FIS Newsflash #424 ­ Huge success for World Snow Day
www.fis-ski.com # 424 l 23 January 2013
FIS SPECIAL
2nd edition of World Snow Day even bigger and better
The 2nd edition of the World Snow Day took place in spectacular fashion on 20th January 2013.

435 Organisers in 39 countries staged unique events that brought children and their families into a friendly and fun environment to celebrate all things on snow. Thanks to the commitment of these Organisers, youngsters around the world ...
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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Lindsey Vonn is back in action and wins the downhill event in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Jan Matura clinches his first World Cup victories in Sapporo
The world's best Freestyle Skiers are in full action in Lake Placid
NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Snowboard World Champs kicked off in Stoneham
The 10th edition of the FIS Snowboard World Championships kicked off on 19th January with a massive big air competition held in Quebec City in front of thousands of cheering spectators. [More]
Final Countdown to Schladming 2013
Not only Hopsi, the feisty Schladming 2013 mascot, is counting the days until the start of the “Ski Festival with Heart” from 4th to 17th February 2013. Also athletes, teams, the Organisers, media representatives, fans and everyone involved are ready for the highlight of the Alpine Skiing season.
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Fiemme 2013 celebrates one month to go
The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 presented by Viessmann will begin in less than one month on 20th February in Italy’s Val di Fiemme. Thanks to recent abundant snowfalls, the alpine valley in the Trentino region is in perfect shape to welcome athletes from around the globe as well as thousands of Nordic ski fans. [More]
Full action in FIS World Cups worldwide
The past week has seen FIS World Cup competitions take place in five FIS Olympic disciplines on three continents. Surprise winners, comeback stars and well-known faces all featured on the podium. [More]
Nordic Junior & U23 World Champs in full swing in Liberec
The participants of the FIS Junior World Ski & U23 Championships in Liberec (CZE) tasted a new atmosphere at the official Opening Ceremony at Dr. Edvard Beneš Square on Monday 21st January. [More]
Fast action at FIS Speed Skiing World Championships in Vars
With 30 centimetres of fresh snow, the official Opening Ceremony of the FIS Speed Skiing World Championships in Vars (FRA) took place on 20th January featuring a team parade through the streets of Vars, a dance show and an official reception of the athletes and teams. [More]
INSIDE FIS
FIS Athletes’ Commission – deadline for Freestyle Skiing nominations approaching
Nominations for the FIS Athletes’ Commission from the discipline of Freestyle Skiing can still be submitted until 5th February 2013. The composition for the FIS Athletes' Commission foresees two members from Freestyle Skiing, one lady and one man. [More]
Passing of Tomii Sumihiro and Ilmar Aluvee
Tomii Sumihiro (JPN), former Alpine skier, passed away on 19th January at the age of 63 years after a long struggle with illness. A long-time FIS Alpine Technical Delegate and a leader of Japan’s alpine ski racing society, Tomii Sumihirowas an Olympian of 1972 and 1976 and led the Japanese National Ski team as head coach for numerous years. [More]
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