#598 | WEDNESDAY 25 MAY 2016
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Countdown to 50th fis congress
Q&A with FIS President Gian Franco Kasper Q&A with FIS President Gian Franco Kasper

Two weeks before the 50th edition of the FIS Congress in Cancun (MEX), FIS Newsflash took the chance to sit down with FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.

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16th FIS Leaders' Seminar to be held in Cancun 16th FIS Leaders‘ Seminar to be held in Cancun

Serving as an excellent opportunity to learn and share, the annual FIS Leaders’ Seminar for the FIS developing ski nations will be held during the 50th FIS Congress week in Cancun (MEX).

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Important information for FIS Congress participants Important information for FIS Congress participants

During the time of the FIS Congress, temperatures in Cancun will be between 25°C – 33°C, with mostly sunny and warm, tropical weather.

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70th Anniversary of Icelandic Ski Association 70th Anniversary of Icelandic Ski Association

Founded on 23rd June 1946, the Icelandic Ski Association celebrated its 70th Anniversary last weekend and took the opportunity to recognise the milestone through a special event as part of its annual meeting in Reykjavik.

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FIS represented at 'Lillehammer Call' promoting female leadership FIS represented at 'Lillehammer Call' promoting female leadership

Linda Hofstad Helleland, Norway's Minister of Sport and Culture launched an initiative to promote female leadership in sport as a legacy of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in agreement with the IOC.

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news from the world of skiing and snowboarding
Cross-Country skiers have kicked off training season Cross-Country skiers have kicked off training season

Less than two months after the FIS Cross-Country World Cup season 2015/16 presented by Viessmann concluded in Canada, the world’s best cross-country skiers have returned to training for next season including its major highlight, the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti (FIN).

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Quick Hits Quick Hits

Last week, the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association announced the recipients of the 2015/16 season awards.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
World Snow Day Organisers in China continue to expand World Snow Day Organisers in China continue to expand

China has seen an explosion in the number of ski areas opening in the past decade and there are now several hundred operating.

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