#487 | WEDNESDAY 9 APRIL 2014
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
FIS President Kasper elected as AIOWF President FIS President Kasper elected as AIOWF President

FIS President Gian Franco Kasper was elected President of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federation (AIOWF) on Tuesday, 8th April 2014 during the SportAccord convention in Belek (TUR).

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Time to say good-bye: Ski Jumping retirements Time to say good-bye: Ski Jumping retirements

The end of the season marks a time for many athletes to hang up their skis and start a new chapter in their lives. Below is a round-up of key retirements in Ski Jumping.

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FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Juniors wrap up in Valmalenco FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Juniors wrap up in Valmalenco

The second-ever combined FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Junior World Championships concluded Sunday, 6th April 2014, with the ski cross event in Chiesa/Valmalenco (ITA). In a thrilling battle, Jorinde Müller (SUI) and Magnus Björnnes (NOR) took home their maiden Junior World Championship titles.

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Second Coordination Group Meeting held in Lahti Second Coordination Group Meeting held in Lahti

The second Coordination Group meeting for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti (FIN) was successfully staged on 3rd-4th April with two full days of fruitful meetings.

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2015 Vail-Beaver Creek: NBC awarded domestic broadcast rights 2015 Vail-Beaver Creek: NBC awarded domestic broadcast rights

When the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships officially begin on 2nd February 2015, NBC Sports will be on hand to provide an unprecedented amount of television coverage for American ski racing fans.

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First international Day of Sport for Development and Peace First international Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Last August, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution proclaiming 6th 2014 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

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IN DEPTH
Introducing FIS World Championship candidates: Almaty, Kazakhstan Introducing FIS World Championship candidates: Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Kazakh city of Almaty is one of four candidates bidding to host the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

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INSIDE FIS
General Assembly of Brazilian Snow Sports Federation General Assembly of Brazilian Snow Sports Federation

The Brazilian Snow Sports Federation recently held its General Assembly in Sao Paulo (BRA). On the agenda was the election of the President which saw Stefano Arnhold reaffirmed in his role to head the Federation for another four-year term.

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Spring Meetings of Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined ahead in Zurich Spring Meetings of Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined ahead in Zurich

The coming weekend will see the traditional spring meetings of the different FIS Sub-Committees in the disciplines of Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined to be held at Hilton Hotel Zurich Airport (SUI).

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
“Alla på snö” takes children to the snow in Sweden “Alla på snö” takes children to the snow in Sweden

Even with cold climates and plenty of snow, some countries still find it a challenge to bring children to the snow. One such country is Sweden. But not for long, thanks to the initiative “Everyone on Snow”. 

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