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FIS to launch official FIS App on Friday FIS to launch official FIS App on Friday

FIS is pleased to announce the launch of its new official mobile application - the FIS App - this Friday, 16th December 2016.

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On the Snow: FIS disciplines in action On the Snow: FIS disciplines in action

The FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup season 2016/17 kicked off in Ruka (FIN). In the ladies’ event, Britteny Cox (AUS) stormed through the course for her first-ever World Cup win, while on the men’s side unstoppable Mikaël Kingsbury (CAN) achieved his 34 World Cup victory.

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Lahti 2017 Media Accreditation closes 15th December Lahti 2017 Media Accreditation closes 15th December

In 70 days, the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships will get underway in Lahti (FIN). The interest shown in this exceptional sporting event is large among spectators and media.

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Quick Hits Quick Hits

Nearly two hundred ski areas around the globe have hosted a FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event since the very first competition at Berchtesgaden (GER) in 1967 at least once. Only five of the fifteen places from the opening World Cup season are still ‘active’.

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Pirelli and Infront seal five year sponsorship agreement across flagship winter sports events Pirelli and Infront seal five year sponsorship agreement across flagship winter sports events

Infront Sports & Media has confirmed a long-term sponsorship agreement with Pirelli, the Italian tyre manufacturer, for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships from 2017 to 2021.

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FIS Athletes raise voices for clean sport FIS Athletes raise voices for clean sport

In this week’s edition of a series of videos released by FIS, in partnership with the Finnish Anti-Doping Agency, Nordic Combined stars from Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and Switzerland unite for clean sport as they gear up for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti (FIN).

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INSIDE FIS
Statement on McLaren Investigation Report Statement on McLaren Investigation Report

FIS has studied the WADA McLaren Investigation Report part 2, which was published on Friday 9th December relating to doping allegations in Russia and especially in connection with the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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Reminder to submit nominations for the FIS Athletes Commission 2017-2019 Reminder to submit nominations for the FIS Athletes’ Commission 2017-2019

National Ski Associations can still submit nominations for candidates to stand for election to the FIS Athletes’ Commission 2017-2019 during the respective FIS World Championships in 2017.

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Applications open for 21st International Matteo Baumgarten Award Applications open for 21st International Matteo Baumgarten Award

All FIS member National Ski Associations are invited to enter up to three athletes (male or female) aged between 18 and 24 years that take part in one of the six FIS Olympic disciplines to be considered for the award.

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Paying tribute to Viktor Gertsch Paying tribute to Viktor Gertsch

A memorial service for Viktor Gertsch, former President of the Organising Committee of the classic Lauberhorn races in the Swiss alpine resort of Wengen, was held in Interlaken (SUI) on 13th December 2016.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Greece set for a big season of SnowKidz Greece set for a big season of SnowKidz

For the past five seasons Greece has been making a strong push to provide children a chance to explore, enjoy and experience snow sports. Now for the 2016/17 season, the country has come together to create a comprehensive series of actions. 

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