Three winter sports and three world CHAMPIONSHIPS.
But the everyday life of the Swedish stars in cross-country, biathlon, and alpine skiing can be separate worlds.
Not the least when it comes to the money in the world cup.
reduced the prize money for the top names in the längdskidåkarnas world cup.
A part of the sum that had previously gone to one, and the runner up in a race were reassigned to the racers on the site 10 to 20.
It did not go unnoticed.
" this must be the only profession that has gone down in wages from 1995 to today, said the Norwegian längdstjärnan Martin Johnsrud Sundby to PLEASE
– It is not a nice ”Robin Hood-thought” to take from the rich and give to the poor. But I think it is the wrong way to think, " added the Sweden's Calle Halfvarsson for Expressen.
in time, the system has set itself.
Simply put, it looks like this:
A world cup victory in cross-country, which previously meant around 140.000 sek, now gives ”only” 92.000. And the total allocated scarce sek 400,000 in each of the world cup races.
With the totals is a cross country skiers long after colleagues in the biathlon and alpine skiing.
increased rather than the prize money before the winter season. A world cup victory gives around 157.000 dollars, and in the alpine – which is the miljonregn.
Nearly 1.1 million is the total sum in each world cup event on alpinsidan – and a winner gets more money into the account (at least 412.000 euros) than prispengasumman for a great ski race.
"I can well think that it really should be the same for everyone, but it might say that our sport is bigger," says slalomstjärnan Frida Hansdotter of the differences.
– in Europe it is a lot more exercising the alpine than the length and where is alpine major media.
week to Hansdotters medaljjakt in the at home world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Åre when the DN hits the OS-one after a workout in Vemdalen.
"I take the skis for the passion and would keep on with this even if I don't got a dime," she says.
– But it is reassuring to know that the day I stop, I don't have to panic.
On the statistics on Swedish vinteridrottare which pulled in the most cash prizes.
But this year she has got competition. Of another OLYMPIC gold medalist.
After several top results during a tight schedule – where the chances are more than Hansdotter – can skidskyttestjärnan Hanna Öberg note that she this season has pulled in the most prize money of all the Swedish world CUP skiers (alpine, cross-country, biathlon).
– It is a little surprising, " laughs Öberg on the phone from his world-upload, at home in Östersund, sweden.
– It is nothing like I had anticipated.Link to the graphics
vintersportens poster child for other revenue than just the prize money, for example, from the sponsorship. But in terms of pure prize money, the basis of this winter's world cup events, see the top-three in the ”svensktoppen” looks like this:
– So fun with someone young and promising in the top, " says 33-year-old Hansdotter when she gets to see DN's compilation.
– It is not money that is the main focus, say ten years younger Öberg.
" But it is of course always nice that there is the opportunity to be able to live on what you make.Before the world CUP has athlete Hanna Öberg just this season, raced to the 642.000 kronor in prize money. Photo: Johanna Lundberg/Bildbyrån
" It means I really can relax financially. It is quite a big difference from previous years, when there has always been a little uncertainty of whether I should go around, " says Öberg.
the official to IBU, the international biathlon union, would raise the prize money in the world cup was two-time OLYMPIC medallist, Sebastian Samuelsson not late to comment on the matter on Twitter.
”A världscupsseger in biathlon, now give nearly twice as much money compared to a victory in cross-country,” wrote Samuelsson.
”Yet, there are still swedes who think that cross country skiing is the major sport.”
on the same track.
On the question what the money says about the different sporternas status replies 23-year-old:
– In Sweden, we have in skidskyttet almost been a little brother compared with cross-country skis, if you look at the popularity.
" But it's not really out in Europe. It's probably why it differs so much in prize money. I suspect that our international unions are getting into more sponsorpengar than the corresponding for the length.
– the Goal is well that you should not have to depend on prize money, because there is no secure income, " says Öberg.
– But then it is clear that they make a difference, absolutely. And in the current situation, they are still a pretty big part of my income.
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