The Norwegian Ski Federation has banned the use of gliding products containing Fluor in ski races for children up to and including the age of 16 years old.
In Birkebeinerrennet, an international FIS-race, the 16 and 17 years old compete in the same class. In the eyes of the Jury, it would be unfair to deny the 16 years old racers to use gliding products containing Fluor as long as the 17 years old racers competing for the same prizes are allowed.
The Jury for Birkebeinerrennet 2019 has therefore decided that we allow the 16 years old athletes the use of gliding products containing Fluor, similarly to the 17 years old athletes in the same class.
This exception is only valid for Birkebeinerrennet 2019, March 16th.