300,000 spectators, 1500 press/media people, 19 Gold Medals up for grabs!
Source: Official Oberstdorf Worlds Web site http://www.oberstdorf2005.com/index.shtml?en_homepage
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf
16th to 27th February 2005
â€¢ 530 athletes from 51 nations compete for 19 gold medals on eleven days. WCS-titles can be won in twelve competitions in cross-country-skiing, four in ski-jumping and three in Nordic combined.
â€¢ Highlights: Opening Ceremony (Wednesday, 16th February), team competition in Nordic combined (Thursday, 22nd February), sprint races in cross-country-skiing (Friday, 25th February) and the nations’ ranking in ski-jumping (Saturday, 26th February).
â€¢ German top-athletes: Georg SpÃ¤th, Michael Uhrmann, Martin Schmitt (ski-jumping), Ronny Ackermann, Sebastian Haseney, Georg Hettich (nordic combined), Evi Sachenbacher, Claudia KÃ¼nzel, Viola Bauer, RenÃ© Sommerfeldt, Axel Teichmann und Tobias Angerer (cross-country).
â€¢ Anticipated spectators: 300 000
â€¢ Accredited guests: 6 500
â€¢ Representatives of the media: 1 500
â€¢ Capacity of the WCS Ski Jumping Arena: 20 000
â€¢ Capacity of the WCS Cross-Country Arena: 30 000