Quick Hits: New CEOs for Oberstdorf 2021

Florian Weidel and Robert Büchel were appointed CEOs for the 2021 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf (GER).

Florian Weidel (42) took over the role of Secretary General of Oberstdorf Skisport on 1st July. In addition to being responsible for the World Cup events in Oberstdorf and the upcoming FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2018 there, he will be responsible for the successful organisation of the 2021 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships together with Büchel.

A former snowboarder, Weidel studied sports economy at the Sport University of Cologne and worked as product manager for tourism and events at the Swiss ski resort of Flims Laax for 12 years.

Meanwhile, Büchel (49) was senior director at Lagardère Sports where he was responsible for marketing skiing events from 2008-2012. At Oberstdorf 2021, he will assume a role for marketing, communications, media, ticketing and tourism.

Marlies and Benjamin Raich welcome son Jakob

Alpine Skiing's power couple Marlies and Benjamin Raich of Austria welcomed their second child on 17th July 2017, a healthy baby boy named Jakob. The new addition joins the couple’s son Josef who was born in October 2015.


National teams on the road, part 1

Summer training is in full swing in Cross-Country Skiing and national teams are getting kilometres in their legs thanks to roller skiing, running and training on snow. Find out here what the teams of Austria, Germany and Switzerland have been up to.

Ski Federation of Pakistan appoints new Secretary General

The Pakistan Ski Federation recently appointed Air Commodore Shahid Nadeem as its new Secretary General, replacing Syed Qaswar Abbas Naqvi.

PyeongChang 2018 announces its first sustainability partners 

PyeongChang 2018 announced the Cola-Cola Corporation and KT Corporation as their first sustainability partners with just over 200 days to go until the Olympic Winter Games begin.

Coca-Cola, the longest continuous sponsor of the Olympic Games, since 1928, is undertaking a water-quality project in the PyeongChang area; while local telecommunications partner KT is aiming to provide IT services beyond the Games boundaries to help improve the daily life and tourism readiness of the province.

PyeongChang 2018 is the first Winter Games to receive the ISO 20121 certification for its sustainability efforts and goal to be a zero carbon emissions Games. The

sustainability website was launched earlier this month.