Ticket sales decline – Swedish commentator criticizes WC trial – NRK Trøndelag – Local news, TV and radio

Ticket sales decline – Swedish commentator criticizes WC trial – NRK Trøndelag – Local news, TV and radio

– Poor tracks. Skaters are booed. Add public failure, traffic circuses and climate activists to the trail.

– Let me ask a question: Are you proud of this, Norway?

This is what ski commentator Thomas Peterson wrote in a comment in the Swedish newspaper Expressen.

Peterson says he will leave Trondheim disappointed and confused.

– If you had asked me a few months ago, I would have said that this weekend would be a popular festival. 10,000 spectators daily.

He writes that organizers expect 20,000 spectators to attend each day during the WC.

-But honestly, I don’t know how to make it work.

NRK was unable to obtain comment from Peterson.

Good skating delivery

We definitely take all comments and input with us.

This is what Augie Skinstad, president of the World Ski Championships in Trondheim, says. He says they had good ski races and learned a lot from them.

-So maybe we can imagine more people, especially on Sunday. But I admire those who came.

– Maybe we feel like someone evaluated us based on the fact that we were about to organize the bathroom this weekend. But it was really an experimental toilet, then.

He said they were hoping for between 6,000 and 8,000 spectators to attend throughout the weekend. They ended up with six thousand, despite the slippery road and stormy weather.

Toilet manager Åge Skinstad is satisfied with the ski runs, but would like more spectators to attend.

Photo: Torsten Boy/NRK

– So I’m not sure if we’re really disappointed in terms of our expectations. But it is difficult to evaluate the expectations of others. On Sunday there was no doubt about that.

A unique event

NRK sports commentator Jan Peter Saltvedt says the WC experience looks very good in terms of arrangements. He hopes that the public will be more enthusiastic about the toilet.

-FPeople have become very selective, and unfortunately they apparently save their excitement until it really counts.

You must be able to communicate that this is a completely unique event. Once in a generation you get to experience the water cycle of skiing on home soil.

Saltvedt says Pettersson likes to attack the Norwegians in the field when he has the opportunity. But he is clear that criticism must be taken seriously.

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Sports commentator Jan Peter Saltvedt believes the criticism should be taken seriously.

Photo: Lars Thomas Nordby/NRK

An audience booing Swedish skaters is something you should never have.

– HIf the Norwegian public is known for one thing, it’s generosity. You have to take this kind of criticism seriously.

Creating a World Cup Ski Party doesn’t just happen – I hope Augie Skinstad and his team take this seriously.

I think people chose TV

After all, they sold Trondheim as a place with real pressure and good people, so it was a bit disappointing in that sense. But the weather forecast said no one would come.

That’s what cross-country skier Astrid Owerri-Slind says.

Auer Slind believes people opted for TV when the weather forecast reported 20mm of rain.

We’re betting on really good WC weather and a bit of Oslo, then it’ll be great, says junior world champion Tova Annene Brusveen Jensen.

After all, we’ve heard people from Trondheim boasting that there are plenty of things to see from Trondheim on the road. I don’t know if I completely agree with that, Heidi Wong says.

There were people in the stands, so hopefully more people will line up if the weather is nice.

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