Gällivare Premiere Is First Meet Of Season For Top Skiers. We Effort To Understand Why Is It So Popular

Gällivare Premiere Is First Meet Of Season For Top Skiers. We Effort To Understand Why Is It So Popular

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The wait is almost over – just one month & a change before the start of the competition season. The World Cup this year kicks of in Ruka, Finland on November 24th But before the WC first stage, some of the world's strongest skiers will meet, as it is their custom, on the tracks of the Swedish Gällivare – first for training and then to compete at the famed Gällivare Premiere. Nothing beats the first face-to-face race, World Cup or not. Apart from A-team from the home side, Sergey Ustiugov of Russia, Alex Harvey of Canada, Dario Cologna of Switzerland, Kikkan Randall of Team USA are all expected – and so will their teammates. The icing on the cake from the media & publicity point would come in a shape…
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Meet Miss World Who Is  Avid XCSkier

Meet Miss World Who Is Avid XCSkier

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ0qDPjFNkX/ “Let's wrap up the rollerskiing season))” Meet Ksenia Sukhinova – former Miss World, actress, TV Host, - and avid skier & rollerskier. https://www.instagram.com/p/BPkfIARFp8_ Regular on magazine covers and with 230.00 followers in Instagram, a 30 year old Russian top model is, possibly, the sport's greatest promoter in her home country. https://www.instagram.com/p/BPuWDjTl6DE For anybody suspecting some sort of PR stunt, here's Ms. Sukhinova putting her V2 skating technique on display. https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/826806554036940801 Sukhinova was born in Khanty and grew up in Tyumen, two of the Russia's main cross skiing centers https://www.instagram.com/p/BRQdVpmhSfH/ Here's beauty tip from beauty queen: frost is the best make-up artist one could find! https://www.instagram.com/p/BPucYHKFyT1 Photo courtesy of Instagram @kseniasukhinova
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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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Read This If You Are Skier With Love Handles Issue

Read This If You Are Skier With Love Handles Issue

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Time to confess: how many an amateur Nordie have you come across sporting a bit of a stomach, spilling over that tight waistband of his Lycra-enhanced ski racing suit? And does that include the man you see every day in the mirror? If you are one of us, perennial “love handles” fighters – rejoice! Because the good scientists at the Columbia University Medical Center have just come up with a skin patch that dissolves the said 'love handles' – in overfed mice so far, but that's a start, ain't it? According to the story in Science Daily, quoting the authors of the research, “Microneedle skin patch that delivers fat-shrinking drug locally could be used to treat obesity and diabetes”. "Not all fat is equal," says Professor Alexander Pfeifer from the…
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(Some Of ) Most Exotic Innovations In Cross Country Skiing

(Some Of ) Most Exotic Innovations In Cross Country Skiing

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..Once in a while there is a new invention, some exotic device that is meant to give a skier that much talked about "winning margin". Most of those invention have come and gone. Some, however, could be purchased if you really wish so. Here is our selection of the most outstanding ones: 1.Nordic Torpedo. Glide Wax Testing Tool 'Traditional race ski selection glide-out tests are time consuming and generally not cool'. That must have been the logic behind invention of something called Nordic Torpedo. The device has Ultra High Molecular Weight polyethylene-covered surface, similar to real skis – except that it's used on four sides. The idea is simple and quite elegant: instead of waxing up four pairs of skis for for glide-out , you wax four sides of single…
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