Italian Ice Sports Federation
|Replaced||Federazione Italiana Sport Invernali (FISI)|
The Italian Ice Sports Federation (Italian: Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio; FISG), is the governing body for ice sports in Italy. It was founded in 1926 to promote the practice of winter sports on ice and to coordinate events. Giancarlo Bolognini, the former mayor of Bolzano, is the president of FISG (2006). The FISG is a member of a number of international sports organizations including the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the International Skating Union (ISU).
The first Italian Ice Sports Federation was established in 1926 in Milan by the fusion of three pre-existing federations, those for bobsledding, ice skating and ice hockey. In 1933 the FISG combined with the Italian skiing federation to create the Federazione Italiana Sport Invernali (FISI) (Italian Federation for Winter Sports ), with its headquarters in Rome.
After World War II, when Italian sports organizations were being recreated, ice hockey and skiing were separate from ice skating. In 1952 ice hockey again joined with ice skating creating the new Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio.
The FISG has authority over the following sports:
- This article is based in part on material from the Italian Wikipedia.