#474 | WEDNESDAY 8 JANUARY 2014
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Johaug and Sundby win Tour de Ski Johaug and Sundby win Tour de Ski

The 8th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear closed on 5th January 2014 leaving many with great memories from the seven days of competition.

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Diethart becomes surprise champion of 4-Hills-Tournament Diethart becomes surprise champion of 4-Hills-Tournament

With this year’s top favourites, Kamil Stoch (POL), Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) and Simon Ammann (SUI), all in good shape for the 4-Hills Tournament nobody would have had 21-year-old Thomas Diethart (AUT) in contention to win the elite Ski Jumping competition.

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Lindsey Vonn announces she will miss Sochi Lindsey Vonn announces she will miss Sochi

Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (USA) announced on 7th January 2014 that she will not participate in the upcoming Sochi Olympics.

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With one month to go, Sochi 2014 opens Main Media Centre With one month to go, Sochi 2014 opens Main Media Centre

With one month to go until the start of Russia's first ever Olympic Winter Games, the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee announced the opening of the Main Media Centre.

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Anti-Doping: 2014 Prohibited List takes effect Anti-Doping: 2014 Prohibited List takes effect

The 2014 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods took effect on 1st January 2014. The List – which was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee on 11th September 2013 – can be viewed at WADA’s website or through the brand-new, free iPhone application

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First Snow Dome in Brazil First Snow Dome in Brazil

More than 20 years after the first indoor snow slope in the Americas was envisaged, an indoor snow centre has opened in Gramado, located in Brazil’s Serra Gaucha region.

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IN DEPTH
On the road to Sochi: Isabella Laböck On the road to Sochi: Isabella Laböck

With the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi (RUS) around the corner, the world’s best athletes are in crunch mode trying to qualify for the highlight of the winter.

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INSIDE FIS
Skiing to Sochi – new FIS video series Skiing to Sochi – new FIS video series

With the 2014 Olympic Winter Games just one month away, FIS is giving both dedicated and casual skiing and snowboarding fans a closer look at their favourite athletes.

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Passing of Francesco Battocchi Passing of Francesco Battocchi

At the young age of only 16, Grass Skiing talent Francesco Battochi passed away on 4th January 2014 after battling leukaemia for more than a year. The FIS World Cup athlete was a member of the Italian National Team.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Find a World Snow Day 2014 location near you Find a World Snow Day 2014 location near you

Preparations for World Snow Day 2014 are in their final stages. Organisers are putting the finishing touches on their events, setting the atmosphere and getting word out about all the activities.

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