We have the pleasure of wishing you all a warm welcome to FIS World Cup Sprint in Drammen.

Once again, we have the privilege to welcome all the international cross-country teams back to Drammen. On Wednesday 4th of March 2020, the city is ready for a new FIS World Cup Sprint. This year the event is moved to Konnerud Skistadion because of the snow conditions.

As the organizer, we will do our best to make the whole team feel comfortable and get the best experience from this event. We hope that this will be yet another sports- and spectators’ festival, with an outstanding atmosphere.

We are looking forward to welcome you to Drammen!

Arne Madsen                       Mads Madsgård
President                              Chief of Competition
OC Drammen                      OC Drammen

Deadline for delivery of final entry sheet to service desk, at the hotels in Drammen, or at the Race Office, is 15.00 on Tuesday 3rd of March. E-mail address

The Konnerud Ski-stadium is available for training and preparation, before and after the event. The ski-stadium has a 5 km course, with excellent conditions, and it’s located only 6 km from Drammen City. Click HERE for directions!

Practical information

Team Captains Meetings (TCM)

The meetings will be lead by the Chief of Competition, Mr.Mads Madsgaard. The official language of this meeting is English. The program for the team captain meeting is as follows: 

TCM:  Tuesday, 3rd, March at 17:00

·         Place: Scandic Hotel
·         This is a meeting for Team Captains containing the draw and general information from the Chief of Competition, the Chief of Course and the Technical Delegates.
·         Starting bibs and starting lists for the prologue will be handed out immediately after the meeting.

BIB Distribution after prologue: Wednesday, 4th March

·         Place: Mixed Zone near the finish line
·         Women: right after Women Prologue
·         Men: right after Men Prologue

Race Office

The Race office is located at the area closed to the finish line. See “sportsmap”. Each team will have a mailbox, where all important information will be distributed.

Opening hours:
Monday              17:00 – 19:00
Tuesday              10:00 – 19:00
Wednesday       07:00 – 16.00

Keys to wax cabins can be picked up at the race office, towards a cash deposit of EUR 100.

Responsible: Vibeke Hald Langen, Tel: +47 913 61 493


The Accreditation office is at the Scandic Ambassadeur Hotel Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday in the Race Office at the Stadium.

Opening hours:

Monday              08:00 – 20:00 – Scandic Ambassadeur Hotel
Tuesday              08:00 – 18:00 – Scandic Ambassadeur Hotel
Wednesday       08:00 – until last start.  – Race Office at Konnerud

Torgeir Bjørkestøl, Tel
: + 47 95 03 18 39

Service-centre: Booking, Attaché services and Transport

Scandic Ambassadeur is our official hotel, where you will find our service-centre. The attaché-captain’s team is available to help the teams with practical questions, and can act as interpreters. The central booking, attaché services and transport desk are located at hotel.

Opening hours: 

Monday              16:00 – 21:00
Tuesday              14:00 – 19:00
Wednesday      07:00
– 18:00 (reduced capacity during the race)

Responsible: Tove Beate Ellingsen; Tel: +47 40 24 26 62

Payment for Accommodations

Team captains of the different nations are responsible for payment of accommodation directly to the hotel upon arrival of the teams.  Please note: All extras like phone calls, minibar etc. are to be paid directly to the hotel, before departure.

Meals at the Hotel

For details, see information at the service-desk at your Hotel.

Cereals, muesli, fruit, coffee and tea will be available all day.

Lunch boxes: Service-men/athletes can make their own lunchbox at breakfast.

Soft drinks are not included in the accommodation price.

Hotel address:

Scandic Hotel Ambassadeur
Strømsø Torg 7,
3044 Drammen
Phone: +47 31 01 21 00

Quality Hotel River Station
Doktor Hansteins Gate 7,
3044 Drammen
Phone: +47 91151667

Team Waxing,

The waxing is located in separate waxing containers close to the competition course and warm up/testing course. The teams will be given facilities according to FIS rules. The waxing facilities will be guarded 24 hours a day from Tuesday until the end of the competition. However, the teams are responsible for their own equipment. Ski waxing is only allowed in the waxing containers. There are no waxing possibilities at the hotel.

Key to wax cabins can be picked up at the race office, towards a deposit of EUR 100.

Responsible:  Lars-Even Mehlum, tel + 47 474 71 636

Ski-testing Area

To be decided during official training and TCM.

Competition/Training area

The Konnerud Sport Club ski-stadium, located 7 km from the city-centre, 200 meter above sea level, is open for training all week. The course is lighted and have a good 5km for training.

The Service-centre will assist you with road directions.

Weather Prognosis

Air and snow temperatures will be available in the team waxing area and handed out at the Team Captains Meeting. Until the race starts, the weather information in the waxing area will be updated according to regulations.  The snow temperature will be measured in the track’s lowest and highest points.

Result lists

The result lists will be distributed in the Race office, the media centre and at the hotel.

Flower-/Prize Ceremonies

The 3 first women and men will be called for the flower ceremony immediately after the race.

Media Centre

The Media centre is located at the Svensedammen School.

Here you will find the Press Secretary, result-service and work stations for writing press members.  Facilities with telecommunications/internet possibilities are also available. Mixed zone and photo standings are located in the finishing area.

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