FIS MEDIA INFO: Appointments by the FIS Council
Antalya, 6th June, 2010 - At the first Meeting of the newly-elected Council in Antalya on 5th June 2010, the Council unanimously elected the following four Vice-Presidents of the International Ski Federation:
Sverre Seeberg (NOR)
Janez Kocijancic (SLO)
Bill Marolt (USA)
Yoshiro Ito (JPN)
Additionally, the Council assigned the following responsibilities:
FIS Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Commission: Sverre Seeberg (NOR)
Chairman of the FIS Doping Panel: Patrick Smith (CAN)
In nominating all the chairs and members of the more than 50 FIS Committees, Sub-Committees and working groups, the Council appointed newly-elected Council Member and former member of the Committee for Nordic Combined Roman Kumpost for an intermediary period of one to two years as chairman of the Committee for Nordic Combined in order to re-organize the discipline.
Other new chairmen are:
Alpine Committee: Bernhard Russi (SUI)
Telemark Committee: Andrew Clarke (GBR)
for Popular Cross-Country: Rune Bergsodden (NOR)
for Alpine Continental Cup: Stefan Krauss (GER)
for Alpine Rules and Control: Michael Huber (AUT)
for Nor-Am Cup: Robert Rouselle (CAN, rotation between USA and Canada every two years)
The Council noted with pleasure the number of different nations submitting proposals for Committee membership in the four Sub-Committees for Youth and Children's Questions underlining the impact of efforts undertaken through the international, multi-year ‘FIS Bring Children to the Snow' campaign.
A list of all FIS Committees, sub-committees and working groups can be found here.
The former Council appointed the following Honorary Members of FIS Committees in recognition of their outstanding services:
Gianfranco Collinassi (ITA), Freestyle Committee
Christian Egli (SUI), Cross-Country Committee
Oskar Fischer (GER), Alpine Committee
Joe Lamb (USA), Nordic Combined Committee
Christian Poley (AUT), Alpine Committee
Joseph Schelbert (SUI), Committee for Masters Racing
Josef Zenhäusern (SUI), Committee for Advertising Matters/Eligibility Committee
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Founded in 1924 during the first Olympic Games in Chamonix, France, the International Ski Federation (FIS) aims to promote the sport of skiing and snowboarding and directs the development of all ski and snowboarding activities world-wide. It administers the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. With the help of its 110 member nations (one currently suspended), FIS stages more than 6'000 ski and snowboard competitions annually. FIS also makes recommendations for recreational skiing and snowboarding in the interest of all and promotes play in the snow as a healthy leisure activity for children and the youth. For more information, please visit www.fis-ski.com.