Quick Hits: Athletes in focus

FIS Athletes’ Commission Chair Konstantin Schad represented his peers at the recent IOC Athletes’ Forum in Lausanne (SUI) which addressed topics including anti-doping, the Olympic programme and support for athletes across the globe.

The Olympic Athletes’ Hub took the opportunity to talk to him about what the FIS Athletes’ Commission does for its athletes and how it is aiming to strengthen the voice of athletes.

Click here to find out.

Athlete profile Jessie Diggins

Every champion shares a similar dream: winning an Olympic medal. Cross-country skier Jessie Diggins (USA) grew up in Afton, Minnesota. She builds her Olympic dream around regular training, strong values and hard work. In this video, she opens the door to her personal life and the motivation that pushes her forward.

FIS Cross-Country introduces Le Gruyère AOP Award

In order to increase the profile of Cross-Country athletes from the nine FIS Continental Cups, FIS Cross-Country together with its partner Le Gruyère AOP introduced the new Le Gruyère AOP Award.

Integrated into the winner’s presentation, the Award will recognise the best ranked Continental Cup skier in every World Cup competition with a 4kg wedge of Le Gruyère AOP cheese. 

Smooth travels with FIS Travel

FIS Travel Service AG plans and handles trips for the extended sports family whilst specialising in team transportation in all the FIS disciplines.  

At the recent Audi FIS Ski World Cup races in Lake Louise (CAN), it arranged travel for 95 persons, including athletes, coaches and support personnel from 12 teams, as well as TV stations and FIS staff.

The World Cup family travelled to the Calgary airport (CAN), following the conclusion of Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup race and took a direct 2h30 min flight to Vail/Eagle (USA) and were shuttled directly from the tarmac to their hotels, without having to pass the arrival area.

Thanks to this service and timely much shorter travel time from Lake Louise to Beaver Creek, the teams could start training on Monday morning for the upcoming races on the infamous Birds of Prey course.

Recap video of FIS Solidarity Training Camp in Kazakhstan has arrived

Under the umbrella of FIS Solidarity, the Ski Association of Kazakhstan held a cross-country training camp in summer which saw the participation of more than 60 young cross-country athletes aged 12-16.

The camp, which was the first of its kind in Kazakhstan, took place at the cross-country and biathlon complex of Alatau in Talgar city.

In addition to extensive roller skiing sessions as well as strength and endurance training, the camp featured a number of social and team building activities.

Find out more in this video which was recently released.

Ski Federation of Pakistan elects new President

Air Marshal Farooq Habib was unanimously elected as new President of the Ski Federation of Pakistan (SFP) at the Federation’s Assembly on Monday, 27th November 2017.

Air Marshal Farooq Habib serves as Vice Chief of the Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

The newly-elected President assured that the PAF would continue supporting the Federation in its ongoing and future endeavours. He also highlighted the efforts being made by the PAF for the uplift of Naltar Ski Resort and provision of world class facilities to make it a dream destination for skiers from around the world.