FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1982

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1982 took place on 19–28 February 1982 in Oslo, Norway at the Holmenkollen ski arena. This was Oslo's record-tying fourth time hosting the event after previously doing so in 1930, the 1952 Winter Olympics, and 1966. The Nordic combined 3 × 10 km team event and the ski jumping team large hill events were added to these championships. It was also the year in which cross country competitions had the freestyle (or skating) technique debuted and that electronic timing returned to scoring the results in tenths of a second after Sweden's Thomas Wassberg edged out Finland's Juha Mieto by 0.01 seconds in the men's 15 km event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. The timing of the event in tenths of a second has continued as of 2011 in all Nordic skiing events.

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
Host cityOslo
Country Norway
OpeningFebruary 19, 1982 (1982-02-19)
ClosingFebruary 28, 1982 (1982-02-28)
Main venueHolmenkollen National Arena
← 1980
1984 →
2004 picture of the ski jump used for the 1982 championships.

Men's cross countryEdit

15 kmEdit

23 February 1982

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Oddvar Brå (NOR) 38:52.5
Silver   Aleksandr Zavyalov (URS) 39:02.1
Bronze   Harri Kirvesniemi (FIN) 39:02.3

30 kmEdit

20 February 1982

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Thomas Eriksson (SWE) 1:21:52.3
Silver   Lars Erik Eriksen (NOR) 1:22:13.9
Bronze   Bill Koch (USA) 1:22:14.8

Bill Koch, who developed the freestyle technique used in cross-country skiing, was the first American to medal at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

50 kmEdit

27 February 1982

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Thomas Wassberg (SWE) 2:32:00.9
Silver   Yuriy Burlakov (URS) 2:32:34.3
Bronze   Lars-Erik Eriksen (NOR) 2:32:49.9

4 × 10 km relayEdit

25 February 1982[1][2]

Medal Team Time
Gold   Norway (Lars Erik Eriksen, Ove Aunli, Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass, Oddvar Brå) 1:56:27.6
Gold   Soviet Union (Vladimir Nikitin, Oleksandr Batyuk, Yuriy Burlakov, Aleksandr Zavyalov) 1:56:27.6
Bronze   Finland (Kari Härkönen, Aki Karvonen, Harri Kirvesniemi, Juha Mieto) 1:58:49.4
Bronze   East Germany (Uwe Bellmann, Uwe Wünsch, Stefan Schicker, Frank Schröder) 1:58:49.4

Women's cross countryEdit

5 kmEdit

22 February 1982

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Berit Aunli (NOR) 14:30.2
Silver   Hilkka Riihivuori (FIN) 14:35.6
Bronze   Brit Pettersen (NOR) 14:48.2

10 kmEdit

19 February 1982

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Berit Aunli (NOR) 29:25.9
Silver   Hilkka Riihivuori (FIN) 29:46.5
Bronze   Květa Jeriová (TCH) 30:15.8

20 kmEdit

26 February 1982

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Raisa Smetanina (URS) 1:06:16.9
Silver   Berit Aunli (NOR) 1:06:20.3
Bronze   Hilkka Riihivuori (FIN) 1:07:29.6

4 × 5 km relayEdit

24 February 1982

Medal Team Time
Gold   Norway (Anette Bøe, Inger Helene Nybråten, Berit Aunli, Brit Pettersen) 1:02:15.9
Silver   Soviet Union (Lyubov Lyadova, Lyubov Zabolotskaya, Raisa Smetanina, Galina Kulakova) 1:02:29.6
Bronze   East Germany (Petra Sölter, Carola Anding, Barbara Petzold, Veronika Hesse) 1:02:57.3

Men's nordic combinedEdit

15 km IndividualEdit

19 February 1982

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Tom Sandberg (NOR) 426.600
Silver   Konrad Winkler (GDR) 426.560
Bronze   Uwe Dotzauer (GDR) 426.455

3 × 10 km teamEdit

24 February 1982

Medal Team Points
Gold   East Germany (Uwe Dotzauer, Günther Schmieder, Konrad Winkler) 1295.92
Silver   Finland (Jouko Karjalainen, Rauno Miettinen, Jorma Etelälahti) 1243.60
Silver   Norway (Hallstein Bøgseth, Espen Andersen, Tom Sandberg) 1243.60

Men's ski jumpingEdit

Individual normal hillEdit

21 February 1982

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Armin Kogler (AUT) 249.3
Silver   Jari Puikkonen (FIN) 248.6
Bronze   Ole Bremseth (NOR) 245.8

Individual large hillEdit

28 February 1982

Medal Athlete Points
Gold   Matti Nykänen (FIN) 257.9
Silver   Olav Hansson (NOR) 255.1
Bronze   Armin Kogler (AUT) 244.7

Team large hillEdit

26 February 1982

Medal Team Points
Gold   Norway (Johan Sætre, Per Bergerud, Ole Bremseth, Olav Hansson) 718.5
Silver   Austria (Hans Wallner, Hubert Neuper, Armin Kogler, Andreas Felder) 717.6
Bronze   Finland (Keijo Korhonen, Jari Puikkonen, Pentti Kokkonen, Matti Nykänen) 670.8

Medal tableEdit

1  Norway (NOR)74314
2  Soviet Union (URS)2305
3  Sweden (SWE)2002
4  Finland (FIN)1449
5  East Germany (GDR)1135
6  Austria (AUT)1113
7  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0011
  United States (USA)0011
Totals (8 entries)14131340




  1. ^ "FIS-Ski - resultats". Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
  2. ^ "Edición del viernes, 26 febrero 1982, página 48 - Hemeroteca -".