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IBU WCHs Biathlon 2016

Facts about Holmenkollen National Ski Arena and the IBU World Championshyips Biathlon Oslo 2016.

Holmenkollen nasjonalarena

Ole Einar Bjørndalen in Holmenkollen, World Cup 2014.

Foto: Helge Langen, Norges Skiskytterforbund

Holmenkollen National Ski Arena

  • Address: Kongeveien 5, 0787 Oslo
  • Owner: Municipality of Oslo
  • Daily operation: The Federation for the Promotion of Skiing (Skiforeningen)
  • Elevation: 375 metres above sea level
  • First ski jump and skiing competitions held year: 1892
  • Previous Biathlon World Championships: 1986 and 2000 (and backup host in 1990, 1999, 2002)
  • Other major events: Olympic Winter Games 1952, FIS Nordic Skiing WCHs 1930, 1966, 1982, 2011
  • Distance from media hotel, Scandic Oslo City: 12 km (45 mins. with media bus)
  • Distance from Medal Plaza, University Square: 9 km

Daylight in Holmenkollen

Date

Sun up

Sun down

3 March

07:08

17:50

4 March

07:06

17:53

5 March

07:03

17:55

6 March

07:00

17:58

7 March

06:57

18:00

8 March

06:54

18:03

9 March

06:51

18:05

10 March

06:48

18:08

11 March

06:45

18:10

12 March

06:42

18:13

13 March

06:39

18:15

Local time (CET = UTC/GMT + 1)

Sol og snø
Foto: Skiforeningen

IBU World Championships Biathlon Oslo 2016

  • Biathlon World Championships number: 51
  • Competition days: 8 (3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 March)
  • Competitions: 11 (Mixed relay, M/W sprint, pursuit, individual, relay, mass start)
  • Number of athletes: 315 from 34 nations
  • Approximate number of volunteers: 1300
  • Daily spectator capacity: 25.000
  • Longest track loop: 4 km
  • Host Broadcaster personnel: 165
  • Unilateral broadcaster personnel: Approx. 300
  • On-site Rights Holders: 19 from 12 countries
  • Booked commentator positions: 29
  • Booked live mixed zone & dedicated ENG positions: 19 in Holmenkollen, 2 in Medal Plaza
  • Host Broadcaster cameras: 51 in Holmenkollen, 8 in Medal Plaza

Medal Plaza

Address: University of Oslo, Karl Johans gate 47, 0162 OSLO

Åpningsseremoni Ski-VM 2011

Opening ceremony for the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. The opening ceremony 2nd March 2016 will be held in the same location, at the Medal Plaza in the University Square in downtown Oslo.

Foto: Margareth Johansen / NRK

The opening ceremony on 2 March and the medal ceremonies on completion days will take place in the evening at the University Square in downtown Oslo (opposite the National Theatre). The stage will be located across the main street Karl Johan with a view towards the royal castle.

On-stage entertainment will precede the medal awards, and the main street down to the Parliament will be transformed into a festival area with children’s activities, gastronomical experiences, sales booths etc.

Ceremony timings:

  • Opening Ceremony 19:45 on 2 March
  • Medal ceremonies 20:00 on 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, and 12 March

All ceremonies in downtown Oslo (not including the pre-ceremony concerts) will be part of the Host Broadcaster multilateral coverage and are included in the Eurovision live events offer.

Note: The medal ceremonies on the last day 13 March will be awarded at the stadium in Holmenkollen directly after the competition, followed by a closing ceremony – all part of the Host Broadcaster multilateral feed.

VM Skiskyting 2016: Medaljeseremonier

Illustration for the ceremonies in Medal Plaza.

Foto: Playroom

Links

Visit the below links for more information:

Local Organising Committee Oslo 2016

https://www.oslo2016.no/

International Biathlon Union

http://www5.biathlonworld.com/en/home.html

The Federation for the Promotion of Skiing

http://www.skiforeningen.no/en/holmenkollen/

Holmenkollen WC skiskyting 2014
Foto: Norges Skiskytter Forbund