Marcel Hirscher to miss start of season after injury
The start of the 2017-2018 season will have to wait until at least November for six-time defending World Cup winner Marcel Hirscher. The unstoppable Austrian suffered a broken ankle bone during his first training on snow of the season on the Moeltaler Glacier.
Hi ankle is expected to be in a cast for six weeks, making the season start in Soelden (AUT) at the end of October and the following World Cup slalom race in Levi (FIN) doubtful.
Benjamin Raich named Ambassador for Innsbruck 2026 Olympic Bid
Last Friday, former Alpine star Benjamin Raich was presented as an Ambassador for Innsbruck’s bid to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games.
At the press conference, Raich said that he was firmly convinced that, "the Olympic Games could be a highlight that brings our society energy and power". Toni Innauer, former sports director in the Austrian Ski Jumping Federation and ski jumping star, added that he saw, “a window of possibilities that is now opening up".
Local music performer Marc Pircher was also named one of the Ambassadors.
World’s Largest Ski Poster Collection Up for Sale
Erich Kellenberger has amassed what is believed to be the largest collection of vintage ski and winter sports posters in the world and now he is looking to sell his 15,000-plus collection.
Kellenberger started his collection in 1968 and has since curated and organized several cultural exhibitions during his 50 years of collecting. At its largest, the collection surpassed 25,000 posters and as the demand for such vintage products grew he sold about a third of them at art fairs.
Now Kellenberger wants to sell the remaining images to a museum, institution or even a private collector who shares his passion.
Courtesy of Skiing History.org
Q&A with Alpine Star Erik Guay
Last winter Erik Guay became the oldest gold medallist at a FIS Alpine World Ski Championship when he claimed gold in the super-G. The Canadian took the time to sit down and chat with FIS about his expectations for the upcoming Olympic Winter Games and his past, present and future career.