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Vasaloppet's development manager Johan Eriksson has been appointed to acting CEO of Vasaloppet. A post he will hold for at least the next six months.

Next up for the Vasaloppet organization is Hemmavasan, a virtual version of Vasaloppet summer week, which has more than 11,000 registered cyclists and runners that will complete at home during the period 15–22 August.

Since Eva-Lena Frick left her position as CEO of Vasaloppet on the last day of June 2020, the board of organization decided to appoint Johan Eriksson as acting head of operations/CEO.

Vasaloppet faces a couple of historical challenges in the future. Vasaloppet's winter week 2021 is 500 years after Gustav Vasa's adventure in Dalarna and Vasaloppet's 100th anniversary is coming in 2022. 

Johan Eriksson, 44, has worked at Vasaloppet since 2013. First as acting sports director and since 2015 as a development manager.

“I feel humbled and at the same time, very enthusiastic. At present, Vasaloppet is in a stage where we are constantly gaining new experiences and developing as an organization and inspires for what we basically stand for, exercise and health. That has probably never been as relevant as it is now,” says Johan Eriksson.

Photo: Vasaloppet/Alexander Winther.

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