FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 took place between 20 February and 3 March 2013 in Val di Fiemme, Italy, for the third time, the event having been hosted there previously in 1991 and 2003.

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013
FIS Nordic WSC 2013 logo.png
Official logo for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013.
Host cityVal di Fiemme, Italy
Nations participating56
Events21
Opening ceremony20 February
Closing ceremony3 March
Main venueTrampolino dal Ben
WebsiteFiemme2013.com
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Host selectionEdit

The 2013 championships had a submission deadline of 1 May 2007 to the International Ski Federation (FIS). The facility was chosen at the International Ski Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, on 29 May 2008.[1] Five cities submitted bids for this event.[2] This bid questionnaire used for the upcoming Nordic skiing championships was also used for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013.[3]

City Country Previous championships hosted FIS delegation visit [4]
Falun   Sweden 1954, 1974, 1993 18–19 September 2007
Lahti   Finland 1926, 1938, 1958, 1978, 1989, 2001 17–18 September 2007
Oberstdorf   Germany 1987, 2005 20–21 August 2007
Val di Fiemme   Italy 1991, 2003 27–28 August 2007
Zakopane   Poland 1929, 1939, 1962 22–23 August 2007

The finalist cities' deadline for the application was 15 August 2007. From 20 August to 19 September 2007, the FIS Inspection group, led by Secretary-General Sarah Lewis, visited each candidate city for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013. The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013 (Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy), Schladming (Austria), St. Moritz (Switzerland), and Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado (United States)) (The deadline for the alpine skiing championships was 31 August 2007) were visited in late 2007. This task force consisted of FIS officials and representatives of the European Broadcasting Union to review the proposed event and act as an advisory body on the feasibility of the implementation. A final report was presented to the FIS Council, FIS Technical Committee, and National Ski Associations in April 2008.[5]

On 12–13 October 2007, delegates for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships (five total), FIS Alpine World Ski Championships (four total), FIS Ski-Flying World Championships (two total), and FIS Freestyle World Championships (two total) met in Cape Town to review the rules regarding the promotional activities during the Congress. The decision took place in Cape Town with the 17-member FIS Council in May 2008.[1]

The finalist candidates were posted in the 14 May 2008 FIS Newsflash in an effort to show their candidacy prior to the 29 May 2008 selection.[6]

The winner was announced to be Val di Fiemme on the third ballot of exhaustive voting, who will host their third championships.[7]

Voting results[8]

City First vote Second vote Final vote
Val di Fiemme 6 7 8
Falun 4 5 5
Zakopane 3 3 2
Lahti 2 1 Out
Oberstdorf 1 Out Out

The four cities that lost the bid for the 2013 championships submitted their bids for the 2015 championships on 1 May 2009.[9]

Coordination groupEdit

2008Edit

The coordination group for the event first took place on 24 September 2008.[10] Local organization has already taken place given the area has hosted numerous World Cup events in cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, and ski jumping, along with the Tour de Ski competitions.[10] The focus in 2008 was to develop activities for festivals leading up to and at the championships.[10] A young team called "Vision 2013" will work with the tourism association in the Trentino to develop destination packages with the championships.[10]

2009Edit

The organizing committee for the 2009 championships in Liberec met in Oslo with the organizing committee of the 2011 championships on 20 April 2009 to discuss lessons learned. In the presentation was a comprehensive and frank analysis of the critical areas of Liberec's organization. Key success factors were detailed and lessons learned were elaborated, including several recommendations to both the 2011 championships and the organizing committee for the 2013 championships. Besides the 2009, 2011, and 2013 organizing committees in attendance, other attendees included the Norwegian Ski Federation, the European Broadcasting Union television, FIS, and the APF marketing partners.[11] A second organizing committee meeting took place in Val di Fiemme on 3 June 2009 headed by Piero De Godenz and Angelo Corradini.[12] In discussion was great strides in facility upgrades in time for the 2012 test events, along with legacy usage after the championships.[12] Also included were marketing campaigns with EBU and with support from the local area.[12] At a meeting in Cavalese on 26 October 2009, the organizing committee presented a detailed chart where each person listed had specific responsibilities.[13] Most of coordinating group members also participated in the 1991 and 2003 championships.[13] In January 2010, the city hosted the last two stages in the 2009-10 Tour de Ski, the 100th FIS World Cup staged by the Coordinating Group.[13] Marketing and communications presented the event's mission and vision while the technical side involved sport structure, roads, and media broadcasting.[13]

2010Edit

At a 12 May 2010 meeting held in Cavalese, main issues dealt with were event marketing and communications.[14] Venue construction, most notably the Predazzo ski jump renovation, was also discussed.[14] Host broadcaster RAI presented its proposed infrastructure for broadcasting the event, including the addition fibre-optic cable for coverage.[14] FIS Secretary-General Sarah Lewis stated that 700 people, including many youth, had volunteered for the championships as of May 2010.[14]

ScheduleEdit

All times are local.

EventsEdit

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men'sEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
15 kilometre freestyle interval start[15]
details
Petter Northug
  Norway
34:37.1 Johan Olsson
  Sweden
34:48.9 Tord Asle Gjerdalen
  Norway
34:59.4
30 kilometre pursuit[16]
details
Dario Cologna
   Switzerland
1:13:09.3 Martin Johnsrud Sundby
  Norway
1:13:11.1 Sjur Røthe
  Norway
1:13:11.3
50 kilometre classical mass start[17]
details
Johan Olsson
  Sweden
2:10:41.4 Dario Cologna
   Switzerland
2:10:54.3 Alexey Poltoranin
  Kazakhstan
2:10:58.2
4 × 10 kilometre relay[18]
details
  Norway
Tord Asle Gjerdalen
Eldar Rønning
Sjur Røthe
Petter Northug
1:41:37.2   Sweden
Daniel Richardsson
Johan Olsson
Marcus Hellner
Calle Halfvarsson
1:41:38.4   Russia
Evgeniy Belov
Maxim Vylegzhanin
Alexander Legkov
Sergey Ustiugov
1:41:39.6
Sprint[19]
details
Nikita Kriukov
  Russia
3:30.4 Petter Northug
  Norway
3:30.7 Alex Harvey
  Canada
3:31.2
Team sprint[20]
details
  Russia
Alexei Petukhov
Nikita Kriukov
21:30.9   Sweden
Marcus Hellner
Emil Jönsson
21:31.3   Kazakhstan
Nikolay Chebotko
Alexey Poltoranin
21:31.6

Women'sEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
10 kilometre freestyle interval start[21]
details
Therese Johaug
  Norway
25:23.4 Marit Bjørgen
  Norway
25:33.6 Yuliya Chekaleva
  Russia
25:56.1
15 kilometre pursuit[22]
details
Marit Bjørgen
  Norway
39:04.4 Therese Johaug
  Norway
39:07.8 Heidi Weng
  Norway
39:19.3
30 kilometre classical mass start[23]
details
Marit Bjørgen
  Norway
1:27:19.9 Justyna Kowalczyk
  Poland
1:27:23.6 Therese Johaug
  Norway
1:27:28.6
4 × 5 kilometre relay[24]
details
  Norway
Heidi Weng
Therese Johaug
Kristin Størmer Steira
Marit Bjørgen
1:00:36.5   Sweden
Ida Ingemarsdotter
Emma Wikén
Anna Haag
Charlotte Kalla
1:01:02.7   Russia
Julia Ivanova
Alia Iksanova
Mariya Guschina
Yuliya Chekaleva
1:01:22.3
Sprint[25]
details
Marit Bjørgen
  Norway
3:16.6 Ida Ingemarsdotter
  Sweden
3:18.9 Maiken Caspersen Falla
  Norway
3:20.3
Team sprint[26]
details
  United States
Jessica Diggins
Kikkan Randall
20:24.4   Sweden
Charlotte Kalla
Ida Ingemarsdotter
20:32.2   Finland
Riikka Sarasoja-Lilja
Krista Lahteenmäki
20:35.3

Nordic combinedEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual large hill/10 km[27]
details
Eric Frenzel
  Germany
27:22.8 Bernhard Gruber
  Austria
27:59.5 Jason Lamy-Chappuis
  France
28:00.0
Individual normal hill/10 km[28]
details
Jason Lamy-Chappuis
  France
29:13.2 Mario Stecher
  Austria
29:13.4 Björn Kircheisen
  Germany
29:13.5
Team normal hill/4 × 5 km[29]
details
  France
François Braud
Maxime Laheurte
Sébastien Lacroix
Jason Lamy-Chappuis
57:34.0   Norway
Jørgen Gråbak
Håvard Klemetsen
Magnus Krog
Magnus Moan
57:34.4   United States
Taylor Fletcher
Bryan Fletcher
Todd Lodwick
Bill Demong
57:38.2
Team sprint large hill/2 × 7,5 km[30]
details
  France
Sébastien Lacroix
Jason Lamy-Chappuis
35:37.9   Austria
Wilhelm Denifl
Bernhard Gruber
35:54.5   Germany
Tino Edelmann
Eric Frenzel
36:21.8

Ski jumpingEdit

Men'sEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual normal hill (HS106)[31]
details
Anders Bardal
  Norway
252.6 Gregor Schlierenzauer
  Austria
248.4 Peter Prevc
  Slovenia
244.3
Men's individual large hill (HS134)[32]
details
Kamil Stoch
  Poland
295.8 Peter Prevc
  Slovenia
289.7 Anders Jacobsen
  Norway
289.1
Men's team large hill (HS134)[33]
details
  Austria
Wolfgang Loitzl
Manuel Fettner
Thomas Morgenstern
Gregor Schlierenzauer
1135.9   Germany
Andreas Wank
Severin Freund
Michael Neumayer
Richard Freitag
1121.8   Poland
Maciej Kot
Piotr Żyła
Dawid Kubacki
Kamil Stoch
1121.0

Women'sEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's individual normal hill (HS106)[34]
details
Sarah Hendrickson
  United States
253.7 Sara Takanashi
  Japan
251.0 Jacqueline Seifriedsberger
  Austria
237.2

MixedEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Mixed team normal hill (HS106)[35]
details
  Japan
Yuki Ito
Daiki Ito
Sara Takanashi
Taku Takeuchi
1011.0   Austria
Chiara Hölzl
Thomas Morgenstern
Jacqueline Seifriedsberger
Gregor Schlierenzauer
986.7   Germany
Ulrike Gräßler
Richard Freitag
Carina Vogt
Severin Freund
984.9

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Norway85619
2  France3014
3  Russia2035
4  United States2013
5  Sweden1607
6  Austria1517
7  Germany1135
8  Poland1113
9  Japan1102
   Switzerland1102
11  Slovenia0112
12  Kazakhstan0022
13  Canada0011
  Finland0011
Totals (14 nations)21212163

Participating nationsEdit

700 athletes 56 countries are scheduled to compete, an increase of 6 from 2011.[36] Togo is scheduled to make its debut appearance.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b FIS Newsflash 148. 10 October 2007.
  2. ^ FIS Newsflash 125. 2 May 2007.
  3. ^ FIS-Ski.com questionnaire for the FIS World Ski Championships 2013 (Alpine and Nordic) Archived 6 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine – Accessed 24 January 2008.
  4. ^ FIS Newsflash 146. 26 September 2007.
  5. ^ FIS Newsflash 140. 15 August 2007.
  6. ^ FIS Newsflash 179. 14 May 2008.
  7. ^ Eurosport.com Germany announcement of Val di Fiemme's awarding of FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013. (in German) – accessed 29 May 2008.
  8. ^ FIS announces winners of the 2012 and 2013 championships (Nordic shown for report).[permanent dead link] – accessed 31 May 2008.
  9. ^ FIS-Ski.com 5 May 2009 announcement on the applicants for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015. Archived 8 December 2012 at Archive.today – accessed 8 May 2009.
  10. ^ a b c d FIS NewsFlash 198. 24 September 2008.
  11. ^ FIS Newsflash 228. 22 April 2009. Accessed 23 April 2009.
  12. ^ a b c FIS-Ski.com 4 June 2009 on the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013.[permanent dead link] – accessed 6 June 2009.
  13. ^ a b c d 28 October 2009 FIS-Ski.com article on Coordination Group meeting going ahead of schedule. – accessed 1 November 2009.
  14. ^ a b c d "Val di Fiemme 2013 on track." Archived 21 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine – 12 May 2010 FIS article accessed 14 May 2010.
  15. ^ Men's 15 kilometre freestyle interval start Results[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ "Men's 30 kilometre pursuit Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  17. ^ "Men's 50 kilometre classical mass start Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  18. ^ Men's 4 × 10 kilometre relay Results[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ "Men's Sprint Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  20. ^ "Men's team sprint Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  21. ^ "Women's 10 kilometre freestyle Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  22. ^ "Women's 15 kilometre pursuit Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  23. ^ Women's 30 kilometre classical mass start Results[permanent dead link]
  24. ^ Women's 4 × 5 kilometre relay Results[permanent dead link]
  25. ^ "Women's Sprint Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  26. ^ "Women's team sprint Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  27. ^ Individual large hill/10km Results[permanent dead link]
  28. ^ "Individual normal hill/10km Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  29. ^ "Team normal hill/4 × 5 km Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  30. ^ Team sprint large hill/2 × 7,5 km Results[permanent dead link]
  31. ^ "Men's individual normal hill Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  32. ^ Men's individual large hill Results[permanent dead link]
  33. ^ "Men's team large hill Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  34. ^ "Women's individual normal hill Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  35. ^ "Mixed team normal hill Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  36. ^ Teams Enrolled Archived 31 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine

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