FIS Newsflash #419 -­ Seasons Greetings
www.fis-ski.com # 419 l 19 December 2012
FIS SPECIAL
Seasons Greetings

FIS would like to wish its Newsflash readers Happy Holidays with very best wishes for a successful New Year and much joy in the snow!
NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Schladming 2013 – less than 50 days to go! Organisers count on sustainability
Sunday, 16th December marked the 50-day countdown to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013 in Schladming (AUT), the ultimate highlight of the Alpine Skiing season 2012/13. [More]
Cross-Country Skiing: Wrap-up for World Cup Period One
Period One of the 2012/13 World Cup season came to a close this past weekend in Canmore, Canada from 13th to 16th December. A beautiful landscape of Rocky Mountains and great snow conditions ... [More]
Ski Jumping: Kofler and Schlierenzauer triumph in Engelberg; Takanashi wins ladies tournament in Ramsau

The jumpers of Austria were again the dominating athletes in Engelberg (SUI) at the final two FIS Ski Jumping World Cup competitions before the Christmas break.

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Nordic Combined: Norwegian weekend in Ramsau am Dachstein
Norway’s Magnus Moan and Mikko Kokslien won the two Individual Gundersen competitions in Ramsau am Dachstein (AUT) in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup presented by Viessmann. [More]
Alpine Skiing: Exciting Italian tour for men; Maze wins fourth GS in a row
Tuesday saw the first men's World Cup race held in Madonna di Campiglio since 2005 and witnessed Austria’s Marcel Hirscher cruise to a dominating victory in the slalom. [More]
Flisar and Smith take Telluride, Kingsbury and Mcphie win moguls opener in Ruka
Under a brilliant blue Colorado sky, the best ski cross racers in the world put on a remarkable show on 13th December in Telluride. After incredibly tight heats, stunning passing, and several photo finishes, Filip Flisar (SLO) and Fanny Smith (SUI) ...
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Maltais and Wescott clinch Snowboard Cross World Cup in Telluride; USA and Canada win team event
Dominique Maltais (CAN) and Seth Wescott (USA) clinched the season's second snowboard cross wins in Telluride, Colorado on 15th December.
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IN DEPTH
Guenter Hujara in interview
As part of its weekly interview series “Chat with the FIS Race Directors”, Chief Race Director of the men’s Alpine Ski World Cup Guenter Hujara shares his insights on the current season. [More]
INSIDE FIS
Kikkan Randall: “We can affect positive change!”
Kikkan Randall is not only an ace in Cross-Country Skiing but is also an active member of the FIS Athletes’ Commission. In today’s Newsflash, she talks about her role and achievements. [More]
Passing of Ernst Berger, renowned Masters racer
Ernst Berger one of the most committed Masters races recently passed away at the age of 93 years. Born in 1919, he started ski racing at the age of 16 and competed whenever possible since then. [More]
Alpine Rule Books on the wish list!
Many children all over the world will have wishes right now about presents from the "Christkind" or "Santa Claus". Hopefully many wishes are related to winter sports, based on the FIS motto "Bring Children to the Snow". [More]
Charter flights to the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Cups in Sochi – places still available!
FIS Travel is pleased to offer charter flights to the Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard events held in Sochi (RUS) from 7th to 20th February 2013. [More]
BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
FIS World Snow Day partners with European Broadcasting Union
FIS and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will join forces to promote snow sports among the younger generations through FIS World Snow Day, which will take place for the second time on 20 January 2013. [More]
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