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Fruitful Autumn Meetings in Zürich
The 2011 FIS Autumn Technical Committee Meetings were held in Zürich (SUI) from 4th- 9th October. More than 500 participants from the extended FIS Family convened for more than 70 meetings, workshops and seminars during the week. A short summary of the main topics that were discussed in the main discipline committees is included below.
Six weeks before the season begins in Beitostølen (NOR), the various FIS Cross-Country Committees and Sub-Committees discussions in Zurich last weekend focused on the calendars for the next four seasons along with some minor rule changes.
In addition to the rules confirmed last spring, a new idea coming out of the Autumn Meetings features concerns the intermediate bonus seconds and bonus World Cup points in mass start events. The proposal sent to the FIS Council suggests that the first 10 athletes crossing the intermediate sprint point will be awarded with points as opposed to just the top three, already from the upcoming season.
In terms of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup calendar, the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski 2011/12 will definitely be the season highlight. With 9 competitions in 11 days it see the world's best Cross-Country athletes tough battle to anoint their King and Queen. Otherwise, the 2011/12 season will feature both comebacks and a debutant. Milano (ITA) will host a FIS Cross-Country World Cup sprint weekend for the first time since 1998 whilst Moscow too will return after a long break of 12 years. Meanwhile Nove Mesto (CZE) is back in the FIS Cross-Country World Cup after a break of three years. The newcomer on the calendar is Poland with Szklarska Poreba.
Contributed by Michal Lamplot
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