We are openly partial to Nordic Junior World Ski Championships. It’s one of the most underrated events in the skiing calender. Where else you get to see tomorrow’s champions earning their first stripes ? Where else do you get to see so many emotions on the tracks and outside?
So when the news hit that Zakopane has cancelled on hosting the JWSC 2022, we started to dig around to find out who might step in as a last-minute replacement – the way Vuokatti stepped in in 2021.
Now we think we know – albeit not with certainty.
Our sources tell us, that Lygna, Norway and Toblach, Italy have offered their candidacies to hold the cross country skiing part of JWSC’22 ( as xcskiing Internet resource, we , honestly, don’t care much about ski jumping and Nordic combined parts).
Toblach is a storied place for any xcskier and this year it won’t host any usual Tour de Ski races so it makes sense to invite the young talent.
Lygna is relatively unknown internationally , compared to Holmenkollen or Lillehammer, but it has a world-class ski stadium and easy logistics – it’s only 50 minutes from Oslo’s Gardermoen Airport. Perhaps, most importantly, Norwegian public broadcaster, NRK, would probably jump on the chance to televise the races as it lost TV rights to the FIS World Cup – but that’s a guess.