Passing of Jiri Russwurm

FIS was saddened to learn about the passing of Jiri Russwurm (CZE) who died on 28th June 2017 at the age of 63.

An avid supporter of the sport, Jiri was Chairman of the FIS Grass Skiing Committee from 1999-2014 during which he played a significant role to serve the sport and contribute to its development. Among other achievements, he established the FIS Grass Skiing World Cup which saw its first season in 2000 and played a pivotal role in promoting the sport to the general public.

FIS would like to express its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jiri Russwurm whose contributions will be long remembered.