Olympic veteran John Aalberg impressed

John Aalberg is in place as sports director of Ski-VM 2011. He sees more and more 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.


Soria Moria best on food for the world’s best skiers

The Soria Moria Hotel and Conference Centre 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 of Ski-VM 2011.


80 million ski jumps from the new Holmenkollen!

(Oslo. 16. April 2010) 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 Holmenkollen World Cup.


Holmenkollen Ski Jump approved by FIS

(Oslo, 4 February 2010) Following an inspection on 3 February, the new Holmenkollen Ski Jump (HS 134) has been certified and technically approved by Wolfgang Happle, chairman of the Sub-Committee for Jumping Hills of the International Ski Federation (FIS).


The mayor is active for the World Championships

(Oslo, 27 January 2010) Today was the kick off of the “Aktiv til VM” (Active for WSC) project. 180 children from Rommen School joined the mayor and representatives from FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011, the Association for the Promotion of Skiing and the Norwegian Ski Association.


10,000 tickets have been sold

(Oslo, 18 January 2010) 10,000 tickets have now been sold for the FIS World Cup to be held at Holmenkollen on 13-14 March 2010. Sunday is the most popular so far.


Three major, Norwegian companies join the “team” of the World Ski Championships

(Oslo, December 18 2009) Statoil will be the presenting sponsor of FIS Nordic World Ski Championship 2011, while Aker Solutions and DnB NOR will be two of our eight main sponsors. "We are both glad and proud of the fact that three of the most important companies in Norway have decided to partner with us," says Åsne Havnelid, CEO of WSC 2011.


Holmenkollen dressed in CRAFT

(Sarpsborg, October 30th 2009) New Wave Norway AS – mother company of sportswear brand CRAFT – has just signed a contract to become Official Clothing Supplier of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo 2011. The organizing crew and about 2500 volunteers will be all dressed in CRAFT at the brand new Holmenkollen venue.


Olympic veteran John Aalberg becomes Director of Sports of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011

(Oslo, September 29th 2009) John Aalberg (49) will take up the position of Director of Sports of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in April 2010. “I am fantastically pleased and proud. John knows more than anyone else in the world about big, international events in the Nordic ski disciplines,” says Åsne Havnelid, CEO of WSC 2011.


Espen Bjervig is leaving FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011

(September 9th, 2009) Espen Bjervig is leaving his position as Director of Sports at the World Ski Championships 2011, due to a very exciting offer from his previous employer. “We are sad to lose Espen. The sporting director’s role is important to us and he has performed it well. Fortunately there are some good candidates ready to replace Espen and we are already in dialogue with them,” says Åsne Havnelid, CEO of WSC 2011.