Alliansloppet victory goes to Dahlqvist and Nygaard
On Saturday 26th August Trollhättan in Sweden hosted the Alliansloppet, the world's largest roller skiing event. Maja Dahlqvist and Andreas Nygaard secured the victories in the elite 48 km race.
The 48 km race had three rounds. Halfway through the race the top group was still nearly 40 men strong. However, numerous sprint scores kept the pace very high. Petter Northug was in the leading group, but shortly before the finish he broke tip of his pole and finished in 26th place. In the end, Andreas Nygaard (NOR) found the best line to the finish and secured victory ahead of countryman Torgeir Thygesen and Sweden's Karl-Johan Westberg.
On the ladies' side Katerina Smutna (CZE), Britta Johansson Norgren and Kari Vikhagen Gjeitnes were among the top favorites for victory. But it was Maja Dahlqvist who was the strongest in the end. The silver medalist from the FIS Roller Skiing World Championships just a few days earlier and medalist at U23 World Championship in cross-country skiing was able to get away. Second place went to Maria Nordström, third place to the Czech Katerina Smutna.
Chile and Argentina to host 250 junior skiers
Young athletes from the most important ski clubs in the Southern Hemisphere will gather for the Campeonato Infantil Patagónico (CIP). The CIP-FIS is a key junior championship event which includes 250 young athletes from 4th-9th September at the Antillanca Ski Centre.
This 45th edition of the Campeonato Infantil Patagónico will be organised by the Club Andino Osorno and sponsored by the National Ski Associations of Chile and Argentina with complimentary support from the FIS Solidarity programme. More than 20 people representing the two NSAs are working together to host the important event.
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Calling all Olympians:
The World Olympians Association (WOA) is giving Olympians the opportunity to show their interest for Olympic events and register for free Olympic Games tickets at PyeongChang 2018. Those who register will receive further information about the activities and offers closer the time of the Games.
The aim is to provide exclusive Olympic Games hospitality and services to Olympians, their families and guests. Events and other opportunities, including free Olympic Games tickets, will be provided during the Olympic Games period (details to be announced)
Building a Slopestyle Course
With the first slopestyle World Cup competition of the new 2017/2018 season in the books after this weekend in Cardrona Alpine Resort (NZL) as part of the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ, it was a good time to take quick look at the process of building one of the most complex courses in the FIS World Cup circuit.
Where in the world is your favourite Alpine athlete?
While most people are still enjoying late summer weather, the FIS alpine athletes started their search for white gold and good training conditions. This time of the year, most teams travel to the ‘end of the world’ to complete their summer preparation. From Chile and Argentina to New Zealand, the Alpine athletes are all over the globe right now getting ready for the start of the Audi FIS World Cup season
Click here to see where your favourite team is training.