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Swiss ski legend Karl Molitor visits Oberhofen - Biography to come this summer
The famous Swiss ski legend Karl Molitor (born 29th June 1920) visited the FIS Headquarters in Oberhofen on 13th April 2012 to exchange views on his biography with FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.
Having won eleven races in his career, Molitor is the most successful ski racer in the history of the classic Lauberhorn races in the Swiss alpine resort of Wengen. He also obtained a silver medal in the Alpine combined event and a bronze medal in the downhill competition in the 1948 Winter Games in St. Moritz.
Karl Molitor was a FIS official between 1950 and 1976 serving in various functions such as downhill and slalom jury member and technical delegate at various FIS World Ski Championships and Olympic Winter Games. He also took part in several FIS Congresses from 1951 to 1971.
During his visit to Oberhofen, FIS President Gian Franco Kasper, Karl Molitor and his son Rico Molitor reminisced on former times and compared them to recent developments notably in the Middle East, Asia and the coming Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
A section entitled "Yesterday and Today" will outline the exchange of views between FIS President Kasper and Molitor in his his biography which is to appear in print by the end of June 2012.
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