The event programme is finalised

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has now approved the programme of 21 events for the World Ski Championships in 2011. FIS has also decided to approve the fourth Nordic combined competition (normal hill ski jump and 4x5km cross-country), which will make these World Championships an even better spectacle for the public.


Inspected the world’s hardest ski track

On Friday 9 October, a delegation from the FIS inspected the new network of ski tracks at Holmenkollen. The old ski hero Vegard Ulvang, who chairs the FIS cross country committee, was extremely happy with the layout.

Holmenkollen, 1992

The ”Kollen roar” is world famous

Why is Holmenkollen the third best known sporting arena in the world? Only Wembley and Wimbledon are ranked ahead of us, while Madison Square Garden and all the other sporting arenas have fallen behind. It is hardly the ski jumping hill with its 18 reconstructions and continuous dispensations from the regulations which has created this success. No, it’s the spectators, culture and expertise which lie at the root of this reputation.