#648 | WEDNESDAY 10 MAY 2017
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Highlights of the FIS Snowboard World Cup season 2016/17 Highlights of the FIS Snowboard World Cup season 2016/17

With the 2016/17 FIS World Cup season already counting towards the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games qualifying process, the past winter attracted the world's best to compete in various events as well as the World Championships staged in Sierra Nevada (ESP).

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Comebacks and retirements in Nordic Combined Comebacks and retirements in Nordic Combined

French super star Jason Lamy Chappuis, Olympic and five-time World Champion, announced his comeback to competition at a press conference held in Paris (FRA) last week.

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Quick Hits Quick Hits

FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis was in Lausanne (SUI) last week for the annual meeting of the Olympic Programme Commission of which she is a member.

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INSIDE FIS
Preview FIS Calendar Conference 2017 in Portoroz Preview FIS Calendar Conference 2017 in Portoroz, Slovenia

The basis for a successful winter season already beings in the spring as Portoroz is preparing to host the entire FIS Family for the traditional FIS Calendar Conference from 24th-28th May 2017.

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USSA Congress underway in Park City USSA Congress underway in Park City

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s annual Congress got underway on 9th May 2017 in Park City (USA). The five-day gathering features meetings of the various Committees and Sub-Committees, as well as the USSA Board of Directors.

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Broadcasters gather in Zurich to plan upcoming season Broadcasters gather in Zurich to plan upcoming season

At the invitation of FIS, TV producers and experts representing the main Central European and Nordic broadcasters, along with Swiss Timing, the European Broadcasting Union and Infront Sports & Media, gathered in Zurich (SUI) for the FIS World Cup Broadcaster Meeting.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Bringing snow to people all year round whilst protecting the natural environment Bringing snow to people all year round whilst protecting the natural environment

As the topic of environmental protection becomes more important, one area in the snow sports industry that is a hot topic is the production of snow.

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