#630 | WEDNESDAY 4 JANUARY 2017
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New Year's Message by the FIS President New Year’s Message by the FIS President

Happy New Year to the entire FIS Family! 2017 is upon us and it is one that is sure to be filled with many highlights in the world of skiing and snowboarding.

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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
On the Snow On the Snow

The FIS World Cup Series biggest season highlights, Ski Jumping’s iconic Four Hills Tournament and Cross-Country’s Tour de Ski, both got underway last week.

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Big celebrations in Zagreb today to honour 50 years of FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Big celebrations in Zagreb to honour 50 years of FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

To honour and celebrate the history of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Organisers in Zagreb (CRO) have prepared a 165-metre-long ski slope in downtown Zagreb at which former and current World Cup champions will race today.

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Quick Hits Quick Hits

Nordic Combined star Hannu Manninen (FIN) who has achieved an unparalleled 48 FIS World Cup victories during his career, plans to return to competition at the upcoming FIS World Cup events in Lahti (FIN) with his sights set on the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships there in February.

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FIS Athletes raise voices for clean sport FIS Athletes raise voices for clean sport

In this week’s edition of a video series released by FIS, in partnership with the Finnish Anti-Doping Agency, Cross-Country stars from Italy including Federico Pellegrino, Greta Laurent, Lucia Scardoni and Ilaria Debertolis raise their voices for clean sport.

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INSIDE FIS
FIS Doping Panel Decision on appeals of the provisionally suspended Russian Cross Country athletes FIS Doping Panel Decision on appeals of the provisionally suspended Russian Cross Country athletes

Six Russian Cross Country athletes were provisionally suspended on 22nd December 2016 after the findings in the McLaren Report outlined alleged anti-doping rules violations in connection with the Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi (RUS).

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First FIS Development Programme Coaches Seminar in Democratic People's Republic of Korea First FIS Development Programme Coaches Seminar in Democratic People's Republic of Korea

From 15th-20th December 2016 the DPR Korea Ski Association held its first Coaches Seminar for 20 coaches engaged in Alpine Skiing.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Canada claims title of World's Largest Snow Programme for Kids Canada claims title of World’s Largest Snow Programme for Kids

The title of World’s Largest Snow Programme for Kids is not an easy achievement. Now Canada will take the title thanks to the Canadian Ski Council’s Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass Programme.

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