During a conference call meeting last Friday, the FIS Council decided to postpone the International Ski Congress, originally scheduled to take place from 17th - 23rd May 2020 at Royal Cliff (THA).
For the time being, in view of the current situation with Covid-19 pandemic, the new date and location is not yet defined. However, the objective is to organise the FIS Congress 2020 in the autumn of this year.
As a result of this decision, the agenda of the FIS Congress General Assembly is postponed. This includes the elections of the FIS President and Council, as well as the election of the Organisers of the FIS World Championship 2024 and 2025.
Additionally, the FIS Committee Meetings are also postponed in the main until the rescheduled FIS Congress 2020. For urgent matters that require approval of the Council beforehand, these will be managed through a schedule of online meetings for the Committees and the FIS Council in May.
The deadline for applications and communication of Presidential and Council candidates 30 days before the elections will be re-scheduled in accordance with the new dates of the FIS Congress 2020.
For the FIS World Championship 2025 elections, the candidates for the Alpine Events are Saalbach (AUT), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER), Crans-Montana (SUI). Trondheim (NOR) is the sole candidate for Nordic disciplines and for Freestyle Ski, Snowboard and Freeski, the Council has already postponed the election until after CAS has ruled on the eligibility of Russia to bid for major events in view of the candidacy of Krasnoyarsk (RUS). The election of the FIS Ski Flying World Championships in 2024 is also postponed.
FIS will announce the new date and location for the FIS Congress 2020 as soon as it is confirmed.
FIS Committee Meetings Spring 2020
The arrangements for the organisation of the FIS Committee Meetings online are presently being undertaken. They will be scheduled during the original dates as part of an overall coordinated programme of meetings, in the usual way, with the main focus on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th May. One of the main challenges will be to accommodate the different time zones of the Committee Members and whilst efforts will be made to accommodate the location of the members in the different committees, it will inevitably require some late evenings and/or early mornings!
The timetable will be established over the coming days and communication is already underway between the responsible FIS Coordinator/s and the Committee Chairs to establish the necessary details
Once the timetable has been put together, it will be distributed and communicated on the FIS Website.