World Para Snow Sports sends its condolences to the family of Tor Undheim

Norwegian served as a member of the World Para Nordic Skiing Sport Technical Committee (STC) for 15 years 17 Mar 2022
A man standing next to a woman and another man holding a trophy
Head of Competition Tor Undheim (left) during the Para Nordic Skiing World Cup Finals in 2020 in Sweden
ⒸLuc Percival for World Para Snow Sports
By World Para Snow Sports

World Para Snow Sports has expressed its condolences to the family of World Para Nordic Skiing Head of Competition Tor Undheim.  

The Norwegian served as a member of the World Para Nordic Skiing Sport Technical Committee (STC) since 2007 and in the role of Head of Competition was a key figure in securing new World Cup hosts. 

Undheim was last involved in Para Nordic skiing competitions at the Lillehammer 2021 World Para Snow Sports Championships in Norway and the World Cup Finals in Ostersund, Sweden in January. 

He planned to be at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games before retiring but could not travel to China due to his illness. Undheim passed away on 10 March in Norway. 

“Tor has been the overseer and keeper of our race results, points system and factor calculations, a true mathematician who could see through the data to interpret the patterns and truths. Like all Norwegians he was dedicated to the sport of cross-country skiing and especially to Para Nordic skiing during these last 15 years serving the Sport Technical Committees. We will miss him and he leaves a big hole in our STC,” said Len Apedaile, Head of Technical Control and Officiating.  

“We are honoured to have worked with Tor Undheim during all these years. His influence in the development of our sport and competitions over the last years is a true legacy,” said Elke Gundermann, World Para Snow Sports Manager. 

World Para Snow Sports extends its condolences to the Para Nordic skiing community in Norway.