Two kings of cross country skiing, leaving lasting effect on fans’ memories. The hyper-meticulous in his preparations Swede vs…well, you all read his book so you already know how the Norwegian was at times preparing for his.
If only we could see them compete against each other!
Well, guess what? We could. Soon!
Landskampen is back. The first season’s featured two countries’ best skiers and biathletes and was loved by the public. Yes, the Landskampen viewership figures beat those of all but the most popular actual skiing races.
The corona pandemics , clearly, affected the planning & filming of the show’s new season. Instead of scenic Greece it will now be filmed in Norway.
Says Anders Sæther, Landskampen creator & showrunner:
“We all look forward to producing the second season of Landskampen with Petter and Gunde as hosts. They are legends, and two of the “best ever” x-country skiers. They also personify the rivalry between our two countries that is at the heart of our format. They have had their disputes through media, but we believe that they will make a great team as hosts for Landskampen”.
Producers do not reveal the names of other show participants but promise ” big names”. Could we just say how much we envy Swedes and Norwegians who have this kind of stuff on their tele?
Sorry Svan and Northug chose to be born in different decades thus depraving us of a chance to savor their fight on ski tracks. But in XXI century people prefer to watch competition reality television and there’s nothing skeptics & traditionalists could do about that. And you know why? In actual matches, races and bouts you get to watch them athletes – in reality show you also get to hear them talking while competing. Makes all the difference.