Vasaloppet

annual cross-country skiing competition in the municipalities of Malung-Sälen, Älvdalen and Mora in Sweden

Vasaloppet is an annual cross-country skiing competition in Sweden. It started off in 1922 and has been a part of Worldloppet as long as Worldloppet has been around.[1] Nowadays it is held the first Sunday in March each year.

Vasaloppet

The competition runs from Sälen to Mora. Women were banned from participating between 1924 and 1980, due to the length of the race (90 kilometers). In 1997, an official women's award was established.

The race is held to commemorate the historical events related to Gustav Vasa back in the early 1520's.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Vasaloppet". Worldloppet. Retrieved 4 March 2015.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Vasaloppet at Wikimedia Commons