This week’s Wednesday Workout comes from Tschana Schiller, Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, who stresses the importance of athletic movement.
Boulder Nordic Junior Race Team (BNJRT) seeks candidates for Co Head Coach and Assistant Coaches. The Co Head Coach will be responsible for overseeing development of younger skiers (U14-U8) and assisting (and collaborating with) the current Head Coach, Adam St.Pierre, for older skiers (U20-U16). Assistant Coaches will primarily coach younger skiers with options to assist on race weekends.
After the 2002 Salt Lake City bidding scandal, IOC members are not allowed to visit candidate cities during Olympic bidding. Instead, they have to rely on promotional materials, presentations, an Evaluation Commission report, and bid committee presentation rooms for information. Here’s what that looks like.
With a strong presentation to IOC members, confident answers to nagging questions, and in-person testimony from none other than the Prime Minister, Almaty made up some of the gap to Beijing in the race for 2022 Winter Olympic hosting rights. There’s still hope to award medals in the land of Vladimir Smirnov. Voting is in late July.
You might not know what Sport Accord is, but the systematic behind-the-scenes and now public dismantling of the former association of international Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations has shown IOC President Bach’s ruthless side. The positive aspects of his reform agenda had better be substantial and followed to their best conclusion.
After the Norwegian women’s ski team wore black armbands in honor of Astrid Jacobsen’s deceased brother, the IOC issued them a reprimand – which seemed, and was, tone-deaf. The organization is now building a specific mourning place in future Olympic Villages to be more friendly to grieving athletes.
Alexander Legkov left the training group he started in Davos and hopes to do battle with Northug and Cologna again next season. He muses on cultural differences: “Cologna is also a workaholic. He, too, has only one thing in the head – sport. He won’t look for more. With Northug it’s a little different.”