Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo Feb. 23-March 6

Holmenkollen Ski Jump. Photo: VisitOslo.com

Holmenkollen Ski Jump. Photo: VisitOslo.com

Oslo will host the Nordic World Ski Championships, February 23 through March 6, 2011. Athletes and spectators can look forward to a memorable week in Holmenkollen, with a new ski jump at the center of it all.

Approximately 650 competitors from more than 50 nations are expected to compete in the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Scheduled are 21 cross-country, Nordic combined and ski jumping events, as well as a number of cultural and festival events.

All of the events will be held at Holmenkollen’s new National Arena, which consists of the Holmenkollen hill (K-120/HS 134), the Midtstuen hill (K 95/HS 106) and the cross-country stadium. The official medal ceremonies will take place in the center of Oslo.

The WSC will be the biggest sporting event in Norway for many years. The organizers expect about 1,800 media representatives, at least 300,000 spectators and several hundred million TV viewers all over the world. 2,200 volunteers will assist during the days of the championships.

Holmenkollen

The famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump, which will be used for this year’s World Championships, was recently rebuilt. The new ski jump has a modern design that complies with today’s international requirements, while keeping the previous jump’s unique profile. In March 2010, the new arena was inaugurated when Holmenkollen hosted a FIS Word Cup event.

Join the celebration

Skiing has always had a special place in the hearts of Norwegian people. For more than a hundred years great skiing events in Holmenkollen have drawn thousands of people. Enthusiastic spectators have cheered the skiers on from the arena or along the tracks in the forest.

For more information, visit the Oslo 2011 Web site.

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