Vyalbe reacts to news Bjørgen was suspected in doping

Vyalbe reacts to news Bjørgen was suspected in doping

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"I'm in a bit of a shock from the news. I always considered and shall continue to consider her a great athlete but I do have serious questions to people who decide what constitutes doping, under what conditions and what punishment should be meted out." Thus reacted Yelena Vyalbe, the boss of the Russian ski association and, arguably, the most powerful woman in modern skiing. Vyalbe is a single female in all-powerful FIS Council (although she insists media should not dwell on that ). Marit and Yelena are on visibly good terms - judging by their mutually warm greetings on sidelines of FIS races - thanks to or, perhaps, despite the fact that Bjørgen has taken the title of " of the most decorated female skier ever" from Vyalbe. In…
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Tarjei Bø went to healer when he felt that doctors couldn’t cure him

Tarjei Bø went to healer when he felt that doctors couldn’t cure him

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"... He pressed his hands and I was filled with a strange feeling. His hands were warm, hot. It hurt more and more , and I saw that he was hurting himself. Then the pain became so great that it felt as if he had cut a knife over my toes and the soles of my feet. He did not hold me hard, but the energy was so enormous. It felt like I was bleeding under my feet..." Thus speaks Tarjei Bø in the book "Brødrekraften" which Bø has written together with Johannes Thingnes Bø and journalist Lasse Lønnebotn and excerpts from which were published in VG.no on Tuesday. Elder Bø had TWAR, relatively rare yet stubborn-nasty bacterial disease that conventional doctors couldn't cure. Hence Bjorn the Healer from Trondelag,…
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Zakopane cancels on junior skiers again, JWSC-2022 is looking for new home

Zakopane cancels on junior skiers again, JWSC-2022 is looking for new home

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The world's best young skiers won't see the jewel of Polish winter sports - Zakopane. "...The FIS was informed by the Polish Ski Federation that the Cross-Country competitions of the Junior and U23 World Ski Championships 2022 cannot be held in Zakopane due to a planned construction in direct surrounding of the planned venue of the Cross-Country track..." Oops. Zakopane was meant to host JWSC-2021 but canceled due to COVID uncertainties - Finnish Vuokatti ( and Lahti for ski jumpers and combiners) stepped in and held a very successful event last February. Who will rescue the Junior Worlds this time around? "...The FIS, together with National Ski Associations are intensively working on finding a solution to host the Junior and U23 WSC Cross-Country competitions and is hoping to confirm an…
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Teresa Stadlober Might Join Team Russia

Teresa Stadlober Might Join Team Russia

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No need to worry - the best Austrian skier has no known intentions to switch her citizenship. It has become known , however, ( via Yulia Belorukova) that Teresa Stadlober will join Markus Cramer's group in training in the spring and the summer of 2021. Along with Pellegrino and De Fabiani as previously reported. It starts looking like " the world vs Norway". Well, after Oberstdorf-2021 that basically looked like the Norwegian Championships with Bolshunov invited as a solo foreign star, it only makes sense to try something new & drastic in the Olympic season.
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Max Volkov Will Coach Chinese Skiers

Max Volkov Will Coach Chinese Skiers

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Max Volkov, ex-assistant coach of Yuri Borodavko at Team Russia, will coach the Chinese national team. Volkov is well known in the international skiing circles - not the least as a " Voice of Bolshunov " as he was often seen helping media to interpret for the Russian great ( who consistently refuses to learn English). Volkov will have to undergo the planet's most stringent quarantine before joining his new team in May. He will join there Nikita Kryukov, the Olympic champion of Vancouver , who is a trainer of the Chinese sprinters.
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