#578 | WEDNESDAY 6 JANUARY 2016
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NEW year's message from the fis president
Happy New Year to the entire FIS Family! Happy New Year to the entire FIS Family!

2015 has come to a close and with it, so has hopefully the unseasonably warm weather that has challenged many of our Organisers in much of the Northern Hemisphere during the early period of the season.

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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
10th edition of FIS Tour de Ski in full swing 10th edition of FIS Tour de Ski in full swing

The 10th anniversary edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear has been nothing short of excitement. 5 out of 8 stages were held so far which were watched by an accumulated 35.000 people on site and screened live on TV in up to 11 countries.

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Prevc king of 4-Hills Tournament Prevc king of 4-Hills Tournament

Prevc won three of the four stages of this year’s 4-Hills Tournament and only trailed after ceding the opening stage to Severin Freund (GER). Freund closed the tournament in second place, while Michael Hayböck (AUT) rounded out the top three.

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On the Snow On the Snow

A rookie sensation and a seasoned veteran were the winners of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom races in Santa Caterina (ITA) this week. Norwegian Nina Loseth earned her first-ever World Cup victory.

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Quick Hits Quick Hits

The 2016 FIS Ski Flying World Championship got the official green light after the FIS snow control was held earlier this week.

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Journey to Lillehammer 2016 with Felix Gottwald Journey to Lillehammer 2016 with Felix Gottwald

In less than 40 days, Felix Gottwald (AUT) will be going to the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games as an Athlete Role Model to share his experience and inspire the young athletes to be the best they can be on and off the field of play.

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IN DEPTH
Vegard Ulvang on 10 years of Tour de Ski Vegard Ulvang on 10 years of Tour de Ski

The story started in a sauna near Oslo (NOR) more than a decade ago. FIS 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.

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INSIDE FIS
Pedro Cavazzoni appointed CEO of Brazilian Snow Sports Federation Pedro Cavazzoni appointed CEO of Brazilian Snow Sports Federation

A graduate in sports science and specialised sports management, Pedro has served as Head of the Federation’s Technical Department since 2011 and will now assume the newly created function as CEO of the organisation.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
SnowKidz Organisers go green for their event SnowKidz Organisers go green for their event

The Organising Committee of the Innsbruck 2016 International Children’s Games (ICG) feels strongly about ecological, economic and social sustainability and it has received the “Green Event Tirol” certification.

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