Cross Country skiers set for Ulricehamn trip | FIS Cross Country
For the first time ever and over the upcoming weekend, Ulricehamn will host the World Cup in cross country skiing. The Swedish venue located in in Västergötland, the Western part of the country, will join the ranks of well-known ski resorts such as Lillehammer, Davos, Val di Fiemme, Lahti, Oslo and many more in the calendar for the World Cup 2016/17. The competitions include both free technique distance races on Saturday and the relay events for men and women on Sunday. Cross-country skiing originated in Fennoscandian countries in prehistoric times. It was still widely practiced in the 19th century as a way of moving from place to place in winter. As a sport, cross-country skiing is one of the most difficult endurance sports, as its motions use every major muscle group. Modern cross-country ski competition is experiencing a revolution that is resulting in greater compatibility with audiences which began with the addition of the Sprint event to the World Cup and Olympic competitions in 2002. For further information about FIS Ski Jumping visit: http://www.fiscrosscountry.com/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fiscrosscountry Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fiscrosscountry Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/fiscrosscountry FIS: As the governing body of international skiing and snowboarding, FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 116 member nations, more than 6'500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually.