#565 | WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER 2015
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Committee Updates following FIS Technical Committee Meetings Committee Updates following FIS Technical Committee Meetings

The FIS Technical Meetings in Zurich (SUI) concluded last Saturday after four full days of meetings.

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Cross-Country Skiing Cross-Country Skiing

During its meetings in Zurich, the Cross-Country Committee discussed several proposals that it will submit to the FIS Council.

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Ski Jumping Ski Jumping

The meetings in Ski Jumping focused primarily on a review of the FIS Summer Grand Prix and the presentation of calendar drafts for summer 2016 and winter 2016/17.

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Nordic Combined Nordic Combined

Besides discussing efforts to continuously promote Nordic Combined, the development of the ladies’ activities was one of the main agenda items.

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Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing

In Alpine Skiing, the FIS Race Directors worked, together with various stakeholders, to define the format of the parallel giant slalom which will be tested during the upcoming Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Alta Badia.

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Freestyle Skiing Freestyle Skiing

At its gathering in 2010, the Freestyle Skiing Committee set out several directions and objectives called “Vision 2020”. This year’s meeting took a mid-term comprehensive progress review on the main objectives

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Snowboard Snowboard

Thanks to ongoing constructive talks with World Cup Organisers the calendar for the upcoming season was confirmed by the Snowboard Coordination Group.

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Quick Hits Quick Hits

With just under 130 days to go to the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer (NOR), this coming February, the Organisers presented their final preparations to the IOC Coordination Commission this week.

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INSIDE FIS
Homologations in Morocco to promote winter sports Homologations in Morocco to promote winter sports

On the side lines of the FIS Technical Committee meetings in Zurich (SUI) the Morocco Royal Ski Federation and representatives from Sierra Nevada ski resort met with FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and Secretary General Sarah Lewis.

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Passing of Sam Jackenthal Passing of Sam Jackenthal

American Sam Jackenthal, a 16-year-old freeskiing champion passed away last week from injuries suffered in a training accident in Australia several weeks ago.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
6 reasons why you should take your kids to the snow 6 reasons why you should take your kids to the snow

Getting children involved in winter sports benefits the whole family in ways that may be surprising. Here are six useful reasons why it is a good idea to get kids out this season.

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