www.fis-ski.com #405 l 12 September 2012
NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Freestyle Ski slopestyle in Ushuaia - Herman and Woods best
The first qualifying event for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in the new Olympic event of ski slopestyle was held at Cerro Castor, Ushuaia (ARG) on Friday 7th September with great success. Fifty-six skiers from 16 nations travelled to the “end of the world” ... [More]
Two night events at Schladming 2013
As Schladming is gearing up for the main event of the 2013 ski racing calendar, the competition schedule for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships has now been confirmed newly, featuring two night events.

Besides the Nations Team Event that will be held on Tuesday 12th February beginning at 17 CET, the men’s super combined will take place in the afternoon, with the downhill beginning at 12 noon CET and the slalom run staged as an evening competition starting at 18:30 CET.

Building on Schladming’s reputation for fantastic atmosphere ...
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WADA Executive Committee approves 2013 Prohibited List and reviews Code recommendations
FIS President Gian Franco Kasper participated in the meetings of the WADA Executive and Foundation Boards in London this week. [More]
IN DEPTH
Jamaica - not only a nation of sprinters!
Especially since Usain Bolt launched his six-time Olympic champion career, Jamaica has been known as a nation of sprinters. Although lacking true winter sports conditions, the small island has a proud history of both summer and winter sporting achievement. Athletes including the Jamaican bobsled team which made ...
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Race boarder Siegfried Grabner prepares for Stoneham 2013
When thinking of snowboard veterans, one name quickly comes to mind: Siegfried ‘Sigi’ Grabner (AUT). The 37-year-old race boarder who was born in the Austrian region of Carinthia, but has resided in Andorra since a few years, is probably one ... [More]
INSIDE FIS
Jumping hill construction begins as Falun 2015 enters next phase of preparations
The 5th meeting of the FIS Coordination Group for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 took place in Falun on 11th-12th September 2012 at the Lugnet venue, which is also the home of the Swedish Ski Association. The growing ‘red team’ of the Falun 2015 Organising Committee ... [More]
Voices of new Sub-Committee Chairmen – Jeff Weinman
Following the FIS Congress in Kangwonland (KOR), the FIS Council appointed several new Sub-Committee Chairmen. FIS Newsflash will present their initial thoughts as they embark on their new tasks for the 2012-2014 period. [More]
Lasse Ottesen steps on the dance floor
FIS Nordic Combined Race Director Lasse Ottesen is currently competing in the Norwegian version of “Skal vi danse?” (Shall we dance?), which follows the format of the American T series “Dancing with the stars”. [More]
World Championship Organisers corner at Zurich Technical Committee Meetings 2012
Participants of the various meetings in Zurich (SUI) will have the possibility to address individual questions directly to the FIS World Championship Organisers 2013.
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