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Valley under the Ponce mountains and with her entire Slovenia will finally walk side by side with those, that had the honour of organizing one of the biggest winter sports events. In 2023 Planica will host Cross-Country, Nordic combined and ski jumping athletes and with them also tens of thousands of fans, lovers of these sports and trusty supporters that believed all along that Planica will reach its goal.
Two candidates were bidding for the World Championships, beside our venue also Trondheim, Norway, who made a run for the organization already in 2016. Although the bid of our Norwegian colleagues was excellent the advantages of Planica prevailed and convinced the members of the FIS Council. Planica received nine and Trondheim six votes.
After more than seven years of efforts and three consecutive unsuccessful attempts to organize the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Planica finally succeeded! The journey was long, full of optimistic expectations but also great disappointments.