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Final countdown for NZL Winter Games
In just ten days or so, the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games will be getting underway. The biggest event of the Southern hemisphere winter season takes place from 12th-28th August 2011 featuring 22 snow and ice sports over 38 events and involving 1,000 elite athletes from 50 nations. The first of the season's FIS World Cup series to commence, the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup will also see its season opening in conjunction with the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games with the ladies' and men's halfpipe competitions scheduled for 27th-28th August.
In Alpine Skiing, the slalom and giant slalom competitions - which will count for the Australia-New Zealand Cup in Alpine Skiing (ANC) will be held at Coronet Peak and the super-G competitions at Mt Hutt. Several top World Cup athletes, including Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud, are expected to compete. The Winter Games NZ is unique in that it is the world's only elite snow sports competition that features both able bodied and adaptive athletes competing over the same course. .
In Freestyle Skiing, the first FIS freestyle skiing slopestyle competition since the announcement that it will be included in the Sochi 2014 Games will be carried out, too.
The 16-day long Games also include a full downtown festival program featuring films, live music and entertainment and rail jam extravaganzas in Queenstown, Lake Wanaka, Dunedin and Methven. The on-snow competitions will take place at Coronet Peak, Cardrona Alpine Resort, Snow Park NZ, Snow Farm and Mt Hutt with the ice sports taking place at Naseby and Dunedin.
For further information, visit www.wintergamesnz.com
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