FIS Council decisions
The FIS Council made several important decisions during its meetings during Congress week. The short summary of the most important Council Decisions was sent to all National Ski Associations on Tuesday, 12th June 2014.
Outside of the calendar approvals and technical adaptions in the FIS disciplines, the following decisions were made by the FIS Council:
FIS World Championships and Junior World Championships
The appointment of Sochi (RUS) as Organisers of the FIS Alpine Junior World Championships in 2016, which is a very positive legacy following the outstanding Olympic Winter Games.
In addition the following Organisers were appointed:
- Tambre (ITA) as Organisers of the FIS Grass Ski World Championships, 1st -6th September 2015
- Rjukan (NOR) as Organisers of the Telemark World Championships 2019
- FIS Grasski Junior World Championships 2015, Stitna nad Vlari (CZE)
Marina Lisogor (UKR) and Johannes Duerr (AUT)
Marina Lisogor (UKR), Cross-Country Skiing, tested positive on 18th February 2014 for the presence of trimetazidine (Class S.6 Stimulants). Since the sample was collected during the period of the Olympic Winter Games, the IOC Disciplinary Commission dealt the case and decided that the athlete is disqualified from the Ladies’ Team Sprint Classic semi-final B event (and at the same time the team members of this race).
The Ukrainian Ski Federation informed FIS that, based on a decision of the Executive Committee, the Federation has removed the athlete from the national team and banned her from participation in national competitions.
The FIS Doping Panel found that Lisogor has committed an anti-doping rule violation contrary to article 2.1 of the FIS Anti-Doping Rules and sanctioned her to two years ineligibility, beginning on 6th May 2014.
Johannes Duerr (AUT), Cross-Country Skiing, tested positive on 22nd February 2014 for the substance recombinant erythropoietin (EPO). Since the sample was collected during the period of the Olympic Winter Games, the IOC Disciplinary Commission dealt with the case and ruled that the athlete is disqualified from the Men’s 15km and 15km Skiathlon event where he placed 8th; shall have his diploma in the above-mentioned event withdrawn; and is excluded from the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014.
The Austrian Ski Association has expelled the athlete from the Association as of 24th March 2014.
The FIS Doping Panel found that Duerr has committed an anti-doping rule violation contrary to article 2.1 of the FIS Anti-Doping Rules and sanctioned him to two years ineligibility, as from 26th February 2014, whereby all of the athlete's individual results obtained since September 2013 are disqualified, including forfeiture of all medals, points and prizes.
Athletes’ Commission representative on the FIS Council
On the proposal of the FIS Athletes’ Commission, the Council decided to immediately include a representative of the Athletes’ Commission as part of the FIS Council with observer status (voice but no vote).
FIS Calendar Conference 2015 (Technical Committees and FIS Council Meetings)
Varna (BUL) will host the FIS Calendar Conference and the FIS Council Meeting in the first week of June 2015.