Ulvang’s New Mixed Gender Sprint: We Name Pairs Qualified To Run

Ulvang’s New Mixed Gender Sprint: We Name Pairs Qualified To Run

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FIS' cross country skiing boss Vegard Ulvang have created a storm, announcing in interview with NRK that his organization is looking to spruce up the World Championship program by introducing new formats in skiing. While the idea of having jump boards in sprint runs seems to be getting the most attention, the most realistic and easy to implement is the one about mixed gender relays. It's been tested in biathlon and there are no objective reasons why it couldn't be tried even tomorrow. We have decided to help Mr. Ulvang by taking his idea a step further – how about allowing only the known couples or “items” as they used to be called, to participate in such races? Not wanting to be known as a gossip mag, we limit our…
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Story Of Rhaick Bomfim, Skiing Prodigy With Most Unusual Background

Story Of Rhaick Bomfim, Skiing Prodigy With Most Unusual Background

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Here at the DailySkier we especially like inspiring stories, the stories of skiing changing, bettering somebody's life. Here's one of them, hope it makes your day as it made ours! ….For the time ever Termas de Chillan , a well known ski resort in the Chilean Andes, held the official FIS cross country race this year. It was nothing but symbolic that the biggest star of the tournament came out to be the guy who hasn't even celebrated his 16th birthday yet... ...That minor, ergh, obstacle did not stop him from finishing 7th in the ( grown up) men's 10 km freestyle race - and then leaving competitors in the dust in men's classic sprint final. The story becomes outright fantastic, given that just a few years ago a new…
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