Men’s Team Sprint distance in Beijing will be shorter than previously thought – sources

Men’s Team Sprint distance in Beijing will be shorter than previously thought – sources

Leaders, Newsfeed
The rumour mill brought as a tidbit that we wanted to share with you: FIS has decided to shorten the distance of men's Team Sprint event at the Beijing Olympics from 1850 to 1500 meters. In other words, men and women will run exactly the same distance at exactly the same course. The decision allegedly came during the recent visit to Kuyangshu Nordic Center where Olympic races will be held by a delegation led by FIS Cross-Country Race Director Pierre Mignerey. FIS in its press-release makes no mention of the route changes , but our sources tell us that's either " done deal" or " being actively debated". We on ours part applaud the decision - first, FIS has to show that it is doing something for gender equality when…
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Team China coach: our skiers  might deliver surprise at home Olympics

Team China coach: our skiers might deliver surprise at home Olympics

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With less than 5 months before the Beijing Winter Olympics kick-off, very little is known about the strength of the host team. Chinese skiers didn't take part in the international competitions last season due to Corona restrictions( except for juniors/ U23 based in Norway). Naturally, China proves time and again that it knows how to catch up & overtake the world's best in so many sports ( and well beyond the sport, of course). Will it produce surprises in cross country skiing this upcoming season? We talked to someone in the know. "..I am just amazed to work with such team where everyone is focused on reaching the highest result possible.." Since the beginning of the year 2021 Max Volkov has been living in China and working with the skiers…
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Coronavirus Starts Wrecking Havoc In Beijing Olympics Preps

Coronavirus Starts Wrecking Havoc In Beijing Olympics Preps

Gear News, Newsfeed
The Olympic Games in Beijing are not to kick off for another two years but the major medal contenders' preparations are in full swing always already. Or were meant to be. The formula is as follows: exactly two years ahead a team of the most experienced and thorough waxers departs for extended tests carrying literally hundreds of pairs of skis: every possible combination of grind and wax needs to be tried. Nobody could guarantee that the weather will be the same during the actual event, but there is a bigger chance hitting it right in the same week of the year. Different courses/ distanced require different tests. The job therefore is long, arduous and painstaking- but needs to be done of a) the team wants to win b)can afford such…
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