FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1950

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1950 took place during February 1–6, 1950 in Lake Placid, New York, United States and Rumford, Maine, United States. This was Lake Placid's second time hosting the championships after having done so at the 1932 Winter Olympics. It also marked the first time after World War II the event took place after the Winter Olympics in a non-Olympic year (St. Moritz, Switzerland hosted the 1948 Winter Olympics two years earlier), the second time the world championships occurred outside Europe, the first time they had occurred outside Europe in a non-Olympic year, and the only time the United States has hosted the event in a non-Olympic year. The ski-jumping events were held at Lake Placid, while the cross-country skiing events (originally planned to also be held at Lake Placid) were moved to Rumford due to insufficient snow.[1][2]

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1950
Host cityLake Placid, New York, Rumford, Maine
CountryUSA
Events5
Opening ceremony1 February 1950 (1950-02-01)
Closing ceremony6 February 1950 (1950-02-06)
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Men's cross countryEdit

18 kmEdit

February 3, 1950

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Karl-Erik Åström (SWE) 1:06:16
Silver   Enar Josefsson (SWE) 1:06:28
Bronze   Arnljot Nyaas (NOR) 1:07:07

50 kmEdit

February 6, 1950

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Gunnar Eriksson (SWE) 2:59:05
Silver   Enar Josefsson (SWE) 3:00:01
Bronze   Nils Karlsson (SWE) 3:00:10

4 × 10 km relayEdit

February 5, 1950

Medal Team Time
Gold   Sweden (Nils Täpp, Karl-Erik Åström, Martin Lundström, Enar Josefsson) 2:39:59
Silver   Finland (Heikki Hasu, Viljo Vellonen, Paavo Lonkila, August Kiuru) 2:41:51
Bronze   Norway (Martin Stokken, Eilert Dahl, Kristian Bjørn, Henry Hermansen) 2:47:19

Men's Nordic combinedEdit

IndividualEdit

February 1, 1950 - Jumping February 3, 1950 - 18km (included in the "Special 18km-run")

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Heikki Hasu (FIN) 455.2
Silver   Ottar Gjermundshaug (NOR) 452.0
Bronze   Simon Slåttvik (NOR) 451.8

Men's ski jumpingEdit

Individual large hillEdit

February 5, 1950 MacKenzie Intervale Ski Jumping Complex

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Hans Bjørnstad (NOR) 220.4
Silver   Thure Lindgren (SWE) 214.4
Bronze   Arnfinn Bergmann (NOR) 213.5

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Sweden (SWE)3317
2  Norway (NOR)1146
3  Finland (FIN)1102
Totals (3 nations)55515


ReferencesEdit

  • FIS 1950 Cross country results
  • FIS 1950 Nordic combined results
  • FIS 1950 Ski jumping results
  • Hansen, Hermann & Sveen, Knut. (1996) VM på ski '97. Alt om ski-VM 1925-1997 Trondheim: Addresseavisens Forlag. p. 66. ISBN 82-7164-044-5. (in Norwegian)
  1. ^ "Ski History Dates". International Skiing History Association. Retrieved 2007-05-16.
  2. ^ "Family friendly ski slopes cover Maine's Western mountains". 2007-02-16. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-16.