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Sign up as a volunteer for FIS Freestyle and Snowboard World Championships, Utah 2019

Applications are now being accepted for more than 600 volunteer positions as Utah prepares to host the 2019 FIS Freestyle and Snowboard World Championships in Park City, Deer Valley and Solitude from 1st-10th February 2019.

It will be the largest winter sports event Utah has hosted since the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Volunteers have the pleasure of welcoming more than 1,300 athletes and teams from 36 countries. A variety of positions are available, including on-mountain and off-mountain opportunities.

To apply, please visit the World Championships 2019 website: https://2019worldchamps.com/volunteer-faq

FIS athletes celebrate WADA Play True Day

On 10th April 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency celebrated ‘Play True Day’ along with athletes, National and Regional Anti-Doping Organisations, Sports Federations and others around the world.

‘Play True Day’ is dedicated to clean sport and is intended to raise awareness among athletes, the sporting public and others about the global fight against doping.

WADA encouraged athletes and all stakeholders to state why they play true on social media by using the hashtag #PlayTrueDay.

Here is the statement of the FIS Athletes' Commission:

Olympic Movement celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

On 6th April 2018, the Olympic Movement celebrated the power of sport to unite people and help build a better world as part of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

FIS contributes to physical, educational and social development notably through its Bring Children to the Snow campaign and its partnership with Right To Play.

World Snow Day and FIS SnowKidz, the two projects which make up the Bring Children to the Snow campaign, have seen more than 380,000 participants at 516 events in 46 countries during the 2017/18 season.

FIS’ international charity partner Right To Play is using the power of play to educate and empower children and youth to help them overcome the effects of poverty, conflict and disease. 

Stars in action at Verbier High Five

Last weekend, some of the world’s best skiers celebrated the end of the season in Verbier (SUI) as part of the annual “High Five”, a pro-am skiing event.

The primary aim of the event is to enjoy a fun day of racing as professional alpine racers competed along with amateurs in different race categories.

Participants included Olympic medallists and FIS World Cup winners: Adrien Theaux (FRA), Justin Murisier (SUI), Loic Meillard (SUI), Beat Feuz (SUI), Tina Weirather (LIE), Marta Bassino (ITA) and Fanny Smith (SUI).

Vote now! Takanashi and Hirscher on Ballot for March Academy Athlete of the Month

Ski Jumping ace Sara Takanashi (JPN) and Alpine super star Marcel Hirscher (AUT) are among the 12 candidates on the United States Sports Academy of the Month ballot and public voting is in progress.

Takanashi extended her all-time Ski Jumping World Cup victory record to 55 overtaking Gregor Schlierenzauer’s (AUT) previous record of 53, while Hirscher captured his seventh consecutive overall World Cup title.

These accomplishments have placed the athletes on the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Month ballot for March.

Everyone is encouraged to cast a vote on the Academy’s website at www.ussa.edu until 5 p.m. CT on Thursday, 12th April 2018.