Cologna the King of Nordic Skiing
The members of the Forum Nordicum have again elected the Queen and King of Nordic Skiing. With 524, the three-time overall World Cup and Tour de Ski champion Dario Cologna (SUI) was elected the King of Nordic Skiing. He beat the 2011 winner Marit Bjoergen (NOR) by 122 votes. The Norwegian Ski Jumping World Cup champion Anders Bardal (NOR) took third before the Nordic Combined World Cup winner Jason Lamy-Chappuis of France.
The official Queen of Nordic Skiing became the German biathlete Magdalena Neuner, who retired at the end of the season, with 549 votes. She narrowly beat the Biathlon world champion and World Cup winner Martin Fourcade who collected 526 points. It was Neuner's third Queen-title after 2008 and 2010.
Altogether 83 members from 11 countries of the AIPS Nordic Commission belonging to the Forum Nordicum submitted their votes. 24 Nordic athletes and 16 biathletes received votes.
1. Dario Cologna (SUI) 524
2. Marit Björgen (NOR) 402
3. Anders Bardal (NOR) 216
4. Jason Lamy Chappuis (FRA) 149
5. Justyna Kowalczyk (POL) 102
6. Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) 77
7. Sarah Hendrickson (USA) 45
8. Devon Kershow (CAN) 36
Richard Freitag (GER) 36
10.Robert Kranjec (SLO) 34
1. Magdalena Neuner (GER) 549
2. Martin Fourcade (FRA) 526
3. Darja Domratschewa (BLR) 214
4. Tora Berger (NOR) 132
5. Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 50
6. Andreas Birnbacher (GER) 37
7. Jakov Fak (SLO) 14
8. Andreas Henkel (GER) 10
Arnd Peiffer (GER) 10
10. Carl Johan Bergman (SWE) 6