FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1950

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FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1950
Host cityLake Placid, New York, Rumford, Maine
Opening ceremony1 February 1950 (1950-02-01)
Closing ceremony6 February 1950 (1950-02-06)
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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]

Men's cross country[edit]

18 km[edit]

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 km[edit]

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 relay[edit]

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 combined[edit]


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 jumping[edit]

Individual large hill[edit]

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 table[edit]

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


  • FIS 1950 Cross country results[permanent dead link]
  • FIS 1950 Nordic combined results[permanent dead link]
  • FIS 1950 Ski jumping results[permanent dead link]
  • 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.