The Council has elected..." repeated FIS President Gian Franco Kasper four times in Antalya (TUR) shortly after 7pm on Thursday, 3rd June 2010. Following the final presentations on Tuesday by the nine candidates for the 2014/2015 Championships, the FIS Council elected the organizers of the 2015 FIS Freestyle & Snowboard, Nordic and Alpine events as well as the 2014 FIS Ski Flying World Championships.
The winner in the election of the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was Falun. The Swedish town, which is well-known among the Cross-Country fans as an excellent host over the years for many, many Cross-Country World Cups, won in a tight vote over three ballots against its competitors Lahti (FIN), Zakopane (POL) and Oberstdorf (GER).
With their second application, Falun, which is situated 2,5h hours north of Stockholm, won with a creative concept known as «beyond skiing». In the next years, the OC will develop the venues and infrastructure in order to provide the best facilities for the entire FIS Nordic Family.
Besides Falun, the following candidates were successful and will host the FIS World Championships in 2014 or 2015 : Beaver Creek/Vail (USA, FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015), Harrachov (CZE, FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2014) and Kreischberg (AUT, FIS Freestyle & Snowboard World Championships 2015).
Overview of the votes
2015 FIS Freestyle & Snowboard World Championships:
Kreischberg (AUT) - unanimous
2014 FIS Ski Flying World Championships:
Harrachov (CZE) - unanimous
2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships:
1st ballot:, Falun (SWE) 6, Lahti (FIN) 5, Zakopane (POL) 3, Oberstdorf (GER) 1
2nd ballot: Falun (SWE) 7, Lahti (FIN) 5, Zakopane (POL) 3
Last ballot: Falun (SWE) 8, Lahti (FIN) 7
2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships:
Beaver Creek/Vail (USA) 8, Cortina d'Ampezzo (ITA) 4, St. Moritz (SUI) 3 (one ballot)