This weekend over 500 athletes from nearly 40 nations will arrive in Park City (USA) for the largest international winter sports event in Utah since the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
Competitions in the FIS Nordic Junior World Championships and U23 Cross-Country World Championships will take place from 30th January-5th February 2017 on the Olympic venues at Soldier Hollow and the Utah Olympic Park. It is the first time the Championships have been held in the USA since 1986 in Lake Placid.
The competitions will provide the upcoming talents with a chance to shine on the international stage as they vie for gold, silver and bronze in ten events in the junior, and three events in the U23 category.
Click here for the competition schedule.
Over the past week, FIS appointed officials have reviewed snow conditions at both the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow and given the official go ahead. With the heavy blanketing of snow across the entire Wasatch Mountain Range, conditions are excellent for the Championships.
Every event of the World Championships will be streamed live through the National Nordic Foundation. Daily coverage of all qualifying and competition rounds in cross country, nordic combined and ski jumping will be broadcast daily at www.nnf.ski/tv. The pay-per-view access will be available worldwide by the National Nordic Foundation as a result of a partnership between the NNF and the International Ski Federation and the host national organization, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.
Stay tuned to the FIS website and follow the hashtag #utah2017 for regular updates.