FIS Athletes’ Commission – Kamil Stoch
Kamil Stoch (POL) is the male Ski Jumping representative on the FIS Athletes’ Commission who was elected by his peers during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 in Val di Fiemme (ITA). The 26-year-old made his first jumps at the age of nine years and has become a true hero since. His career highlights include the World Championship title on the large hill from Val di Fiemme, seven FIS Ski Jumping World Cup victories and five National Championship titles.
What does it mean to you to have been elected on the FIS Athletes’ Commission for the 2013-15 period?
Being part of the Athletes’ Commission is giving me a great deal of new experience. I can meet interesting people from the other FIS disciplines. And most importantly, my involvement in the Commission provides me the possibility to support the sport of Ski Jumping.
What were the most important lessons you learned about FIS during the first meetings in Cavtat-Dubrovnik?
During the FIS meetings in Dubrovnik I got the chance to see how the Athletes’ Commission is working and what are the discussions and directions during several meetings.
What do you foresee being your main areas of focus during the next two years?
I will try to create good communication system between the Ski Jumping athletes and FIS. I also do my best to help the sport be more popular than computer games!
Words you live by?
Never give up!
What other FIS discipline outside of your sport would you enjoy competing in and why?
I like to watch Nordic Combined. When I was a young boy I started my adventure with sport as a Nordic Combined athlete. I really like this sport!