The International Ski Federation announced that the Ladies’ Ski Jumping Team Event will be included on the programme of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 in Seefeld (AUT).
The inclusion of the Ladies’ Ski Jumping Team Event on the programme of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was approved by the FIS Congress in 2018. However, at the time Seefeld 2019 did not have the capacity to include it within the Championships. Since the Congress, the circumstances with the new infrastructure at the Seefeld Jumping Hill have facilitated the necessary capacity. Consequently, the Austrian Ski Association as the Organiser, submitted a proposal to include the Ladies’ Team Event on the Seefeld programme.
After a thorough review of the circumstances, including the fact that the event was approved for inclusion by the FIS Congress, the FIS Council supported the proposal and decided that the Ladies’ Team Event can be added for 2019. The competition will take place on Tuesday 26th February at 16:00. This was the time previously planned to be the qualification for the Ladies’ Individual Competition. That qualification will now take place before the individual competition on Wednesday 27th February.
The Ladies’ Ski Jumping Team Event has been part of the Junior World Championships programme 14times since 2006 in Kranj (SLO) and as part of the FIS World Cup since 2017. The inclusion the Ladies’ Team Event to the 2019 World Championship programme brings the total number of Ski Jumping events to six with the ladies’ now having three medal events, the Individual competition, Mixed Team Event and newly-added Team Event.
The 52nd FIS Nordic World Ski Championships will be held from 20th February to 3rd March 2019 in Seefeld. It is the second time Seefeld has hosted the world championships, the event having been hosted there previously in 1985.