As a result, he earned the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal that year for his championship successes. After retiring from active competition he was hired in by The Swedish Radio Corporation as a cross-country skiing commentator. They are also the only husband-wife team to ever win the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal with Gustafsson earning the honor in Cross-country skiing — Cross-country skiing is a form of skiing where skiers rely on their own locomotion to move across snow-covered terrain, rather than using ski lifts or other forms of assistance.
Cross-country skiing is practiced as a sport and recreational activity, however. Variants of cross-country skiing are adapted to a range of terrain which spans unimproved, modern cross-country skiing is similar to the original form of skiing, from which all skiing disciplines evolved, including alpine skiing, ski jumping and Telemark skiing.
Skiers propel themselves either by striding forward or side-to-side in a skating motion and it is practised in regions with snow-covered landscapes, including Northern Europe, Canada, Russia and regions in the United States. Competitive cross-country skiing is one of the Nordic skiing sports, Cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship are the two components of biathlon, ski-orienteering is a form of cross-country skiing, which includes map navigation along snow trails and tracks.
It may have practised as early as BCE in Daxinganling. Egil Skallagrimssons CE saga describes King Haakon the Goods practice of sending his tax collectors out on skis, the Gulating law stated that No moose shall be disturbed by skiers on private land.
Cross-country skiing evolved from a means of transportation to being a world-wide recreational activity and sport. Early skiers used one long pole or spear in addition to the skis, the first depiction of a skier with two ski poles dates to This combination has a long history among the Sami people, skis up to cm have been produced in Finland, and the longest recorded ski in Norway is cm.
Ski warfare, the use of ski-equipped troops in war, is first recorded by the Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus in the 13th century and these troops were reportedly able to cover distances comparable to that of light cavalry. The garrison in Trondheim used skis at least fromskis were used in military exercises in In French traveller Jacques de la Tocnaye recorded his visit to Norway in his travel diary, Norwegian immigrant Snowshoe Thompson transported mail by skiing across the Sierra Nevada between California and Nevada from In Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen and his team crossed the Greenland icecap on skis, Norwegian workers on the Buenos Aires - Valparaiso railway line introduced skiing in South America around In Roald Amundsen used skis on his South Pole Expedition, in the Norwegian consul in Kobe imported ski equipment and introduced skiing to the Japanese, motivated by the death of Japanese soldiers during a snow storm.
It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, atsquare kilometres, Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of Sweden consequently has a low density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre. Sweden is part of the area of Fennoscandia. The climate is in very mild for its northerly latitude due to significant maritime influence.
Today, Sweden is a monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a monarch as
Assar ronnlund har avlidit of state. The capital city is Stockholm, which is also the most populous city in the country, legislative power is vested in the member unicameral Riksdag.
Executive power is exercised by the government by the prime minister, Sweden is a unitary state, currently divided into 21 counties and municipalities. Sweden emerged an independent and unified country during the Middle Ages, in the 17th century, it expanded its territories to form the Swedish Empire, which became one of the great powers of Europe Assar ronnlund har avlidit the early 18th century.
Swedish territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were gradually lost during the 18th and 19th centuries, the last war in which Sweden was directly involved was inwhen Norway was militarily forced into personal union. Since then, Sweden has been at peace, maintaining a policy of neutrality in foreign affairs.
The union with Norway was peacefully dissolved inleading to Swedens current borders, though Sweden was formally neutral through both world wars, Sweden engaged in humanitarian efforts, such as taking in refugees from German-occupied Europe. Sweden maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides health care.
Olympic Games — The Olympic Games are considered the worlds foremost sports competition with more than nations participating. The Olympic Games are held four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years.
Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee inleading to the first modern Games in Athens in The evolution of the Olympic Movement during the 20th and 21st centuries has resulted in changes to the Olympic Games. The IOC has had to adapt to a variety of economic, political, as a result, the Olympics has shifted away from pure amateurism, as envisioned by Coubertin, to allowing participation of professional athletes.
The growing importance of mass media created the issue of corporate sponsorship, World wars led to the cancellation of the , and Games. Large boycotts during the Cold War limited participation in the and Games, the Olympic Movement consists of international sports federations, National Olympic Committees, and organising committees for each specific Olympic Games.
As the decision-making body, the IOC is responsible for choosing the host city for each Games, the IOC also determines the Olympic programme, consisting of the sports to be contested at the Games. There are several Olympic rituals and symbols, such as the Olympic flag and torch, over 13, athletes compete at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in 33 different sports and nearly events.
The first, second, and third-place finishers in each event receive Olympic medals, gold, silver, the Games have grown so much that nearly every nation Assar ronnlund har avlidit now represented. This growth has created numerous challenges and controversies, including boycotts, doping, bribery, every two years the Olympics and its media exposure provide unknown athletes with the chance to attain national and sometimes international fame.
The Games also constitute an opportunity for the host city and country to Assar ronnlund har avlidit to the world. The Ancient Olympic Games were religious and athletic festivals held every four years at the sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia, competition was among representatives of several city-states and kingdoms of Ancient Greece. These Games featured mainly athletic but also combat such as wrestling.
It has been written that during the Games, all conflicts among the participating city-states were postponed until the Games were finished. This cessation of hostilities was known as the Olympic peace or truce and this idea is a modern myth because the Greeks never suspended their wars. The truce did allow those religious pilgrims who were travelling to Olympia to pass through warring territories unmolested because they were protected by Zeus.
In womens figure skating, Peggy Fleming won the only United States gold medal, the year marked the first time the IOC first permitted East and West Germany to enter separately, and the first time the IOC ever ordered drug and gender testing of competitors.
The application was given to the IOC during a meeting between IOC executives and representatives of international sport agencies in Lausanne in February Between and the number of inhabitants in Grenoble increased fromto , the development of the infrastructure could not keep up with this rapid increase and was for the most part at the same level Assar ronnlund har avlidit before the Second World War. Due to a lack of time only the Summer Games of could be voted for, the vote finally took place in Innsbruck on 28 Januaryone day before the start of the Winter Olympic Games.
After Grenoble was voted as the host city the French National Olympic Sports Committee decided the foundation of the organisation committee. The upper panel was made up of the assembly with its members and the supervisory board conduct business with 39 members,19 of which were appointed.
The general secretary consisted of five departments and 17 subordinate departments. The number of employees grew to in Februaryminister for Youth and Sport Francois Missoffe formed an interministerial committee for the coordination of the work commissioned by prime minister Georges Pompidou.
Just over soldiers of the French armed forces and also employees of the ministries for Youth and Sport, Finance, Social Building, Education, Post, Culture, the sum of the investments contributed to 1. The government contributed Different institutions, such as the train company SNCF, the television broadcaster ORTF, the government housing association, to test the new sport complex and to improve organisational processes they organized International Sports Weeks.
From 20 January to 19 February speed skating competitions and ski races took place, from 12 to 15 October an ice hockey tournament, on 16 Decemberthe olympic torch was lit in ancient Olympia in Greece. The route of the relay at first led over Mount Olympus to Athens. Zakopane
Assar ronnlund har avlidit Zakopane is a town in the extreme south of Poland.
It lies in the part of the Podhale region at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. It is a destination for mountaineering, skiing, and qualified tourism. In it was a village of 43 inhabitants, Zakopane became a center for the regions mining and metallurgy industries, in the 19th century, it was the largest center for metallurgy in Galicia. It expanded during the 19th century as the climate attracted more inhabitants, by it had developed from a small village into a climatic health resort of 3, inhabitants.
Rail service to Zakopane began October 1, the ski jump on Wielka Krokiew was opened in Drawing on the motifs and traditions in the buildings of the Carpathian Mountains, the Tatras are a popular destination among hikers, skiers, ski-tourers and climbers.
There is a network of marked hiking trails in the Tatras. Most of these trails are overcrowded, Assar ronnlund har avlidit in the summer season, the High Tatras offer excellent opportunities for climbing.
In summer, lightning and snow are both potential hazards for climbers, and the weather can Assar ronnlund har avlidit quickly, thunderstorms are common in the afternoons. Innsbruck — Innsbruck is the capital city of Tyrol in western Austria.
It is located in the Inn valley, at its junction with the Wipp valley, Innsbruck lies about halfway between Munich in Germany and Verona in Italy.
Located in the valley between high mountains, the so-called North Chain in the Karwendel Alps to the north. Innsbruck is an internationally renowned winter sports centre, and hosted the and Winter Olympics as well as the and Winter Paralympics, Innsbruck also hosted the first Winter Youth Olympics in The name translates as Inn bridge, earliest Assar ronnlund har avlidit suggest initial inhabitation in the early Stone Age.
Surviving pre-Roman place names show that the area has been populated continuously, Assar ronnlund har avlidit the 4th century Assar ronnlund har avlidit Romans established the army station Veldidena at
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In the town passed into the hands of the Counts of Tyrol, the citys arms show a birds-eye view of the Inn bridge, a design used since The route over the Brenner Pass was then a major transport, the revenues generated by serving as a transit station Assar ronnlund har avlidit the city to flourish. Innsbruck became the capital of all Tyrol in and in the 15th century the city became a centre of European politics, the city benefited from the emperors presence as can be seen for example in the Hofkirche.
Assar ronnlund har avlidit monument for Maximilian was planned and erected partly by his successors, the ensemble with a cenotaph and the bronze statues of real and mythical ancestors of the Habsburgian emperor are one of "Assar ronnlund har avlidit" main artistic monuments of Innsbruck. A regular postal service between Innsbruck and Mechelen was established in by the Thurn-und-Taxis-Post, in Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria received the rulership over Tirol and other Further Austrian possessions administrated from Innsbruck up to the 18th century.
He had Schloss Ambras built and arranged there his unique Renaissance collections nowadays mainly part of Viennas
Assar ronnlund har avlidit Museum, up to a "Assar ronnlund har avlidit" of the Habsburgian dynasty ruled in Innsbruck with an independent court.
In the s the first opera house north of the Alps was erected in Innsbruck, in the university was founded. Andreas Hofer led a Tyrolean peasant army to victory in the Battles of Bergisel against the combined Bavarian and French forces, the army later overran the Tyrolean militia army and until Innsbruck was part of Bavaria. After the Vienna Congress Austrian rule was restored, untilthe town was part of the Austrian monarchy, head of the district of the same name, one of the 21 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in the Tyrol province.
The Tyrolean hero Andreas Hofer was executed in Mantua, his remains were returned to Innsbruck induring World War I, the only recorded action taking place in Innsbruck was near the end of the war. Vasaloppet — Vasaloppet is an annual long distance cross-country ski race held on the first Sunday of March.
The modern competition started in and it has been a part of the Worldloppet events sinceinthe young nobleman Gustav Ericsson Vasa was fleeing from the troops of Christian II, king of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Much of the Swedish nobility "Assar ronnlund har avlidit" in opposition to the king, Gustav fled through Dalarna, fearing for his life if he were discovered by the kings troops.
He spoke to the men of Mora at a gathering and tried to convince them to raise a levy, the men refused to join the rebellion, and Gustav started out west, toward Norway to seek refuge. However, the men in Mora changed their minds after hearing that the Danish rulers had decided to raise taxes, and now they wanted to join the rebellion with Gustav as their leader. On 6 Assar ronnlund har avliditGustav Vasa was crowned King of Sweden, after having defeated the Danish king Christian, since that day, Sweden has been an independent nation.
He is also the youngest ever winner of the race, in the 80th race, held on 7 Marchabout 15, skiers competed in the main event. More than 40, participated in one of the seven different races held during the first week of March, Vasaloppet is one of the races in the long distance cup Ski Classics.
When Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated just two days before the race ina cancellation of that race was considered.
However, the race proceeded as planned with the 10, participants observing a moment of silence before the start, women winners in Vasaloppet have received awards since "Assar ronnlund har avlidit" He became heir apparent to the Norwegian throne when his father was elected King of Norway in He was the first heir to the Norwegian throne to be brought up in Norway since Olav IV, in preparation for his future role, he attended both civilian and military schools. At his death inhe was the last surviving grandchild of Edward VII of the United Kingdom, due to his considerate, down-to-earth style, King Olav was immensely popular, resulting in the nickname Folkekongen.
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