The FIS Congress concluded last Friday, 18th May 2018 after nearly a week of meetings. Today’s FIS Newsflash will deliver brief updates on the main areas addressed in Cross-Country, Ski Jumping, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard.
The biggest news out of the Ski Jumping Committee was the evolution of the ladies’ World Cup calendar. The ladies’ are no longer restricted to jumping on the normal hill on their competitions will take place on both the large and normal hills from the upcoming season.
The Summer Grand Prix 2018 season will feature three large hill competitions, while the winter will be approximately a 50-50 split between the large and normal hill. Additionally, the ladies’ and men will have more joint mixed team competitions in the upcoming season. The event has already been submitted as a candidate for inclusion in the Olympic Programme having been a successful event as part of the FIS World Championships since 2013.
The men’s calendars were also finalised and approved with the FIS Grand Prix 2018 starting with a team event in on the Adam-Malysz hill in Wisla (POL) on 21st July, followed by an individual competition a day later.
A week later men's and ladies' competition will be held in Hinterzarten (GER). The series then continues early August in Courchevel (FRA), where up to 20,000 spectators are expected for the first ever mixed team competition on the large hill.
Like last winter, the men's World Cup opening 2018/19 will be held in Wisla in mid-November. The first World Cup mixed team competition on the large hill will take place in Titisee-Neustadt (GER) mid-December.
Rounding out the big news from the Ski Jumping Committee was the announcement that for the first time, there will also be a RAW AIR tour in Norway for the ladies.