#617 | WEDNESDAY 5 OCTOBER 2016
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Discipline Updates following FIS Technical Committee Meetings Discipline Updates following FIS Technical Committee Meetings

The FIS Technical Committee Meetings in Zurich (SUI) concluded on 1st October 2016 after four days of meetings. With the focus on the final preparations for the 2016/17 season, today’s FIS Newsflash will deliver brief updates on the main topics addressed.

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Cross-Country Skiing Cross-Country Skiing

The Sub-Committee for World and Continental Cups discussed the FIS Cross-Country World Cup calendars through the 2019/20 season. For the upcoming winter the World Cup calendar remains unchanged except for the change of techniques between Ulricehamn and Falun.

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Ski Jumping Ski Jumping

Besides a number of details concerning equipment and equipment control, the Ski Jumping meetings focused on a review of the successful FIS Summer Grand Prix and the presentation of calendar drafts for summer 2017 and winter 2017/18.

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Developing Ladies' Nordic Combined Nordic Combined

The development of ladies’ activities was the main agenda item in the Nordic Combined meetings. FIS Race Director Lasse Ottesen presented a strategy document in Zurich including a concrete timeline for the development of ladies’ Nordic Combined.

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Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing

In Alpine Skiing an action plan was presented to honour and celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup this season with an identity that will be included on various installations at the competitions this season.

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Freestyle Skiing Freestyle Skiing

It was the last official meeting of the Freestyle Committee before it merges with Snowboarding to become the new FIS Snowboard, Freestyle, Freeski Committee.

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Snowboard Snowboard

A first ever ‘Super Series’ event is set to be launched as Milan (ITA), Moenchengladbach (GER) and Quebec City (CAN) are looking for the best rider after three World Cup stops

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News from the world of skiing and snowboarding
Maciej Kot dominates FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix 2016 Maciej Kot dominates FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix 2016

This summer, Kot was jumping in a league of his own as he took six victories and one second place in the seven individual competitions he competed in.

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RAW AIR \xe2\x80\x93 10 days of Ski Jumping on the edge RAW AIR – 10 days of Ski Jumping on the edge

During the FIS Technical Committee Meetings in Zurich (SUI), the Norwegian Ski Association presented the concept for a new competition series which will be held at four different locations in Norway in the upcoming season the ‘RAW AIR’.

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Quick Hits Quick Hits

On 4th October 2016, the Organising Committee of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2017 organised a large media, sponsor and fan event in Helsinki City Centre.

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INSIDE FIS
PyeongChang 2018 Coordination Commission visit PyeongChang 2018 Coordination Commission visit

FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and Secretary General Sarah Lewis are currently attending the seventh visit of the IOC’s Coordination Commission for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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Passing of Petr Honzl Passing of Petr Honzl

Last week, Petr Honzl (CZE), former President of the Czech Ski Association passed away at the age of 72.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
World Snow Day to be measured this season World Snow Day to be measured this season

In 2014, World Snow Day successfully reached its goals including the participation of over half million mostly youngsters.

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