Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Vail-Beaver Creek 2015 Opening Ceremony

The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championship officially got underway today at a festive opening ceremony held in Vail.
A packed crowd joined the athletes at the Solaris Awards Plaza to kick off the two-week World Championships in grand style with a programme that celebrated the official motto of the Vail 2015 World Championships, ‘Dream It, Live It, Share It.’
The ceremony kicked off with the parade of nations as the athletes marched in behind the flags of the 68 participating countries. Once the athletes were settled, the memorable show began as the voice of Hollywood star Kevin Costner narrated the entire evening and led the spectators through the three primary segments of the show.
With the singing of the musical group The Tenors setting the stage, the Dream It segment featured videos of some of the World championship athletes in their younger days as their dream of becoming a World Champion first began. The segment concluded with past ski legends, such as Anja Paerson and Didier Cuche marching out.
The Live It segment then took center stage with the highlight being the hoisting of the official FIS flag for the duration of the World Championship. FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and President of the Vail Organising Committee Ceil Folz, among other dignitaries addressed the crowd and welcomed them to the World Championships.
The evening concluded with the Share It sequence, which included the passing of the torch from U.S. ski legends, and ultimately ending in the hands of U.S. star Mikeala Shiffrin. Michael Franti closed the ceremony by singing the official Vail 2015 World Championship song.

From February 2nd-15th 2015 Vail Beaver Creek will be hosting 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.
The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek are scheduled from February 2-15. The event is expected to showcase athletes from over 70 nations, along with an onsite media and broadcast entourage of approximately 1,500 members. An international television audience approaching 750 million people will watch the two weeks of racing and festivities.
Vail Resorts, the leading mountain resort operator in the United States, operate the mountain resorts of Vail andBeaver Creek in Colorado.

First day of races start today with Ladies' Super-G.

Vail / Beaver Creek (USA)
2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Program

February 3rd Super G / Ladies
February 4th Super G / Men
February 6th Downhill / Ladies
February 7th Downhill / Men
February 8th Downhill / Super Combined / Men
February 9th Downhill / Super Combined / Ladies
February 10th Team / Mixed
February 12th Giant Slalom / Ladies & Men (FIS)
February 13th Giant Slalom / Men
February 14th Slalom / Men (FIS) & Ladies
February 15th Slalom / Men

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