#472 | TUESDAY 24 DECEMBER 2013
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Dear Ski Friends,

With the Holidays upon us, it is always a pertinent time to look back on the exciting year that is concluding and look ahead to a thrilling 2014.

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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Massive Aerials World Cup at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Massive Aerials World Cup at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest

It was a show to remember on 21st and 22nd December 2013, when FIS World Cup aerials action took to the sky in one of the most iconic stadiums in the world.

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8th FIS Tour de Ski ahead 8th FIS Tour de Ski ahead

The 8th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft sportswear will soon begin with stages in Oberhof (GER), Lenzerheide (SUI), Cortina/Toblach (ITA) and Val di Fiemme (ITA). 

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4-Hills: FIS implements new laser projection 4-Hills: FIS implements new laser projection

The opening event of the 62nd 4-Hills-Tournament in Germany’s Oberstdorf will see the introduction of the so-called Best-to-beat laser line.

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Snowboard slopestyle celebrates Olympic debut Snowboard slopestyle celebrates Olympic debut

Snowboarding is the newest discipline on the Olympic Winter Games programme, having first been held in Nagano (JPN) in 1998, when giant slalom and halfpipe events made their debuts.

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Audi quattro Bar opened in St. Moritz Audi quattro Bar opened in St. Moritz

Switzerland’s St. Moritz has a new hot spot. On the weekend of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup races in the famous ski resort in the Engadin valley, Audi opened the ‘quattro Bar’ at the top station located at an elevation of 2,486 meters.

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IN DEPTH
On the road to Sochi: Lara Gut On the road to Sochi: Lara Gut

Switzerland's Lara Gut is off to a flying start this season. She’s won four races so far, more than in her four previous World Cup seasons combined, bringing her career tally to seven victories.

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INSIDE FIS
Injury prevention boost with new knee brace Injury prevention boost with new knee brace

An innovative knee brace, developed over the past years in cooperation with the German Ski Association and their partners has been approved for use in official FIS competitions.  

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Young scientists award supported by FIS Young scientists award supported by FIS

From 14th to 18th December 2013 the international Congress on Science and Skiing was held in St. Christoph/Arlberg (AUT). 250 Scientists from 23 different countries exhibited their findings in Alpine and Nordic Skiing in more than 170 presentations.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Meet the World Snow Day Partners: Infront Meet the World Snow Day Partners: Infront

Since the 1st edition of the World Snow Day, Infront Sports and Media have been a media partner. Utilising their extensive global network, Infront has assisted by incorporating the World Snow Day promotional trailer into their World Cup broadcasts.

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