Great atmosphere on the first World Cup day

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Thousands of enthusiastic spectators showed up at Holmenkollen on Saturday (photo: Ski-VM 2011)
Between 14.000 and 15.000 ticket holders found their way to the Holmenkollen venue on Saturday. In addition, at least 10.000 enthusiastic spectators along the tracks cheered for the athletes.

"The atmosphere has been really good, both in the stadium and along the tracks. Especially on “Gratishaugen” the crowd went crazy every time the contestants passed, the PR/information manager Nina Horn Hynne says.

Already on Friday evening about 6000 eager fans camped around the tracks. When representatives from the FIS inspected the area they were met by lots of tents, bonfires and thousands of excited campers.