Programme Thursday 28th of June 2018

12:00 – 13:00 Arrival, coffee/tea and exhibition

13:00 – 13:15 Welcome and introduction to the seminar by Vesa Linnamo & Michael Andersen.

13:15 – 13:50 The best Olympic Winter Game ever of Norway: Why? by Helge Bartnes, Chef of Wintersports, Olympiatoppen, Norway.

13:50 – 14.25 Seven gold medals: One of the best OWG of Sweden by Olle Anfelt, Director of Coach Program, Sweden Olympic Committee, Sweden.

14:25 – 15.00 OWG 2018: Success and/or failures of Finnish wintersport? by Mika Kojonkoski, Chef de mission and former Director of High Perfomance Unit, Finnish Olympic Committee, Finland.

15:00 – 15:30 Plenum discussion

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break / exhibition

16:00 – 16:30 Research in Alpine Skiing – a way to international success? by Matthias Felix Gilgien, Ass. Professor, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway.

16:30 – 17:00 Testing and measurement at the Paralympics 2018 by Stefan Lindinger, Professor, Department of Food and Nutrition and Sport Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

17:00 – 17:30 Cooperation between OLT, federations, athletes and coaches – what is needed for success? by Helge Bartnes, Chef of Wintersports, Olympiatoppen, Norway.

17:30 – 18:00 Testing elite XC skiers with use of wearable sensor technology by Ass. Professor Thomas Johansen Losnegard, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway.

18:00 – 18:20 Technical challenges and methods in ski preparation in Nordic skiing: grinds, waxing, and base preparation by Teemu Lemmettylä, project manager, Finnish Olympic Committee

21:00 – Dinner and social gathering

Friday 29th of June 2018

7:30 – 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 Team Finland: Improving health during the OWG 2018 by Maarit Valtonen, Medical doctor, KIHU – Research Institute for Olympic Sports, Finland.

9:30 – 10:00 Women’s ice-hockey bronze by Pasi Mustonen, Head coach, Finnish national team, Finland.

10:00 – 10:20 Supporting coaching actions for the Finnish XC skiing national team by Esa Hynynen, Expert, Research Institute for Olympic Sports (KIHU), Finland.

10:20 – 10:50 Coffee break / exhibition

10:50 – 11:20 Preparation process for men’s 50 km Olympic championship by Olli Ohtonen, PhD, University of Jyväskylä and personal coach of gold medalist Iivo Niskanen, Finland.

11:20 – 12:00 Panel discussion: Wintersports in the Nordic countries – best practices, research needs and ways forward.

12:00 – 12:10 Closing by Vesa Linnamo and Michael Andersen

12:10 Lunch