Sports events would not be possible without volunteers. The Åre 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are no exception. More than 1,600 volunteers are expected to help in roles such as team hostesses, crowd marshals, course crew and many other areas during the event in February 2019.
Almost one-third of the volunteers will already join the Organising Committee for the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Finals that will serve as the test events, scheduled during the 2017/18 season, in addition to the World Cup Stockholm City Event in January and the FIS World Cup Finals in March.
If you are interested in volunteering with Åre 2019, register here.
Slovak Ski Association elects new President
The Slovak Ski Association held its General Assembly on 14th May 2017. Besides reports on a successful competition season 2016/17, the Assembly elected Ivan Ivanič as its new President, following in the footsteps of František Repka who stepped down from his role in March.
Ski & Snowboard Australia appoints new Alpine Director
Three-time Olympic Alpine Ski coach Michael Branch has been appointed as Ski & Snowboard Australia’s new Alpine Director.
Bringing an impressive CV as a successful high performance coach with the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, Branch has coached some of the sport’s biggest names to top world rankings and Olympic medal success including Bode Miller, Ted Ligety and Andrew Weibrecht.
Branch comes to SSA with nearly 20 years coaching experience, including five years as head coach of the New South Wales Institute of Sport and Olympic Winter Institute of Australia Alpine programmes before moving to the USA as its high performance team coach.
Interview with Dario Cologna
Switzerland’s three-time Olympic gold medallist in cross-country skiing, Dario Cologna reveals on the IOC Athletes’ Hub how he is preparing for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, including training habits and advice for aspiring cross-country athletes.
Read the interview here.
First snowfalls of 2017 in Africa