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Kulm, Austria - 2016 Candidate FIS Ski Flying World Championships
The 1996 FIS Ski Flying World Championships in the region of Tauplitz, Bad Mitterndorf set a milestone for the further development of sports in the town of Kulm. Motivated to deliver another excellent championship with safe and sound conditions for athletes, the bid committee plans to reconstruct the hill in accordance with the new FIS rules. The concept also includes the construction of three new ski jumping platforms in order to provide development opportunities for the next generation.
Counting more than 800,000 spectators since 1996, another focus of the bid committee is to organize a Ski Flying festival which attracts hundreds of thousands fascinated people. As part of the event, the Organizers aim at carrying out a special project together with the European Union. Within this framework, 1000 apprentices from across Europe shall experience on site how success is built on fascination and the provision of a good job –as exemplified by ski jumpers.
Most major events today also have a social component, hence personalities of public interest should enrich the happening. In the past, Muhammad Ali or Prince Albert of Monaco have cheered for the athletes.
For the opening ceremony, the motto “working on a dream” has been chosen and conceptual plans are already underway. On a whole, the activities of the Kulm bid committee are aiming at building up growing fascination for Ski Flying on a global scale.