FIS unveils rules for first-ever Mixed Team Sprint  – they are fascinating

FIS unveils rules for first-ever Mixed Team Sprint – they are fascinating

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"... And Now for Something Completely Different" - that might as well be a title for the format of a brand-new mixed gender relay sprint FIS just unveiled: Qualification Teamsprint: Each athlete will individually ski one lap by interval start. The result of the qualification round will be calculated by accumulating the times of both athletes and the 20 best team will be qualified to the Final. During the Finals, each athlete of the team will alternatively ski 6 laps each in the following order Women / Man. The last 2 teams will be eliminated after lap 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. Overlapping rules will apply. No physical contact between the competitors is required for the exchange. Wow. Almost a revolution in one of the most traditional sports on the…
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Evgeniya Krupitskaya: No Haters Writing To Me  – Definite Sign I’m No Star Yet

Evgeniya Krupitskaya: No Haters Writing To Me – Definite Sign I’m No Star Yet

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Nobody had more meteoric rise last season than an 18 year old teenager from Saint Petersburg. Six months ago even the best informed specialists likely haven't heard the name. Unlike other brilliant Juniors, Helene Fossesholm and Veronika Stepanova, who were on the radar for the last couple of years, Evgeniya Krupitskaya, who is year younger, came seemingly from nowhere. But she is surely there to stay: two silver medals at the Junior World Championships plus a 4th place ( a third medal was very close!), a successful debut in the World Cup in Engadin and very respectful performance at the Russian Nationals. We spoke to the " world hottest" junior after her season's end I'm not the " biggest junior prospect in the world" - that's more of my goal…
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Pearl Of Siberia

Pearl Of Siberia

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
The Pearl of Siberia is called "pearl" not for nothing: many heard of it, but few made a pilgrimage to Siberia to see one of the world's largest ski stadium for themselves. It's about to change: Pearl of Siberia, some 40k from oil- rich city of Tyumen, will host FIS World Cup finals next year. Here's what athletes and, God willing, dedicated fans shall find there: - snow guaranteed tracks. They laid fancy earth- freezing piping system underneath plus it's you know, Siberia after all. They ski here some 7-8 months / year. - huge ski stadium comparable only to Holmenkollen in grandeur and sitting capacity. - competition tracks wide as US highways. Pearl of Siberia was in many ways built as biathlon venue - biathletes like their tracks to…
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Daily Skier  At Oberstdorf 2021: Women 10k F In Pictures That Say It All

Daily Skier At Oberstdorf 2021: Women 10k F In Pictures That Say It All

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Writing long stories is oh-so-2001. Or even 1991. Instagram rules the world not for nothing. So instead of wasting your time with lengthy descriptions of who-did-what, we just show you how five leading female skiers of our blessed times looked today at the finish line of the 10k F [caption id="attachment_18007" align="alignnone" width="300"] Tatyana Sorina, 5th place [/caption][caption id="attachment_18005" align="alignnone" width="300"] Jessie Diggins (prone) , 4th place [/caption][caption id="attachment_18004" align="alignnone" width="300"] Ebba Andersson, 3d place [/caption][caption id="attachment_18008" align="alignnone" width="300"] Frida Karlsson, 2d place[/caption][caption id="attachment_18006" align="alignnone" width="300"] Therese Johaug - 1st place , minute ahead of the 2d place. And yes, that’s how she looks immediately after the finish...[/caption]
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Daily Skier  At Oberstdorf 2021: Skiathlon Is Waxers’ Contest

Daily Skier At Oberstdorf 2021: Skiathlon Is Waxers’ Contest

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Oberstdorf 2021 so far was/ is about temperatures changing from minus 3 Celsius to plus 15 C. (Plus the rain on Saturday morning) Add that half of the course is more or less firmly in the shade while the other half is exposed to the sun. Then remind yourself that Skiathlon at Oberstdorf is about preparing both classic and skating skis. Then you shall fully comprehend that the race on Saturday is the test of ski specialist mettle like probably never before. [caption id="attachment_17991" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Roy Pedersen, Norway[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17990" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Viktor Golovin, "Skiers from Russia " team [/caption][caption id="attachment_17989" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Vale Vuerich & Eva Urevc [/caption][caption id="attachment_17988" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Oleg Ragillo & Jessie Diggins [/caption][caption id="attachment_17993" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Simon Caprini, Rossignol [/caption]
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