Olympic Programme Commission meets in Lausanne
FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis was in Lausanne (SUI) last week for the annual meeting of the Olympic Programme Commission on 5th May of which she is a member. Chaired by IOC Member Franco Carraro, the main topic was the event programme for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
FIS Council Member Roman Kumpost appointed to IOC Communications Commission
On 25th April 2017, the International Olympic Committee announced the composition of its working commissions for 2017 which guide the IOC and the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games in their missions.
Roman Kumpost, FIS Council Member, was appointed to the Communications Commission.
A list of the Commissions can be found .
FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup season – interesting stats
The 2016/17 Freestyle calendar saw a total of 47 competitions staged in the big air, ski cross, moguls, aerials, halfpipe, and slopestyle tours, with events taking place in 16 countries across four continents. This video features many additional interesting facts and figures.
Q&A with Alpine ace Viktoria Rebensburg and Ski Jumping sensation Carina Vogt
Germany's Olympic Champion Viktoria Rebensburg is a diverse athlete who is strong at big events. Next season she is expected to be a contender for the Olympic and season title.
Read an interview with her here.
Meanwhile, German ski jumper Carina Vogt not only became the first lady to win Olympic gold in Ski Jumping but also the first to successfully defend her title at FIS World Championships.
Find out here how she maintains her mental strength.
New season – new skis
The Audi FIS Ski World Cup season didn't end with the last World Cup race for most athletes. After important weeks of testing, some athletes will go into the Olympic season with new equipment. In the last month, globe winners and even a former World Champion announced a change in their ski brand.
Here is a look at the most recent changes.
Moenchengladbach is back at it
After the successful debut of the FIS Snowboard World Cup ARAG Big Air Festival last winter, the double event including both ski and snowboard big air competitions, is back on the World Cup calendar for an action and music packed weekend on 1st and 2nd December 2017.
Find out more here.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows hosts U.S. and Chinese Freestyle Teams and plans for an “endless season”
Following the success of the ladies’ Audi FIS Ski World Cup races last season at Squaw Valley, the resort will set the stage on 20th May for the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games. The resort will host members of the U.S and Chinese national freestyle teams as well as delegates from the resort’s sister mountain in China, Genting Resort Secret Garden, for a trail naming ceremony of Squaw Valley’s competition mogul course. Additionally, U.S. and Chinese freestyle team members will be on site for nearly a week, hosting a joint training session on the course.
Meanwhile, winter and summer will blend together as Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows emerges from a historic winter and sets the stage to operate 1st-4th July and Saturdays and thereafter as long as conditions allow. It is the first time the resort is offering skiing beyond 4th July.