#526 | THURSDAY 8 JANUARY 2015
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
New Year’s Message by the FIS President New Year’s Message by the FIS President

Dear Ski Friends, welcome to 2015, a year that is sure to be filled with many highlights for FIS. The year is already off to a great start as Central Europe finally received some much-needed snow, giving our upcoming Organisers the perfect way to being the New Year.

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Stefan Kraft Champion of the 4-Hills Tournament Stefan Kraft Champion of the 4-Hills Tournament

Stefan Kraft (AUT) claimed the title of this year’s 4-Hills Tournament. On the final day, Austria again dominated in Bischofshofen (AUT) as Kraft’s compatriot Michael Hayboeck won the last day of competition.

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Tour de Ski update Tour de Ski update

After competitions in Oberstdorf (GER) and Val Mustair (SUI), Alexey Poltoranin (KAZ) and Marit Bjoergen (NOR) won stage 4 of the Tour de Ski presented by Craft Sportswear in Toblach (ITA) on 7th January 2015. 

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Weekly Rewind Weekly Rewind

The FIS Nordic Combined World Cup presented by Viessmann also jumped back into action directly after the New Year with a team event and an Individual Gundersen in Schonach (GER).

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Final countdown to Kreischberg 2015 Final countdown to Kreischberg 2015

Athletes, teams, Organisers, media representatives and everyone else involved are ready for the highlight of the Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard season – the FIS World Championships in Kreischberg and Lachtal (AUT) – from 15th to 25th January 2015.

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Almaty and Beijing submit Candidature Files for 2022 Olympic Winter Games Almaty and Beijing submit Candidature Files for 2022 Olympic Winter Games

On 6th January 2015, the IOC welcomed the Candidature Files of Almaty (KAZ) and Beijing (CHN), the two cities bidding to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

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IN DEPTH
Interview Atle Skaardal Interview Atle Skaardal

FIS Chief Race Director for the ladies’ Alpine World Cup, Atle Skaardal took a moment to evaluate the current season and look ahead to the future.

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INSIDE FIS
Passing of Jouko Tormaenen Passing of Jouko Tormaenen

The international ski family is mourning the loss of Jouko "Jokkeri" Tormaenen, Chairman of the FIS Ski Jumping Committee who passed away on 2nd January 2015 in his home city of Rovaniemi (FIN) due to illness at the age of 60. 

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Passing of U.S. Ski Team athletes Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle Passing of U.S. Ski Team athletes Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle

Americans Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle passed away in a tragic accident on 6th January 2015 in an avalanche in Soelden (AUT). The 20 and 19-year-old skiers were among a group of athletes free skiing at the Austrian resort.

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More than 30 participants entered for Training Camp at Kreischberg More than 30 participants entered for Training Camp at Kreischberg

The FIS Development Programme Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard Training Camp 2015 that will take place in Kreischberg (AUT) from 23rd January to 1st February has completed its registration phase.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
No snow, No problem in Peru No snow, No problem in Peru

For the upcoming edition of World Snow Day, three new nations will join the fun. One of these is Peru.

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