Nominations for the 23rd International Matteo Baumgarten Award open

The International Matteo Baumgarten award recognises athletes who, while competing at the highest level, have also made the decision to complete their higher education. The award, now in its 23rdyear, has seen winners such as Ilka Stuhec (SLO), Tanja Poutiainen (FIN), Tina Maze (SLO), Bernadette Schild (AUT), Marco Odermatt (SUI) and Ramon Zenhäusern (SUI). 

As well as having prestigious winners, the award holds significance for the family of Matteo Baumgarten and FIS family. For the family the award is a way to commemorate their son Matteo Baumgarten, whose life was tragically cut short. For the FIS family, it is one the key ways to encourage long-term athlete development. 

To enter, the eligible nominees need only to contact their National Ski Association (NSA). Each association can put forward up to three athletes and nominees are eligible from any of the six FIS Olympic disciplines. The deadline for nominations is the 28thFebruary 2019. 

To help nominees further a full information sheet has been prepared and can be downloaded from the link below:

IBA Information Sheet 2019.pdf