INSIDE THE FENCE | It's a matter of perspective | FIS Cross Country
It's all a matter of perspective. In the first Inside the Fence of the new season we spoke with Charlotte Kalla (please excuse the 'Kalia' typo), Marit Bjoergen, Ida Sargent, Rikard Grip and "the Rossi Boys" (Simon Caprini & Roddy Darragon) about the outlook for the new World Cup season before it all begins and after the final competition is over during the Ruka Triple season opener. We wanted to see how the perspective can change from the unknown to the known in terms of results, performance and success. Cross-country skiing originated in Fennoscandian countries in prehistoric times. It was still widely practiced in the 19th century as a way of moving from place to place in winter. As a sport, cross-country skiing is one of the most difficult endurance sports, as its motions use every major muscle group. Modern cross-country ski competition is experiencing a revolution that is resulting in greater compatibility with audiences which began with the addition of the Sprint event to the World Cup and Olympic competitions in 2002. For further information about FIS Ski Jumping visit: http://www.fiscrosscountry.com/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fiscrosscountry Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fiscrosscountry Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/fiscrosscountry FIS: As the governing body of international skiing and snowboarding, FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 116 member nations, more than 6'500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually.