Source: Official Oberstdorf Worlds web site at http://www.oberstdorf2005.com/index.shtml?en_homepage
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Snow, snow and even more snow. It does not happen very often that such an amount of that white grandeur causes so few problems. â€œHere you really notice that we’ve got winterâ€, described FIS president Gian Franco Kasper the beautiful winter scenery of the AllgÃ¤u when he arrived in Oberstdorf. Hundreds of volunteers had worked day and night to prepare the ski jumping hills and cross-country tracks perfectly. â€œOnce again Petrus has proved to be an Oberstdorferâ€, states the OC president and mayor of Oberstdorf, Thomas MÃ¼ller.
Wave of flu
However, the winter wonderland in the AllgÃ¤u did not do the German DSV team any good as almost all of them caught a cold. Although, everyone of them was isolated after the first sneeze, the flu made his way from discipline to discipline. Apparently, the flu was introduced by the cross-country skiers. While the protÃ©gÃ©s of Jochen Behle slowly got over it, the ski jumpers struggled very much. But not only the famous patients such as Teichmann, KÃ¼nzel, SpÃ¤th, Schmitt and Kircheisen had to suffer, there were also â€˜victims’ among the 1,500 volunteers.