Nordic Nation: The New Coach Episode with Sweden’s Ida Ingemarsdotter

Jason AlbertNovember 22, 2019

In this episode, we speak with now-retired Swedish skier Ida Ingemarsdotter. The thirty-four-year-old Ingemarsdotter became the head coach for the Swedish national development team this fall. She’ll be leading a crew of U23 and U20 skiers as they hope to transition to the senior national team. 

Charlotte Kalla (R) and Ida Ingemarsdotter won the team sprint at the 2011 World Championships.

For many years, Imgemarsdotter was a Swedish World Cup staple. She’s a two-time medalist at the Olympics and a down to earth Swede, as we learn about her recent moose hunt in the podcast.

Her career was an arc of steady improvement which eventually saw several young Swedish skiers not simply emerge but burst onto the World Cup scene to challenge Norway’s dominance.

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Jason Albert

Jason lives in Bend, Ore., and can often be seen chasing his two boys around town. He’s a self-proclaimed audio geek. That all started back in the early 1990s when he convinced a naive public radio editor he should report a story from Alaska’s, Ruth Gorge. Now, Jason’s common companion is his field-recording gear.

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