Monday, December 20, 2010

Audi FIS Ski World Cup City Event

The 1st Audi FIS Ski World Cup City Event will be staged on 2nd January 2011 in the Olympic Park in Munich. The Parallel Slalom competition at the Olympic Mountain will see the world's best 16 best female and 16 best male racers fight for overall World Cup points on a 200 meter long slope with approximately 20 gates, ending at the bottom of the upper Olympic Lake. Within the Parallel Slalom, two participants will compete against each other in an elimination system over two races. In the event that each of the athletes wins one race apiece, the sum of the time will be counted. The one with the lower time will advance to the next round. The rounds proceed to quarter finals, semi-finals, and a final: in the end only two participants will compete (in either gender category) in the final. The best athletes in the field will therefore compete against each other in a thrilling head-to-head race.
Local skiing stars such as Maria Riesch, Felix Neureuther will participate.The final list of participants will be available on 29th December 2010, following the Audi FIS Ski World Cup events in Bormio and Semmering.
"With the recent snowfall and cold temperatures as well as a positive weather forecast for the next days, we can expect good conditions at the Olympic Mountain on 2nd January", said Günter Hujara, FIS Chief Race Director for the Men's World Cup.
"There has been great interest by the TV broadcasters and over 4'000 tickets have already been sold. The signs are very promising and we look forward to a great event with new elements such as special lighting and music, all designed to create a fantastic show with all the top stars of today's Alpine ski racing".

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