FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 took place between 18 February and 1 March 2015 in Falun, Sweden. This was the fourth time the event is held there, having previously been held there in 1954, 1974 and 1993. In 1980, one World Ski Championship race was held there as well, to make up for its exclusion from the Olympic Games the same year.

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015
FIS Nordic WSC 2015 logo.png
Official logo for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015.
Host cityFalun, Sweden
Nations participating60
Events21
Opening ceremony18 February 2015
Closing ceremony1 March 2015
Main venueLugnet
WebsiteFalun2015.com
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Host selectionEdit

At the International Ski Federation (FIS) Council meeting in November 2007, a Candidates project concept was highlighted for use.[1] Candidacy submission was 1 May 2009 along with the registration fee and training days in article 5 of the FIS World Championships Organization Rules.[1] Each candidate and its National Ski Association will have instructions and a detailed questionnaire provided by the FIS that will be due on 1 September 2009.[1] Candidates respond in a simple text format that will serve as the working document where an FIS Inspection Group will use for discussion purposes.[1] Group members will meet with the candidate at mutually convenient opportunity to review the project area that falls under their responsibility.[1] This should take place in conjunction with another event or World Cup inspection where possible to reduce costs and multiple trips.[1] FIS Technical Committee members will have a working meeting in the fall of 2009 with each candidate and inspection group to review the project.[1] A final report will be submitted in spring 2009 by the Inspection Group and the National Ski Association and FIS Council.[1]

FinalistsEdit

The four finalists who submitted were those who lost out on the previous championships in 2008.[2]

City Country Previous championships hosted FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 bid finish[3]
Falun   Sweden 1954, 1974, 1993 2nd
Lahti   Finland 1926, 1938, 1958, 1978, 1989, 2001 4th
Oberstdorf   Germany 1987, 2005 5th
Zakopane   Poland 1929, 1939, 1962 3rd

Voting resultsEdit

The winner was selected at the FIS Congress in Antalya, Turkey, on 3 June 2010.[2]

City First vote Second vote Final vote
Falun 6 7 8
Lahti 5 5 7
Zakopane 3 3 Out
Oberstdorf 1 Out Out

ScheduleEdit

All times are local (UTC+1).

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Sweden)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Norway (NOR)114520
2  Germany (GER)5218
3  Sweden (SWE)*2439
4  France (FRA)1236
5  Austria (AUT)1225
6  Russia (RUS)1102
7  Canada (CAN)0112
  Italy (ITA)0112
  Japan (JPN)0112
  United States (USA)0112
11  Czech Republic (CZE)0101
   Switzerland (SUI)0101
13  Poland (POL)0022
14  Finland (FIN)0011
Totals (14 entries)21212163

Cross-country skiingEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
15 kilometre freestyle[4]
details
Johan Olsson
  Sweden
35:01.6 Maurice Manificat
  France
35:19.4 Anders Gløersen
  Norway
35:20.8
30 kilometre skiathlon[5]
details
Maxim Vylegzhanin
  Russia
1:16:25.9 Dario Cologna
   Switzerland
1:16:26.3 Alex Harvey
  Canada
1:16:27.5
50 kilometre classical mass start[6]
details
Petter Northug
  Norway
2:26:02.1 Lukáš Bauer
  Czech Republic
2:26:03.8 Johan Olsson
  Sweden
2:26:04.1
4 × 10 kilometre relay[7]
details
  Norway
Niklas Dyrhaug
Didrik Tønseth
Anders Gløersen
Petter Northug
1:34:18.5   Sweden
Daniel Richardsson
Johan Olsson
Marcus Hellner
Calle Halfvarsson
1:34:19.1   France
Jean-Marc Gaillard
Maurice Manificat
Robin Duvillard
Adrien Backscheider
1:34:27.4
Sprint[8]
details
Petter Northug
  Norway
3:02.35 Alex Harvey
  Canada
3:02.4 Ola Vigen Hattestad
  Norway
3:02.7
Team sprint[9]
details
  Norway
Finn Hågen Krogh
Petter Northug
15:32.89   Russia
Alexei Petukhov
Nikita Kriukov
15:38.53   Italy
Dietmar Nöckler
Federico Pellegrino
15:38.62

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
10 kilometre freestyle[10]
details
Charlotte Kalla
  Sweden
25:08.8 Jessie Diggins
  United States
25:49.8 Caitlin Compton Gregg
  United States
25:55.7
15 kilometre skiathlon[11]
details
Therese Johaug
  Norway
40:57.6 Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen
  Norway
41:03.3 Charlotte Kalla
  Sweden
41:03.6
30 kilometre classical mass start[12]
details
Therese Johaug
  Norway
1:24:47.0 Marit Bjørgen
  Norway
1:25:39.3 Charlotte Kalla
  Sweden
1:26:18.6
4 × 5 kilometre relay[13]
details
  Norway
Heidi Weng
Therese Johaug
Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen
Marit Bjørgen
49:04.7   Sweden
Sofia Bleckur
Charlotte Kalla
Maria Rydqvist
Stina Nilsson
49:33.9   Finland
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
Kerttu Niskanen
Riitta-Liisa Roponen
Krista Pärmäkoski
49:35.6
Sprint[14]
details
Marit Bjørgen
  Norway
3:26.63 Stina Nilsson
  Sweden
3:27.05 Maiken Caspersen Falla
  Norway
3:27.62
Team sprint[15]
details
  Norway
Ingvild Flugstad Østberg
Maiken Caspersen Falla
14:29.57   Sweden
Ida Ingemarsdotter
Stina Nilsson
14:37.74   Poland
Justyna Kowalczyk
Sylwia Jaśkowiec
14:38.5

Nordic combinedEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual large hill/10 km[16]
details
Bernhard Gruber
  Austria
22:45.8 François Braud
  France
22:57.7 Johannes Rydzek
  Germany
23:00.7
Individual normal hill/10 km[17]
details
Johannes Rydzek
  Germany
26:38.9 Alessandro Pittin
  Italy
26:40.2 Jason Lamy-Chappuis
  France
26:43.9
Team normal hill/4 × 5 km[18]
details
  Germany
Tino Edelmann
Eric Frenzel
Fabian Rießle
Johannes Rydzek
44:20.7   Norway
Magnus Moan
Håvard Klemetsen
Mikko Kokslien
Jørgen Graabak
44:43.8   France
François Braud
Maxime Laheurte
Sébastien Lacroix
Jason Lamy-Chappuis
45:00.3
Team sprint large hill/2 × 7,5 km[19]
details
  France
François Braud
Jason Lamy-Chappuis
38:31.6   Germany
Eric Frenzel
Johannes Rydzek
38:34.3   Norway
Magnus Moan
Håvard Klemetsen
38:51.0

Ski jumpingEdit

 
The normal ski jumping hill used in the championships.

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual normal hill[20]
details
Rune Velta
  Norway
252.7 Severin Freund
  Germany
252.3 Stefan Kraft
  Austria
248.3
Men's individual large hill[21]
details
Severin Freund
  Germany
268.7 Gregor Schlierenzauer
  Austria
246.4 Rune Velta
  Norway
242.9
Men's team large hill[22]
details
  Norway
Anders Bardal
Anders Jacobsen
Anders Fannemel
Rune Velta
872.6   Austria
Stefan Kraft
Michael Hayböck
Manuel Poppinger
Gregor Schlierenzauer
853.2   Poland
Piotr Żyła
Klemens Murańka
Jan Ziobro
Kamil Stoch
848.1

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's individual normal hill[23]
details
Carina Vogt
  Germany
236.9 Yuki Ito
  Japan
235.1 Daniela Iraschko-Stolz
  Austria
233.8

MixedEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Mixed team normal hill[24]
details
  Germany
Carina Vogt
Richard Freitag
Katharina Althaus
Severin Freund
917.9   Norway
Line Jahr
Anders Bardal
Maren Lundby
Rune Velta
915.6   Japan
Sara Takanashi
Noriaki Kasai
Yuki Ito
Taku Takeuchi
888.3

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