www.fis-ski.com # 412 l 31 October 2012
HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Great action at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup opening in Soelden
Tina Maze demonstrated her best form in the season opening Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom on 27th October in Soelden (AUT) by landing on top of the podium ahead of the Austrians Kathrin Zettel and Stefanie Koehle. Just like last year, Ted Ligety was the hero of the men's giant slalom the day after. With an unbeatable lead of 2.75 seconds, he dominated in tough weather conditions with historical time margins ...
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Schladming 2013 celebrates 100-day milestone
“Since Alpine Skiing is the number one sport in Austria, these World Championships will be a very successful event featuring a special charm”, acknowledged the Croatian champion Ivica Kostelic, whilst US star Lindsey Vonn is already looking forward to “a great fan atmosphere”. [More]
Audi extends cooperation for FIS Alpine World Ski Championships until 2017
Just in time for the new Audi FIS Ski World Cup season, Audi announced in Sölden that the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 2015 and 2017 will continue to be held under the Audi flag. The company has agreed with FIS and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the rights holder and partner of FIS, ... [More]
Longines introduces the “Longines Rising Ski Stars” prize
Longines, the well-known Swiss watch brand, is the official timekeeper for the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup competitions and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. This season, Longines introduces the “Longines Rising Ski Stars” prize which reflects its commitment to supporting young sportsmen and sportswomen. [More]
INSIDE FIS
FIS Forum Alpinum and 5th Annual Chiefs of Media Meeting staged in Soelden
The Forum Alpinum, the traditional annual season opening information session for the ski journalists took place on 26th October, the day before the opening of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup season 2012/13. As in recent years, the FIS ... [More]
Final inspections before the season – Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard
FIS Freestyle Coordinator Joseph Fitzgerald and FIS Snowboard Race Director Uwe Beier recently visited with the Organising Committees of five North American and one European World Cup resort to review the preparations and developments taking place there for the coming season. [More]
Passing of young ski talent Bjoern Sieber
Bjoern Sieber, one of the most promising young Austrian skiers, passed away after being involved in a tragic car crash on 26th October 2012. The 24-year-old athlete, born on 5th March 1989 in Schwarzenberg (AUT), was a member of the Austrian Ski Team since 2006 and one of the biggest all-round hopefuls of the sport. [More]
Ski Jumping Technical Delegates Seminar in Las Vegas
Another session of the FIS Technical Delegate (TD) Seminar for Ski Jumping covering the United States and Canada was held from 25th-28th October 2012 in Las Vegas (USA). Led by Ulrich Forrer, Chairman of the Ski Jumping Sub-Committee for Officials, ...
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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
World Snow Day re-visits China
For the next edition of FIS World Snow Day on 20th January 2013, Beidahu will be celebrating in style for the second time. The resort will be offering a series of special offers including, free ski/snowboard use, free ski passes, free ski/snowboard lessons, free snow games and gifts and prizes. [More]
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