#508 | THURSDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2014
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Green lights for Vail-Beaver Creek 2015 Green lights for Vail-Beaver Creek 2015

With exactly five months left until the official start of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado, the Local Organising Committee hosted a successful FIS Final Inspection on September 2nd and 3rd .

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Kreischberg 2015 online accreditation opens Kreischberg 2015 online accreditation opens

In 130 days, the FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg/Lachtal (AUT) will get underway. The interest shown in this exceptional sporting event is large, primarily in the region itself where ticket sales are strong.

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Nordic Combined Grand Prix concludes: The summer of Johannes Rydzek Nordic Combined Grand Prix concludes: The summer of Johannes Rydzek

It has been a memorable summer for Germany’s Johannes Rydzek who turned the Nordic Combined Grand Prix 2014 into a personal triumph march by winning five out of five events.

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A step into the future for Nordic Combined with first ladies’ competitions A step into the future for Nordic Combined with first ladies’ competitions

Last weekend in Oberstdorf (GER), a big step into the future of Nordic Combined was made: the 12th Children’s Grand Prix not only saw a large increase in the number of participants to more than 100, but also the first ever international Nordic Combined competitions for ladies.

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Slalom queen Marlies Schild retires Slalom queen Marlies Schild retires

In her 16 years with the Austrian national team, 13 racing on the World Cup, Marlies Schild won seven World Championship medals, four Olympic medals, and earned an impressive 37 World Cup and five Overall discipline victories.

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IN DEPTH
Meet Olympic Champion and FIS Athletes' Commission member Lydia Lassila Meet Olympic Champion and FIS Athletes' Commission member Lydia Lassila

With an Olympic gold, Olympic bronze, a World Cup title and more than 30 World Cup podiums to her belt, Lydia Lassila is one of the most successful athletes in Australia.

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INSIDE FIS
Passing of Arturo Hammersley Passing of Arturo Hammersley

Arturo Hammersley (CHI), former President of the Chilean Ski and Snowboard Federation, passed away on 1st September at the age of 93 years.

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Application reminder for FIS Congress 2018 Application reminder for FIS Congress 2018

FIS member National Ski Associations are invited to submit their candidacy for hosting the 51st International Ski Congress in 2018. The return of the completed application is required by 15th September 2014.

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Meet FIS staff members Kathrin Hostettler and Sarah Fussek Meet FIS staff members Kathrin Hostettler and Sarah Fussek

In the series of introducing FIS office staff members this week focus turns to: Kathrin Hostettler, FIS Freestyle & Snowboard Assistant and Sarah Fussek, Assistant to the Secretary General and FIS Anti-Doping Coordinator.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
NANANordic in action NANANordic in action

The mission of FIS SnowKidz Organiser NANANordic is to introduce Cross-Country Skiing to rural Alaska through a sustainable Nordic ski programme.

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