#498 | WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE 2014
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
7‘500 TV hours of skiing and snowboarding measured during the 2013/2014 season 7‘500 TV hours of skiing and snowboarding measured during the 2013/2014 season

A season 2013/14 final report by Repucom summarising the TV coverage of the Cross-Country, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard FIS World Cups showed that the overall total broadcasting time amounted to almost 7’500 hours.

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Iouri Podladtchikov unveils statue on Olympic Day Iouri Podladtchikov unveils statue on Olympic Day

IOC President Thomas Bach celebrated Olympic Day with over 1’000 athletes at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) on Monday, 23rd June 2014. 

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FIS Rollerski World Cup 2014 underway FIS Rollerski World Cup 2014 underway

Last weekend saw the start of the FIS Rollerski World Cup 2014 in Oroslavje (CRO). This summer’s FIS Rollerski World Cup features nine competitions across the three venues of Oroslavje (CRO), Sollefteå (SWE) and Val di Fiemme (ITA).

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Helvetia introduces U23 ranking to promote young Cross-Country skiers Helvetia introduces U23 ranking to promote young Cross-Country skiers

FIS is pleased to introduce the Helvetia U23 Ranking. In close cooperation between FIS, FIS Marketing AG and Helvetia, a new promotion concept for young skiers has been started. In order to improve the focus for the U23 skiers, the Helvetia U23 Ranking will be implemented beginning with the 2014/15 season.

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Excitement builds for Lillehammer 2016 – Kjetil Jansrud Ambassador Excitement builds for Lillehammer 2016 – Kjetil Jansrud Ambassador

As Lillehammer celebrates the 20th anniversary since the Olympic Winter Games of 1994, the city is preparing to host the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2016 and staying true to the spirit of their slogan, “Go beyond. Create tomorrow.”

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IN DEPTH
Athletes‘ Commission Member Alessandro Pittin in interview Athletes‘ Commission Member Alessandro Pittin in interview

While training was on the schedule for his teammates in early June, Alessandro Pittin had a different focus. The 24-year-old is Nordic Combined's representative on the Athletes' Commission and attended the FIS Congress in Barcelona (SPA). FIS took the opportunity to interview him.

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INSIDE FIS
Introducing new FIS Council Members – Aki Murasato Introducing new FIS Council Members – Aki Murasato

The 2014 FIS Congress in Barcelona (SPA) elected three new members to the FIS Council for the upcoming two-year period, 2014-2016. Commencing with Aki Murasato of Japan, FIS will be introducing the new members in the coming Newsflash editions.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
World Snow Day Organiser registration set to open 1st July 2014 World Snow Day Organiser registration set to open 1st July 2014

There are only seven days left until World Snow Day 2015 registration opens on 1st July. Both new Organisers and those that have already hosted a World Snow Day event must register their 2015 event through the online tool.

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