnancies In Team Russia!

Leaders, Newsfeed
The boss of the Russian skiing has made it known today that no less than three of her female athletes will miss at least the beginning of the season trough pregnancies. "I told them all girls in the team that if they think about babies they've got to hurry up and get pregnant this year, the one without the World Championships or the Olympics" Vyalbe who won dizzying 14 world and 3 Olympic titles during her career , herself had missed the Olympics of 1988 through pregnancy. Olympic and world medalist Yulia Belorukova and ex U23 champ Elena Ustiugova, nee Soboleva, were mentioned by name, the third future mother was not.
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Northug’s Top Moments ( Arbitrary Chosen By Us)

Northug’s Top Moments ( Arbitrary Chosen By Us)

Gear News, Leaders, Newsfeed
August is upon us and Petter Northug Jr. is finally, really, firmly launching his brand. Yes, we know, we know - technically, it's Jon Inge Gullikstad and his Brand Assist that are launching sales of Northug-labeled goods. But we seriously hope that whatever comes out carrying his name ( glasses and gloves to start with), it will reflect one of a kind persona Petter is: mega-talented, mercurial, charmingly non-PC & overall great face of the sport of cross country skiing to the outside world. We put together a list his special moments for you to remember - or to come up with your own one. Enjoy 1. 2011 "Humiliation" Relay finish, World Championship in Oslo. Who would forget that finish - and ensued media !@#$-stprm, of which the most memorable…
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