FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
Gold medal
Status active
Genre sporting event
Date(s) February–March
Frequency biannual
Location(s) various
Inaugurated 1925 (1925)
Organised by FIS

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships have been held in various numbers and types of events since 1925 for men and since 1954 for women. Championship events include nordic skiing's three disciplines: cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and nordic combined (the latter being a combination sport consisting of both cross-country and ski jumping). From 1924 to 1939, the World Championships were held every year, including the Winter Olympics. After World War II, the World Championships were held every four years from 1950 to 1982. Since 1985, the World Championships have been held in odd-numbered years.

Historical notes

  1. In the years 1925–1927, the FIS referred to these events as Rendezvous races. During the periods of 1929–1931 and 1933–1935, the FIS referred to these events as FIS races. This event has been officially referred to as the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships since 1937.
  2. The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1941 were declared a non-event by the FIS at their 1946 meeting and their results have been struck from the official records.
  3. The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1980 consisted of a women's 20 km cross-country event because it was not included in the program of the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid.
  4. The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1984 consisted of team events in both ski jumping and Nordic combined held at separate locations because neither event was included in the program of the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

List of championships

11925Janské Lázně Czechoslovakia4Denoted Rendezvous races
21926LahtiSalpausselkä Finland4Denoted Rendezvous races
31927Cortina d'AmpezzoTrampolino Olimpico Italy4Denoted FIS races
41929Zakopane Poland4Denoted FIS races
51930OsloHolmenkollen Norway4
61931Oberhof Germany4
71933Innsbruck Austria5Denoted FIS races. First with cross-country relay
81934SollefteåHallstaberget Sweden5Denoted FIS races
91935Vysoké Tatry Czechoslovakia (2)5Denoted FIS races
101937ChamonixTremplin Olympique / Stade Olympique France5First official FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
111938Lahti (2)Salpausselkä Finland (2)5
111939Zakopane (2) Poland (2)5
121941Cortina d'Ampezzo (2)Trampolino Olimpico Italy (2)5Later declared unofficial
131950Lake Placid (ski jumping)
Rumford (cross-country)
 United States5First championship outside Europe
141954FalunLugnet Sweden (2)8First championship with women
151958Lahti (3)Salpausselkä Finland (3)8
161962Zakopane (3) Poland (3)10First with normal hill
171966Oslo (2)Holmenkollen Norway (2)10
181970Vysoké Tatry (2)Štrbské pleso Czechoslovakia (3)10
191974Falun (2)Lugnet Sweden (3)10
201978Lahti (4)Salpausselkä Finland (4)11
211980Falun (3)Lugnet Sweden (4)1[1]Non-Olympic event
221982Oslo (3)Holmenkollen Norway (3)13First with team large hill/Nordic combined relay
231984Rovaniemi (Nordic combined)
Engelberg (ski jumping)
 Finland (5)
2[2]Non-Olympic events
241985SeefeldNordic competence center Seefeld /
Bergisel in Innsbruck
 Austria (2)13
251987OberstdorfSchattenberg Ski Jump / Birgsautal West Germany (2)13
261989Lahti (5)Salpausselkä Finland (6)15
271991Val di FiemmeLago di Tesero / Trampolino dal Ben Italy (3)15First with 10 km cross-country (men)
281993Falun (4)Lugnet Sweden (5)15First with pursuit
291995Thunder BayBig Thunder Canada15
301997TrondheimGranåsen Norway (4)15
311999RamsauRamsau am Dachstein /
Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze in Bischofshofen
 Austria (3)16First with 10 km/large hill
322001Lahti (6)Salpausselkä Finland (7)19First with team normal hill; first with sprint
332003Val di Fiemme (2)Lago di Tesero / Trampolino dal Ben Italy (4)18
342005Oberstdorf (2)Schattenberg Ski Jump / Ried Germany (3)19First with team sprint
352007SapporoMiyanomori / Okurayama /
Shirahatayama / Sapporo Dome
362009LiberecJeštěd / Vesec Czech Republic (4)20First with ski jumping for women; only with Nordic combined mass start
372011Oslo (4)Holmenkollen Norway (5)21First with Nordic combined normal hill relay
382013Val di Fiemme (3)Lago di Tesero / Trampolino dal Ben Italy (5)21First with mixed team ski jumping

First with Nordic combined large hill Team Sprint

392015Falun (5)Lugnet Sweden (6)21
402017Lahti (7)Salpausselkä Finland (8)21
412019Seefeld (2)Nordic competence center Seefeld /
Bergisel in Innsbruck
 Austria (4)
422021Oberstdorf (3)Schattenberg Ski Jump / Ried  Germany (4)
432023PlanicaPlanica Nordic Centre  Slovenia

Medalists by sport

Medal table

Table updated after the 2017 Championships.

1 Norway133104105342
2 Finland637067200
3 Sweden444545134
4 Soviet Union (1954-91)36322492
5 Germany (1925-39, 1991-present)27382489
6 Russia (1993-present)26272881
7 Austria24222773
8 East Germany (1954-89)12151138
9 Italy11212355
10 Japan10121335
11 Poland961126
12 Czechoslovakia (1925-91)7121130
13 United States74617
14 France641121
15  Switzerland45716
16 West Germany (1954-89)4127
17 Czech Republic (1993-present)36615
18 Estonia (1938, 1993-present)35210
19 Kazakhstan (1993-present)3249
20 Canada2136
21 Slovenia (1993-present)1247
22 Spain1102
23 Yugoslavia (1925-91)1001
24 Belarus (1993-present)0101
 Slovakia (1993-present)0101
26 Ukraine (1993-present)0022
Totals (26 nations)4374374361310

Multiple medalists

Rank Athlete Country Gender Discipline From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1Marit Bjørgen NorwayFCross-country skiing20032017185326
2Yelena Välbe Soviet Union
FCross-country skiing19891997143-17
3Petter Northug NorwayMCross-country skiing20072015133-16
4Larisa Lazutina (Ptitsyna) Soviet Union
FCross-country skiing19872001113216
5Bjørn Dæhlie NorwayMCross-country skiing1991199995317
6Thomas Morgenstern AustriaMSki jumping2005201382111
7Gunde Svan SwedenMCross-country skiing1985199173111
8Therese Johaug NorwayFCross-country skiing2007201571311
9Alevtina Kolchina Soviet UnionFCross-country skiing1958196671-8
10Wolfgang Loitzl AustriaMSki jumping200120137-18

See also


  1. Non-Olympic event: women's 20 km cross-country skiing.
  2. Non-Olympic events: FIN: 3 x 10 km team Nordic combined; SUI: Non-Olympic event: team large hill ski jumping.
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