FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Schedule, Links, and Resources
By: Team XCOttawa (2007/02/27)
The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships opens this week in Sapporo Japan. Racing starts with classic technique sprints Thursday evening in the Sapporo Dome, which will mark the first night-time and indoor races at Nordic World Championships.
XC Ottawa's Andrew Wynd will be competing for Australia in the men's 15km freestyle event on February 28th. We're looking forward to some reports from Andrew!
In the mean time, here are some links and resources to stay in touch with the event.
Event Information, News Updates, and Team Reports
- Official Web Site: www.sapporo2007.com
- FIS Official Results Page
- Canadian National Team News and Reports
- Canada's 2007 World Championship Cross-Country Ski Team
- US National Team Reports
- US National Team World Championships Photo Gallery
- US National Team Interviews (audio)
- Australian Team Reports 2007 World Championships
- Eurosport Coverage
- Wikipedia: Info on Sapporo 2007 WNSC
- Wikipedia: Sapporo, Japan
- February 22: Men and Women Sprint Classic
- February 23: Men and Women Team Sprint Freestyle
- February 24: Men 30km Pursuit
- February 25: Women 15km Pursuit
- February 27: Women 10km Freestyle
- February 28: Men 15km Freestyle
- March 1: Women 4 by 5km Relay
- March 2: Men 4 by 10km Relay
- March 3: Women 30km Classic
- March 4: Men 50km Classic
ATHLETE WEBSITES AND BLOGS
- Australia: Paul Murray
- Canada: Chandra Crawford
- Canada: Dasha Giaizova
- Canada: Dan Roycroft (photo journal)
- Canada: Sean Crooks
- Finland: Virpi Kuitunen
- France: Vincent Vittoz
- Germany: Claudia Kunzel
- Itlay: Piettro Piller Cottrer
- United States: Laura Valaas
- United States: Kikkan Randal
- United States: Kris Freeman news via Zach Caldwell
VIDEOS, NEWS, ARTICLES...Videos
- Our friends at Estonian TV have the full men's and women's finals up
on their page of movie clips: http://sport.etv.ee/index.php?0281235&v=1
Day#1: The men's final is listed as "Sapporo MM 1. päev: Meeste klassikasprindi finaal"; the women's as "Sapporo MM 1. päev: Naiste klassikasprindi finaal." (No direct links working.)
Day #2: Men's Team Sprint Final, Women Team Sprint Final.
It also looks like they have all the heats in which Eesti sprinters competed - and a bunch of Tartu Maraton clips, glory-day clips of Veerpalu and Smigun, etc.
- Sapporo Betting Odds!
- Race Results Predictions - Rec.Skiing.Nordic
- FasterSkier.com: Sapporo 2007: Three weeks to go
- Sapporo City website with pictures.