Quick Hits

Two new staff members join FIS

FIS is pleased to welcome two new staff members to its office team in Oberhofen (SUI).

In January 2017, Michèle Gasser (SUI, 44) took on the role of Marketing Project Coordinator. Her responsibilities include supporting the FIS World Cup Organising Committees, FIS partners and suppliers to ensure mutually beneficial partnerships and successful activation of partner activities at the FIS World Cups and World Championships. Previously, Michèle worked as Marketing Manager for an international company in the packaging industry.

As of 1st March 2017, Irina Gerber (SUI, 22) will take up her position as Nordic Administrator. Her responsibilities will include overseeing and updating the FIS calendar and FIS points lists, administering results and homologations, and delivering general administrative support for the disciplines of Speed Skiing, Roller Skiing and Grass Skiing. Irina has worked in the administration of a national association in the field of health care before.

Nordic Combined Behind the Scenes: From Ski Jumping to Cross-Country

In this latest Behind the Scenes video, FIS Nordic Combined explains how the starting order for the Cross-Country race is determined following the Ski Jumping part of the competition.

Cross-Country Skiing Inside the Fence: The importance of forerunners

FIS Cross-Country has taken a look into the role of forerunners and what it means for them to test the tracks for the World Cup athletes.

Snowboard Behind the Scenes: Spin to win or style?

Get to know three of the judges of the FIS World Cup Big Air in Moscow and their take on the hot topic of spin versus style.

Kenyan skier debuts in FIS World Cup

Last weekend in Maribor (SLO), Alpine skier Sabrina Simader became the first skier from Kenya to compete in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup race.

She finished 61st, 8.14 seconds behind Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) after the first runin the giant slalom race which was finaly won by Tessa Worley (FRA) after the 2nd run.

Simader, who moved to Austria with her mother as a three-year-old, competed at the Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer (NOR) last year and has stepped up preparations for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. Her goal this season is to compete at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz (SUI).

Watch her race in Maribor here.

Lausanne 2020 – 3 years to go

There are just three years to go until the

Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020

(SUI) kick off, with the Opening Ceremony on 10


January 2020. As the countdown continues to what will be the third edition of the Winter YOG, the IOC takes a look at what fans and athletes can expect from the host city. Click