FIS Newsflash #403 - Skiing keeps developing around the world
www.fis-ski.com # 403 l 29 August 2012
NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
FIS Snowboard World Cup review: Clark and Aono win in Cardrona
Kelly Clark (USA) and Ryo Aono (JPN) have won the first halfpipe event of the 2013 FIS Snowboard World Cup season. Both favorites for victory earned the top spot in a high class final held at Cardrona Alpine Ski Resort (NZL). 2002 Olympic Champion Clark clinched the women's final ... [More]
FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix - Next triumph for Andreas Wank
Germany's Andreas Wank continued his winning streak in the individual competition in Hakuba (JAP) on 26th August. The 24-year-old celebrated his third victory in a row ahead of Jurij Tepes (SLO) and Dawid Kubacki (POL).
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Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix in Val die Fiemme and Oberwiesenthal
At the third stop of this year's FIS Summer Grand Prix in Val di Fiemme (ITA) on 29th August, Magnus Moan from Norway managed to grab the top spot of the podium. Austria’s athletes also showed an impressive performance with Mario Stecher finishing second and Bernhard Gruber coming in as third. [More]
IN DEPTH
Developing Skiing in Haiti – goals and visions
When Haiti was subject to a disastrous earthquake in January 2010, an estimated population of three million people were affected. At that time, there were no thoughts on sporting activity to help strengthen the nation, even less on snow sports. Although mountainous, Haiti’s physical geography features a tropical climate and therefore no snow. [More]
Snowboard talent Patrizia Kummer enjoys beach volleyball
“Those you fight might lose; those who won't fight have lost already”. This is not only Patrizia Kummer’s (SUI) life motto, but also describes her last season well. After years of trying to reach the top of international snowboarding, the 24-year-old ... [More]
INSIDE FIS
FIS Site Inspection in Falun
On March 20th – 24th, Falun (SWE) will again host the best Cross-Country skiers when the FIS Cross-Country World Cup Final is staged in Stockholm and Falun for the fifth consecutive year. FIS representatives Pierre Mignerey, Sandra Spitz and Michal Lamplot as well as Daniel Kuss from FIS Marketing AG, ... [More]
Cross-Country Training Camp in Mongolia
As in past years, the Mongolian Ski Association organized a training camp for local coaches and young Mongolian athletes. Staged from 9th-19th August, the camp was carried out in cooperation with the German Ski Association and Cross-Country expert Georg Zipfel. [More]
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