The 6th FIS Winter Games

The 6th FIS Winter Games was arranged in Oslo in 1930, and has later got status as FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. 

1930: Norwegian success
Norway was against hosting both the Winter Games in 1924 and the World Championships (FIS race) in 1925. When the host job was practically forced upon Oslo in 1930, it became a much bigger success than conservative ski managers had imagined. They wanted to protect the exclusiveness of Holmenkollen.

The competition with four disciplines became a Norwegian success, both as far as the sports and the spectators were concerned, but the women still had to wait until 1952 before they were allowed to take part in the championships.
Arne Rustadstuen became the most prominent figure of the championships, winning a gold medal on the 18 km and silver medal on the 50 km races. Although he should have won them both. During the exciting and very tight race against the Swedish skier Sven Utterstrøm, an over-eager amateur photographer got on to the tracks and collided with Rustadstuen who fell and was left sprawling on the ground. It was estimated that the Norwegian lost about a minute, and the final time showed that Utterstrøm won with 53 seconds.
Hans Vinjarengen dominated international Nordic combined from 1928 to 1938 and won a convincing victory in 1930, followed by 20 other Norwegians – an amazing demonstration in the discipline Norway traditionally had excelled in.
The victory in the ski jumping competition went surprisingly to Gunnar Andersen, who thereby broke the international hegemony of the Ruud brothers and Reidar Andersen. In total, Norway won three gold medals, four silver and two bronze, while Sweden won one gold medal.



Results 1930

Cross-country 17 km
1 RUSTADSTUEN Arne NOR
2 BRODAHL Trygve NOR
3 LAPPALAINEN Tauno FIN
4 HOVDE Kristian NOR
5 SAARINEN Veli FIN
6 LAPPALAINEN Martti FIN

Cross-country 50 km
1 UTTERSTRÖM Sven SWE
2 RUSTADSTUEN Arne NOR
3 PAANANEN Adiel FIN
4 LAPPALAINEN Martti FIN
5 VANGLI Martin Peder NOR
6 SAARINEN Veli FIN

Nordic combined
1 VINJARENGEN H. NOR
2 SKAGNES L. NOR
3 LUNDE K. NOR
4 BELGUM P. NOR
5 HOLMEN Kr. NOR
6 MURUAASEN Öj. NOR

Ski jump
1 ANDERSEN G. NOR
2 ANDERSEN R. NOR
3 RUUD S. NOR
4 NöCKLEBY E. NOR
5 RYLANDER E. SWE
6 ULLAND O. NOR