21 May 2018
Andrey Bokarev is Re-Elected to the FIS Council
Member of the ROC Executive Committee, President of the Russiaт Ski Association Andrei Bokarev, will continue to work in the FIS Council, the governing body of the International Ski Federation, consisting of 16 representatives of national ski associations (one person from the country).
Also three new members were included in the Council: Vice-President of The Chinese Ski Association Steve don Yang, President of the Norwegian Ski Federation Eric Reste, and a representative of the Spanish Royal Association of Winter Sports Eduardo Valenzuela.
Elections of the new Board of the International Ski Federation were held in the Greek town of Costa Navarino within the framework of the 51st FIS Congress. Gian-Franco Kasper has been re-elected unopposed as International Ski Federation (FIS) President until 2022. The 78-year-old Swiss official, has led the governing body since 1998, and has been holding the IOC membership for 18 years.
In addition, the FIS Congress approved the initiative to appeal to the IOC with a proposal to include into the program of the Olympic Winter Games in 2022 mixed team competitions in Freestyle Acrobatics, Freestyle Big Air, team competitions in Snowboard Cross, mixed team competitions in Snowboard Parallel Slalom, competitions in Snowboard Parallel Slalom, and a Telemark Parallel Sprint. Telemark is a ski discipline that combines alpine and cross-country skiing techniques.
The Congress also approved the introduction of new disciplines at the world ski championships. Since 2021, the program of the tournament will include women’s team competitions in Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined, mixed team competitions in Acrobatics and in snowboard parallel disciplines.