–This has been the experience of a lifetime! The atmosphere is fantastic,” the Ukrainians say.
It take a lot of planning to organize a world championships event, and CEO of the Biathlon World Championships, Per Bergerud, says it will take time to process all of the impressions.
–It feels a bit strange that it’s all over. But I’m very pleased with the organization and would particularly like to specially thank the 1,350 volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution. Without them there would have been no World Championships in Holmenkollen,” Bergerud says.
Dismantling everything starts on Monday, and it’s time to look ahead and not least start to look forward to the World Championships in Hochfilzen in 2017.
Thanks for the party, Holmenkollen. We’re already looking forward to the next time.
The World Championships in figures
- 324 athletes from 34 different countries
- 20 new world champions
- 1,350 volunteers
- 135,000 enthusiastic spectators
- 450 media representatives
- World Championships broadcasts in 25 countries
- Around 20,000 litres of coffee
- 3,500 buns sold and 2,500 hats sold
- 9,600 pictures paying homage to Ole Einar Bjørndalen
- Endless hugs and cheers of joy