Honeymoon, nationalism and three-meter skis when the Vasaloppet turns 100 years old

Three-meter skis filled with tar, honey and wax will bring 139 skiers to the finish line when the Vasaloppet celebrates its centenary with an anniversary race. Svanelid examines what challenges a hundred-year-old poses to today’s skiers and whether the blueberry soup is historically correct. In addition, the historian Isak Lidström tells about the variegated history of the Vasaloppet from the start in 1922 to today’s mass event and why the ski race has become the Swedish ’s creation story.

And so Dick Harrison answers a listener’s question as to whether today’s noble families can be traced to the Roman patricians!

Source: ICELAND NEWS


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