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WWW.FIS-SKI.COM Edition #343 | 6 July 2011
2018 Games to PyeongChang
Photo: PyeongChang 2018

Voting in Durban, the International Olympic Committee has awarded PyeongChang, South Korea the right to host the Olympic Winter Games in 2018.

"The 2018 Games in PyeongChang embrace the opportunity to spread winter sports into a rapidly developing part of the world with great potential for participation and generating new enthusiasts," said FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.

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Total of nine new FIS medal events at Sochi 2014
Photo FIS/Oliver Kraus

The IOC has made the final decision on the program of the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 in Durban on Monday. The IOC Executive Board confirmed the additional inclusion of Freestyle Skiing slopestyle (men and ladies) and Snowboard slopestyle (men and ladies), as well as Snowboard parallel slalom as events on the Sochi 2014 program. Regrettably the Alpine nations' team parallel competition was not approved for inclusion for Sochi 2014, but has already been given a positive signal about its inclusion in 2018.

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Roller Skiing World Cup continues in Italy

The second Roller Skiing World Cup weekend took place in the northeast of Italy hosted by the cities of S. Giacomo di Roburent, Torino, Prato Nevoso and Mondovi on 1st-3rd July. It included a prologue, a pursuit, sprint and team sprint events.

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Kongsberg signs as presenting sponsor of FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2012 in Vikersund (NOR)

Kongsberg Gruppen and FIS have announced that KONGSBERG, a leading high-technology supplier of industry, has become the presenting sponsor of the FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2012 in Vikersund (NOR). The agreement was negotiated by FIS Marketing AG, an independent company tasked with the sales and handling of FIS controlled marketing rights.

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Untimely passing of Mika Myllylä
Mika Myllylä

FIS sends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mika Myllylä who passed away on Tuesday, 5th July, at his home in Kokkola, Finland, at the age of just 41.

Mika Myllylä was one of the most famous and successful skiers from Finland. All in all, he won 15 medals at the Olympic Games and FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

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Swiss-Ski closes a successful year
Urs Lehmann welcomes delegates to Swiss-Ski GA (Photo Swiss-Ski)

The 107th General Assembly of Swiss-Ski took place on Saturday, 2nd July in Fiesch. Some 200 delegates were present to review the last year which turned out to be a success for the federation both from sporting and financial perspectives.

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FIS Jumping Judges evaluate season in Grainau (GER)
Photo Sandra Spitz

The biannual seminar for the FIS Jumping Judges took place in Grainau / Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) on 30th June-2nd July. 60 participants from 15 countries met under the leadership of Ueli Forrer, Chairman of the FIS Sub-Committee for Officials and Rules, to review the past season with focus on evaluating the performance of the judges.

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PyeongChang will host the 2018 Games

Fact of the Week

63 - number of votes for PyeongChang in the election for the 2018 Games whilst Munich received 25 and Annecy seven

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