#470 | WEDNESDAY 11 DECEMBER 2013
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Ladies' Ski Jumping World Cup in Lillehammer sets record Ladies' Ski Jumping World Cup in Lillehammer sets record

This year’s season opening in Norway’s Lillehammer was a historic moment for the ladies’ Ski Jumping World Cup presented by Viessmann as the number of participants set a record for the discipline.

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Successful test events in Vail-Beaver Creek Successful test events in Vail-Beaver Creek

With less than 420 days to go until the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, Beaver Creek (USA) was excited to host the top alpine ladies and men athletes for two weeks of exhilarating World Cup action.

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Cross-Country Continental Cup season underway Cross-Country Continental Cup season underway

The most important FIS series for developing and young athletes, the FIS Continental Cup got underway last weekend. Below is a preview of the Continental Cup action around the globe.

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Sochi Olympic Torch Relay update Sochi Olympic Torch Relay update

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay reached Novosibirsk – the capital of Russia’s Siberian region – as the ninth week of the 123-day relay came to a close.

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26th Winter Universiade starts action 26th Winter Universiade starts action

All eyes will be on the Italian northern mountain region of Trentino when today, 11th December 2013, the curtains open for the 26th edition of the FISU Winter Universiade.

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IN DEPTH
Chat with the FIS Race Directors: Uwe Beier Chat with the FIS Race Directors: Uwe Beier

The FIS Snowboard World Cup resumed action in the Northern Hemisphere after a long break since the Season Opener in New Zealand at the end of August. FIS Snowboard Race Director Uwe Beier shared his insights on the 2013/2014 season.

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INSIDE FIS
Alfons Hörmann becomes President of German Olympic Sports Confederation Alfons Hörmann becomes President of German Olympic Sports Confederation

Alfons Hörmann, FIS Council Member and outgoing President of the German Ski Association (DSV), was elected President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) for one year during the DOSB General Assembly on 7th December 2013 in Wiesbaden (GER).

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Jan Tischhauser - update Jan Tischhauser - update

This was supposed to be the 21st and last season for Jan Tischhauser, 63, as FIS Race Director for the ladies speed events before he retires from the position.

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FIS Journalist Award presented to John Meyer and Milan Stanko FIS Journalist Award presented to John Meyer and Milan Stanko

Two journalists were awarded the 2013 FIS Journalist award over the weekend of 6th-8th December 2013. Colorado-based writer John Meyer and Slovakia television reporter Milan Stanko were recognised for their long-term commitment to covering skiing in two separate ceremonies.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Final Call! World Snow Day registration closes Final Call! World Snow Day registration closes

There are only a few days left until registration for the 3rd edition of World Snow Day closes on 15th December 2013! To date, 170 events in 31 countries are registered with a last minute rush expected this week.

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