Tatyana Sorina , about her unique experience: For some our way of doing things would work, for the others absolutely not!

Tatyana Sorina , about her unique experience: For some our way of doing things would work, for the others absolutely not!

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Tatyana Sorina and her husband Egor pave their own tracks to success. Consider this: no top female athlete in history of this sport had a child, then ascended to the top flight of international skiing within months. No one ever tried to raise a child literally in a training camp: this year alone a little Sofia did about ten of them already.Egor Sorin is widely considered to be a rising star among the international trainers - he's open, emotional, speaks very good English and generally media savvy. Tatyana grants interviews fairly rarely so we used our chance when our paths crossed in Ramsau: [caption id="attachment_18661" align="alignnone" width="1573"] A familiar sight to all international skiers in the last 20 months or so: Tatyana is training, Egor ably combines coaching and taking…
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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

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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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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

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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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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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Source: Lygna and Toblach vying to host JWSC 2022

Source: Lygna and Toblach vying to host JWSC 2022

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We are openly partial to Nordic Junior World Ski Championships. It's one of the most underrated events in the skiing calender. Where else you get to see tomorrow's champions earning their first stripes ? Where else do you get to see so many emotions on the tracks and outside? So when the news hit that Zakopane has cancelled on hosting the JWSC 2022, we started to dig around to find out who might step in as a last-minute replacement - the way Vuokatti stepped in in 2021. Now we think we know - albeit not with certainty. Our sources tell us, that Lygna, Norway and Toblach, Italy have offered their candidacies to hold the cross country skiing part of JWSC'22 ( as xcskiing Internet resource, we , honestly, don't care…
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