“This is formidable numbers of spectators, and twice as much as we hoped for before the championship, said Svein Aaser, Chairman of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championship 2011 board. On Sunday afternoon, the Championships ended with the medal ceremony followed by the closing ceremony.

“Norway and all Norwegians: you should be proud”, said FIS-president Gian-Franco Kasper, who called the championships for a unique skiing festival that will surely be remembered as spectacular championships and continued: "Only in Norway, the birth land of Nordic Skiing, could we expect such masses of spectators making their way to the venue, day in and day out, regardless of the weather. The atmosphere at the new Holmenkollen National Arena was simply unforgettable. Besides the success of the host nation Norway that led the medals table, from an international perspective it is important to have a broad distribution of medals. With 12 nations winning a medal at Oslo 2011, FIS can be pleased about the development of our Nordic disciplines and especially with the progress of ladies’ Ski Jumping in the last two years since the premiere FIS World Championships at Liberec in 2009. There has been significant increase in both the breadth and depth of the discipline including in the number of participating nations and athletes.”


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