Snow-Football Anyone? 4th Annual FIS Alpine World Cup Football Tournament

13 March 2014 20:04

Who says football can only be played on grass? Coming from a world where everything is done on snow, we think the best fun happens when you decide to play on a snow covered field!

This year 10 teams came out to face each other on two snow-covered football fields in Lenzerheide to participate in the 4th Annual FIS Alpine World Cup Football Tournament. The Tournament, follows a format where teams face each other in eight minute games with a two min brake between them, aiming to earn a spot in the 12minutes Final.

Almost 100 players and supporters showed up on the snow-covered football fields to enjoy an evening of fun sports. As last year, the Tournament had been organized by FIS with the help of Infront Sports and Media who worked with sponsors to create a budget which covered the cost of fields, local referees and a tent where hot drinks and food were served to the team and supporters.

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of Alpine Skiing competitions staged annually. It is considered the premier competition in alpine ski racing together with the quadrennial Olympic Winter Games and the biennial FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Some experts event consider winning the World Cup to be athletically a more valuable title than winning gold at the Olympic Winter Games or the World Championships, since it requires a competitor to ski at an extremely high level in several events throughout the season, and not just in one race. Today, the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup races are held primarily at famous ski resorts in the European Alps, along with regular stops in Scandinavia, North America, and Far East Asia. Competitors attempt to score a maximum of points during the season in five events: slalom, giant slalom, super-G, downhill and super combined. The fifth event, super-combined, was introduced in 2005 and generally consists of a shorter downhill race and a one-run slalom. Sometimes the downhill is replaced by a super-G. Alpine was added to the Olympic winter schedule in 1936.

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