Tag Archives: World Cup

Champions School On The Streif

Dr. Michael Huber President, Kitzbuhel Ski Club A-6370 Kitzbuhel, Austria Dear Michael: I knew this day would come. The Streif is an old friend. A venue we always looked forward to. A track that was honest, tough, brutally fair and … Continue reading

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Our Early Season Advantage

Updated – “Lake Louise and Killington confirmed” were welcome words from the International Ski Federation (FIS) for the ski racing community of North America. Finally, the weather cooperated and at least the ladies World Cup Tour of North America could … Continue reading

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Downhill: Transforming experience … into results

UPDATED (July 21) – For over two decades the Canadian Rockies have been a picture-perfect backdrop for athletes, coaches and volunteers working tirelessly to deliver one of the most reliable race blocks on the FIS calendar. Over a three-week period … Continue reading

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Downhill … where are we going?

Downhill has always been at the cutting edge of alpine ski racing. Bold, brassy and bullish – always pushing the limits of excitement. From the spectacular recoveries of Toni Sailer on the Tofana in the 1956 Cortina Olympics to Franz … Continue reading

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Fresh adrenaline: boost for the speed events

One of the hotter topics this past week at the FIS Congress was the debate over a new starting format for speed events of downhill and super G. Under a very clear directive from FIS Council, the alpine community was … Continue reading

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Cancun: Ski capital of the world (this week)

I admit it. Since my first FIS Congress, we’ve traveled to some pretty interesting locations. Well known cities like Rio, Melbourne and Vancouver. Historic cities like Dubrovnik, Prague and Capetown. But while my passport has a few exotic stamps, but … Continue reading

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Bravo Larisa. Thank you.

The wise athlete knows best. Larisa Yurkiw has proved this both on and off the snow throughout her remarkable career. Continue reading

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