Bolshunov will need at least 10 days to fully recover due to dental problems

Bolshunov will need at least 10 days to fully recover due to dental problems

Leaders, Newsfeed
Alex Bolshunov didn't have a good training camp in Ramsau. We at Dailyskier.com adhere to a policy of not reporting on skiers' health issues that we learned of until/ unless their teams decide to make them public. On Saturday Bolshunov's coach Yuri Borodavko did just that: the World Cup winner couldn't train properly due to pain and fever caused by a dental cyst or an inflammation of tissue in the gum. Bolshunov flew from Austria to Moscow where he was operated on Friday. On the photo above you see Bolshunov, his wife Anna and coaches Borodavko and Artyom Zhmurko discussing options while still in Ramsau Team Russia head physician Roman Erlikhman told TASS news agency that surgery went well and Bolshunov's participation in the first World Cup stage in Ruka…
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How much Klaebo earns  – and what others could learn from him

How much Klaebo earns – and what others could learn from him

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
JHK AS , a company owned by - you guessed it - Johannes Høsflot Klaebo - just published its annual results for 2020. That gives us an excuse to dig into what top skiers make - and how. [caption id="attachment_18557" align="alignnone" width="1091"] World's biggest earner among male skiers [/caption] Every modern athlete got three basic sources of revenue: her/ his salary or stipend, her/ his prize money - and whatever she/ he earns outside the tracks, by, effectively, selling personal appeal. The world works in such a way that for the first two sources of income you have to pay taxes as an individual a.k.a. income tax. All major ski nations love to tax their high earners in excess of 40% , some much higher . Russia is a notable…
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Olli Ohtonen, Iivo Niskanen’s Coach, On Modern Training Methods Of Top Athletes

Olli Ohtonen, Iivo Niskanen’s Coach, On Modern Training Methods Of Top Athletes

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One of the most fascinating aspects of cross-country skiing as a pro-sport is how fast and how radically the technique changes. What was considered ideal barely ten years ago ( insert your favorite skier's name here) - is decidedly old-school today. That's largeky because world's top scientists got involved and, with countless measurements, research & fine-tuning , effort to help athletes to shave off yet another second in competition. The Daily Skier went to Vuokatti, Finland, to talk to one of the best known " wizards of better technique". Meet Olli Ohtonen, Iivo Niskanen's coach. A world-class skier himself, Ohtonen competed at the World Championships and at the 2006 Olympics in Turin, then received PhD in Sports Science at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland's prime sport research facility. Subject? "Requirements…
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International Season 2020/ 21 In Pictures

International Season 2020/ 21 In Pictures

Newsfeed, Trivia
Best in each category that we just came up with... https://www.instagram.com/p/CMb9i16j2tx/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMb-DF_DT_K/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMcXHdXjiGi/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMcee9rjhfp/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMclhIPjVn0/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMczhIZDU84/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMdPR51DMtK/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMdCY2WDTmv/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMdQFkCD8Dk/
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Slutt For Norge. Well, At Least For Now

Slutt For Norge. Well, At Least For Now

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Norwegian ski association won't send its teams for the races in the next few weeks. That means that the FIS World Cup races in Davos , Dresden and the entire Tour de Ski shall take place without the strongest team participating. Says team manager Espen Bjervig: "In addition to the risk of traveling, we have experienced that keeping a distance and avoiding close contact in the World Cup arena is more demanding than we first assumed. Endurance athletes have their lungs as a tool, and we do not know the after-effects of Covid-19. Therefore, we must take precautions" Interestingly, the British national team , that is more or less permanently based in Norway and is coached by the Norwegians Jostein Vinjerui and Hans Kristian Stadheim are on their way to…
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