Northug Signs Three-year Deal With Nor­we­gian Fed­er­a­tion

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Pet­ter Northug has reached an agree­ment with the Nor­we­gian Ski Fed­er­a­tion and signed a three­year deal, putting an end to the im­passe be­tween them due to spon­sor­ship con­flicts. Northug's pri­vate spon­sor, Coop, is a di­rec­tor com­peti­tor of Spar, the team's spon­sor. The re­sult is a con­tin­u­a­tion of their pre­vi­ous ar­range­ment as Northug will hon­our the team's spon­sors when rac­ing on the World Cup, but oth­er­wise can pro­mote his own spon­sors, such as Coop.

“Glad to get the agree­ment in place. I am very happy that the Nor­we­gian Ski Fed­er­a­tion and I now agree to a good long-term agree­ment that will last for three sea­sons. This means that I'll par­tic­i­pate in World Cup races and the World Cham­pi­onships in the years ahead,” posted the Nor­we­gian star on his web­site. “Now it's just up to me to get into top shape. The agree­ment gives me the free­dom I need to win ski races and more gold for Nor­way.”

The main frame­work of Northug's deal is sim­i­lar to last sea­son and is now ex­tended for three years, with Northug's con­di­tions re­gard­ing com­mer­cial agree­ments sim­i­lar to other team mem­bers.

“We are pleased that Pet­ter Northug now has ac­cepted a new agree­ment within the frame­work that the Nor­we­gian Ski As­so­ci­a­tion has been able to of­fer him. He joins the team through­out the sea­son, with the same rights and obli­ga­tions as ev­ery other Na­tional Team mem­ber,” com­mented Erik Røste, pres­i­dent of the Nor­we­gian Fed­er­a­tion.

Pet­ter Northug

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