#562 | WEDNESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2015
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
FIS Tour de Ski celebrates 10th anniversary FIS Tour de Ski celebrates 10th anniversary

The story started in a sauna near Oslo (NOR) more than a decade ago. Cross-Country Committee Chair Vegard Ulvang and former FIS Cross-Country Race Director Jürg Capol were arguing who was the best skier in the world. Was it a distance skier, a sprinter, or an all-rounder in both techniques?

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Olympic 2018 Inspections Olympic 2018 Inspections

A delegation of key FIS officials are spending this week in PyeongChang (KOR) as part of an official inspection for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Race Directors from Alpine, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding are all on site to view the progress made on the Olympic venues and work closely with the PyeongChang Organising Committee (POCOG) and Gangwon Province who is handling the construction projects to determine the tasks to be accomplished.

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Infront extends media rights partnerships with key NSAs for FIS World Cup events until 2016/21 Infront extends media rights partnerships with key NSAs for FIS World Cup events until 2016/21

Infront Sports & Media has extended its partnerships with seven additional National Ski Associations covering the international media rights for the respective FIS World Cup events taking place in Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia and Spain from 2016 until the 2021 season.     

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Quick Hits Quick Hits

In the ladies’ final Ski Jumping Grand Prix competitions last weekend in Almaty (KAZ), super star Sara Takanashi (JPN) clinched her fourth consecutive overall Grand Prix title.

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Q&A with Ken Read Q&A with Ken Read

Ken Read (CAN), former Alpine star and Chairman of FIS’ Youth and Children’s Sub-Committee talks about the developments in junior Alpine Skiing.

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Fresh off the press: FIS Bulletin and Directory 2015   Fresh off the press: FIS Bulletin and Directory 2015

The 2015 editions of the FIS Bulletin and FIS Directory have arrived.

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FIS Development Programme
Successful Leaders’ Seminar in Vilnius Successful Leaders’ Seminar in Vilnius

The annual FIS Leaders’ Seminar was successfully staged last weekend in Vilnius (LTU) with a diverse group of more than 30 participants from 22 different nations.

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Nordic Summer Training Camp underway Nordic Summer Training Camp underway

As part of the FIS Development Programme, the traditional FIS Nordic Summer Training Camp recently started in Stams (AUT).

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Final opportunity to sign up for the Free Training Days 2015/16 Final opportunity to sign up for the Free Training Days 2015/16

Applications for the Free Training Days offered by the Candidates for FIS World Championships 2021 to National Ski Associations within the FIS Development Programme are still open.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Sky Tavern – a different style of ski resort Sky Tavern – a different style of ski resort

Sky Tavern is an all-volunteer staffed ski area that teaches kids snowsports. Everyone involved from the top to bottom are volunteers making sure kids get out in the winter.

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