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Anna Gasser lands historic trick

At the FIS Snowboard World Championships in Sierra Nevada (ESP) 25-year old Anna Gasser (AUT) became the first lady to land a backside double cork 1080 mute in big air for which she received a perfect 100 points and secured the World Championship title.

FIS represented at Sport Business Summit

Organised by Leaders in Sport, the Sport Business Summit is presently gathered the industry’s most influential people to share information and spark discussions that will help shape the future of the business of sport.

FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis as well as Tiger Shaw, President and CEO of USSA attended the event on 21st and 22nd March 2017 in New York (USA) directly after the FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Aspen. She commented: ”The Leaders Summit has provided an excellent opportunity to learn from the way other sports manage their organisations, as well as interact with new companies and services.”

New Ski Jumping series Raw Air off to a flying start

The first edition of the Raw Air tournamentpart of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup presented by Viessmann, received widespread positive feedback from athletes, coaches, the public, as well as the Norwegian Ski Association and FIS.

From 11th-19th March 2017, the series which featured six competitions (four individual, two team) at the venues of Oslo, Lillehammer, Trondheim and Vikersund, was won by Stefan Kraft (AUT).

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Team Austria wins exciting Football Tournament in Aspen

At the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals, not only the best athletes of the season were awarded with a globe, but also to the winning team of the FIS Football Tournament. For the seventh time, the local Organising Committee together with Infront Sports & Media and FIS put together a fun tournament which saw athletes, coaches and World Cup staff battling for the win on snowy football fields.

The event took place last Wednesday, 15th March, in the centre of Aspen at the crowded Wagner Park.

Eight registered teams (France, USA, Slovenia, Infront, Austria, Nordics, USSA/Media and FIS) were put into two groups with four teams advancing to semi-finals.

This year, the small final saw the winner of the two previous editions Team France playing against Team USSA/Media with France taking the win, and Austria challenging Infront in the big final. Austria won the exciting battle 5:0. Many athletes were on site at the tournament to cheer for their favourite teams..

12 principles for a more robust and independent global Anti-Doping System to protect clean athletes

In October 2015, the Olympic Summit proposed an independent anti-doping testing and sanctioning system. In particular, after the publication of the interim report of Professor McLaren in July 2016, a broad public debate started about the future of the WADA Anti-Doping System. Having followed closely and participated in this debate, the IOC Executive Board of which FIS President Gian Franco Kasper is a member, emphasised the Olympic Movement perspective of a more robust and independent anti-doping system. The IOC would like to implement the twelve principles in a dialogue and close cooperation with WADA and its stakeholders.

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