Bjørgen has good performance yet loses to Northug

Bjørgen has good performance yet loses to Northug

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Marit Bjørgen adds a good performance to her credit - still no match for Petter Northug. As expected. We are talking Landskampen performance, of course. Sorry you're been living under a particulaly solid rock if you haven't heard of the most important ski-related TV program on the planet, the one that pitches Norwegian stars against those from Sweden in decidedly non-Olympic competitions filmed by multiple action cameras. It costs a bomb to produce and it always runs in prime time. The first episode of the latest series premiered on TV2 Norway last Friday for the audience share of 30.4 percent ( meaning every third Norwegian who still didn't cut the cord was watching it live). A total of 276,000 or roughly 8% of a total adult population of the country…
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Meet the girl who skied Blink with Petter Northug

Meet the girl who skied Blink with Petter Northug

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"I chose them. They should feel privileged ", - Barbro Saetha laughs easily as she prepares to take a start in mixed -gender team relay at Blink Festivalen in western Norway. "Them" being a duo of Petter Northug and Petter Skinstad coached by legendary Åge Skinstad - Petter S.' father and Petter N. former manager at Team Norge. When Team Petter signed up for Blink, they were missing a third squad member - that had to be a woman, according to the Blink rules. Petter x 2 did what you would expect them in to do in 2021 - launched a campaign on social media looking for a lucky third: https://www.instagram.com/p/CR1hBDGr9hw/?utm_medium=copy_link Thousands applied. Seriously - would YOU miss a chance to run with Petter Northug? But it was Ms. Saetha…
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Petter Northug is back on track(s)!

Petter Northug is back on track(s)!

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Blink Fesfivalen' "langløp mix-stafett" or the mixed relay is a great new format and we shall tell you about it..another day. Because on Sunday the stars of long distance racing were totally overshadowed by an appearance of one man: Petter Northug is back, competing! [caption id="attachment_18411" align="alignnone" width="1540"] Northug might have changed - but the world-famous scowl is still there. We missed that facial expression! [/caption] It was the first appearance of the double Olympic champion of tracks after you-all-know-what-happened events of last year. Petter looked poised, handling the media going crazy around him with a look of a star who knows it's unavoidable - and explained how he sees his future: " I have plans to take part in the Ski Classics series, probably next season already. I'm looking…
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Svan VS Northug?  Yep, That’s Possible

Svan VS Northug? Yep, That’s Possible

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Two kings of cross country skiing, leaving lasting effect on fans' memories. The hyper-meticulous in his preparations Swede vs...well, you all read his book so you already know how the Norwegian was at times preparing for his. If only we could see them compete against each other! Well, guess what? We could. Soon! Landskampen is back. The first season's featured two countries' best skiers and biathletes and was loved by the public. Yes, the Landskampen viewership figures beat those of all but the most popular actual skiing races. The corona pandemics , clearly, affected the planning & filming of the show's new season. Instead of scenic Greece it will now be filmed in Norway. Says Anders Sæther, Landskampen creator & showrunner: “We all look forward to producing the second season…
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FIS Plays Robin Hood, Takes (Prize) Money From Winners, Gives To Distant Runners-Up

FIS Plays Robin Hood, Takes (Prize) Money From Winners, Gives To Distant Runners-Up

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While skiing fans were busy discussing proposed changes to programs of the Ski World Championships, elite skiers themselves were closely studying new FIS pay charts – with many stars not liking the changes. In the recent years, a winner of the race in World Cup received EUR 13.000 – it will now be reduced to EUR 8700. A runner-up was to take home EUR 8700 – now it's EUR 6500 instead. It would become much less rewarding to win the Tour de Ski series : a winner of the grueling multi-day race will be entitled to half as much compared to what it used it be – EUR 47.700 vs 84.800! A second-placed athlete will also lose circa 10 thousand Euros. https://www.instagram.com/p/BPAmyOFAYa9/ So, where did all the money go? Well,…
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