Nation record in Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2017

17 February 2017 10:16
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Press release: Feb 16, 2017 18:14 CET

Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2017 starts on Friday, February 24, with Kortvasan. So far, participants from 58 different nations, from all continents, have registered for Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2017. The earlier record of 55 nations was from 2016.

Apart from Sweden there are participants from 57 nations, making a total of 58. For comparison, the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun 2015 had participants from 55 nations and the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti 2017 will have participants from 60 nations.

Vasaloppet's Winter Week takes place February 24 – March 5, 2017. In total there are over 7,200 international participants registered, of which about 3,300 are in Vasaloppet on March 5. The overview below shows how many skiers so far (as of 2017-02-14) are registered from the 15 nations with most participants (excluding Sweden).

FACTS/Number of registrants for Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2017, by nation:

Norway – 2767
Denmark – 1183
Finland – 863
Germany – 466
Estonia – 267
Czech Republic – 254
Switzerland – 231
United Kingdom – 152
Netherlands – 140
Iceland – 131
Russia – 131
France – 127
Austria – 103
Italy – 93
USA – 67

NOTE! These statistics are not final. Partly because online registration closes on Tuesday, February 21 at midnight, with direct registration opening on Wednesday February 22, and partly because not all team members for Stafettvasan and Nattvasan have been named yet.

More Vasaloppet facts can be found in Vasaloppet's new Facts Guide 2017 (in Swedish only):
http://www.vasaloppet.se/faktaguide

FACTS/ Places left in Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2017:
64,000 participants are registered. There are still start places available in all races except the three which are fully booked: Öppet Spår Sunday, Nattvasan and Vasaloppet.

Vasaloppet Winter Week 2017

Fri 24 Feb: Kortvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sat 25 Feb: Tjejvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sun 26 Feb: Ungdomsvasan. 3, 5, 7 or 9 km. Start Mora Ski Stadium.
Sun 26 Feb: Öppet Spår Sunday. 90 km. Start Sälen. (FULL 170130)
Mon 27 Feb: Öppet Spår Monday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Tue 28 Feb: Halvvasan. 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Fri 3 Mar: Stafettvasan. 9–24 km. Five-person teams. Start Sälen.
Fri 3 Mar: Nattvasan. 90 km. Two-person teams. Start Sälen. (FULL 160320)
Sat 4 Mar: Blåbärsloppet (formerly Öppet Spår 9 km). 9 km. Start Eldris.
Sun 5 Mar: Vasaloppet. 90 km. Start Sälen. (FULL 160320)