| WEDNESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2014
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Alpine Skiing: Maze and Kristoffersen shine at slalom opener in Levi Alpine Skiing: Maze and Kristoffersen shine at slalom opener in Levi

The first slalom races of the 2014/15 season were staged in Levi (FIN) last weekend and Tina Maze and Henrik Kristoffersen claimed the first victories.

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Cross-Country season gets underway with pre-World Cup competitions Cross-Country season gets underway with pre-World Cup competitions

The FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2014/15 presented by Viessmann starts next week in Ruka (FIN) but the Cross-Country Skiing season already started last weekend with the first competitions of the Eastern Europe Cup 2015 taking place in Vershina Tea (RUS).

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FIS Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard experts inspect PyeongChang 2018 FIS Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard experts inspect PyeongChang 2018

From 10th-12th November 2014, FIS Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard officials Joe Fitzgerald, Martin Fiala, Uwe Beier and Roberto Moresi, POCOG sport manager Yeon Chae, and venue designer Ecosign with Dave Felius attended their fifth inspection in PyeongChang (KOR) as part of the venue development of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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69 teams so far for Vail-Beaver Creek 2015 69 teams so far for Vail-Beaver Creek 2015

The traditional Alpine Skiing powers will be there, but so will countries such as the Cayman Islands, India and Timor-Leste as preliminary team entries for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek’s have yielded 69 confirmed national team entries to date.

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EBU strikes deal with U.S. broadcasters for Austrian FIS Ski World Cups EBU strikes deal with U.S. broadcasters for Austrian FIS Ski World Cups

The EBU and Universal Sports Network have reached a deal on media rights to expand coverage across the USA for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 FIS Ski World Cups to be held in Austria.

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Olympic Agenda 2020: Strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement unveiled Olympic Agenda 2020: Strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement unveiled

On 18th November 2014, IOC President Thomas Bach revealed the 40 proposals that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. 

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IN DEPTH
Ski Jumping season preview with Walter Hofer Ski Jumping season preview with Walter Hofer

On the eve of the opening events of the 2014/15 FIS Ski Jumping season in Klingenthal (GER), FIS Race Director Walter Hofer took a moment to talk about the upcoming season.

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INSIDE FIS
Registration open for FIS Development Programme Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard Training Camp 2015 Registration open for FIS Development Programme Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard Training Camp 2015

Registration for the FIS Development Programme Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard Training Camp 2015 in Kreischberg (AUT) from 23rd January to 1st February are now open.

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Decisions of the November 2014 FIS Council Meetings in Oberhofen Decisions of the November 2014 FIS Council Meetings in Oberhofen

The FIS Council held its’ Autumn Meeting at the FIS Headquarters in Oberhofen (SUI) on Tuesday 18th November and dealt with a full agenda, including reports from Organising Committees for the FIS World Championships and Olympic Winter Games, the appointment of technical officials and proposals from the FIS Technical Committees.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Shymbulak set for a big World Snow Day Shymbulak set for a big World Snow Day

Shymbulak resort, located 25km from the city centre of Almaty (KAZ) has a huge event planned for World Snow Day. Participants will receive free lift passes for all children under 14, gifts for participants, discounted rental service and discounted ski and snowboard lessons.

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