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World Championships in Schladming a big success

The Skiing World Championships in Schladming ended yesterday afternoon (Sun). The event was successful largely thanks to the peaceful fans.

Over 250,000 fans visited the races in Schladming and the same amount of people came to events in the evening and the winners’ ceremonies. The masses caused few troubles.

The regional Governor of Liezen Josef Dick reported: "We are pleased that there were less incidents than we assumed there would be."

Smaller incidents were, above all, damage to property or smaller thefts. All in all, 52 complaints and 97 administrative offences were counted.

Mr Dick was also pleased with the small number of incidents due to alcoholism. Apparently it has proved well to offer small amounts of "hard alcohol" in the event area.

The Red Cross only had to treat smaller injuries on hands or knees due to people stumbling or having circulation problems. The organisation provided help for 200 people. The Austrian Army helped preparing the pistes and clearing the seats from snow.

The president of the International Ski Federation (FIS), Gian-Franco Kaspar was also pleased with the event.

"It was brilliantly organised as we had expected it to be in Austria. We were very lucky with the weather and had thus no big problems. Schladming offered maximum performance, many nations and athletes, and real snow – actually everything. (…) In Austria, skiing is one of the national sports and fans will watch the races. Everything was done to attract them. They were heart and soul of the event", said Mr Kaspar.

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