Online Clippings from Friday

Tomorrow’s program for the Downhill on the Saslong was confirmed in today’s Team Captains‘ Meeting. FIS TD Gorazd Bedrac was satisfied with today’s event and based on the weather forecast expects tomorrow’s race to be at just as good. 

The biggest national news outlets understandably dedicated plenty of space to the event: Svenskene: - Inteialpintockså... Norge, Norge, Norge i toppwritesBulevardblattDagbladet, Tredobbeltnorski Val Gardena: – Det er total dominans Konkurrent VG.

The StuttgarterNachrichtenin Germany reported the dpa release in a dramatic title: „Norwegians shock ski competition with triple success“ (http://www.stuttgarter-nachrichten.de/inhalt.super-g-norwegischer-dreifacherfolg-in-groeden-svindal-siegt.02d25433-ebf2-4312-9cf3-3ebda37682c7.html), while Laola 1 reported with a friendlier: „Norwegian National Celebration in Val Gardena/Gröden“ (http://www.laola1.at/de/red/wintersport/ski-alpin/rennbericht/svindal-fuehrt-norwegischen-dreifachsieg-im-groeden-super-g-an--mayer-vierter/). Die Krone from Austria has to ungrudgingly admit that Val Gardena/Gröden is “clearly under Norwegian control” admitting that the Austrians “are showing a strong sign of life”(Triple Win for Norway; http://www.krone.at/Wintersport/Super-G_in_Groeden_Triple-Sieg_fuer_Norwegen-Mayer_Vierter-Story-487622). The Austrian public portal ORF.at, on the other hand says: „Austrian Empty-Handed“ (http://sport.orf.at/stories/2242980/2242984/).

Italian local news send a clear message to the national team. “Bad performance for Italian Team“ writesthe Alto Adige under the headline „Norwegian Triple in Val Gardena“ (http://altoadige.gelocal.it/sport/2015/12/18/news/tripletta%ADnorvegese%ADin%ADval%ADgardena%AD1.126411461/4). The Gazzettadello Sport reports says it how it sees it: „Norway keeps everyone off the podium” (http://www.gazzetta.it/Sport-Invernali/Sci-Alpino/18-12-2015/sci-superg-uomini-tutti-caccia-norvegia-1402283099.shtml). Also La Repubblicaremains factual with Svindalwinw Super-G, Paris 8th”; http://www.repubblica.it/sport/vari/2015/12/18/news/sci_cdm_svindal_vince_discesa_val_gardena_ottavo_paris-129747444/?ref=search).

Further messages of note from Agency AP „Attacking Vikings: Svindal leads Norway sweep“ , http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Svindal-leads-Norwegian-sweep-of-Val-Gardena-6707117.php) and „Svindalwinner in Val Gardena“ (http://ici.radio-canada.ca/sports/ski/2015/12/18/002-aksel-lund-svindal-remporte-superg-val-gardena.shtml). 20 Minutensends a clear message, too: „Swiss Debacle in Val Gardena“ (http://www.20min.ch/sport/ski/story/24329985). 

Local Sportnews.bz takes the press release of Saslong.org (www.saslong.org) und reports on tomorrow’s race: „Dominik Paris: I am confident for tomorrw “ (http://www.sportnews.bz/de/ski-alpin/news-detail/news/dominik-paris-bin-fuer-morgen-zuversichtlich.html)