#475 | WEDNESDAY 15 JANUARY 2014
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Nordic Combined taking flight: the Triple is here! Nordic Combined taking flight: the Triple is here!

This weekend, Nordic Combined history will be made when the first-ever Nordic Combined Triple champion is crowned. The newest event is sure to push the athletes to the limit in the three-day stage competition.

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First Snowboard World Cup in Andorra a success First Snowboard World Cup in Andorra a success

The snowboard cross circuit started the New Year with a premiere. For the first time, Andorra played host to a FIS Snowboard World Cup where two races took place from 10th - 12th January 2014 in the eastern Pyrenees mountains.

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A record start to 2014 across FIS Disciplines A record start to 2014 across FIS Disciplines

There’s been no lack of records, thrills and highlights since the turn of year from 2013 to 2014. All of the FIS disciplines have seen plenty of action in the first two weeks of the New Year, and in the build up to Sochi, there have been many notable headlines.

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One year to Kreischberg 2015 One year to Kreischberg 2015

With exactly one year to the start of the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships from 15th -25th January 2015 at Kreischberg (AUT), FIS nterviewed the local Organising Committee.

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Ski Jumping Continental Cup update: Austrians in the lead Ski Jumping Continental Cup update: Austrians in the lead

Eight competitions of the FIS Ski Jumping Continental Cup have taken place this winter with stops in Rena (NOR), Lahti (FIN), Engelberg (SUI) and Courchevel (FRA).

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Many FIS athletes voted as year’s best – part 2 Many FIS athletes voted as year’s best – part 2

Several of the leading FIS athletes have recently been recognised in their countries as the athletes of the year, or honoured as runners-up. The first part of the series was in a previous Newsflash.

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Thomas Morgenstern is on the mend Thomas Morgenstern is on the mend

At a press conference in the emergency hospital in Salzburg on Monday, the doctors had good news concerning the state of health of Thomas Morgenstern, who suffered a serious fall in training at the ski flying event in Bad Mitterndorf.

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IN DEPTH
On the road to Sochi: Mikko Kokslien On the road to Sochi: Mikko Kokslien

With the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi around the corner, more athletes are in the hunt for Olympic medals. One name definitely being mentioned in Nordic Combined is Mikko Kokslien.

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INSIDE FIS
Registration opens for FIS Congress 2014 in Barcelona Registration opens for FIS Congress 2014 in Barcelona

Registration is now open for the 49th International Ski Congress in Barcelona (SPA). The meetings of the Technical Committees and the Council will take place at the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, whilst the General Assembly will be at the neighbouring Catalunya Conference Centre from 1st - 6th June 2014.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
3rd edition of World Snow Day set to be the biggest yet 3rd edition of World Snow Day set to be the biggest yet

The 3rd edition of World Snow Day on 19th January 2014 is set to be the largest ever with 610 Organisers in 35 countries staging unique events in a friendly and fun environment to celebrate all things on snow.

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