Passing of Australia’s Bob Arnott
Bob Arnott, a significant figure in Australian skiing both as an athlete and an official recently passed away. He competed in the 1952 Oslo Olympic Winter Games and was the Australian slalom champion in 1953.
After his skiing career, he represented Australia as a member of the FIS Sub-Committee for Classifications of Alpine Competitors for 27 years and was instrumental in the adoption of the rules for the calculation of the FIS point penalty by taking the best five FIS point participants in the race, which has remained part of the system ever since. On a national level, he was President of New South Wales Ski Council and a Council Member of the Australian Ski Federation (ASF).
FIS would like to express its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Bob Arnott.