Cross-Country update from Zurich

09 October 2017 16:33
Skiers in Lillehammer
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During its meeting on Friday, 6th October the Cross-Country Executive Board discussed and approved a number of proposals, which have been sent to the FIS Council for the final approval. The FIS Council will meet in November.

World Cup prize money distribution

Based on the athletes’ proposal the Sub-Committee for World & Continental Cup approved new prize money distribution split at individual World Cup and stage World Cup competitions. From the upcoming season top 20 athletes will receive the prize money with the amount being unchanged. Updated rules HERE.

FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2017/18

A small modification of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2017/18 was approved. Newly, the technique of the World Cup competitions has been swapped. On 16th December the individual start will be in free technique, the pursuit on Sunday 17th December will take place in classic technique. For the latest version of the 2017/18 calendar click HERE.

Several changes have been done in the FIS Cross-Country World Cup calendar 2018/19. The updated calendars will be uploaded ASAP. To see the latest version of the calendar, which will be approved next spring, is HERE.

Bonus seconds at FIS Tour de Ski

Bonus seconds in the FIS Tour de Ski have been changed in the sprint competitions. The maximum bonus seconds for the victory is still 60 seconds, however, the split for top 30 athletes is new to reflect the efforts of athletes competing in the final heats. 

Long-term strategy


The Cross-Country Committee continued the discussion about the future of Cross-Country Skiing and its strategy. Conclusions of the expert working group including FIS staff, TV and marketing experts was presented and concrete changes have been proposed. The decision on the competition formats modification will be done at the FIS Congress in Greece in May 2018.