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Kelly Clark up for her fifth Olympic Games

Kelly Clark, one of the most successful snowboarders, talks about her 18-year career, from competing at her first Olympic Winter Games in 1998 in Nagano (JPN) to her gold medal in Salt Lake City (USA) and her bronze medals in Vancouver (CAN) and Sochi (RUS), as well as her plans for the future.

Coaching advice

The latest Alpine Behind the Scenes video is about the art of coaching the world’s elite alpine skiers.

McRae Williams finds redemption in Silvaplana

26-year-old McRae Williams (USA) discusses what winning his first slopestyle crystal globe means to him.

FIS Cross-Country Masters World Cup 2017 concludes in Klosters

The 37th edition of the FIS Cross-Country Masters World Cup took place from 3rd-7th March 2017 in Klosters (SUI).

30 competitions for all age categories were staged as part of the annual competition for the world’s best Masters cross-country skiers. It was the second time that the event was held in Switzerland.

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FIS files appeal to CAS on Anti-Doping Norway decision in Johaug case

On 13th October 2016 it was announced that Norwegian Cross-Country skier Therese Johaug tested positive for the banned substance clostebol in an out-of-competition test. After a hearing and discovery process, the Adjudication Committee of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports on 10th February 2017 issued a 13 month suspension for Therese Johaug.

Following a full review by the FIS Doping Panel of the decision of the above mentioned Committee, FIS has decided to file an appeal against the decision of the Adjudication Committee of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS).

The Committee, when issuing the 13 month suspension, found that Therese Johaug had committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation and held that she acted not without no fault, but rather with no significant fault. The evidence before the Committee established that the use of the banned substance was unintentional and based upon the advice of a trusted and reputable doctor.

However, the FIS Doping Panel has found that the sanction imposed is on the low end of the range of reasonable sanctions and fails to adequately reflect the fact that the athlete Therese Johaug failed to read the doping warning label printed in red on the package despite the fact that the medication was unknown to her and was purchased in a foreign country.

For the above reasons, FIS has filed an appeal on the decision of the Adjudication Committee to the Court of Arbitration and Sport in order to have an independent judgement of the sanction.