Olympic medalists compete at Blink Festival 2014

21 July 2014 08:44
Oeystein Poelsa Pettersen wins at Blink festival 2010
Oeystein Poelsa Pettersen wins at Blink festival 2010 -
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The start field of this year’s Blink Festival 2014 is packed with big names of Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon. There will be 27 medalists from the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi at the biggest summer ski festival, which takes place in Sandnes and Lysebotn next week, from 31st July - 2nd August.

In addition to Norwegian top athletes Marit Bjørgen, Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, Petter Northug, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, Martin Johnsrud Sundby or Ola Vigen Hattestad there will be athletes from 13 countries taking part. The international start field is represented by Emil Joensson, Fourcade brothers, Aino Kaisa Saarinen and Kerttu Niskanen, just to name some.

The famous rollerski competition Lysebotn Up will be featuring in all categories almost 630 skiers. In total, there will be 900 participants in the Blink Festival 2014 and some 2000 kids are going to try rollerskiing at the kids camp in Sandnes.

Competition program

Thursday, 31st July, Lysebotn Op

14.00 Start ladies
15.30 Start men

Friday, 1st August, competitions in Sandnes

07.00 – 15.00 Competitions for kids and youth

15.15 Official Opening of the Skifestival BLINK 2014
15.00 – 15.50 Biathlon: - Zeroing
15.30 - 15.50 Cross Country: - Prologue Men
15.00 – 15.30 - Possibility to ski in the track
16.00 – 16.50 Biathlon: - Shooting duels for Women & Men
17.10 – 18.25 Biathlon: - Qualification race for the Mass start and Supersprint
18.25 – 18.55 Cross Country: - 10 km all round competition for Women
18.55 – 19.10 Biathlon: - Mass start biathlon Women
19.10 – 19.35 Biathlon: - Mass start biathlon Men
19.35 – 20.15 Cross Country: - 15 km all round competition for Men
20.15 Price giving ceremony at the stadium direct after last finish
21.30 Banquet in Sandnes Kulturhus for athletes, coaches, sponsors and invited guests

Saturday, 2nd August, competitions in Sandnes

07.30 – 14.45 Competitions for kids and youth
15.00 – 15.55 Zeroing and possibility to ski in the track
16.00 – 16.15 Cross Country - Prolouge for men
16.15 – 17.05 Biathlon: - Quarterfinals Supersprint for Women
17.05 – 18.30 Biathlon: - Quarterfinals Supersprint for Men
18.30 – 18.47 Cross Country: - Quarterfinals Sprint for Women
18.48 – 19.20 Cross Country: - Quarterfinals Sprint for Men
19.20 – 19.30 Cross Country: - Semifinals Sprint for Women
19.30 – 19.45 Cross Country: - Semifinals Sprint for Men
19.45 – 20.05 Biathlon: - Semifinals Supersprint for Women
20.05 – 20.25 Biathlon: - Semifinals Supersprint for Men
20.25 – 20.30 Cross Country: - Final Sprint for Women
20.30 – 20.35 Cross Country: - Final Sprint for Men
20.35 – 20.45 Biathlon: - Final Supersprint for Women
20.45 – 21.00 Biathlon: - Final Supersprint for Men
21.00 Price giving ceremony at the stadium direct after last finish
22.30 After Ski Party at Sandnes Brygge for athletes, coaches, sponsors and invited guests

More information at http://blinkfestivalen.no/