World Class Skiing Is Coming To Dresden. We Look At What Makes New City Sprint Location Special

World Class Skiing Is Coming To Dresden. We Look At What Makes New City Sprint Location Special

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A historic capital of Saxony ( and current capital of the Free State of Saxony within the Federal Repubic of Germany) , is known worldwide for its art museums and cultural events. Now the organizers of the Skiweltcup Dresden want to add a new reason to visit the historic city – the FIS Cross-country Skiing World Cup stage. It's city ski sprint, of course – the competition that has ardent supporters and skeptics alike. One thing nobody can deny is that it's original and goes a long way in attracting new fans to the great sport of cross country skiing. [caption id="attachment_6326" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] that's where the WC competitions will be held this weekend[/caption] Here's what we think is remarkable about the Dresden event: - The 1.4km sprint course requires…
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Behind Scenes At World Cup Stage In Davos

Behind Scenes At World Cup Stage In Davos

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World's best skiers are in Davos, Switzerland this weekend for two races of the cross-country skiing's World Cup. While the competitions themselves are aptly covered by experienced TV crews, there are many things around that simply don't get televised. Here is an effort to show you what does not meet the eye - or lens - of TV camera in broadcast. And yes, it is a very good idea to come visit the place where the XC ski World Cup stage is being held - a few days before the actual event. You get to watch, ski along and even chat to some of the world's best skiers - just be considered & polite. [caption id="attachment_6056" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Davos gained fame last century as town where uber-fancy tuberculosis sanatoriums were…
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FIS Plays Robin Hood, Takes (Prize) Money From Winners, Gives To Distant Runners-Up

FIS Plays Robin Hood, Takes (Prize) Money From Winners, Gives To Distant Runners-Up

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While skiing fans were busy discussing proposed changes to programs of the Ski World Championships, elite skiers themselves were closely studying new FIS pay charts – with many stars not liking the changes. In the recent years, a winner of the race in World Cup received EUR 13.000 – it will now be reduced to EUR 8700. A runner-up was to take home EUR 8700 – now it's EUR 6500 instead. It would become much less rewarding to win the Tour de Ski series : a winner of the grueling multi-day race will be entitled to half as much compared to what it used it be – EUR 47.700 vs 84.800! A second-placed athlete will also lose circa 10 thousand Euros. https://www.instagram.com/p/BPAmyOFAYa9/ So, where did all the money go? Well,…
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