Ski Team

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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.

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Wants to go out with a gold at Holmenkollen

Italian cross-country star Giorgio Di Centa (37) has his eyes fixed on gold. If his results at the Winter Olympics are good, his next goal will be to end his career with a World Championship gold at Holmenkollen.


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.

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Lasse Ottesen joins the 2011 World Ski Championships

Lasse Ottesen, the former Norwegian national team ski jumper, becomes the Assistant Director of Sports at the 2011 WSC. Lasse Ottesen and Espen Bjervig, the Director of Sports, will work together to make sure that the best possible sporting conditions are in place. They will also assist the race directors and offer services to the ski teams.

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Four ski jump events for men

The board of the FIS has decided that there will also be a team competition for men on the small hill. This means there will be four ski jumping events for men at the 2011 World Championships. “We are happy that even more people will have the chance to see ski jumping at Holmenkollen. We have already noticed great interest from the public,” says Ski-VM 2011's Director of Sports, Espen Bjervig.

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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.

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For the skiers, WSC 2011 is the icing on the cake!

The cross-country skiers have three main goals ahead of them, of which the Nordic World Ski Championships is the last and the one they look forward to the most. Chief of Sports for cross-country, Åge Skinstad, encourages the spectators to come to Holmenkollen. This may encourage the Norwegian skier to go up to 30 seconds faster.

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Looking forward to compete on home ground

The ladies ski jumping team of Norway is on track for the WSC in 2011. They look forward to the extra attention and atmosphere in Oslo. Naturally, they also dream about success on home ground.

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The Nordic combined team is looking forward to the World Ski Championships

After a successful World Cup at Holmenkollen on the 8th and 9th of March, with three Norwegians in the top six places, it is now two years until the athletes can compete in ski jumping and cross-country skiing in Oslo. Both Nordic combined athlete Espen Rian and sport chief Bård Jørgen Elden are looking forward to a Nordic World Ski Championships on home ground.