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Cross-Country Skiing, has been a compulsory sport since the inaugural edition of the Winter Universiade that took place in Chamonix, France, in 1960. It is one of the oldest sports in the FISU World University Games sports programme and it was also proposed during the International Winter Weeks in the 1951-1959 period.

EVENTS FISU World University Games

2019

Krasnoyarsk (RUS)

2-12 March 2019

2017

Almaty (KAZ)

29 January - 8 February 2017

2015

Granada (ESP)

4-14 February 2015

2015

Strbske Pleso / Osrblie (SVK)

24 January - 1 February 2015

All Events FISU World University Games

Cross-Country Skiing

FISU Technical Committee Chair

Zofia KIELPINSKA (POL)

International Federation

International Ski Federation

FISU Regulations

You can download the latest version here.

 

 

Cross-Country Skiing Competitions

The programme of competitions has been updated for the previous Winter Universiades to arouse more interest among spectators and for TV broadcasting. Today’s Cross-Country Skiing competitions are organised for men and women as follows:

Men

Women

10km Classic/Free, individual start*

5km Classic/Free, individual start*

Skiathlon (7.5km C / 7.5km F)

Skiathlon (5km C / 5km F)

Sprint Free / Classic Style*

Sprint Free / Class Style*

30km Free/Classic Style, mass-start*

15km Free/Classic Style, mass-start*

4 x 10km Relay (CCFF)

3 x 5km Relay (CFF)

Mixed: Mixed Team Sprint (Free style)

 
*style changing every two years

The running of competitions is always supervised by the FISU Technical Committee Chair for Cross-Country Skiing and the FIS Technical Delegate, who chair all technical meetings concerned. All tracks must follow the requirements of the FIS and go through a homologation process.

The History of Cross-Country Skiing in FISU

Cross-Country Skiing, which is a very popular snow sport at the FISU Games, has been a compulsory sport on the FISU Games sport programme since the inaugural edition of the Winter Universiade in Chamonix, France, in 1960. Until that time Cross-Country Skiing had been on the programme of the traditional International Winter Weeks which were held in 1951 in Bad Gastein, 1953 in Saint Moritz, 1955 in Yugoslavia, 1957 in Oberammergau, and 1959 in Zell am See. The programme of Cross-Country Skiing at the first edition included the individual competitions of men’s 12 km C and women’s 8 km C, as well as men’s Relay 4x8 km and women’s Relay 3x4 km. The men’s and women’s competitions were dominated by the Russians (USSR) who finished always among the top six. Until today’s competitions Soviet students have kept showing their international class. Former medallists participating in the FISU Games include Olympic and World Stars such as Justyna KOWALCZYK (POL).

 

Highlights day 2 I Cross Country Skiing Men IND 10km | Winter Universiade 2019

 

Highlights day 2 I Cross Country Skiing Women IND 5km | Winter Universiade 2019

 

Previous Events

  • 2019 - 29th Winter Universiade - Krasnoyarsk (RUS)
  • 2017 - 28th Winter Universiade - Almaty (KAZ)
  • 2015 - 27th Winter Universiade - Strbske Pleso / Osrblie (SVK)
  • 2013 - 26th Winter Universiade – Trentino (ITA)
  • 2011 - 25th Winter Universiade – Erzurum (TUR)
  • 2009 - 24th Winter Universiade – Harbin (CHN)
  • 2007 - 23rd Winter Universiade – Torino (ITA)
  • 2005 - 22nd Winter Universiade – Innsbruck (AUT)
  • 2003 - 21st Winter Universiade – Tarvisio (ITA)
  • 2001 - 20th Winter Universiade – Zakopane (POL)
  • 1999 - 19th Winter Universiade – Poprad/Tatry (SVK)
  • 1997 - 18th Winter Universiade – Chonju/Muju (KOR)
  • 1995 - 17th Winter Universiade – Jaca (ESP)
  • 1993 - 16th Winter Universiade – Zakopane (POL)
  • 1991 - 15th Winter Universiade – Sapporo (JPN)
  • 1989 - 14th Winter Universiade – Sofia (BUL)
  • 1987 - 13th Winter Universiade - Strbske Pleso (TCH)
  • 1985 - 12th Winter Universiade – Belluno (ITA)
  • 1983 - 11th Winter Universiade – Sofia (BUL)
  • 1981 - 10th Winter Universiade – Jaca (ESP)
  • 1978 - 9th Winter Universiade - Spindleruv Mlyn (TCH)
  • 1975 - 8th Winter Universiade – Livigno (ITA)
  • 1972 - 7th Winter Universiade - Lake Placid (USA)
  • 1970 - 6th Winter Universiade – Rovaniemi (FIN)
  • 1968 - 5th Winter Universiade – Innsbruck (AUT)
  • 1966 - 4th Winter Universiade – Sestriere (ITA)
  • 1964 - 3rd Winter Universiade - Spindleruv Mlyn (TCH)
  • 1962 - 2nd Winter Universiade – Villars (SUI)
  • 1960 - 1st Winter Universiade – Chamonix (FRA)