#494 | WEDNESDAY 28 MAY 2014
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
New season new faces: Coaching changes in Cross-Country Skiing New season new faces: Coaching changes in Cross-Country Skiing

As in all disciplines spring is the time when National Ski Associations re-organise their coaching staff.

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1000 days to Lahti 2017 1000 days to Lahti 2017

The Lahti 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships will get underway in less than 1000 days. A new look and professional organisation are currently being established together with a concept to attract nearly half a million spectators to the event.

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WADA launches ALPHA: Anti-Doping e-learning for athletes WADA launches ALPHA: Anti-Doping e-learning for athletes

WADA recently announced the launch of ALPHA, an athlete learning programme about Health & Anti-Doping.

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Book of Reports now available Book of Reports now available

Every two years, the FIS Committee Chairmen provide a written report of the Committee’s activities during the period between Congresses which is published in the extensive ‘Book of Reports’.

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IN DEPTH
Snowboard season review with Uwe Beier Snowboard season review with Uwe Beier

FIS Snowboard Race Director Uwe Beier took a moment to reflect on the past winter including the debut of Snowboard slopestyle at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, and look ahead to the future.

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INSIDE FIS
Countdown to FIS Congress 2014: Latest updates Countdown to FIS Congress 2014: Latest updates

In just a few days, the international FIS family will travel to the beautiful city of Barcelona to gather for the 49th International Ski Congress from 1st-6th June 2014.

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Bill Marolt honoured with Julius Blegen Award Bill Marolt honoured with Julius Blegen Award

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association recently awarded FIS Council Member and former USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt with the Julius Blegen Award, its highest honour, for vision and service that led the USSA to great success.

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Eisa Savehshemshaki becomes Iran Sports Ministry Deputy in Winter Sports Eisa Savehshemshaki becomes Iran Sports Ministry Deputy in Winter Sports

Iran Ski Federation President Eisa Savehshemshaki has been elected the Iran Sports Ministry Deputy in Winter Sports.

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Staff Information: Appointment of Andy Wenger Staff Information: Appointment of Andy Wenger

FIS is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Wenger as Head of Services. He will officially begin his role on 1st July 2014, but will already briefly attend the FIS Congress on Sunday and Monday.

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Open position for IT Technical Expert Open position for IT Technical Expert

IT Manager Francesco Cattaneo will change his role with FIS to become an IT consultant from 1st July 2014. A new IT Technical Expert will be recruited

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Q&A with Ken Read Q&A with Ken Read

Prior to the FIS Congress week in Barcelona, FIS took the opportunity to sit down with former Alpine racer Ken Read, Chairman of the FIS Youth and Children Sub-Committee to talk about the major items on the agenda.

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