FIS Newsflash #402 - Freestyle Skiing & Snowboard World Cups get going
www.fis-ski.com # 402 l 22 August 2012
NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
FIS Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard World Cups get going
It’s time for the winter sports stars to take centre stage as the FIS Snowboard and Freestyle Ski World Cups get under way at Cardrona Alpine Resort (NZL).

In the Freestyle Ski World Cup events staged on Wednesday, 22nd August, perfect conditions with bluebird sky and the venue in brilliant shape saw US riders Devin Logan and Torin Yater-Wallace win the opening halfpipe competitions.

The FIS Snowboard World Cup halfpipe set for 25th-26th August will also feature riders performing a creative mix of tricks, ...

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Hot FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix in Hinterzarten
Last weekend saw Germany‘ Andreas Wank win the FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix on his home soil in Hinterzarten. With temperatures up to 30 degrees Celsius, Wank flew ahead of Reruhi Shimizu (JPN) and Lukas Hlava (CZE) with 100.5 and 104.5 metre jumps. [More]
Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix– second half ahead
When the second half of the Summer Grand Prix begins on the upcoming weekend, fans of Nordic Combined will have an opportunity to see a mix of traditional and new venues as well as competition formats in action. [More]
World's top Freestyle aerialists in action in Mettmenstetten
Some of the world's best aerialists showed their biggest tricks at a water ramp at this year's Masters of Freestyle aerialist „Jumpin“ in Mettmenstetten, Switzerland‘s premier summer aerial training center. [More]
Worldloppet season 2012/13 to kick off at Falls Creek
Skiers from around the world are converging on Falls Creek for the Kangaroo Hoppet, the opening event of the 2012/2013 Worldloppet season which will be held on 25th August. Good snowfalls have topped up the snow base, and with 50km of trails available for training, early arrivals are enjoying excellent conditions. [More]
IN DEPTH
Viktoria Rebensburg looks forward to Schladming2013
Viktoria Rebensburg has been one of Germany’s top stars in Alpine Skiing. Since winning the gold medal in giant slalom in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games as somewhat of a surprise, she has become part of the international skiing elite. [More]
INSIDE FIS
FIS Staff Update
FIS would like to welcome David Broere who has taken on the internship role as Communications Project Assistant from 15th August.
David is currently finalising his Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology (MSA) ...
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Passing of Jean Béranger
FIS wishes to express its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Jean Béranger, former President of the French Ski Federation who died on Friday, 17th August.attack. The 75-year-old apparently suffered a heart attack while climbing the 'Col d'Allevard' nearby his home. [More]
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