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FIS Congress 2018 to take place in Costa Navarino (GRE)
24 April 2018 года
FIS Congress 2018 to take place in Costa Navarino (GRE)

Approximately 1,000 delegates representing more than 80 Member National Ski Associations of the International Ski Federation (FIS) are scheduled to participate in the 51st International Ski Congress in Costa Navarino (GRE) from 13th to 19th May 2018.

As part of the Congress Week, the FIS Council as well as the various FIS Technical Committees, Sub-Committees and Working Groups will meet from Sunday 13th to Wednesday 16th May, whilst the FIS Congress (General Assembly) itself takes place on Friday 18th May.

The Organisers of the FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2022 and the FIS Alpine, Nordic, Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships 2023 will be elected by the FIS Council on Thursday 17th May. The six Candidates (see p. 2) will present their concepts to all Congress participants from display stands and during the respective Technical Committee meetings as well as having a final opportunity to present to the FIS Council on Tuesday 15th May. The announcement of the four elected Organisers will take place on Thursday at approximately 19:00 local time (20:00 CET). A live stream from the announcement will be available on the FIS Facebook channels.

Representing the highest decision-making authority within FIS, the Congress will take place on Friday, 18th May. It will review the business reports of the Council, the accounts and reports of the auditors, approve the budget for the 2018-2019 financial period, elect the FIS President and 16 FIS Council Members, as well as decide on the proposals submitted by the Member Associations and the Council. 18 candidates are running for election to the FIS Council (see p.2 for complete list), as well as the representative of the FIS Athletes Commission.

The items on the programme of the FIS Council in the days prior to the Congress primarily focus on the Congress Agenda and reviewing the various proposals to submit to the delegates. Additionally other key topics will include final approval of the FIS World Cup calendars for the 2018/19 season, as well as receiving proposals submitted by the Technical Committees following their meetings.These will include the FIS Snow Safe Policy, Safeguarding Athletes and Participants from Harassment and Abuse.

Candidates as Organisers of the FIS World Championships in 2022 and 2023

Candidate for the FIS Ski Flying World Ski Championships 2022
Vikersund (NOR)

Candidates for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2023 (in alphabetical order)
Courchevel-Méribel (FRA)
Saalbach (AUT)

Candidates for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2023 (in alphabetical order)
Planica (SLO)
Trondheim (NOR)

Preliminary Candidate for the FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships 2023
Bakuriani (GEO)

Candidates for the FIS Council:
ÅRJES Mats, SWE, Swedish Ski Association, re-election
ARNHOLD Stefano, BRA , Brazilian Snow Sports Federation, new election
BOKAREV Andrey, RUS, Russian Ski Association, re-election
DONG YANG Steve, CHN, Chinese Ski Association, new election
GOSPER Dean, AUS, Ski & Snowboard Australia, re-election
HOERMANN Alfons, GER, German Ski Association, re-election
KOCIJANCIC Janez, SLO, Ski Association of Slovenia, re-election
KUMPOST Roman, CZE, Czech Ski Association, re-election
MURASATO Aki, JPN, Ski Association of Japan, re-election
PAINE Dexter, USA, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association, re-election
RODA Flavio, ITA,  Italian Winter Sports Federation, re-election
ROESTE Erik, NOR, Norwegian Ski Association, new election 
SCHROECKSNADEL Peter, AUT, Austrian Ski Association, re-election
SMITH Patrick, CAN, Canadian Snowsports Association , re-election
TAJNER Apoloniusz, POL, Polish Ski Association, new election
UUSITALO Martti, FIN, Finnish Ski Association,  re-election
VALENZUELA Eduardo, ESP, Royal Spanish Winter Sports Assoc, new election
VION Michel, FRA, French Ski Association, re-election

In addition, one Athlete’s Commission representative as Member of the FIS council has to be elected separately by the FIS Congress. Proposed is Konstantin Schad (GER).


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