Passing of Mauro Detassis

It is with great sadness that FIS learned of the passing of Mauro Detassis, former Chairman of the FIS Children Races Organisers Committee. Detassis still attended the 34th FIS Children Races Organisers Committee Meeting in Belgrade recently and stood down as chairman in September.

The Italian was President of the Trofeo Topolino (now Alpecimbra) Organising Committee from 1989 to 2014 and remained as Honorary President since then. He diligently attented the meetings of the FIS Sub-Committee for Alpine Youth & Children’s Questions to report on various FIS Children’s event.

“Mauro was truly dedicated to athletes and our sport, to giving the very best opportunities for children’s races. He always knew the athletes of Topolino and Alpecimbra were to become our future champions”, said Ken Read, Chairman of the FIS Sub-Committee for Alpine Youth & Children’s Questions.