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Petition - Telemark - Olympic Sport

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
For some strange reason, telemark, as the origin of today's alpine skiing, is not an Olympic sport. Exciting racing with jumps, looms and skating and the parallel slalom is up there with skier and boarder cross.

Would be great if lots and loads of Snowheads would spend a minute and sign a petition. All 30,000+ Snowheads signing would be a truly great achievement.

Jaz Taylor, GB's most successful alpinist last year with 7 World Cup podiums, started it and it would be great to get telemark in the 2022 Olympics.

Link here -

https://www.change.org/p/olympic-telemark-ski-racing-make-telemark-skiing-an-olympic-sport

In anticipation, many thanks for all your help.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Alternatively, just shut down the winter olympics.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
signed!
never done it, but always watch in awe when i have seen anyone telemarking
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I love seeing people telemark, looks so elegant! Will sign!
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Done it.
Telemark changed my life 17 years ago when I looked around for something new to try and found myself too old for snowboarding.

Only right and proper that it should be back in the olympics.......like catamaran sailing snowHead
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colinstone wrote:

Jaz Taylor, GB's most successful alpinist last year with 7 World Cup podiums, started it and it would be great to get telemark in the 2022 Olympics.

Link here -

https://www.change.org/p/olympic-telemark-ski-racing-make-telemark-skiing-an-olympic-sport

In anticipation, many thanks for all your help.


I signed Jaz's petition already some months ago. Smile

Incidentally, Jaz got a podium position today (3rd place) in the FIS Word Cup race at Pralognan La Vanoise, to add to the two FIS World Cup podium positions (3rd and 2nd) which she got at Hintertux at the end of November. So three podium positions this season already is a great start for her. Go Jaz! Very Happy
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Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
@Alastair Pink, indeed! Am off to PLV tomorrow morning- very early with little ed1 who will be having a go at the GB champs.
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Thanks everyone. I'm off to PLV tomorrow for the UK telemark training and National Championships. Will meet up with the GB team at tomorrow's racing.
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is there a petition to make sure telemark doesn't get into the Olympics?

What can be done better or faster, or even just as good on telemarks as conventional skis or a snowboard?
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@rogersavery, wot's it like to live without a 'snow soul' . . . Your comment is like a MBA fighter asking "what's the point of Greco-Roman wrestling?". Better and faster isn't synonymous with either human pleasure nor 'entertainment' rolling eyes
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@rogersavery, By your logic we should have a petition to remove breast stroke, backstroke and butterfly swimming from the Summer Olympics since those styles are not as fast as freestyle/front crawl. rolling eyes
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Hmm..."Created 4 years ago, target 2000 reached 4 years ago, current count 2429"...

More likely to get ski ballet back on the ticket - signed though - want to see how many style points people get for a massive beard.
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So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
Richard_Sideways wrote:
.. want to see how many style points people get for a massive beard.


MEEE-ooww... boarders feeling edgy at the 'new' cool kid on the block? Toofy Grin
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
I think it is probably doomed. Just not enough participation in competitive telemark for it to be of major interest and besides I'm not sure a petition above intensive lobbying among political insiders at the FIS and IOC is the way to go. That said Aerials isn't really a grass roots sport at all ( & has always to may mind been more about providing a sporting outlet for failed gymnasts than skiing) so Telemark deserves to be there over that.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Alastair Pink wrote:
@rogersavery, By your logic we should have a petition to remove breast stroke, backstroke and butterfly swimming from the Summer Olympics since those styles are not as fast as freestyle/front crawl. rolling eyes

Correct, swimming is the “Ministry of funny walks” compared to pretty much any other competitive sport NehNeh

In my irrelevant opinion, Telemark ski is something that people forgot to stop doing, when skiing evolved with better bindings. However, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be in the Olympics.

Also I my irrelevant opinion, if you can’t measure it, count it, or time it, it’s not a sport, its either a pastime or entertainment. If the result if decided purely by judges, then it’s not a sport.
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