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Men’s Alpine World Cup 2023/24

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Locked the old thread and stuck this one.
 

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Around here it depends. In German speeking part of Europe it's Groden of course, in Italy it's Gardena, elsewhere, it's sometimes Groden sometimes Gardena, even by same people/media, but Gherdeina, which is third official name of that valley, is never used by anyone except locals speaking Ladin.
 

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The FIS Predictor Challenge is back...
And they've added a Podium Picker game... which seems more what I wanted the Predictor Challenge to be... just pick the podium, like several of us tend to try to do in these threads anyway!


I've created a Podium PIcker League:

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Just a reminder that picks can be done for the FIS Predictor Challenge, or the FIS Podium Picker...


You can join the Ski Talk league for either one too!

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Same manager as with Klaebo, who also didn't sign contract with Norwegian ski federation yet, and most likely won't be skiing WC races this year either (just that Klaebo is for rang 100 bigger star then Braathen). Norwegian ski federations seems to like play god and think they are untouchable and racers just need to agree to whatever NFS throws at them. Obviously Braathen had enough of this and said thank you and goodbye.
 

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I probably would have picked him To place.
Doesn’t Bratthen hold dual citizenship with Brazil?

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Shortly before the ski World Cup kick-off in Sölden, the news about the unexpected career end of 23-year-old Lucas Braathen caused a stir in the ski circus. The young Norwegian, known for his strength in the Super-G, giant slalom and slalom and as the winner of the small crystal ball in the slalom in the preseason, has decided to end his successful career in skiing.

Braathen explained that his decision was shaped by the effort to pursue personal happiness. In recent months, he no longer found this happiness in professional skiing. He stressed that he feels free and happy again for the first time in a long time, which was a clear sign for him to end his career.

Another aspect that contributed to Braathen's resignation was a conflict with the Norwegian ski association NSF. The background of the dispute was his work as a model for the fashion brand "J. Lindberg, which led to tensions, as the association is equipped by "Helly Hansen." This side activity also provoked criticism among his colleagues.

Braathen also expressed his dissatisfaction with the FIS racing calendar. He criticized that the design of the calendar did not allow him to participate in more Super G races, which was another factor in his decision to resign.


Lucas Braathen says goodbye to the ski world

During the emotional press conference, Braathen expressed his deep gratitude for the support of his fans and stressed how much he cared about mutual love and support. He first shared his decision to resign with his teammates, who consistently showed him support. The notification to the Norwegian Ski Association NSF, on the other hand, was made at short notice by SMS. This step was influenced by a conflict with the association, which resulted from Braathen's model work for the brand "J. Lindberg" and caused tensions with the NSF equipped by "Helly Hansen".

Braathen was very critical of the NSF, which he found provocative and disrespectful. He apologized to his teammates and sponsor Helly Hansen for his behavior, but his criticism of the association remained.

Braathen expressed skepticism about a possible comeback. He stressed that a return to the Ski World Cup would only be conceivable under radically changed circumstances. Despite the challenges last season, including appendectomy, Braathen had achieved remarkable successes, including two World Cup victories in Switzerland.

The reactions to his resignation were diverse. Celebrities such as Johan Clarey, the former ÖSV runner Philipp Schörghofer and the former "speed moose" Kjetil Jansrud expressed their regret at the loss of such a talented and popular athlete for skiing. This is also reflected in the numerous reactions on social media.



Also, Atle Lie McGrath has decided not to start at Solden as he is still recovering.
 
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Sadly, there is probably more money in modeling :(.
 

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Wow, really too bad. He was fun to watch.

Are you not allowed to work for a clothing company outside of skiing?
 

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Are you not allowed to work for a clothing company outside of skiing?
Sounds like you can't work for anyone that competes with the official sponsor to me... but that's a guess from the limited comment in the article.
 

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