Department of Misinformation XXII

Wrong country attribution for Leki.

FrustrationNordic Ski Colorado, an on-line newsletter is encouraging Nordic skiers to become Nordic Walkers in the off-season¬†when there’s no snow on the ground. An article called “Nordic Walking…Summer Fitness and Conditioning” is good far as it goes.

Exception: The sentence, “Leki, a Finnish pole manufacturer, claims that over seven million Scandinavians, Germans and Austrians have taken up the sport.” caught my eye. Leki poles don’t come from Finland rather than Germany, where it was founded in 1948.