#635 | WEDNESDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2017
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St. Moritz 2017 grand opening and first medallists St. Moritz 2017 grand opening and first medallists

The 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz (SUI) presented by Audi got underway on 6th February, with FIS President Gian Franco Kasper officially opening the event during the Opening Ceremony.

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Longines launches Live Alpine Data system Longines launches Live Alpine Data system

On 6th February 2017 in St. Moritz (SUI), Longines announced the official launch of its new timekeeping and data handling technology for Alpine Skiing, which is going to be used for the St Moritz 2017 and FIS World Cup downhill and super-G races.

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Latest news from Lahti 2017 and Sierra Nevada 2017 Latest news from Lahti 2017 and Sierra Nevada 2017

There is just one month to go before the Opening Ceremony of the Sierra Nevada 2017 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships on 7th March.

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Successful Nordic & U23 Junior Worlds in Park City Successful Nordic & U23 Junior Worlds in Park City

On Sunday 5th February the FIS Nordic Junior & U23 World Ski Championships came to a close in Park City (USA).

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news from the world of skiing and snowboarding
On the Snow: Great Test Events in PyeongChang On the Snow: Great Test Events in PyeongChang

From 3rd-5th February 2017, the FIS Cross-Country and Nordic Combined World Cups presented by Viessmann took centre stage in PyeongChang (KOR), which served as official test events for the Olympic Winter Games 2018.

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Quick Hits Quick Hits

Snowboard ace Anna Gasser (AUT) and ski star Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) are on the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Month ballot for January.

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Clean sport initiatives in Park City and PyeongChang Clean sport initiatives in Park City and PyeongChang

As part of the recent Olympic test events for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang (KOR), the Korea Anti-Doping Agency promoted the values of clean sport and fair play.

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INSIDE FIS
Passing of Gerhard Krab Passing of Gerhard Krab

Gerhard Krab (AUT), long-time FIS jumping judge, passed away on 6th February 2017 at the age of 52.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Continued snow sports development in Brazil Continued snow sports development in Brazil

The development of snow sports in Brazil has increased quickly. Much of the credit for the rise is thanks to the Brazilian Ski Association (CBDN) which has worked tirelessly to activate actions to build snow sports in the country.

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