FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013
Official logo for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013.
|Host city||Val di Fiemme, Italy|
|Opening ceremony||20 February|
|Closing ceremony||3 March|
|Main venue||Trampolino dal Ben|
|FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013
Val di Fiemme, Italy
|Interval start||15 km men||10 km women|
|Pursuit||30 km men||15 km women|
|Mass start||50 km men||30 km women|
|Relay||4×10 km men||4×5 km women|
|Large hill||Individual||Team sprint|
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.
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. Five cities submitted bids for this event. This bid questionnaire used for the upcoming Nordic skiing championships was also used for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013.
|City||Country||Previous championships hosted||FIS delegation visit |
|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.
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.
The finalist candidates were posted in the 14 May 2008 FIS Newsflash in an effort to show their candidancy prior to the 29 May 2008 selection.
|City||First vote||Second vote||Final vote|
|Val di Fiemme||6||7||8|
The coordination group for the event first took place on 24 September 2008. 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. The focus in 2008 was to develop activities for festivals leading up to and at the championships. A young team called "Vision 2013" will work with the tourism association in the Trentino to develop destination packages with the championships.
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. A second organizing committee meeting took place in Val di Fiemme on 3 June 2009 headed by Piero De Godenz and Angelo Corradini. In discussion was great strides in facility upgrades in time for the 2012 test events, along with legacy usage after the championships. Also included were marketing campaigns with EBU and with support from the local area. At a meeting in Cavalese on 26 October 2009, the organizing committee presented a detailed chart where each person listed had specific responsibilities. Most of coordinating group members also participated in the 1991 and 2003 championships. 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. Marketing and communications presented the event's mission and vision while the technical side involved sport structure, roads, and media broadcasting.
At a 12 May 2010 meeting held in Cavalese, main issues dealt with were event marketing and communications. Venue construction, most notably the Predazzo ski jump renovation, was also discussed. Host broadcaster RAI presented its proposed infrastructure for broadcasting the event, including the addition fibre-optic cable for coverage. FIS Secretary-General Sarah Lewis stated that 700 people, including many youth, had volunteered for the championships as of May 2010.
All times are local.
|15 kilometre freestyle interval start
|34:48.9||Tord Asle Gjerdalen
|30 kilometre pursuit
|1:13:09.3||Martin Johnsrud Sundby
|50 kilometre classical mass start
|4 × 10 kilometre relay
Tord Asle Gjerdalen
|10 kilometre freestyle interval start
|15 kilometre pursuit
|30 kilometre classical mass start
|4 × 5 kilometre relay
Kristin Størmer Steira
|3:18.9||Maiken Caspersen Falla
|| United States
|Individual large hill/10 km
|Individual normal hill/10 km
|Team normal hill/4 × 5 km
|57:34.4|| United States
|Team sprint large hill/2 × 7,5 km
|Men's individual normal hill (HS106)
|Men's individual large hill (HS134)
|Men's team large hill (HS134)
|Women's individual normal hill (HS106)
|Mixed team normal hill (HS106)
- FIS Newsflash 148. 10 October 2007.
- FIS Newsflash 125. 2 May 2007.
- FIS-Ski.com questionnaire for the FIS World Ski Championships 2013 (Alpine and Nordic) – Accessed 24 January 2008.
- FIS Newsflash 146. 26 September 2007.
- FIS Newsflash 140. 15 August 2007.
- FIS Newsflash 179. 14 May 2008.
- Eurosport.com Germany announcement of Val di Fiemme's awarding of FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013. (German) – accessed 29 May 2008.
- FIS announces winners of the 2012 and 2013 championships (Nordic shown for report). – accessed 31 May 2008.
- FIS-Ski.com 5 May 2009 announcement on the applicants for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015. – accessed 8 May 2009.
- FIS NewsFlash 198. 24 September 2008.
- FIS Newsflash 228. 22 April 2009. Accessed 23 April 2009.
- FIS-Ski.com 4 June 2009 on the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013. – accessed 6 June 2009.
- 28 October 2009 FIS-Ski.com article on Coordination Group meeting going ahead of schedule. – accessed 1 November 2009.
- "Val di Fiemme 2013 on track." – 12 May 2010 FIS article accessed 14 May 2010.
- Men's 15 kilometre freestyle interval start Results
- Men's 30 kilometre pursuit Results
- Men's 50 kilometre classical mass start Results
- Men's 4 × 10 kilometre relay Results
- Men's Sprint Results
- Men's team sprint Results
- Women's 10 kilometre freestyle Results
- Women's 15 kilometre pursuit Results
- Women's 30 kilometre classical mass start Results
- Women's 4 × 5 kilometre relay Results
- Women's Sprint Results
- Women's team sprint Results
- Individual large hill/10km Results
- Individual normal hill/10km Results
- Team normal hill/4 × 5 km Results
- Team sprint large hill/2 × 7,5 km Results
- Men's individual normal hill Results
- Men's individual large hill Results
- Men's team large hill Results
- Women's individual normal hill Results
- Mixed team normal hill Results
- Teams Enrolled
- Official website (English), (Italian) & (German)
- Record number of applicants for FIS World Championships 2012–2013. – Accessed 3 May 2007.