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Dream XCSki City To Be Built – And We Already Want To Move There

Dream XCSki City To Be Built – And We Already Want To Move There

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
...Almost 100 years ago great Le Corbusier, father of modern urban planning, came up with Ville Radieuse or Radiant City - an ideal city project where everything is done to " to reunite man, nature, and the machine in an unalienated harmony" Now Serneke, one of Sweden's largest construction companies, wants to take the ideal city concept a step further by adding one hitherto missing crucial element within that city: cross country ski track. Serneke and the municipality of Järfälla have agreed to move forward with plans of development brand new neighborhood. ".... In Järfälla City we are planning housing units, hotels, shops, restaurants - and a 1.2 km long cross country ski trail built underground and open all year around!" declares Serneke at its website And this is how…
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Atomic And Salomon To Be Sold To Chinese Investors?

Atomic And Salomon To Be Sold To Chinese Investors?

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
The corporate owner of Salomon and Atomic may be sold to Chinese investors. Finnish Amer Sports has revealed last week that it had received what they termed as "indication of interest" from a consortium of Chinese sportswear company Anta and FountainVest Partners, a Hong Kong private equity group. It must be quite a serious "indication of interest" since, unusually, the offer size was revealed: the Chinese are ready to purchase the whole Amer Sports for a rather princely €4.6 billion in all-cash buyout. Or over 25% more than the market value of the company was before the announcement ( Amer Sports is a publicly traded company) Anta is big in team sports in China and is starting to make inroads into pro-basketball in the US: they just unveiled signature Klay Thompson shoes…
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We Read Through 176 Pages Of Fresh FIS Bulletin

We Read Through 176 Pages Of Fresh FIS Bulletin

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
The International Ski Federation ( FIS) has published its biannual Bulletin. We read trough its 176 pages so you don't have to. If you do , however, here's a link Here's what we gleaned: - FIS continues to emphasize effort that went into development and upkeep of the FIS App for “fans and stakeholders alike”. The said app ( and we presume all reading this have already downloaded & are using it) allows real-time monitoring of all FIS events and races, including cross country skiing. There were circa 300.000 app downloads in total since its launch some 2 years ago Fair to say that that's the best gauge of the size of active audience of all sports under FIS umbrella. No breakdown per sport was provided. - Next important bit…
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Andy Newell: We Might Have To Change Legal Altitude Limit For Competing & Other Musings Of Famed Ski Sprinter

Andy Newell: We Might Have To Change Legal Altitude Limit For Competing & Other Musings Of Famed Ski Sprinter

Leaders, Newsfeed
..One reason every ski-related resource in the world is writing these days about Andy Newell's new endeavor is how well liked the man is on an international ski circuit. With a career spanning some 15+ years, 8 ( eight!) World Championships and four Olympics, Newell is a true living legend, particularly in ski sprint that was in its infancy at the beginning of the century when the American started. With the last Olympics over & done with, a 34 year old native of Bennington, VT is moving to the next phase in life Nordic Team Solutions is what Newell's new coaching project is called, the one that will grow both future Nordic stars and the sport's popularity. The Daily Skier caught up with the man to talk about his skiing…
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World’s Best Skier Caught Using Doping And Other Dramatic Events: Crime Fiction Book Hits Bookshelves

World’s Best Skier Caught Using Doping And Other Dramatic Events: Crime Fiction Book Hits Bookshelves

Newsfeed, Trivia
Just how popular cross country skiing is in Norway? Well, popular enough for one of the country's top crime fiction writers ( and a former minister of Justice, if anybody needs to know) to cobble together a book centered at the sport. "A Tomb For Two" plot goes like this: Norway's best female skier is caught taking Clostebol right before the Olympic games. Sounds familiar? Well, that's where would-be realism ends and full-throttle drama begins. The protagonist, one Hege Chin Morell, is a Chinese orphan, adopted by a rich Norwegian businessman: shy, shunned by the rest of the team and avoided by sponsors. Plot gets thicker when a promising male skier is found dead with a high amount of Clostebal in his blood. Tough female private investigator gets on the…
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