Snowboard Worlds ahead ­ World Snow Day #2!
www.fis-ski.com # 423 l 16 January 2013
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK
Set to go: FIS Snowboard World Champs 2013 kick off in Canada
In just one day, the 10th FIS Snowboard World Championships will kick-off in Stoneham and Quebec City (CAN). From 17th to 27th January, a total of 432 riders from 46 nations will compete for gold, silver and bronze in six different medal events. [More]
2nd World Snow Day attracts huge interest
With just 4 days to go the FIS World Snow Day team can now officially confirm that 435 organisers in 39 countries will participate in the 2nd edition of World Snow Day! [More]
NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
High speed Cross-Country weekend in Liberec
The first weekend after the Tour de Ski is traditionally reserved for sprinters. This time, the world’s fastest skiers including Emil Joensson, Teodor Peterson (both SWE), Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR) and Mona-Lisa Malvalehto (FIN) met in the capital of Northern Bohemia, Liberec ... [More]
Ski Jumping: Norwegians strike podiums in Poland, Ladies fly high in Hinterzarten
In the individual competition on 12th January in Zakopane (POL), Norway’s Anders Jacobsen and Anders Bardal rocked the sold-out arena of 25’000 fanatic spectators to clinch an impressive double victory. Local hero Kamil Stoch achieved a highly acclaimed third place.
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Nordic Combined: Germany strikes back - Edelmann takes double victory
Germany's Tino Edelmann claimed top spot on the podium in the Individual Gundersen competition in Chaux-Neuve (FRA) on 12th January. He finished the Cross-Country race 1.6 seconds ahead of Bernhard Gruber from Austria and Akito Watabe from Japan. [More]
Alpine Skiing: Classics in Austria and Switzerland
17-year-old talent Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) won her 3rd World Cup slalom race in a row in the night slalom in Flachau (AUT) on 15th January. Shiffrin thus equalled the famous ski legend Annemarie Moser-Proell of Austria ... [More]
Massive Freestyle Skiing weekend in the United States, France and Canada
The past week has been the busiest so far in the 2012/13 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup. With 10 events featuring some 500 athletes from 40 different nations competing on two continents, there was enough action for even the most avid fan to get their fill. [More]
Thrilling Snowboard competitions in Copper Mountain and Bad Gastein
Torah Bright (AUS) and Nathan Johnstone (AUS) have successfully put an Australian stamp on the 2012/13 FIS Snowboard World Cup season's second halfpipe contest on 12th January. [More]
Nordic Junior & U23 Worlds to kick off in Liberec: 630 athletes from 36 countries
On 14th January, the FIS Nordic Junior & U23 World Ski Championships Organising Committee announced the latest numbers of 994 participants coming to Liberec for the junior highlight of the season. [More]
Sochi 2014 Unveils Torch and Uniform of the Olympic Torch Relay
The Sochi 2014 Organising Committee together with the Presenting Partners for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay the Coca-Cola Company, Ingosstrakh Insurance Company and JSC Russian Railways Company, unveiled one of the main features of the Relay for the 2014 Games ... [More]
2012 fastest men’s downhill racers
For those interested in statistics about the fastest male downhill, an interesting analysis provided by Matteo Pacor, chief of press in Bormio has come to the attention of FIS. The list comprises the races during the entire calendar year of 2012 and a broad mix of nations fill the top spots.
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INSIDE FIS
Updated mobile services
Since last spring, FIS IT has been working continuously on upgrading the mobile version of www.fis-ski.com including a more user-friendly interface and a new layout of the information. [More]
Start of the 2012/13 Telemark World Cup season, new website launched
The FIS Telemark World Cup has just launched its season with the first sprint races in Bohinj (SLO) from 12th-15th January where Amelie Reymond (SUI), Mattias Wagenius (SWE), Sigrid Rykhus (NOR) and Philippe Lau (FRA) were the winners. [More]
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