The Italian region of Val di Fiemme was selected by the FIS to host the 2013 World Championships. Val di Fiemme also hosted the championships in 1991 and 2003. Centered around the towns of Cavalese, Tesero, and Predazzo, and nestled in the DOlomites, the region is a regular stop on the World Cup circuit. The 2003 event received UNI EN ISO 14001 environmental certification and was the first eco-certified sporting event in the world (for more information on this certification, visit http://www.comune.celle.sv.it/iso14001-en.html or http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=31807 ). Val di Fiemme failed in a bid for the 2011 World Championships.
The Val di Fiemme is also famous for producing great champions like Franco Nones, Giulio and Federico Deflorian, Giorgio and Bice Vanzetta and more recently Cristian Zorzi, Cristina Paluselli and Antonella Confortola.
Val di Fiemme beat out Falun, Sweden and Zakopane, Poland in the final of a three tiered vote.
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