Voice of the Olympic Games fires up spectators in robotron Ski Arena
News - 16.11.2018
The organizers of the FIS Cross-Country Skiing Sprint World Cup Dresden have succeeded in a great coup: The Norwegian Kjell-Erik Kristiansen (58), a true winter sports expert, will fire up the spectators in the robotron Ski Arena during the World Cup. He will be assisted by Marc Huster (48) - the Olympic medal winner in weightlifting will, as last year, share athlete interviews and stories from the finish area with the spectators.
Dresden World Cup a matter close to Kristiansen's heart
Kristiansen has been involved in eight Olympic Games, including five as a speaker: Lillehammer 1994, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010 and PyeongChang 2018. He has left his mark with his rousing presentations, in which he fluently switches between English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and German.
"I have completed almost 50 World Championships and between 500 and 1000 World Cup races in various sports. It's difficult to keep track of the numbers," says Kristiansen. After having already lent his voice to the winter sports events in Oberstdorf, Oberhof, Düsseldorf and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany, Dresden was a matter close to his heart: "For me the audience is the most important thing and I saw last winter that Dresden has a fantastic atmosphere and many spectators. That was impressive and I think that events in extraordinary places inspire significantly more people anyway".
Kjell-Erik Kristiansen wanted to come to Dresden back in 2018 before he was to work in the PyeongChang Biathlon Olympic Stadium, but the Norwegian cross-country skiing championships held at the same time prevented him from doing so. This winter, in addition to the Ski World Cup Dresden, he will also comment on the two season highlights of the biathletes and Nordic skiers with the respective World Championships in Seefeld (Austria) and Östersund (Sweden). So it's all the better that he first cheers on the spectators and athletes in the robotron Ski Arena.
Tickets for the robotron Ski-Arena are available at all known advance booking offices and under Tickets - because only here can the spectators experience how Kristiansen is in top form: "I like the speed of this competition - especially on a flat course like in Dresden. Because that usually means more drama and I can do my best there", says the Norwegian as he looks forward to the World Cup weekend.