International Ski Federation

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Fédération Internationale de Ski
Fédération internationale de ski (logo).svg
Formation 1924
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland
Membership
123 members
Official language
English, French, German and Russian
Gian-Franco Kasper
Website http://www.fis-ski.com

International Ski Federation (F.I.S.; short for Federation Internationale de Ski) is the world's highest governing body for international winter sports. Founded in 1924, it 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.

Ski disciplines[edit]

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[edit]

List of all hosts:[1]

Presidents[edit]

The Crystal Globe trophy awarded by the FIS to the winner of the Ski Jumping World Cup
# Name Nationality Term
1. Ivar Holmquist Sweden 1924–1934
2. Nicolai Ramm Østgaard Norway 1934–1951
3. Marc Hodler Switzerland 1951–1998
4. Gian-Franco Kasper Switzerland 1998–

Members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of past Congress summaries fis-ski.com

External links[edit]