#623| WEDNESDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2016
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Countdown to Nordic season start in Ruka Countdown to Nordic season start in Ruka

The Nordic ski family is going to Ruka (FIN) next week where the traditional FIS Nordic Opening is set to take place from 24th-27th November 2016 with competitions in Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined.

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On the Snow On the Snow

Three FIS World Cup discipline tours were in action last weekend, featuring highly diverse events, as the FIS Freestyle and Snowboard big air staged a massively successful event with the backdrop of the city of Milan (ITA), while the ladies’ and men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup tours were above the Arctic Circle in Levi (FIN).

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100 days to Lahti 2017 100 days to Lahti 2017

14th November 2016 marked 100 days until the start of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti (FIN) which will open on 22nd February 2017.

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Quick Hits Quick Hits

The FIS Alpine Facebook channel hit 100,000 Likes following the Audi FIS Ski World Cup races in Levi (FIN) last weekend. A big thank you to all of our fans and followers!

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IN DEPTH
Q&A with Ski Jumping Race Directors Walter Hofer and Chika Yoshida Q&A with Ski Jumping Race Directors Walter Hofer and Chika Yoshida

On the eve of the start of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup seasons 2016/17 presented by Viessmann in Ruka (men) and Lillehammer (ladies), Walter Hofer and Chika Yoshida shared their thoughts about the upcoming winter.

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INSIDE FIS
Full house at Alpine Technical Delegates Seminar in Barcelona Full house at Alpine Technical Delegates Seminar in Barcelona

The seminar brought together 150 TDs from Spain, Andorra, France and Italy to receive updates about rules changes including the new starting order in downhill and compare practical experiences from the past seasons.

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FIS adopts Universal Code of Ethics FIS adopts Universal Code of Ethics

Following the meeting of the FIS Council on 5th November 2016 in Oberhofen (SUI), one of the important topics on the agenda was establishing the FIS Universal Code of Ethics.

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Appointment of Freestyle, FreeSki and Snowboard Committee and Sub-Committee members Appointment of Freestyle, FreeSki and Snowboard Committee and Sub-Committee members

At its meeting during the FIS Congress 2016, the Council approved the reorganisation of Snowboard and Freestyle Skiing into a single and harmonised Committee.

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Passing of Hank McKee Passing of Hank McKee

FIS was saddened to learn of the passing of ski journalist Hank McKee who died on 5th November 2016 at the age of 66 at his home in Duxbury (USA).

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Japan joins FIS SnowKidz with huge season-long action Japan joins FIS SnowKidz with huge season-long action

In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s snow sports was thriving in Japan. Many of the people enjoyed regular weekend trips and access to the sport was relatively easy.

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