www.fis-ski.com # 406 l 19 September 2012
NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Final schedule for FIS Snowboard Worlds 2013 – Stoneham Organisers well prepared
The halfpipe, big air and slopestyle events will be all staged on the first weekend (18th-20th January 2013) of the 10th FIS Snowboard World Championships in Stoneham, Quebec, Canada, the snowboard cross finals have now been moved to the second ... [More]
500-day Countdown to Sochi 2014 to be celebrated across Russia
On 25th September, Russia will approach its latest Olympic milestone: 500 days to go until Sochi 2014 starts, the first Olympic Winter Games in the history of Russia. The Sochi 2014 Organising Committee has prepared a large-scale celebration programme ... [More]
100 days until the FIS Tour de Ski
Today, 19th September, marks the 100-day milestone for the seventh edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear to get underway in Oberhof (GER). Throughout the period from 29th December 2012 to 6th January 2013, the traditional event will feature 47 km of racing for the ladies and 84 km for the male competitors. [More]
Alpine Skiing: Southern Continental Cup series terminates
The Alpine Skiing FIS Continental Cup series in the Southern hemisphere, both the South American Cup (SAC) and the Australia New Zealand Cup (ANZ) have concluded their 2012 racing seasons. This season, some of the world’s top male and female ski racers have competed for the overall titles, with the regional winners ... [More]
Roller Skiing World Cup season concludes with double victory for Sweden
Sweden’s Marika Sundin and Anders Svanebo claimed the large crystal globes for the overall winners of the FIS Roller Skiing World Cup 2012. The final competitions of the season were held in Toblach (ITA) from 14th-16th September. The series featured fourteen races in four countries: Croatia, Germany, Greece and Italy. [More]
IN DEPTH
Triple FIS Tour de Ski winner Dario Cologna in interview
The defending overall World Cup winner and triple FIS Tour de Ski champion Dario Cologna is in midst of his preparations for the next season. FIS Newsflash had the chance to interview the Swiss Cross-Country ace prior to the Swiss Ski Nordic Weekend held in Andermatt (SUI) last weekend. [More]
INSIDE FIS
A busy FIS World Championship winter coming up – confirm your accreditation now!
The first snow of the 2012/13 winter season has already fallen, and it is just few weeks until the Northern hemisphere Audi FIS Ski World Cup season Opening on the Rettenbach glacier in Sölden (AUT) gets underway. Altogether, the 2012/2013 winter season will see more than 330 FIS World Cup events and more than ... [More]
Upcoming elections of the FIS Athletes’ Commission
The coming season will see the elections of the members of the entire FIS Athletes’ Commission by their peers during the different FIS World Championships. The Commission is the link between active athletes and the International Ski Federation whose purpose it is to discuss and address issues concerning athletes in general. [More]
Jella Küenzle, Former Secretary to the FIS President, turns 100
FIS would like to express its best wishes and congratulations to Jella Küenzle, who was born on 18th September 1912, and celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday. The former Secretary of FIS President Gian Franco Kasper was employed with the International Ski Federation from the beginning of the 1970’s until the early 90’s. [More]
Charter flight to FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sochi
FIS Travel AG is offering a charter flight from Zurich to Sochi for the participating teams at the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup presented by Viessmann in Sochi (RUS) from 7th-9th December 2012, as well as ski equipment companies, media, etc. The round-trip is scheduled for departure on 6th December and return on 10th December.
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