It is with great sadness that FIS learned of the passing of Finn Christian Jagge, who passed away on Wednesday, 8th July at the age of 54.
The Norwegian Sports Federation received the sad news and made the announcement, “Our thoughts go first and foremost to the family and to everyone who is fond of alpine sports who have now lost a striking figure and one of the best alpinists and role models of Norwegian sport of our time,” says sports president Berit Kjøll.
“Jagge crowned an impressive career with Olympic gold in Albertville in 1992, beating another legend, Alberto Tomba. Jagge also excelled in sports and was a great example for many of our young and promising athletes in alpine sports. Jagge will be sorely missed,” said Kjøl.
The Norwegian sporting community was mourning his loss on social media and his wife, Trine-Lise Jagge, posted on Facebook that the cause of death was an "acute illness."
FIS would like to offer its deepest condolences to Finn Christian Jagge’s family, friends and loved ones, as well as to the Norwegian Ski Federation and the Norwegian Sports Federations.