The Nordic World Ski Championships begin this week in Oslo, Norway. American Lindsey Van will be defending her title on Friday, Feb. 25. Forty-three women from 15 countries are on the start list and by all accounts they’re ready to put on a great show.
You can watch the women’s ski jumping event on Friday at www.fromsport.com at 9 a.m. (EST).
The “Ready to Fly” film crew including Bill Kerig, cinematographers Peter Pilafian, Scott Simper; camera assistant Vanessa Pierce; Producer Scott Zeller; and Executive Producer Brian Beck are in Norway filming Lindsey and her teammates. “Ready to Fly” documents the women’s struggle to have the sport included in the Olympics – and raises issues regarding the ever-increasing participation by women and the high level of competition across the world.
Here are some links to stories about Lindsey and the team.
•Two-page spread in the Aftenposten, Norway’s national paper.
• Podcast interview with Lindsey and Jessica Jerome on Women Talk Sports.
• Q&A with Lindsey and story about Ready To Fly on The Ski Channel Television Network.
Also, read Bill’s latest blog about Lindsey’s news that she’s a bone marrow match for someone suffering from Leukemia and her decision to donate – just two weeks after the World Championships.
Planning to attend the championships? If so, dress warmly and wear the right outdoor clothing as it’s nippy in Oslo. Whether in person or via broadcast or the internet, support these women in their endeavor to make winter sports history.