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Live and on-demand coverage of World Championships

Wed, Feb  25, 2009 - By Patrick Vesely

The 2009 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships is taking place in the Bohemian city Liberec, Czech Republic. Altogether, 20 medal events are on schedule, which is a new record in the history of FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Of those, Cross-Country will count for 12 events -- six female and six male -- and Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined each for four. About 635 participants from 62 nations are expected to compete.

UniversalSports.com will have on-demand video of each event after it happens, as well as daily recaps, results and photo galleries.


Thursday, Feb. 19
 
Women's 10km classic  

Feb. 19, 2009: Aino Kaisa Saarinen of Finland won the women's 10-kilometer classical race at the Nordic skiing world championships Thursday to earn her first major title. Saarinen started last of the 76 skiers, with a 30-second interval between each runner, and finished in 28 minutes, 12.8 seconds. [READ MORE]

RESULTS: Women's 10km classical race

GALLERY: Aino Kaisa Saarinen, 10km world champion
GALLERY: Women's 10km classical race

WATCH: Women's 10km classical race

Nordic combined -- 10km mass start  


Feb. 19, 2009: The ski jumping portion of a Nordic combined event was called off Thursday and postponed until Friday because of strong winds and heavy snow at the Nordic skiing world championships. [READ MORE]

GALLERY: Men's 10km XC

WATCH: Men's 10km mass start


Friday, Feb. 20
 
Women's ski jumping -- Normal hill 

Feb. 20, 2009: Lindsey Van of the United States became the first ever women's ski jumping world champion Friday after nailing a perfect second jump to edge Ulrike Graessler of Germany. [READ MORE]

Carrie Sheinberg: Let the girls jump
Brian Pinelli: Van overcomes letdowns, injuries
Peter Graves: Historic day for U.S. Nordic team

RESULTS: Women's ski jumping -- normal hill

GALLERY: Women's ski jumping -- normal hill

WATCH: Women's ski jumping -- normal hill
WATCH: Van wins first women's world title

Men's 15km classic 

Feb. 20, 2009: Andrus Veerpalu of Estonia won the men's 15-kilometer classical race at the Nordic skiing world championships Friday, spoiling Lukas Bauer's quest for a first world title before a frenzied home crowd. [READ MORE]

RESULTS: Men's 15km classic

GALLERY: Men's 15km classic

WATCH: Men's 15km classic

Nordic combined -- Ski jumping normal hill  


Feb. 20, 2009: Todd Lodwick won the opening Nordic combined event at the world championships Friday to give the United States two golds in one day, hours after Lindsey Van became the first women’s ski jumping world champion. [READ MORE]

Peter Graves: Historic day for U.S. Nordic team
Brian Pinelli: Veteran Lodwick skis, jumps to historic medal

RESULTS: Nordic combined

GALLERY: Nordic combined ski jumping

WATCH: Lodwick wins Nordic combined world title
WATCH: Full event; Nordic combined ski jumping


Saturday, Feb. 21
 
Women's 15km pursuit 

Feb. 21, 2009: Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland sprinted past Norway's Kristin Stoermer Steira on the final stretch Saturday to win the women's 15-kilometer skiathlon at the Nordic skiing world championships. [READ MORE]

RESULTS: Women's 15km pursuit

GALLERY: Women's 15km pursuit

WATCH: Women's 15km pursuit

Men's ski jumping -- Normal hill 

Feb. 21, 2009: Feb. 21, 2009: Wolfgang Loitzl of Austria won the men's ski jump on the normal hill at the Nordic skiing world championships. Loitzl was second after the first round and jumped 99 meters in the second. [READ MORE]

RESULTS: Men's ski jumping normal hill

GALLERY: Men's ski jumping normal hill

WATCH: Men's ski jumping normal hill


Sunday, Feb. 22
 
Men's 30km pursuit 

Feb. 22, 2009: Petter Northug of Norway won the men's 30-kilometer pursuit Sunday at the Nordic skiing world championships. [READ MORE]

RESULTS: Men's 30km pursuit

GALLERY: Men's 30km pursuit

WATCH: Men's 30km pursuit

Nordic combined  

Feb. 22, 2009: Todd Lodwick won a Nordic combined event Sunday for his second straight gold at the Nordic skiing world championships. [READ MORE]

RESULTS: Nordic combined

GALLERY: Images from Liberec

WATCH: Nordic combined, ski jumping normal hill 
WATCH: Nordic combined, 10km cross-country gundersen 
WATCH: Lodwick closes out second gold


Tuesday, Feb. 24
 
Men's 1.6km sprint 

Feb. 24, 2009: Ola Vigen Hattestad confirmed his supremacy this season by winning the men's cross-country sprint Tuesday at the Nordic skiing world championships. [READ MORE]

RESULTS: Men's 1.6km sprint

GALLERY: Men's 1.6km sprint

WATCH: Men's and women's sprints

Women's 1.3km sprint  

Feb. 24, 2009: Arianna Follis of Italy won the women's cross-country sprint Tuesday at the Nordic skiing world championships. Kikkan Randall of the United States took the silver medal. [READ MORE] 

Brian Pinelli: Randall reels in historic Worlds silver
Alan Abrahamson: U.S. now a contender in Nordic sports 
Brian Pinelli: Surprise U.S. leads Nordic medal count

RESULTS: Women's 1.3km sprint

GALLERY: Women's 1.3km sprint

WATCH: Men's and women's sprints


Wednesday, Feb. 25
 

Video: Entire events on demand

  • Cross Country women's & men's team sprint classic

Thursday, Feb. 26
 

Video: Entire events on demand

  • Nordic Combined team large hill
  • Nordic Combined team relay 4x5 km
  • Cross Country women's relay 4x5 km classic/freestyle

Friday, Feb. 27
 

Video: Entire events on demand

  • Cross Country men's relay 4x10 km classic/freestyle
  • Ski Jumping men's large hill

Saturday, Feb. 28
 

Video: Entire events on demand

  • Nordic Combined large hill
  • Nordic Combined 10 km
  • Cross Country women's 30 km freestyle mass start
  • Ski Jumping men's team large hill

Sunday, March 1
 

Video: Entire events on demand

  • Cross Country men's 50 km freestyle mass start