Schedule for the Nordic World Ski Championships 2023: cross-country skiing and ski jumping live on TV today
Twelve cross-country decisions, seven ski jumping and five competitions in Nordic Combined: At the Nordic World Ski Championships in Slovenian Planica the athletes can win gold, silver and bronze in a total of 24 medal decisions.
The nation to beat is called Norway. At the last World Cup, the Scandinavians won 31 medals, 13 of them gold.
Schedule and Nordic World Ski Championships live on TV
ARD, ZDF and Eurosport broadcast the competitions from February 23rd to March 4th. All decisions can be seen on free TV. In individual cases, the ARD later, for example in the men’s 50 km classic cross-country skiing event. Eurosport only shows some events on the paid channel Eurosport 2. Here you can see an overview of the schedule and which station is broadcasting live and when.
Commentators of the Nordic World Ski Championships
The reporter team at ZDF consists of Peter Leissl (cross-country skiing), Volker Grube (Nordic combination), Eike Papsdorf (Ski Jumping Women) and Stephen Beer (Ski Jumping Men). Sven Voss and Norbert König moderate the events and are experts at ski jumping Tony Innauer on board. The ARD team consists of Torsten Puschel (Nordic combination), Jens Joerg Rieck (cross-country skiing) and Tom Bartels (ski jumping).
Comment for Eurosport Roman Garlic (Nordic combination)Gerhard Leinauer (ski jumping) as well Marc Rohde (cross-country skiing). The former cross-country skiing national coach is at your side as an expert Jochen Behle and national ski jumping coach Werner Schuster as well as the NoKo Olympic champion Hans Peter Pohl.
The chances of the Germans at the Nordic World Ski Championships
The ski jumpers have been disappointing so far this season. After all, in Lake Placid the form pointed upwards again: Andrew Wellinger won and gave the DSV eagles their first win of the season. Also Karl Geiger had shown good jumps in the USA. But the man from Oberstdorf has not jumped consistently, just like his colleague Markus Eisenbichler. The top favorites on are called gold Halvor Egner Granerud (Norway), David Kubacki (Poland) and local hero Anze Lanisek (Slovenia).
Convinced by the women Catherine Althaus with good performances and five wins of the season so far. The Austrian and overall World Cup leader is doing better than the German Eva Pinkelnig (6 wins). The extended circle of favorites also includes Anna Odine Strom, Silje Opset (both Norway) and the Slovenian Erna Klinec (six times runner-up in the season).
cross country skiing
In cross-country skiing, the German Ski Association is hoping for a repeat of the women’s Olympic coup. In fetch Beijing Catherine Hennig and Victoria Carl surprising gold in the team sprint. Hennig is in good form again this season. The best German finished in the top ten nine times – one win and three podium places. In the Tour de Ski she was 5th overall.
The competition has been tough since the career end of all-time winner Therese Johaug: Overall World Cup leaders Tiril Udnes Weng (Norway), the sprinting Swedes Mara Dahlqvist, Johanna Hagstrom and Tour de Ski winner Frida Karlson or the American Jessica Digginsoverall World Cup second, as well as Kertu Niskanen (Finland), leaders in the distance classification, can all run to the front.
For the men this season at least Friedrich Moch 5 top 10 finishes, he’s still waiting for a podium place. The Norwegian dominance is too great, in the overall World Cup there are six in the top eight. In Dobbiaco, seven Norwegians were the first to finish, Hugo Lapalus (France) and Friedrich Moch were the only two non-Norwegians in the top ten. John Hösflot Klaebowinner of the Tour de Ski and overall World Cup leader, is once again the outstanding cross-country skier this season.
In the German Nordic Combined is Julian Schmidt the most consistent this season. With three wins this season and another four podium finishes, he is third in the overall World Cup. Also Olympic champion Vincent Geiger (one win, four podium places) always shows his class. The Experienced John Rydzek and Eric Frenzel weaken
The longtime dominator Jarl Magnus Riiber (Norway) – recently four overall World Cup victories in a row – is seriously ill this season. He spoke of a parasite and that he could no longer eat anything. Weakened by this, he had to take a break and it was also clear in previous competitions that he had health problems. Instead, kick John Lamparter (Austria) in his footsteps, wears the yellow jersey and has won seven times this winter. The Norwegian also has good chances for medals Jens Lura’s Oftebro (two wins this season, eight podiums).
For women, who only have an individual competition, it is expected Gyda Westvold Hansen get gold The Norwegian won all nine competitions. Behind them, four candidates are fighting for the other medals: Nathalie Armbruster (seven podiums, Germany), Annika Sieff (three podiums, Italy), Ida-Marie Hagen (three podiums, Norway) and Lisa Brainer (three podiums, Austria).