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. Tobias Svanelid examines what challenges a hundred-year-old ski equipment poses to today’s skiers and whether the blueberry soup is historically correct. In addition, the sports 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 nation’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