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50 years of World Cup

Many of the well-known winter sport resorts have organized races for more than 50 years, but the first World Cup race was arranged in Berchtesgaden in Germany. The World Cup was founded six months earlier by the sports journalist Serge Lang and the national team coaches Honoré Bonet (FRA) and Bob Beattie (USA), in addition to lawyer and chief of the Austrian national team, Sepp Sulzberger. August 11th the four of them founded the World Cup in Portillo, Chile, during the alpine World Championship, which was arranged during the summer at this point.

To NRK, Håkon Mjøen from Oppdal uttered that he doesn’t really remember that much from the first World Cup race, other than the bad weather and severely challenging conditions.

The Crystal Globe, as the trophy is called, is by many considered even more glorious than Olympic and World Cup gold medals.

There wasn’t really that much focus on the World Cup in the early years, but the attention escalated quickly, says Mjøen, who was the best Norwegian alpine skier in the late 60’s. The winner of the slalom race was Austrian Hansi Messner. This would be Hansi’s only victory in the World Cup. Swedish Bengt Erik Grahn was in the lead after the first run in this race, but he fell a few meters from the finish line in the second run. 15,000 had shown up to take part in this historic event. Little did they know of how significant the World Cup would eventually be for international ski sports.
Alpine skiing led the way, and later all the other skiing sports have followed. Today the World Cup is the foundation of all the different skiing disciplines. The glory of winning the World Cup total is bigger than ever. Not least for the active athletes. The Crystal Globe, as the trophy is called, is by many considered even more glorious than Olympic and World Cup gold medals. The struggle for the organizers is also real, both to get through the needle’s eye and become an organizer, and not least, holding on to the position.

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Kvitfjell

Kvitfjell was built for the Olympic Winter Games in 1994. The course rapidly achieved an outstanding reputation among alpine sports enthusiasts around the world. The unique course in Kvitfjell was designed by Bernhard Russi (SUI) and built with the intension to combine challenge with satisfying security.

The men's Downhill and Super-G courses are now set up with fully automatic snow production equipment.
The Dowhill course for men in Kvitfjell still fulfills the standard of a modern WC course. The hill has gone through considerable improvements every year after the Olympic Games (94) to face today's requirements:

  • The chairlift to the Middle Station, renovated 4-seater with releasable clamps with a capacity of 1600 skiers/hour.
  • Chairlift from the Middle Station to the Downhill start, 6-seater with releasable clamps has got a capacity of 2000 skiers/hour.

Saturday March 6th 2020 Kvitfjell organized its World Cup race number 65, 27 years after the first World Cup race in 1993!

KVITFJELL

Major events experienced outside of the Olympic Games '94:

2020 Alpine European Cup men, 2xDH
2020 Alpine World Cup men DH, Super-G cancelled

2019 Alpine European Cup women, Super-G and Alpine Combined
2019 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G

2018 Alpine European Cup women, Super-G and Alpine Combined
2018 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G
2018 Alpine European Cup men, 2xDH

2017 Alpine European Cup women, GS, Super-G and Alpine Combined
2017 Alpine World Cup men, 2xDH and Super-G

2016 Alpine European Cup women, GS, Super-G and Alpine Combined
2016 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G

2015 Alpine European Cup women, GS, Super-G and Super Combined
2015 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G

2014 Alpine World Cup men, 2xDH and Super-G
2013 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G

2012 Alpine European Cup women, GS, Super-G and Super Combined
2012 Alpine World Cup men, DH and 2xSuper-G

2011 Alpine World Cup men, 2xDH and Super-G

2010 Alpine European Cup women, GS, Super-G and Super Combined
2010 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G

2009 Alpine European Cup women, GS, Super-G and Super Combined
2009 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G

2008 Alpine European Cup women, 2 x Super-G
2008 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G

2007 Alpine World Cup men, Super-Combined, DH and Super-G
2005 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G

2004 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G
2003 Alpine World Cup Finals, DH and Super-G, women and men

2002 Norwegian Alpine Ski Championships, DH
2002 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G

2001 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G
2000 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G

1999 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G
1998 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G

1997 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G
1996 Alpine World Cup finals, DH and Super-G, women and men

1995 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G
1995 - 1999 FIS competitions in Super-G, women and men
1995 - 2012 Various regional alpine competitions on different levels
1993 Alpine World Cup men, DH and Super-G.

HAFJELL

Major events experienced outside of the Olympic Games '94:

2016 Youth Olympic Games – Hafjell / Lillehammer

2015 Alpine junior World Championship - Hafjell

2006 Alpine World Cup women, Super-Combined, Super-G, and GS

2003 Alpine World Cup finales, SL and GS, women and men

1996 Alpine World Cup finales, SL and GS, women and men

1993 Alpine World Cup women, DH, SL and GS.

1991 Alpine World Cup men, SL and GS.

Results from Men's downhill 2020

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    Matthias MAYER
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    Aleksander Aamodt KILDE
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  • 3
    Carlo JANKA
    +0:00.37
  • 4
    Beat FEUZ
    +0:00.43
  • 5
    Travis GANONG
    +0:00.55
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