Celebration, culture and free concerts

During the Championships the centre of Oslo will be filled with cultural events, outdoor concerts and street life for nine days straight. - We want to create an unforgettable celebration and show the public that the World Ski Championships are more than ski races, says Director of Culture and Protocol Tove Indgjerd in Ski-VM 2011.

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Impressed by Oslo's World Championships cooperation

Olympic veteran John Aalberg is in place as Sports Director. He sees many unique aspects of the World Championship event. "I have never before experienced a whole city cooperating on a World Championship event. Cooperation with the municipality and tourist industry is unique and makes the event bigger and better," says Aalberg.

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Great TV images will be shown around the world

NRK, host broadcaster for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, organized a planning meeting on 14 and 15 April with the most important international TV channels in cooperation with the WSC 2011 organization. NRK will produce a fantastic TV experience. More than 100 TV cameras will be in use.


The Holmenkollen Culture and Tourist Center opens

On May 1st, the Ski Museum, ski simulator, three shops and a café will open at Holmenkollen. In addition, visitors can enjoy the amazing view from the tourist center's outdoor areas. The Holmenkollen ski jump tower opens for the public in June.


80 million ski jumps from the new Holmenkollen!

An amazing 39,815,800 double jumps have been completed in the free on-line game Holmenkollen Ski Jump 2 since its launch four months ago. Activity peaked during the FIS World Cup at Holmenkollen.

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Soria Moria best at feeding athletes

The Soria Moria Hotel won the "Enough of the right food" competition held during the trial World Cup. - We appreciate the great effort made by all the hotels toward our food project. Getting enough of the right food is essential for athletes, says Bente Rafen-Sparby, hotel and hosting manager in Ski-VM 2011.


25 000 spectators at Holmenkollen on Sunday

About 25.000 spectators entered the gates of the new Holmenkollen arena on Sunday 14 March for the World Cup competitions.

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Great atmosphere on the first World Cup day

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.


Rune Velta won the first official competition

Rune Velta won the ski jumping competition at the official, historical opening of the new ski jump hill at Holmenkollen. He jumped 141 meters. Anette Sagen, who was given the honour of taking the first jump, reached 106.5 meters. Approximately 7,000 spectators showed up at the opening event.


Cooperation agreement with major car dealership

Ski-VM 2011 has entered into a cooperation agreement with the car dealership Birger N. Haug AS. The agreement will provide 33 Nissan vehicles to the FIS World Cup from the 12th to 14th of March, 2010.