The Athletes' Commission is composed of 11 members elected for two years by the athletes participating in the FIS World Championships. It ensures a balance between regions, gender and sports.
|Co-Chair||Hannah Kearney||USA||Freestyle Skiing|
|Member||Virginia de Martin Topranin||ITA||Cross-Country|
|Member||Sarah Hendrickson||USA||Ski Jumping|
|Member||Jernej Damjan||SLO||Ski Jumping|
|Member||Mari Leinan Lund||NOR||Nordic Combined|
|Member||Ilkka Herola||FIN||Nordic Combined|
|Member||Verena Stuffer||ITA||Alpine Skiing|
|Member||Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen||NOR||Alpine Skiing|
|Member||Alex Fiva||SUI||Freestyle Skiing|
|Member||Jan Farrell||GBR||Speed Skiing|
Vision & Mission
The mission of the FIS Athletes' Commission is to represent the voice and interests of the athletes by engaging in the decision-making processes within the FIS organisation and to empower athletes through the communication of information.
Meanwhile, its vision is to continue to innovate and push the FIS sports to grow while advocating for human rights, safety and health, and athlete career development. Furthermore, it is looking for opportunities to engage athlete champions and heroes to promote causes that are important to the development and sustainability of sports.
Established in 1999, the Athletes’ Commission is the link between active athletes and FIS’ advisory and decision-making bodies.
The FIS Athletes’ Commission works in liaison with the IOC Athletes’ Commission in addition to individual National Ski Associations and their athlete representatives.
The Commission meets once per year, meanwhile, its members are involved in FIS’ main Committees and Working Groups. The chair of the Commission is represented on the FIS Council with voting rights.
FIS Athletes’ Commission members are involved in many activities, including:
Education and Career Transition
Provide information enabling athletes to undertake a “dual career” (sport and studies)
Inform about services related to career preparation and management during and after their sports career
Promoting Clean Sport
Raise awareness about the importance of clean sport among athletes of all categories
Support the initiatives of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
Work together with FIS and WADA to enhance its procedures and provide athlete feedback
Raise awareness of environmental issues, serve as role models and inspire others
Engage the athletes in programs aimed at helping the environment
Support the FIS Bring Children to the Snow campaign and serve as role models to promote snow activities as the healthy recreational activity for children and youth in winter
Discipline Athlete Network
Develop effective communication networks within each discipline to communicate information between FIS and the athletes and vice versa
World Cup Organiser Feedback
Gather assessments from athletes on FIS World Cup events and provide FIS and Organisers relevant feedback
Athlete Safety Concern Submission Procedure
Develop and implement a protocol of how athletes can officially announce their safety concerns with the jury