Five Years Ago Skofterud And Steira Lit Up Internet With This Snap

Some pictures are more memorable that the others.

It feels like yesterday but, in fact, it is exactly five years today since Vibeke Skofterud and Kristin Størmer Steira lit up the Internet with their famous snap

Back then some even summoned enough concentration to peel their eyes off the duo of the Norwegian Olympic champions to read what it was all about – to discover that it was regarding being #100%REN or 100% doping-free.

– “This is a creative way to show what we stand for. We were having a little fun to put on memory….This might be a little above the limit, but people must be able to accept”, said Steira to at the time

Since we are on the subject: in 2005 Vibeke Skofterud turned down an offer to appear in the Norwegian edition of the men’s magazine FHM. They say the rejection had happened in no small measure due to pressure from the Norwegian skiing federation.

We totally miss you on the circuit, Ms Skofterud and Ms Steira!

Top photo courtesy of Vibeke Skofterud Twitter

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