FIS Newsflash #442 ­ Successful Sochi 2014 inspection
www.fis-ski.com # 442 l 29 May 2013
NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Time to say good-bye: Nordic Combined retirements
Although the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi are just months away, several Nordic Combined athletes have decided to end their careers after the World Championship winter 2012/13. [More]
Positive trends for FIS Masters Racing
The Masters Racing season in 2012/13 again saw steady progression. With a total of 855 FIS Masters Cup participants in Alpine Skiing, the winter brought about a significant increase of 12.4 per cent. [More]
SportAccord Convention and IOC Executive Board meetings in St Petersburg
The 11th International SportAccord Convention formally opened Tuesday, 27th May in St Petersburg (RUS), expecting some 2’000 delegates over the course of the event. [More]
IN DEPTH
Meet the Legends: Kristian Ghedina
Kristian Ghedina became famous not only for his legendary straddle jump at the speed of 137 km/h in the last section of the classic Streif downhill in Kitzbuehel (AUT) in 2004, but also holds the record for the most World Cup victories ... [More]
INSIDE FIS
Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard experts observe Sochi 2014 progress
A delegation of FIS Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard experts inspected the Extreme Park in Krasnaya Polyana/Rosa Khutor, the future site of both Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard competitions at the Sochi 2014 Games. [More]
Michel Vion elected to CNOSF Board
Michel Vion, FIS Council Member and President of the French Ski Association has recently been elected to the Board of CNOSF (“Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français”). [More]
Slovak Ski Association celebrates 100th anniversary
One century of organised skiing in Slovakia has been celebrated on 25th May in the town of Stary Smokovec in the Tatra Mountains (SVK). More than 200 invited guests gathered for the ceremony at the Grandhotel Bellevue. [More]
Cavtat-Dubrovnik ready to welcome 2013 FIS Calendar Conference participants
The traditional FIS Calendar Conference will begin with the first meetings on 5th June in Cavtat-Dubrovnik (CRO). During next week, some fifty meetings of FIS Technical Committees, Sub-Committees, Working Groups and numerous informal gatherings will take place ... [More]
BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Bring Children to the Snow reviews 2012/13 season
The Bring Children to the Snow campaign has had a successful 2012/2013 season. FIS Newsflash took a moment to speak to Andrew Cholinski, FIS Bring Children to the Snow Coordinator. [More]
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