Lahti has hosted FIS Nordic World Skiing Championships in six different decades. The greatest moments and most important events of these skiing competitions will now be brought to life in a book published by Mediatalo ESA that also sheds light on the development of Nordic skiing over 90 years.
The history of the six Lahti World Championships shows how the balance of power in Nordic skiing has shifted, as the sport has spread from its Scandinavian heartlands to ever wider world. Side by side with this growth proceeded the development of equipment, skiing and jumping techniques and sports media.
In the midst of all these changes the essence of Nordic skiing sport has stayed the same: to prevail against the challenges posed by winter outdoors. And the scene has remained the same as well over 90 years: the deep Finnish forest on the classic Salpausselkä ridges around Lahti.
The book is produced in co-operation with the Organizing Committee of the 2017 FIS Nordic World Skiing Championships, the Sports Museum of Finland and the Lahti Ski Museum. It is written by the experts in Finnish sports history and based on the extensive photograph collections of the Sports Museum of Finland and Lahti Ski Museum as well as on the digitized archive of the local daily Etelä-Suomen Sanomat.
The book is available in English and in Finnish.
Nordic Ski Worlds 1926-2017 Lahti History is now available in Mediakulma (Aleksanterinkatu 10, Open Mon-Fri 8:30-16:30).
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Written by experts in Finnish sports history.
Based on the extensive photograph collections of the Sports Museum of Finland and Lahti Ski Museum as well as on the digitized archive of the local daily Etelä-Suomen Sanomat.