Passing of Arturo Hammersley

04 September 2014 06:56
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Arturo Hammersley (CHI), former President of the Chilean Ski and Snowboard Federation, passed away on 1st September at the age of 93 years.

In his active career as an Alpine skier, he became Chilean and South American Champion and participated in the 1948 Olympic Winter Games in St. Moritz (SUI) and the 1956 Olympics in Cortina d’Ampezzo (ITA).

At the FIS level, Mr. Hammersley served as Alpine Technical Delegate and was a member of the FIS Sub-Committee for Alpine Courses. Amongst his contributions for the sport after his skiing career, he served as Technical Delegate for Alpine Skiing in the 1974 Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck (AUT) and was one of the main Organisers of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Portillo (CHI) in 1966. He was also Director of the ski resort of Sierra Nevada (SPA).

FIS expresses its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Arturo Hammersley whose significant contributions to the sport of skiing will not be forgotten.