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#467 | WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2013
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Audi new partner of FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Audi new partner of FIS Nordic Combined World Cup

Audi is extending its commitment in international winter sports to a new level. The Ingolstadt-based auto brand is now the main sponsor of the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup. Audi already sponsors the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and the FIS Ski Cross World Cup and, in addition, will be presenting the next two FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 2015 and 2017.

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Konica Minolta intensifies FIS Sponsorship Konica Minolta intensifies FIS Sponsorship

Konica Minolta extended its engagement as “Official Data Sponsor” for the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in 2013/14 and added the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup through the 2015/16 season. The sponsorship will bring Konica Minolta to 56 ski events in eleven countries in Europe and Asia.

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Cross-Country: National opening events in Europe and Russia Cross-Country: National opening events in Europe and Russia

Shortly before the start of the 2013/14 FIS Cross-Country World Cup season presented by Viessmann, World Cup athletes tested their current shape in several FIS Races in the North of Europe and Russia. Last weekend, the first races at the Finnish venue in Muonio were on the schedule.

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Six cities bid to host 2022 Olympic Winter Games Six cities bid to host 2022 Olympic Winter Games

On the deadline of midnight on 14th November 2013, six cities applied to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Listed in alphabetical order the cities are: Almaty (KAZ), Beijing (CHN), Krakow (POL), Lviv (UKR), Oslo (NOR), and Stockholm (SWE).

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New WADA President elected and 2015 WADA Code approved New WADA President elected and 2015 WADA Code approved

More than 1,000 representatives of public authorities, the sport movement, the anti-doping community, athletes, observers and media convened from 13th-15th November at the 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg (RSA).

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Lillehammer 2016 launches new emblem Lillehammer 2016 launches new emblem

Four young designers from the University College of Gjøvik in Norway were given the mission to create Lillehammer 2016’s Youth Olympic Games (YOG) emblem, which was unveiled last week. The launch of the emblem is the first step by the Lillehammer 2016 YOG Organising Committee towards revealing ...

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IN DEPTH
On the road to Sochi: Jason Lamy-Chappuis On the road to Sochi: Jason Lamy-Chappuis

Jason Lamy-Chappuis is an Olympic champion, four-time World Champion, triple overall FIS Nordic Combined World Cup winner and Sochi 2014 flag bearer for the French Olympic team. The 27-year-old has achieved what most other people only dream of. FIS interviewed the Frenchman before the Olympic season.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
World Snow Day and me - Julien Lizeroux World Snow Day and me - Julien Lizeroux

FIS Athletes’ Commission member Julien Lizeroux celebrated his World Cup comeback at the FIS Audi Ski World Cup in Levi (FIN) on 17th November following a season of rest due to injury. His history in skiing stretches all the way back to when he was three years old.

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