#505 | WEDNESDAY 13 AUGUST 2014
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Milestone for Nordic Combined Milestone for Nordic Combined

After months of physical conditioning, the Nordic Combined athletes will switch gears and return to competition as the Summer Grand Prix approaches. A dense two-week period with five competitions and three qualifications in nine days is scheduled ...

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Ski Jumping Grand Prix: Gregor Schlierenzauer wins in Einsiedeln Ski Jumping Grand Prix: Gregor Schlierenzauer wins in Einsiedeln

Gregor Schlierenzauer won the FIS Grand Prix in Einsiedeln (SUI) on Saturday, 9th August 2014. With jumps of 112.5 m and 115.5 m the record winner in the World Cup scored 412.5 points and took his first win of the summer series in three years.

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First-ever FIS sanctioned races staged in Africa First-ever FIS sanctioned races staged in Africa

The first-ever FIS sanctioned races held on the African continent took place on 4th and 5th August 2014 in Tiffindell (RSA). The Tiffindell resort is situated on the border of South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho in the Southern Drakensberg Mountain range.

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International Cross-Country Skiing talents train in Norway International Cross-Country Skiing talents train in Norway

The Norwegian Ski Association invited 90 Cross-Country skiers from nine nations to Oslo and Lillehammer to train and be inspired for a future career in sports. The training camp is taking place from 8th-15th August 2014.

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85th anniversary of Lauberhorn races for the benefit of Right to Play 85th anniversary of Lauberhorn races for the benefit of Right to Play

On Saturday, 6th September, the famed Lauberhorn Alpine race in Wengen (SUI) will mark its 85th anniversary in a unique fashion.

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WADA launches new website WADA launches new website

On 11th August 2014, WADA announced the launch of its new website as part of its continued drive to make information more accessible to its stakeholders and the wider anti-doping community.

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IN DEPTH
Interview with Prof. Dr. Martin Viessmann Interview with Prof. Dr. Martin Viessmann

Since 1993, Viessmann has been a well-known supporter of winter sports. The long-term FIS Partner supports international events and competitions as title- or presenting sponsor – from the World Cup to the Tour de Ski and the ski jumpers’ traditional Four Hills Tournament.

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INSIDE FIS
Meet FIS staff members Julia Raths and Jolanda Bruelisauer Meet FIS staff members Jolanda Bruelisauer and Julia Raths

In upcoming editions of the Newsflash, FIS will introduce its office team located at the FIS headquarters in Oberhofen (SUI). First up are Julia Raths (GER) FIS Projects Assistant and Jolanda Bruelisauer (SUI), Assistant to the President.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Data for international report on children’s lift ticket prices released Data for international report on children’s lift ticket prices released

The data used to compile the International Report on Children’s Lift Ticket prices can now be accessed on the World Snow Day and FIS SnowKidz websites. The data has been formatted into an easy to use search function.

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