#619| WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER 2016
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Green Light for Lahti 2017 Green Light for Lahti 2017

The site inspection, meetings and presentations are completed and now it is action time for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, as Lahti (FIN) was given two thumbs up from the FIS Coordination Group following the Final Inspection on 13th and 14th October 2016.

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Sierra Nevada 2017 ready to go Sierra Nevada 2017 ready to go

Sierra Nevada (ESP) earned the green light from the FIS Coordination Group following the Final Inspection on 17th and 18th October 2016 led by FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis and the Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard Race Directors Joseph Fitzgerald and Uwe Beier.

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2016/17 Audi FIS Ski World Cup action kicks off this weekend in Soelden 2016/17 Audi FIS Ski World Cup action kicks off this weekend in Soelden

It is ‘go time’ for the 2016/17 Audi FIS Ski World Cup this weekend in Soelden (AUT) as the new season gets underway with ladies’ and men’s giant slalom races on the Rettenbach glacier on 22nd and 23rd October 2016 .

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Forum Nordicum convenes in Lahti Forum Nordicum convenes in Lahti

The 2016 Forum Nordicum, the traditional meeting of the ‘Union of Nordic Ski Journalists’ which is part of the AIPS (‘Association de la Presse Sportive'), was held in Lahti (FIN) from 12th-14th October 2016.

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SpainSnow establishes Saas-Fee training base SpainSnow establishes Saas-Fee training base

For the second consecutive year, the Swiss resort of Saas-Fee has been serving as a training base for the Freestyle, Snowboard and Alpine teams of the Royal Spanish Winter Sports Federation, SpainSnow.

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Quick Hits Quick Hits

Continuous efforts in Nordic Combined to strengthen youth participation can be felt in all corners of the world. Recently, a youth competition for juniors aged 8-14 years took place in Almaty (KAZ) with 50 boys and 15 girls jumping from the K20 and K40 hills and participating in a cross country run.

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FIS Development Programme Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Training Camp in Landgraaf FIS Development Programme Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Training Camp in Landgraaf

24 free skiers and snowboarders from eight nations benefited from the excellent indoor facilities of SnowPark which is gearing up for FIS Europa Cup competitions in Snowboard slopestyle and parallel slalom this November.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Update on lift ticket reports for kids Update on lift ticket reports for kids

Since its launch in 2014, the FIS Children’s Lift Ticket report has been downloaded more than 34,000 times and the Live Search Function has been accessed more than 230,000 times.

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