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Cable Wis. to Host 2015 IPC Nordic World Championships

Updated: 01/08/2014 8:57 AM
Created: 01/08/2014 8:54 AM WDIO.com

For the first time in a decade, the United states will host an Olympic World Championship, and it will be in the Northland.

Officials in Cable, Wis. announced they will host the 2015 International Paralympic Nordic Ski World Championships. The event will run from January 21-February 2 next year.

In a released statement, the Cable Area Chamber of Commerce said competitors from more than 20 countries will compete over 12 days in biathlon and cross country skiing of various lengths at the highest level of the sport.

CXC, a Community Olympic Development Program and Paralympic Sport Club will be the host organizer for the event.

Cable hosted the IPC Nordic Ski World Cup for the past two years.

"This event is similar in nature, but as far as scope and size and prestige, there is really no comparison," explained James Bolen, Executive Director of the Cable Area Chamber of Commerce.

Bolen said they will have to create an Olympic-like facility. They will also need many volunteers, a minimum of 100 a day.

Lakewoods Resort of Lake Namakagon will host the event and athletes. Organizers leased the trails around Telemark Lodge from the new owners to use for the event.

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