The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships is a biennial nordic skiing event organized by the International Ski Federation (FIS).
Started in 1925, the World Championships consisted of three disciplines cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and Nordic combined. From 1924-39 the World Championship was held after every year, but it was after World War II the World Championships were started organizing after every four years from 1950 to 1982 including women’s 20 km cross-country (1980), ski jumping team event and nordic combined team event (both 1984). The reason why these events got their own World Championships, was mainly because of the fact that they were not held in the 1980 and 1984 Winter Olympics. These events were not held in the 1980 and 1984 Winter Olympics and therefore got their own World Championships.
What Is It About?
The Nordic World Ski Championship is a Nordic skiing event organized by the International Ski Federation (FIS).
This World Championships came into existence in the year 1925 for men, and later in 1954 for women.
The events included in Nordic World Ski Championship
Cross- Country Skiing
Nordic Combined, which is a combination sport consisting of both cross- country and ski jumping.
The Nordic World Ski Championship 2019
The Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 commemorates the 52nd anniversary of the event. It is currently being held between the 19th February and 3rd March 2019 in Seefeld in Tirol, Tyrol, Austria.
Post-1985, it was the second time when Seefeld hosted the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2019. Seefeld is regarded as the perfect place for cross-country skiers and a spectacular place situated high above Innsbruck. This mesmerizing beauty is the leading cross-country skiing center in the world. Before settling on Seefeld, there were discussions to decide the best applicant for organizing the world-class event such as Seefeld in Tirol (Austria), Oberstdorf (Germany), Planica (Slovenia) and Almaty (Kazakhstan). Oberstdorf, Planica for 2017.
The venue for both cross country skiing and ski jumping competitions in Seefeld consists of two beautifully constructed stadiums with humongous spectator stands right at the base of the Toni Seelos Olympic Ski Jumps. Apart from that, the large hill ski jump competitions were hosted at Bergisel Ski Jump in Innsbruck.
The Events In The Nordic World Ski Championship 2019
The first day witnessed the vibrant and colorful opening ceremonies which set the path for the coming days. Ladies’ and Men’s Sprint (Skating) was the only event that took place on the second day. The third day saw a lot of energetic and enthusiastic participants taking part in Men’s Gundersen Large Hill Individual event (HS 130) and the Men’s Individual Gundersen (10 km). The fourth day was filled with exciting events like the Ladies Skiathlon (15 km), the Men’s Skiathlon (30 km) and the Men’s Large Hill Individual (HS130). The stands were packed on Sunday, which marked the sixth day of this event. Men’s Gundersen Large Hill Team Sprint (HS130), Ladies’ & Men’s Team Sprint (Classic), Men’s Gundersen Team Sprint (2 x 7.5 km) and the Men’s Large Hill Team (HS130) were the events that took place on this day.
February 26th, 2019 which was the seventh day of the championship had only one event which was the classic Ladies’ 10 km. The eighth day has the Ladies’ Normal Hill Individual and the Men’s 15 km classic. Men’s Gundersen Normal Hill Individual (HS109) and the ladies’ Relay (4 x 5 km) along with the Men’s Individual Gundersen(10km) was held on a ninth day.
March 01, 2019 witnessed the Men’s Relay (4 x 10 km) and the Men’s Normal Hill Individual (HS109).
March 02, 2019 on Saturday has four events lined up. It includes Men’s Gundersen Normal Hill Team (HS109), Ladies’ 30 km Mass Start (Skating), Men’s Gundersen Team (4 x 5 km) and the Normal Hill Mixed Team (HS109)
Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 will be the last day of the championships ending the eventful few days with the final competition which is the Men’s 50 k Mass Start (Skating) followed by the most awaited closing ceremony.
The tickets for the events range from Ten Euros to sixty euros.
VIP tickets are also available.
The Venues For The Various Events
The venues for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships include Bergisel Schanze Innsbruck, Cross-Country Arena Seefeld, Medal Plaza Seefeld, the Toni Seelos Schanze Seefeld and the Finish area Ski Jumping arena.
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