www.fis-ski.com # 415 l 21 November 2012
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Aspen gets ready to host the ladies tech races
Lillehammer welcomes Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined
Cross-Country preparations in Gaellivare, Swedish Lapland
NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Season kick-off for FIS Nordic World Cups in Gaellivare and Lillehammer
Winter is back, and with it, a brand new season full of highlights for the FIS Nordic World Cups presented by Viessmann which will begin this coming weekend in Gaellivare (SWE) and Lillehammer (NOR).
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Alpine preview: World Cups head to Lake Louise and Aspen!
All eyes will be turning to North America where the traditional Audi FIS Ski World Cup Organisers in Lake Louise (CAN) and Aspen (COL) will be hosting the first races of the 2012/13 season in North America. The fastest male skiers in the world including Austria’ Klaus Kröll and Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal who captured ... [More]
Alpine European Cup to get underway in Levi and Vemdalen
The FIS European Cup 2012/13 season in Alpine Skiing is getting underway in Finland’s Levi and Sweden’s Vemdalen this week, providing especially the younger athletes with an opportunity to get their competition season off early. After the initially planned season start for the men at Reiteralm (AUT) was postponed due to ... [More]
FIS implements a variety of measures to enhance safety in Ski Cross
At the FIS Congress in May 2012, the Council appointed FIS Council Member Michel Vion (FRA) to chair a newly-appointed Ski Cross Working Group and underlined the commitment of FIS to safety in the sport. “It is the continued goal of FIS to work to prevent injuries from occurring in the future, following the tragic ... [More]
An Olympic first: Sochi 2014 announces free internet for the media
The traditional World Press Briefing (WPB), held in Krasnaya Polyana (RUS) from 6th-9th November 2012, saw over 300 media representatives from 30 countries come together to receive a first glimpse into the range of services available to accredited media at the Sochi 2014 Games. [More]
IN DEPTH
Walter Hofer: “Fiemme 2013? - Be there, let’s meet and celebrate!”
As part of its weekly series “Chat with the FIS Race Directors”, FIS Newsflash interviewed FIS Ski Jumping Race Director Walter Hofer about the upcoming season. FIS Newsflash: If you had to describe the new season in a maximum of five words, what would they be? ... [More]
INSIDE FIS
Elections of the FIS Athletes’ Commission – nominate your candidates now!
National Ski Associations are invited to submit nominations of their candidates for the elections of the FIS Athletes’ Commission during the respective FIS World Championships in. The Commission, whose purpose it is to discuss and address issues concerning athletes in general, ... [More]
FIS represented at the IF Forum and City Events Conference in Lausanne
The International Federation (IF) Forum took place in Lausanne for the 6th time last week. Organised by SportAccord, this year’s Forum was entitled “Increasing the Positive Impact of Your Event and Sustainable Event Management” and again welcomed ... [More]
Passing of Angelo Vergani and Jean-Luc Magnet
Angelo Vergani, the longest serving Secretary General of the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) and a truly dedicated sports official has passed away on 20th November at the age of 80 years. Born in 1932 in Lentate sul Seveso, (Brianza), he retired from FISI two years ago after a record of 62 years of service. [More]
BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
“I started snow sports when…” - Top Swiss athletes in interview
Two weeks ago the World Snow Day team brought Newsflash readers the first of a series of athlete and snow sports personality interviews that look into how some of the well-known personalities in snow sports began their love for it. In this week’s edition, readers will be provided an insight into how some of the best known ... [More]
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