International Ski Federation


International Ski Federation

The International Ski Federation/Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) [The French acronym FIS is used in all languages. FIS has three "official" languages, English, French and German.] is the main international organisation of ski sports. Founded by 14 member nations in 1924 in Chamonix, France, today it has a membership of 101 national ski associations and is based in Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland.

ki disciplines

The federation organises the following ski sport disciplines, for which it oversees World Cup competitions and World Championships:
*Alpine Skiing (incl Alpine combined), see FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, Alpine skiing World Cup
**Downhill
**Super-G (Super Giant Slalom)
**Giant Slalom (GS)
**Slalom
*Nordic skiing, see FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
**Cross-country skiing (aka XC skiing)
**Ski jumping
**Nordic combined
**Telemark skiing
*Freestyle skiing, see FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships
**Moguls
**Aerials
**Skicross
**Half-Pipe
*Snowboarding, see FIS Snowboarding World Championships
**Alpine Snowboarding
**Freestyle Snowboarding
**Boardercross
*Others/Extreme
**Grass skiing
**Roller skiing
**Speed skiing

An exception from the ski sports organised by FIS is the rising-popularity discipline of Biathlon (XC skiing + rifle shooting), which has its own organisation, the International Biathlon Union (IBU).

FIS Presidents

Notes

External links

* [http://www.fis-ski.com/ FIS official website]


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