lars.finsen | 24 Nov 19:19 1999

[Skate] Heerenveen, and TV.

Remco Knooihuizen wrote:
> Well, I personally find the new Dutch suits quite an improvement compared to
> the [expletive deleted] they've been wearing for the last fifteen-twenty
> years. With the notable exception of the Dutch 2002 Olympic suit (light
> blue, orange and white), that is. Bring back the Olympic suit! The pink
> sleeves on the current Dutch suit are a bit of a turn-off though. Where did
> they get THAT idea from?

Indeed. The Dutch Olympic suits were fine, I think. Much better than
this. I liked the old ones too, why were they so terrible? 

> I'm sorry, but the Norwegian suit looks TOO dull. It doesn't even have a
> roundel with the Norwegian flag anymore, like in the Koss days. Also,
> because every part of the suit is made of a different material, it's not ONE
> colour, but like seven shades of red. That sometimes clash. Oh, and I hate
> bright red. That might have something to do with it...

Well, don't all Dutchmen dread the bright red? 

The NRK coverage of Heerenveen was good, BTW. They even showed lots of
women's races this time, unlike last year. They haven't shown anything
from world cups in foreign parts for years. My only complaint is that
they showed the Friday races on a non-nationwide channel, covering only
86 % of the population, and the commentators weren't very good, but
we're used to that. As long as we get the pictures, it's fine with me. 

TV2 seems to have forgotten all about skating. On Saturday I watched
their 10 minute sports broadcast to see if they had anything, but what
they showed was a qualifying match for the national football premier
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lars.finsen | 14 Nov 12:06 1999

[Skate] News from Hamar.

Div B 1500: Witty 1.59,40 - Anschütz 1.59,97 - Gao 2.01,55 - Lamb
2.01,59 - Elliott 2.01,68 - Nemoto 2.01,71 - Mayr & A Bjelkevik 2.01,82
- - - 22.H Bjelkevik 2.04,33

All this according to SMS from Arild Jensen. I guess this shows that at
least Annette Bjelkevik isn't such a bad skater as the team management
thought. Wish the others as well had had the chance to prove it. 




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