There’s nothing really important to say but numerous random articles that have floated to the surface lately. First off, Rossignol is feeling the economic crunch harder than most winter sport companies and will be cutting not only jobs (approximately 30% of their work force), but also cutting wages of the athletes that currently use their equipment. Notable cross country athletes include Kuitunen, Saarinen, Hjelmeset.
In Germany, 31 year old Jens Filbrich has become a father with the birth of his son Lennox.
After Alex Harvey’s breakthrough season, a rift has occurred between him and Cross Country Canada (CCC) with regards to him being on the senior national team or the development team. You can read all about it over at Faster Skier here.
The “Skiippagurra” video which featured the Norwegian ladies team including Johaug and Størmer Steira now has a sequel. The newest video was filmed while the Norwegian ski team had a team building weekend in Trysil.
Finally, Petter Northug is not the only Norwegian cross country star playing soccer in the off season. The soon-to-be Norwegian superstar Ingvild Flugstad Østberg will be playing soccer for her local ladies team Gjøvik FK.
Short and sweet, til next time.