In Search For Magic Drink For Skiers: Russians Go Raw Milk, Americans Go Secret Potion

In Search For Magic Drink For Skiers: Russians Go Raw Milk, Americans Go Secret Potion

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Russian skiing team reveals its secret substance: raw milk i.e. the milk straight from a cow, that has not been pasteurized, European laws on sales of raw milk directly to end-customers vary considerably, with Austria being one of the most liberal with Vorzugsmilch – something that wouldn't be possible in Canada or most of the US states that impose outright ban on raw milk sales to consumers. The Russians must have a lot of trust in magic powers of Austrian bovine species: the FB blog of the Russian Cross Country Ski Federation ( quite informative and rather original) has published photos of its legendary manager, 76 year old Yuri Charkovsky personally loading a milk jug from a local farmer in Ramsau, Austria for his skiers at some farm near Ramsau where…
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(Some) Olympians Express Concerns: Pyeongchang Games Are Too Close To North Korea

(Some) Olympians Express Concerns: Pyeongchang Games Are Too Close To North Korea

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Therese Johaug had already said goodbye to Olympic Games, suspended Russian skiers still have a hope. It sounds ironic, but some skiers, not having obstacles to participation in the Olympics, have severe doubts: should they go to Pyeongchang or not? “If North Korea wants to start the war during the Olympics, they'll do it - there is no doubt about that. And then, I think, the whole sports world will be wiped out”. says Astrid Jacobsen, representing athletes in the IOC, in conversation with the Norwegian VG newspaper. https://www.instagram.com/p/BMCQClgjWnC/ However, the skier confesses, that she hasn't got enough knowledge to foretell which way things will go: “I don’t believe, that they (the IOC) will go ahead with the Olympic Games, if there is a cradible threat to lives” – concludes…
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URGENT: Johaug Banned From Olympics ( Adds Full Text Of CAS Ruling)

URGENT: Johaug Banned From Olympics ( Adds Full Text Of CAS Ruling)

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Therese Johaug will miss the 2018 Olympic games in PyeongChang This is the verdict made public today by the  Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne — Johaug is to be banned from all competitions for 18 months, starting from October 2016. "...the Panel noted that Ms Johaug failed to conduct a basic check of the packaging, which not only listed a prohibited substance as an ingredient but also included clear doping cautionary warning. Such omissions resulted in an anti-doping rule violation inconsistent with her otherwise clean anti-doping record. Nevertheless, in order to ensure equality in applying antidoping rules, the Panel highlighted that it was obliged to apply a proportionate sanction, consistent with the level of fault. For this reason, the Panel noted that, in such a situation of…
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Meet Nancy Okoro, Bulgarian Skier You Will See More And More In Upcoming Seasons

Meet Nancy Okoro, Bulgarian Skier You Will See More And More In Upcoming Seasons

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Things to know about Nancy Okoro - At 17 Nancy was the youngest in the ladies' 10 km classic race at the World Ski Championships in Lahti this year. To qualify for that race Nancy had to beat 30+ other contenders in the 5km preliminary. - Nancy is skiing for Bulgaria. Her mother, Kamelia Antova was the country's champion in luge, her father, Godson Okoroh, played football in his younger days. - She prefers classic style to FT ( and her results show that). Doublepoling? “good for training but I like competing the “normal” classic way”. https://www.instagram.com/p/BX0tzUsh4ZxubAHoEt16u498O13JyMcZD9XHNY0 - Nancy's last name is Okoroh, but “people tend to mispronounce it, so I shortened it to 'Okoro' “ - As a kid she auditioned with a model agency – but “but it…
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