World Class Skiing Is Coming To Dresden. We Look At What Makes New City Sprint Location Special

World Class Skiing Is Coming To Dresden. We Look At What Makes New City Sprint Location Special

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A historic capital of Saxony ( and current capital of the Free State of Saxony within the Federal Repubic of Germany) , is known worldwide for its art museums and cultural events. Now the organizers of the Skiweltcup Dresden want to add a new reason to visit the historic city – the FIS Cross-country Skiing World Cup stage. It's city ski sprint, of course – the competition that has ardent supporters and skeptics alike. One thing nobody can deny is that it's original and goes a long way in attracting new fans to the great sport of cross country skiing. [caption id="attachment_6326" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] that's where the WC competitions will be held this weekend[/caption] Here's what we think is remarkable about the Dresden event: - The 1.4km sprint course requires…
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Thanks For Reading Daily Skier – And Happy New Skiing Year!

Thanks For Reading Daily Skier – And Happy New Skiing Year!

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Hey! The Daily Skier was launched in April 2017 ( yes, right after the snow season's end – it so happened) with a goal of bringing together people who care about cross country skiing as a sport , as a healthy lifestyle – and as a form of entertainment. Yes, we want to break xc skiing out of cliches along the lines of "he won because he run faster – and here are his lap times". Cross country skiers are some of the fittest, balanced and the most attractive people in world – there is no reason not to put it on display. They tend to have strong opinions – and we shall provide a pulpit for those to be aired in public. One wouldn't exactly call the Daily Skier…
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Northug Fan Goes On Epic Rant, Wakes Up Famous

Northug Fan Goes On Epic Rant, Wakes Up Famous

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You reckon cross country skiing fans are some cold, reserved, distant bunch - a bit like their beloved sport? Think again then. Meet Lars Erik Saltrø, a home repair contractor from Trondheim in Norway who woke up famous this week after an epic rant he posted on his Facebook page. Over 100.000 people in Norway ( and, presumably Sweden and even Finland) viewed the video in which Lars Erik in rather animated fashion wishes “Merry Christmas to everyone – except two people” Those unfortunate two happened to be some household names in Norway: cross country ski team's manager Vidar Løfshus and team trainer Tor-Arne Hetland. So what's caused the ire of good ole Mr. Saltrø? In his minute long speech that invokes, among other things, names of Pol Pot and…
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Thus Trained Marit Bjørgen: Scientific Study Details Training Regimen Of Most Successful Skier Ever

Thus Trained Marit Bjørgen: Scientific Study Details Training Regimen Of Most Successful Skier Ever

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Nobody could dispute that Marit Bjørgen is the most successful cross-country skier ever, male or female. 6 Olympic golds and 18 ( eighteen!!) world titles say so - and rather unequivocally. Bjorgen's career spans almost 20 years – yet a 37 year old Norwegian shows no sign of slowing down in her hunt for race podiums. Naturally,training regimen of the skier from Trondheim has become an object of major scientific study, undertaken by the scientists from Nord University, Bodø and University of Science and Technology, Trondheim in cooperation with The Norwegian Olympic Federation The study in full could be found here We today highlight key points, those of interest to both serious sportsmen and skiing fans. - Marit was steadily increasing her training load throughout her career ( it would…
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Skiers’ Future Careers

Skiers’ Future Careers

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Remember the days when top skier's career choices after retirement from big sport were largely consisting of two options: becoming a trainer or becoming a sport commentator on TV? Well, this is 2017 and there is not just more money in sport - more importantly, there are more ways to turn a hard earned fame into a rest-of-the-life career. You still can think of television, of course - except that now you have every right to think big. If you're Petter Northug , that is, and you launched and successfully operate the whole budding media empire revolving around ( but not limited to) yourself. This days & age, it pays not just to ride the wave - but to be the meanest , the baddest rider of them all, right?…
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