#609 | WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST 2016
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FIS President Gian Franco Kasper elected to IOC Executive Board FIS President Gian Franco Kasper elected to IOC Executive Board

On 4th August 2016, at the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro (BRA), FIS President Gian Franco Kasper was elected to the IOC Executive Board as the representative of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF).

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14th FIS Youth and Children\xe2\x80\x99s Seminar and FIS  Development Programme Workshop 14th FIS Youth and Children’s Seminar and FIS Development Programme Workshop

During the FIS Technical Committee Meetings in Zurich (SUI), Committees from the various FIS disciplines will meet to put the final touches on the plans for the upcoming season. Also on the agenda will be the annual Youth and Children’s Seminar with the theme ‘Ski Club Development’.

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News from the world of skiing and snowboarding
Winter news from Rio 2016 Winter news from Rio 2016

Following the recent decision of the IOC at its 129th Session in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) to add skateboarding to the Olympic programme, Snowboard star Iouri Podladtchikov aims to “make his Olympic experience complete”.

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Quick Hits Quick Hits

The Nordic Combined juniors are gearing up for their first Youth Cup 2016/17 competitions on 12th and 13th August in Vuokatti (FIN). It will be an important season featuring the introduction of a FIS Youth Cup series with an overall winner for girls and boys.

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Coming up: International Cross-Country junior camp in Norway Coming up: International Cross-Country junior camp in Norway

The Norwegian Ski Association has invited 76 junior Cross-Country skiers from nine nations to train and be inspired for a future career in sports.

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IOC approves recommendations for new Youth Olympic Games strategic goals IOC approves recommendations for new Youth Olympic Games strategic goals

The recommendations put forward five strategic goals, with a further set of specific action points in order to implement these.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Case Study - Alle pa Sno Case Study - Alle pa Sno

Launched in 2009, the Alle pa Sno finished second in the 2016 FIS SnowKidz Award. With no signs of slowing down and endorsement by the Prince of Sweden, this is one project to keep an eye on.

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Catch up with Ole Rauch from gosnow.ch Catch up with Ole Rauch from gosnow.ch

With the test launch last season, gosnow.ch has stirred the snow sports atmosphere in Switzerland. The concept comes directly from the Swiss Federal government and key stakeholders in the Swiss snow sports industry and connects schools with ski resorts in Switzerland.

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