FIS Newsflash #455 - 28 Aug 2013
www.fis-ski.com # 455 August 28, 2013
NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Interview with Gian Franco Kasper
With the start of the Olympic season just around the corner in addition to the upcoming IOC Session in September, it has been a busy summer for FIS President Gian Franco Kasper. FIS Newsflash sat down with him to look ahead to the future. [More]
Australia New Zealand Cup battles bad weather
The 2013 Australia New Zealand Cup (ANC) series has faced weather problems, but with some venue changes and thanks to great course preparation, only two giant slalom events have fallen victim. [More]
Clark and Hirano win Snowboard halfpipe World Cup opener
American Kelly Clark and Japan's Ayumu Hirano won the FIS Snowboard World Cup halfpipe event at Cardrona. With the win 14 year old Hirano became the youngest-ever rider to win a FIS Snowboard World Cup event. [More]
Freestyle Skiing wins for Christiansen and Goepper in NZ
Norway’s Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen and USA’s Nick Goepper from USA won the ladies and men’s events at the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup slopestyle in Cardrona, New Zealand. [More]
Watabe wins first Nordic Combined Grand Prix event
A beaming Akito Watabe took the first Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix win of his career in Oberwiesenthal winning the Individual Gundersen competition. [More]
Grass Skiing World Championships head to Japan
The Grass Ski World Championships are just a week away and will be held a world away for many of the competitors as the event will be held in Shichikashuku (JPN) from September 3rd-8th. [More]
Olympian Tiger Shaw Named to USSA Leadership Position
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) today announced the appointment of Olympian Tiger Shaw as chief operating officer, effective October 1. [More]
IN DEPTH
Meet a Legend: Marc Giradelli
Marc Girardelli is a former alpine skier who won the World Cup overall title five times and was known for being an all-around skier who excelled in all five events. [More]
Rolling along to make a difference
Swedish skier Robin Bryntesson probably had the longest summer "warm-up" of all the Cross-Country skiers this off season. [More]
INSIDE FIS
Bill Marolt turns 70
FIS Vice President Bill Marolt will celebrate his 70th birthday on September 1st. [More]
BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
CookBooks in Focus: Cross-Country Cross
In the second installment of CookBooks in Focus, the FIS Newsflash takes a look at a very fun, exciting and creative event idea attracting many children to snow sports [More]
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