#473 | THURSDAY 2 JANUARY 2014
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Happy New Year 2014!
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FIS would like to extend warm wishes to the ski and snowboard family for a Happy New Year with much joy taking part in, organising and watching FIS events!
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
FIS Tour de Ski reaches halfway mark FIS Tour de Ski reaches halfway mark

After the opening stages in Oberhof (GER) and the next two in Lenzerheide (SUI) the Tour de Ski has arrived in the South Tyrol region. 

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Marlies Schild breaks record of Vreni Schneider Marlies Schild breaks record of Vreni Schneider

Austria’s slalom ace Marlies Schild broke the 19 year old record for the number of World Cup slalom victories by securing her 35th victory on home snow in Lienz on 29th December 2013.

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Many FIS athletes recognised nationally as year's best – Part 1 Many FIS athletes recognised nationally as year's best – Part 1

Several top FIS athletes were recognised in their countries as the athletes of the year, or honoured as runner-ups.

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Nordic Combined Continental Cup - thrilling opener in the U.S. Nordic Combined Continental Cup - thrilling opener in the U.S.

The Nordic Combined Continental Cup athletes started their season in the United States from 17th - 19th December 2013.

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Busy season start for Alpine Continental Cups Busy season start for Alpine Continental Cups

It has been a successful season start for the FIS Continental Cups in Europe, North America and the Far East, with most scheduled races taking place in excellent conditions.

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FIS events celebrate Olympic debut: ski halfpipe and ski slopestyle FIS events celebrate Olympic debut: ski halfpipe and ski slopestyle

Sochi 2014 will see four new events join the Freestyle Skiing programme, with both a men’s and ladies’ event in ski halfpipe and ski slopestyle, joining ski cross, aerials and moguls on the Olympic agenda.

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IN DEPTH
On the road to Sochi: Daniela Iraschko and Thomas Morgenstern On the road to Sochi: Daniela Iraschko and Thomas Morgenstern

Austria’s Ski Jumping talent Daniela Iraschko has her sights set on Sochi which would be her first Olympic Winter Games when ladies’ Ski Jumping celebrates its Olympic debut.

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INSIDE FIS
Franz Steinle becomes President of German Ski Association Franz Steinle becomes President of German Ski Association

Franz Steinle was elected President of the German Ski Association (DSV) during its General Assembly on 29th December 2013 in Oberstdorf (GER).

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
World Snow Day and Me: Lydia Lassila World Snow Day and Me: Lydia Lassila

Australia’s aerials super star and FIS Athletes’ Commission member Lydia Lassila embodies all that is sports. The former gymnast has achieved incredible success in aerials skiing ...

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