NEWS FLASH
#466 | WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2013
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Ski Jumping World Cup to start season Ski Jumping World Cup to start season

This season, the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup presented by Viessmann will get underway in Germany’s Klingenthal. A snow depot, which was set up in the past winter in the Vogtland-Arena, has made it possible to prepare the hill so early in the season to host the Opening event on 23rd and 24th November 2013.

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Olympic snowboard and ski cross course revealed Olympic snowboard and ski cross course revealed

FIS today released the snowboard cross and ski cross course designs for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi (RUS). The course is located in the Extreme Park at Rosa Khutor ski area. This custom designed course, which was created in cooperation between the Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding disciplines, will provide one of the most dramatic settings ...

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Where to ski in November Where to ski in November

The full start of winter is well on the way in most of the Northern Hemisphere’s main skiing regions. There has been heavy snow in early November, first in the Eastern, and then in the Western Alps bringing large accumulations to the Austrian and French ski areas.

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General Assembly of Masters Cross-Country Ski Association General Assembly of Masters Cross-Country Ski Association

During the General Assembly of the Masters Cross-Country Ski Association (WMA) in Russia’s Syktyvkar, delegates from more than 20 nations had a full agenda. The gathering, which took place from 2nd-6th October 2013, featured an on-site inspection of Syktyvkar, host of the next Masters World Cup in 2015.

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IOC appoints new Sports Director IOC appoints new Sports Director

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today appointed Kit McConnell as its new Sports Director. McConnell currently holds the position of Head of the Rugby World Cup and RWC Tournament Director at the International Rugby Board (IRB).

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IN DEPTH
Chat with the FIS Race Directors: Walter Hofer Chat with the FIS Race Directors: Walter Hofer

A few weeks before the opening of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup season 2013/14 presented by Viessmann, FIS interviewed Race Director Walter Hofer about the upcoming winter.

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INSIDE FIS
World Conference on Doping in Sport underway World Conference on Doping in Sport underway

The much-anticipated fourth World Conference on Doping in Sport, which runs from 12th-15th November 2013, is currently seeing the two worlds of sport and government convening in Johannesburg, South Africa, to help shape the future of anti-doping.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
World Snow Day and me   Filip Flisar World Snow Day and me Filip Flisar

In a new series, FIS Newsflash will be taking a look into how some of the most famous World Cup athletes started their lives in snow sports. First up Filip Flisar.

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