With a population of about 180.000 people, Trondheim is the third biggest city in Norway and located in Sør-Trøndelag county. It was founded as early as 997 as a trading post and was the capital of Norway in the Viking Age until 1217. Trondheim it also famous for its Nidaros cathedral.
The Nordic skiing venue in Trondheim is called Granåsen and Nordic Combined World Cup and Continental Cup competitions have been hosted there quite regularly in the last years. Granåsen features a large HS 140 and a normal HS 105 hill and the stands can host up to 40.000 visitors. The first hill was inagurated in Graåsen in 1940 and since then, many reconstructions have taken place, the last one in 2008 when the large hill was transformed from HS 131 to HS 140. From 2013/14, the World Cup tours of ski jumping, ladies ski jumping and Nordic Combined stop in Trondheim. In 1997, Trondheim hosted the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
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Local hero Jørgen Graabak delighted the home crowd with a victory in Trondheim today. The Olympic Champion from Norway beat fellow Olympic Champion Eric Frenzel by 5.1 seconds. Youngster Jarl Riiber completed the podium 19.7 seconds later.
Although the timing is a little uncharacteristic due to the Biathlon World Championships taken place in Oslo in March, the Nordic Combined World Cup is heading north again next.
Great news after the difficult start into the season 2015/16: One of the competitions that had to be cancelled due to the strong and rapidly changing winds in the Northern Finnish venue has been rescheduled in Trondheim, Norway in February.
Another step forward in the development of Ladies Nordic Combined: the final competition calendar 2015/16 has been released just before the season, featuring four different international competition opportunities in four countries for Nordic Combined ladies.
The next step in the development of the FIS Nordic Combined Youth system and Ladies Nordic Combined in particular is taken. On the 11. and 12th of March, 2015, the Norwegian venue of Trondheim will host the first-ever FIS Youth Cup in winter which will also feature two international Ladies Nordic Combined competitions as its counterpart in the summer in Oberstdorf did.
Only five days to go until the first competition of the 2014/15 winter and then the Nordic Combined athletes will be back to battling out who the toughest man on skis, who the ultimate winter athlete is. Two big season highlights are waiting for all participants, promising close fights and radiant winners: the second edition of the Nordic Combined TRIPLE in Seefeld and the World Championships in Falun.