International Ski Federation

The Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS; English: International Ski Federation) is the world's highest governing body for international winter sports. Founded in Chamonix on 2 February 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.

Fédération internationale de ski (logo).svg
SportSkiing[1]
JurisdictionInternational
Membership132 members[1]
AbbreviationFIS
FoundedFebruary 2, 1924; 96 years ago (1924-02-02)[1]
in Chamonix,  France
AffiliationIOC[2]
HeadquartersMarc Hodler House
Blochstrasse 2
Oberhofen am Thunersee
  Switzerland
PresidentSwitzerlandGian Franco Kasper (1998)[3][4]
Vice president(s)SwedenMats Arjes (2018)[5]
SloveniaJanez Kocijančič (2010)[6]
JapanAki Murasato (2016)[7]
CanadaPatrick Smith (2018)[8]
SecretaryUnited KingdomSarah Lewis (2010)[9]
Operating incomeDecreaseCHF 14.6 million (2018)[10]
Official website
www.fis-ski.com

Most World Cup winsEdit

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

Rank Wins Discipline Code
1   Amélie Reymond 115 Telemark skiing TM
2   Conny Kissling 106 Freestyle skiing FS
3   Ingemar Stenmark 86 Alpine skiing AL
4   Marit Bjørgen 84
(114)
Cross-country skiing CC
5   Lindsey Vonn 82 Alpine skiing AL
6   Karine Ruby 67 Snowboarding SB
  Marcel Hirscher 67 Alpine skiing AL
8   Mikaela Shiffrin 66 Alpine skiing AL
9   Annemarie Moser-Pröll 62 Alpine skiing AL
  Mikaël Kingsbury 62 Freestyle skiing FS
11   Jan Bucher 57 Freestyle skiing FS
  Jan Němec 57 Grass skiing GS
13   Vreni Schneider 55 Alpine skiing AL
  Sara Takanashi 55 Ski jumping JP
15   Hermann Maier 54 Alpine skiing AL
16   Gregor Schlierenzauer 53 Ski jumping JP
17   Alberto Tomba 50 Alpine skiing AL
18   Hannu Manninen 48 Nordic combined NK
  Phillipe Lau 48 Telemark skiing TM
20   Matti Nykänen 46 Ski jumping JP
  Donna Weinbrecht 46 Freestyle skiing FS
  Bjørn Dæhlie 46 Cross-country skiing CC
  Renate Götschl 46 Alpine skiing AL
  Hannah Kearney 46 Freestyle skiing FS

Ski disciplinesEdit

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 historyEdit

List of all hosts:[11]

PresidentsEdit

 
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–

MembersEdit

Official FIS ski museumsEdit

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.[12]

List of FIS ski museums (incomplete)Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Facts & Figures". www.fis-ski.com. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b "General Regulations". www.fis-ski.com. June 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  3. ^ "FIS President". www.fis-ski.com. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Ski: FIS-Präsident Gian Franco Kasper tritt zurück". Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). 23 November 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Mats Arjes". www.fis-ski.com. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Janez Kocijancic". www.fis-ski.com. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Aki Murasato". www.fis-ski.com. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Patrick Smith". www.fis-ski.com. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Sarah Lewis". www.fis-ski.com. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Accounts. Comptes. Rechnung 01.01.2018 – 31.12.2018" (pdf). fis-ski.com. 25 February 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  11. ^ List of past Congress summaries Archived 14 March 2018 at the Wayback Machine fis-ski.com
  12. ^ "FIS Official Ski Museums". www.fis-ski.com. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Kulisse Pfarrhof Ski Museum | Culture | REGION". damuels.travel. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Home- Winter!Sport!Museum!". www.wintersportmuseum.com. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Skimuseum Werfenweng" (in German). Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Skimuseum ist Geschichte". Vaterland online. Retrieved 22 August 2019.

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