Quick Hits

Behind the Scenes at the 2018 Olympic Test Events

At the recent FIS Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard test events for the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018, FIS took the chance to talk to some of the sports’ biggest stars.

Double Olympic Champion and snowboard superstar Shaun White shared his impressions on the newly built Olympic superpipe located at Bokwang Pheonix Park.

Meanwhile, Sochi 2014 Olympiic silver medallist Devin Logan who is still one of the few athletes to compete in both ski halfpipe and ski slopestyle, shared her training impressions and goals for 2018.

New Are 2019 website online

The new website of the Are 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships went live at www.are2019.com on the occasion of the Are 2019 Night at St. Moritz (SUI) on 16th February 2017 just three days before the Are 2019 Organisers received the FIS flag from the FIS President during the Closing Ceremony of the St. Moritz 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships to take back to Are, Sweden.

Teaser FIS Telemark World Championships in La Plagne

The best Telemark skiers from around the world will soon go to La Plagne (FRA) to compete for the FIS Telemark World Championships titles from 14th-19th March 2017.

Watch a preview here!

World Broadcasters zoom in on PyeongChang 2018

More than 112 delegates from the world’s broadcasters are currently in PyeongChang (KOR) for the World Broadcasters Meeting, organised by the Olympic Broadcast Service (OBS) and supported by the PyeongChang Organising Committee of the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG).

Arriving on 20th February, they had a chance to visit the venues and see the set-up and layouts to assist with the planning for these rights holders. This included a stop at the International Broadcast Centre in Alpensia, which is nearing completion and will host more than 3,000 media personnel during the Games.

Furthermore, the participants were greeted by POCOG President Lee Hee-beom and received presentations on a range of technical and operational subjects and will meet with specific OBS and POCOG personnel before the seminar concludes on 23rd February.

Olympic Channel launches global digital platform in six additional languages

Featuring Olympic stars and stories from across the globe, and continuing the excitement of the Olympic Games year round, the Olympic Channel is now available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and Latin American Spanish in addition to English.

The Olympic Channel plans to release four additional languages in the coming months including Arabic, Japanese, Korean and Russian versions. In addition to creating a multi-language global digital platform, the Olympic Channel is working with broadcast partners and National Olympic Committees to develop localised versions of the Olympic Channel that will offer region- and language-specific user experiences on linear and digital platforms.

Visit it here.