Twenty-two teams have been confirmed to compete in this international competition in para cross-country skiing and biathlon events.
“Less than a year after the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, the 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Prince George will be a fantastic opportunity to expose Canadians to world class competition,” said Karen O’Neill, CEO of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, in a news release. “Fans can expect to see many established stars from PyeongChang, as well as new athletes with great potential, competing in Prince George in 2019.”
Teams have confirmed attendance from Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Croatia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Kazakstan, Korea, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United States and of course, Canada.
Team Ukraine is the largest team with 29 athletes. Brazil, Croatia and Switzerland are the smallest with 1 athlete per team. Team Korea will be the first to arrive for training on February 1. Other arrival dates confirmed are as follows but are subject to change:
Ukraine – February 7 and 8
Finland, France, Japan and USA – February 12
Brazil, Mongolia and Japan – February 13
Belarus – February 14