The 2016 Forum Nordicum, the traditional meeting of the ‘Union of Nordic Ski Journalists’ which is part of the AIPS (‘Association de la Presse Sportive'), was staged this week under sunny skies in Klingenthal (GER).
One of the highlights of the three days of meetings, presentations and different activities was the FIS Day, which was held today, 18th October. FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis provided nearly 70 Nordic journalists with information and updates on FIS activities, future World Championships, the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games and Anti-Doping matters.
In addition, the journalists received in depth presentations from the three FIS Nordic disciplines, who informed the gathered media about developments, while providing a preview of the upcoming Olympic season. Of particular interest were the discussions about the development of ladies’ Nordic Combined, reports from the Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix events and a new presentation of the athlete’s perfornance and measures being taken to preserve the classical technique in Cross-Country.
All three Nordic Disciplines also discussed their season highlights. The Four-Hills-Tournament, together with the 2018 FIS Ski Flying World Championships will be the two peaks on the Ski Jumping calendar, while Nordic Combined has a full schedule for the coming season and will continue to grow the Triple, which will return for a fifth edition in Seefeld (AUT). Finally, Cross-Country will organise its 12th edition of the Tour de Ski.
Naturally, in addition to the World Cup highlights, the entire world’s attention will turn to winter sports during the month of February for the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang (KOR). Following the final IOC Coordination Group meeting and Final Inspections, the Korean hosts have the green light and are poised to deliver an excellent Winter Games for not only the Nordic events, but all 102 medal events.
It was the 38th edition of the Forum Nordicum.