www.fis-ski.com #409 l 10 October 2012
NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Committee Updates after FIS Technical Autumn Meetings
The FIS Technical Autumn Meetings in Zurich concluded last Sunday after five full days of meetings, gathering more than 500 participants. With the focus now shifting to the remaining final preparations for the 2012/2013 season, today’s Newsflash will deliver brief updates on the main areas ... [More]
Cross-Country to feature even more exciting competitions
As confirmed by the FIS Council in spring 2012, the FIS Cross-Country World Cup will implement new rules this season. A main change is that the competition format for the men’s relay in the World Cup will be shorter, each leg measuring 7,5km instead of 10km. [More]
Ski Jumping Committee reviews suits, wind compensation and new host venues
The implementation of some improvements to the Ski Jumping equipment was a major topic discussed during the FIS Technical Autumn Meetings in Zurich. Mainly this concerned the adjustment of new specification fitted jumping suits after the experiences gained during the FIS Grand Prix summer testing phase [More]
New ideas for the future of Nordic Combined
At the FIS Autumn Meetings in Zurich, new ideas for the future of Nordic Combined were a central topic. The Nordic Combined Executive Board, Committee and coming season’s World Cup Organisers alike came together to discuss new ideas regarding the "face" and “presentation” of the sport in the future. [More]
Alpine Skiing: Focus on super combined, city event
The Alpine Skiing Technical Committee meetings in Zurich focused on confirming the final calendars for the upcoming 2012/13 season. Related to that, two major topics of discussion were super combined and the city event as part of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup. [More]
Freestyle Skiing reports on positive trends
The Freestyle Ski World Cup calendar for the coming season foresees a record number of 86 events in 25 locations and 12 nations, along with the World Championships in Norway’s Voss and Oslo, reflecting the continued positive trend of the discipline. [More]
Snowboard Calendar secures quality standard in the run-up to the 2014 Olympics
The 2012/13 FIS Snowboard World Cup season, which successfully started at the end of August with a high-class halfpipe competition in Cardrona (NLZ), will feature a total of 18 sites hosting eleven parallel events, nine snowboard cross competitions, one big air contest, five halfpipe and four slopestyle events. [More]
IOC Coordination Commission visits Sochi to inspect 2014 preparations, Olympic Torch Relay route announced
With the opening of the Olympic Winter Games 2014 less than 500 days away, IOC officials including FIS President Gian Franco Kasper are visiting Sochi (RUS) this week. On 9th October, the IOC Coordination Commission began a three-day visit... [More]
IN DEPTH
Bulgaria’s snowboard talent Alexandra Jekova is a rock fan
Alexandra Jekova may be referred to as an “exceptional spot of color” on the map of the FIS Snowboard World Cup circuit. Representing Bulgaria, the 25-year-old rider from Sofia has struggled to make her way to the top of the world. As her father Victor was one of the first to make snowboarding known in her home country... [More]
INSIDE FIS
Lasse Ottesen full of praise for Falun 2015
As Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined are two disciplines that are minor sports in Sweden, FIS Nordic Combined Race Director Lasse Ottesen sees the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun as a chance for both disciplines to make a come-back at national and local levels: [More]
Elections of the Lebanese Ski Federation
Charbel Salame was recently elected President of the Lebanese Ski Federation at its annual assembly. He is supported by Vice Presidents Sélim Keyrouz and Victor Abou Saad, as well as General Secretary Freddy Keyrouz. [More]
BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
World Snow Day Promotional Trailer to return
On 1st January 2012 the world was introduced to a mischievous six-year-old who motivated his parents to take him to World Snow Day thanks to his clever skills. For the 2nd edition of World Snow Day in January 2013, the same little boy - now seven years old - is up to more tricks to make sure he will be at World Snow Day again... [More]
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