International Ski Federation

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International Ski Federation
  • Français:Fédération Internationale de Ski
    Deutsch:Internationaler Skiverband
    Русский:Международная Федерация Лыжного Спорта
Federation internationale de ski (logo).svg
Sport Skiing [1]
JurisdictionInternational
Membership132 members [1]
AbbreviationFIS
FoundedFebruary 2, 1924;97 years ago (1924-02-02) [1]
in Chamonix, Flag of France.svg  France
Affiliation IOC [2]
HeadquartersMarc Hodler House
Blochstrasse 2
Oberhofen am Thunersee
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
President Flag of Switzerland.svg Gian Franco Kasper (1998) [3] [4]
Vice president(s) Flag of Sweden.svg Mats Årjes (2018) [5]
Flag of Slovenia.svg Janez Kocijančič (2010) [6]
Flag of Japan.svg Aki Murasato (2016) [7]
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Patrick Smith (2018) [8]
SecretaryVacant
Operating incomeDecrease2.svgCHF 14.6 million (2018) [9]
Official website
www.fis-ski.com

The Fédération internationale de ski (FIS; English: International Ski Federation) is the highest international governing body for skiing and snowboarding. Founded on 2 February 1924 in Chamonix, France, the FIS is responsible for the Olympic disciplines of Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The FIS is also responsible for setting the international competition rules. The organization now has a membership of 118 national ski associations and is based in Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland.

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Most World Cup wins

More than 45 World Cup wins in all disciplines run by International Ski Federation for men and ladies:

RankWinsDisciplineCode
1 Flag of Switzerland.svg Amélie Wenger-Reymond 158 Telemark skiing TM
2 Flag of Switzerland.svg Conny Kissling 106 Freestyle skiing FS
3 Flag of Sweden.svg Ingemar Stenmark 86 Alpine skiing AL
4 Flag of Norway.svg Marit Bjørgen 84
(114)
Cross-country skiing CC
5 Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn 82 Alpine skiing AL
6 Flag of the United States.svg Mikaela Shiffrin 69 Alpine skiing AL
7 Flag of France.svg Karine Ruby 67 Snowboarding SB
Flag of Austria.svg Marcel Hirscher 67 Alpine skiing AL
9 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mikaël Kingsbury 65 Freestyle skiing FS
10 Flag of Austria.svg Annemarie Moser-Pröll 62 Alpine skiing AL
11 Flag of Japan.svg Sara Takanashi 60 Ski jumping JP
12 Flag of France.svg Phillipe Lau 58 Telemark skiing TM
13 Flag of the United States.svg Jan Bucher 57 Freestyle skiing FS
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Němec 57 Grass skiing GS
15 Flag of Switzerland.svg Vreni Schneider 55 Alpine skiing AL
16 Flag of Austria.svg Hermann Maier 54 Alpine skiing AL
17 Flag of Austria.svg Gregor Schlierenzauer 53 Ski jumping JP
18 Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Tomba 50 Alpine skiing AL
19 Flag of Finland.svg Hannu Manninen 48 Nordic combined NK
20 Flag of Finland.svg Matti Nykänen 46 Ski jumping JP
Flag of the United States.svg Donna Weinbrecht 46 Freestyle skiing FS
Flag of Norway.svg Bjørn Dæhlie 46 Cross-country skiing CC
Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl 46 Alpine skiing AL
Flag of the United States.svg Hannah Kearney 46 Freestyle skiing FS

Updated as of 21 March 2021

Ski disciplines

The federation organises the following ski sport disciplines, for which it oversees World Cup competitions and World Championships:

Note: The discipline of Biathlon, which combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, has its own organisation, the International Biathlon Union (IBU).

FIS Congress history

List of all hosts: [10]

Presidents

The Crystal Globe trophy awarded by the FIS to the winner of the Ski Jumping World Cup Joska bodenmais pokale referenzen fis ski weltcup pokal.jpg
The Crystal Globe trophy awarded by the FIS to the winner of the Ski Jumping World Cup
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1. Ivar Holmquist Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1924–1934
2. Nicolai Ramm Østgaard Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1934–1951
3. Marc Hodler Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1951–1998
4. Gian-Franco Kasper Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1998–

Members

Official FIS ski museums

As of 2017, there are 31 official FIS Ski Museums worldwide in 13 countries which are devoted to the history of skiing, taking into account the region's own history of skiing and tourism. [11]

List of FIS ski museums (incomplete)

See also

Related Research Articles

Skiing Recreational activity and sport using skis

Skiing is a means of transport using skis to glide on snow. Variations of purpose include basic transport, a recreational activity, or a competitive winter sport. Many types of competitive skiing events are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Nordic skiing

Nordic skiing encompasses the various types of skiing in which the toe of the ski boot is fixed to the binding in a manner that allows the heel to rise off the ski, unlike alpine skiing, where the boot is attached to the ski from toe to heel. Recreational disciplines include cross-country skiing and Telemark skiing.

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of alpine skiing competitions, launched in 1966 by a group of ski racing friends and experts which included French journalist Serge Lang and the alpine ski team directors from France and the USA. It was soon backed by International Ski Federation president Marc Hodler during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966 at Portillo, Chile, and became an official FIS event in the spring of 1967 after the FIS Congress at Beirut, Lebanon. The first World Cup ski race was held in Berchtesgaden, West Germany, on January 5, 1967. Jean-Claude Killy of France and Nancy Greene of Canada were the overall winners for the first two seasons.

Alpine Canada

Alpine Canada is the national governing body for alpine ski racing, para-alpine and ski cross in Canada. Alpine Canada represents coaches, officials, supporters and athletes, including the racers of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, Canadian Ski Cross Team and the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team. Alpine Canada is also involved in promoting participation within Canada's four million recreational skiers.

The Gymnasiade, or World Gymnasiade, is an international multi-sport event which is organised by the International School Sport Federation (ISF). It is the largest event among many other sport events held by the ISF.

The Canadian Snowboard Federation is the governing body in Canada for the sport of snowboarding. It is a member discipline of the Canadian Snowsports Association, and is recognized by the Government of Canada, the Fédération Internationale de Ski, the World Snowboard Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee. They are a federally incorporated non-profit organization. Canada~Snowboard is governed by a Board of Directors elected by and from its volunteer membership and manages programs nationally and locally through professional staff, provincial and territorial snowboard associations, and their affiliated clubs.

Finland at the 2014 Winter Olympics Sporting event delegation

Finland competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from 7 to 23 February 2014. The Finnish team consisted of 103 competitors who participated in alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, ski jumping, snowboarding and speed skating.

Ester Ledecká Czech snowboarder and skier

Ester Ledecká is a Czech snowboarder and alpine skier. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Ledecká won gold medals in the super-G in alpine skiing and in the parallel giant slalom in snowboarding, becoming the first person to win two gold medals at the same Winter Olympics using two different types of equipment. She was the second woman to win Olympic gold in two separate disciplines but the first to do so at the same Winter Olympics. She was the first Czech to win the parallel giant slalom in snowboarding at the FIS Snowboard World Cup.

Cross-country skiing (sport) Competitive winter sport

The sport of cross-country skiing encompasses a variety of formats for cross-country skiing races over courses of varying lengths according to rules sanctioned by the International Ski Federation and by various national organizations, such as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Cross Country Ski Canada. International competitions include the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, the FIS Cross-Country World Cup, and at the Winter Olympic Games. Such races occur over homologated, groomed courses designed to support classic (in-track) and freestyle events, where the skiers may employ skate skiing. It also encompasses cross-country ski marathon events, sanctioned by the Worldloppet Ski Federation, and cross-country ski orienteering events, sanctioned by the International Orienteering Federation. Related forms of competition are biathlon, where competitors race on cross-country skis and stop to shoot at targets with rifles, and paralympic cross-country skiing that allows athletes with disabilities to compete at cross-country skiing with adaptive equipment.

2015 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival

The 2015 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival was held in Vorarlberg, Austria and Liechtenstein between 25 and 30 January 2015. It was the first time that two countries become hosts in a European Youth Olympic Festival.

From August 22, 2012 to March 27, 2013, the following skiing events took place at various locations around the world.

From August 28, 2011 to March 18, 2012, the following skiing events took place at various locations around the world.

Switzerland at the 2018 Winter Olympics Sporting event delegation

Switzerland competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018, with 166 competitors in 14 sports. They won 15 medals in total, ranking 7th in the medal table.

Lithuania at the 2018 Winter Olympics Sporting event delegation

Lithuania competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018, with five competitors in three sports.

Poland at the 2018 Winter Olympics Sporting event delegation

Poland competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018. It was the nation's 23rd appearance at the Winter Olympics, having competed at every Games since their inception in 1924. The Polish team consisted of 62 athletes in 12 sports, which is the largest ever Polish team, surpassing the 59 athletes that competed in 2014. Polish ski jumpers won one gold and one bronze medal, earning the 20th place at the medal table.

Ukraine at the 2018 Winter Olympics Sporting event delegation

Ukraine competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018, with 33 competitors in 9 sports. Oleksandr Abramenko won the only medal for the country, a gold in men's aerials freestyle skiing, earning Ukraine the 21st place in the overall medal table.

Estonia at the 2018 Winter Olympics Sporting event delegation

Estonia competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea from 9 to 25 February 2018.

Romania at the 2018 Winter Olympics Sporting event delegation

Romania competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018, with 27 competitors in 8 sports.

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