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Vyalbe reacts to news Bjørgen was suspected in doping

Vyalbe reacts to news Bjørgen was suspected in doping

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"I'm in a bit of a shock from the news. I always considered and shall continue to consider her a great athlete but I do have serious questions to people who decide what constitutes doping, under what conditions and what punishment should be meted out." Thus reacted Yelena Vyalbe, the boss of the Russian ski association and, arguably, the most powerful woman in modern skiing. Vyalbe is a single female in all-powerful FIS Council (although she insists media should not dwell on that ). Marit and Yelena are on visibly good terms - judging by their mutually warm greetings on sidelines of FIS races - thanks to or, perhaps, despite the fact that Bjørgen has taken the title of " of the most decorated female skier ever" from Vyalbe. In…
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Source: Lygna and Toblach vying to host JWSC 2022

Source: Lygna and Toblach vying to host JWSC 2022

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
We are openly partial to Nordic Junior World Ski Championships. It's one of the most underrated events in the skiing calender. Where else you get to see tomorrow's champions earning their first stripes ? Where else do you get to see so many emotions on the tracks and outside? So when the news hit that Zakopane has cancelled on hosting the JWSC 2022, we started to dig around to find out who might step in as a last-minute replacement - the way Vuokatti stepped in in 2021. Now we think we know - albeit not with certainty. Our sources tell us, that Lygna, Norway and Toblach, Italy have offered their candidacies to hold the cross country skiing part of JWSC'22 ( as xcskiing Internet resource, we , honestly, don't care…
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Bolshunov does not do any snow-skiing till November. We asked his coach why

Bolshunov does not do any snow-skiing till November. We asked his coach why

Leaders, Newsfeed
Pro-skiers and ambitious amateurs spend more and more time on snow while preparing for their snow season. We don't have any statistics at hand, but the talk of 100+ days spent on glaciers and inside ski tunnels between April and later October raises no eyebrows nowadays. There is one notable stand-out, however: Yuri Borodavko, the coach of Alex Bolshunov, Natalia Nepryaeva, Denis Spitsov etc. The amount of days his skiers spent on snow so far? Zero. That despite spending the last 10 days in Ramsau, right by the famed Dachstein glacier. While hundreds of skiers ranging from " true weekend warrior" to Dario Cologna queue up every day to get to Dachstein tracks , the " Boro Team" is spending all their time alternating between rollerskiing and running down in…
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FIS unveils rules for first-ever Mixed Team Sprint  – they are fascinating

FIS unveils rules for first-ever Mixed Team Sprint – they are fascinating

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"... And Now for Something Completely Different" - that might as well be a title for the format of a brand-new mixed gender relay sprint FIS just unveiled: Qualification Teamsprint: Each athlete will individually ski one lap by interval start. The result of the qualification round will be calculated by accumulating the times of both athletes and the 20 best team will be qualified to the Final. During the Finals, each athlete of the team will alternatively ski 6 laps each in the following order Women / Man. The last 2 teams will be eliminated after lap 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. Overlapping rules will apply. No physical contact between the competitors is required for the exchange. Wow. Almost a revolution in one of the most traditional sports on the…
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Northug,  brand with character that looks like winner

Northug, brand with character that looks like winner

Gear News, Leaders, Newsfeed
...A late model Porsche 911 is parked next to a graffiti calling on comrades to rise against capitalism and, separately, against sexism. Welcome to Grünerløkka, that " Greenwich Village of Oslo ", trendy and hip, where opinions and lifestyles diverge and daring ideas being born and implemented. Grünerløkka is a home to the Northug brand. From here - to the world! [caption id="attachment_18580" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Lower floor is to introduce potential retailers to the current collections ...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18579" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...while top floor is busy working on those of 2023 and who knows how far beyond[/caption] Meet Silje Vasvåg,key account manager at Northug, branch of Brand Assist AS: [caption id="attachment_18583" align="alignnone" width="1920"] "Northug brand has that X-Factor feel. You are not only getting the best quality glasses and textiles…
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