FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1997

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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1997
Host city Sestriere
Country Italy
Events 10
Opening ceremony 3 February 1997 (1997-02-03)
Closing ceremony 15 February 1997 (1997-02-15)
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The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1997 were held in Sestriere, northwestern Italy, from February 3–15, 1997.

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships international alpine skiing event

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are an alpine skiing competition organized by the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Sestriere Comune in Piedmont, Italy

Sestriere is an alpine village in Italy, a comune (municipality) of the Metropolitan City of Turin. It is situated in Val Susa, 17 km (11 mi) from the French border. Its name derives from Latin: ad petram sistrariam, that is at sixty Roman miles from Turin.

Italy republic in Southern Europe

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country in Southern Europe. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and the enclaved microstates San Marino and Vatican City. Italy covers an area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal and Mediterranean climate. With around 61 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous EU member state and the most populous country in Southern Europe.

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Nine years later, the area would later host the alpine events for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics 2006 edition of the alpine skiing competitions during the Olympic Winter Games

Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics consisted of ten events, held at Sestriere and Cesana-San Sicario, Italy. The races were held 12–25 February 2006.

Turin Comune in Piedmont, Italy

Turin is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy. It is the capital city of the Metropolitan City of Turin and of the Piedmont region, and was the first capital city of Italy from 1861 to 1865. The city is located mainly on the western bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley, and is surrounded by the western Alpine arch and Superga Hill. The population of the city proper is 878,074 while the population of the urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 1.7 million inhabitants. The Turin metropolitan area is estimated by the OECD to have a population of 2.2 million.

Men's competitions

Downhill

Date: February 8

PlacingCountryAthleteTime
1 Flag of Switzerland.svg Bruno Kernen 1:51.11
2 Flag of Norway.svg Lasse Kjus 1:51.18
3 Flag of Italy.svg Kristian Ghedina 1:51.46

Super-G

Date: February 3

PlacingCountryAthleteTime
1 Flag of Norway.svg Atle Skårdal 1:29.68
2 Flag of Norway.svg Lasse Kjus 1:29.89
3 Flag of Austria.svg Günther Mader 1:30.01

Giant Slalom

Date: February 12

PlacingCountryAthleteTime
1 Flag of Switzerland.svg Michael von Grünigen 2:48.23
2 Flag of Norway.svg Lasse Kjus 2:49.35
3 Flag of Austria.svg Andreas Schifferer 2:49.68

Slalom

Date: February 15

PlacingCountryAthleteTime
1 Flag of Norway.svg Tom Stiansen 1:42.12
2 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Amiez 1:42.23
3 Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Tomba 1:42.25

Combination

Date: February 6

PlacingCountryAthleteTime
1 Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil André Aamodt 3:10.40
2 Flag of Switzerland.svg Bruno Kernen 3:10.68
3 Flag of Austria.svg Mario Reiter 3:11.69

Women's competitions

Downhill

Date: February 15

PlacingCountryAthleteTime
1 Flag of the United States.svg Hilary Lindh 1:41.18
2 Flag of Switzerland.svg Heidi Zurbriggen 1:41.24
3 Flag of Sweden.svg Pernilla Wiberg 1:41.44

Super-G

Date: February 11

PlacingCountryAthleteTime
1 Flag of Italy.svg Isolde Kostner 1:23.50
2 Flag of Germany.svg Katja Seizinger 1:23.58
3 Flag of Germany.svg Hilde Gerg 1:23.64

Giant Slalom

Date: February 9

PlacingCountryAthleteTime
1 Flag of Italy.svg Deborah Compagnoni 2:39.19
2 Flag of Switzerland.svg Karin Roten 2:39.99
3 Flag of France.svg Leila Piccard 2:40.95

Slalom

Date: February 5

PlacingCountryAthleteTime
1 Flag of Italy.svg Deborah Compagnoni 1:43.88
2 Flag of Italy.svg Lara Magoni 1:45.15
3 Flag of Switzerland.svg Karin Roten 1:45.48

Combination

Date: February 15

PlacingCountryAthleteTime
1 Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl 3:03.38
2 Flag of Germany.svg Katja Seizinger 3:03.42
3 Flag of Germany.svg Hilde Gerg 3:03.46

Medals table

PlaceNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 33-6
2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 3126
3Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 2316
4Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 1-34
5Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1--1
6Flag of Germany.svg  Germany -224
7Flag of France.svg  France -112
8Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden --11

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