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Open trainings of the Russian team this season became the only possible, but, as it turned out, a very convenient way of communication between sportsmen and journalists. The training day, which coaches of the men’s squad chose to be open for visitors, was very eventful. In the first half of the day, the team worked at the shooting range, on special boards, which allow imitating skiing movements, and spent several hours on the hill Munamagi. After lunch, athletes had roller skiing and power training. Guests of the training camp liked such a diversity – it was a perfect deal for taking different photos and videos. Given the fact, that athletes were available for communication in their spare time, journalists even got enough time to write several unhurried interviews.
After a walk in Estonian hills, the company moved to the field in front of the sportsmen’s hotel, where the team was busy imitating skiing. Simple tool – a smooth polished board – has been used for many years by skaters. Athletes wear thick socks above their shoes and slip, imitating professional movements. A monotonous spectacle, but elegant work.
After hiking, journalists did not risk to join sportsmen in their trip on
At the power training, the team had more of unusual guests – Deputy Minister of Sports Yuri Nagornykh, and head of the Center for Sports Training Alexander Kravtsov arrived to Otepaa on a working visit, while CEO of the RBU Sergey Kushchenko invited an exclusive quest – president of the Cross Country Ski Federation Elena Vyalbe, whose team also trains in Otepaa these days.
There is a special atmosphere in the team and around it this year – everyone tries to do everything possible for good results in Sochi. While skiers and biathletes were communicating, the head of the CST Alexander Kravtsov became a