Final countdown to 2016/17 Worlds election
This Tuesday marked the start of the one-month countdown to the election of the Organizers of the FIS World Championship in 2016 and 2017. The election by the FIS Council will take place on 31st May 2012 at the High1 Resort in Kangwonland with the results announced during a reception around 18:30 evening time in South Korea which is approximately 11:30 CET (time difference +7); the announcement ceremony will be streamed live on the FIS websites.
There are a total of eight candidates for the 2016/2017 World Championships: four for the Nordic Events: Lahti (FIN), Oberstdorf (GER), Planica (SLO) and Zakopane (POL); three for the Alpine events: Are (SWE), Cortina d'Ampezzo (ITA), and St Moritz (SUI), one combined candidacy for the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard events: Sierra Nevada (SPA) and one for the 2016 Ski Flying event: Kulm (AUT).
For more information on each of the Candidates, please visit here.