Friday, May 8, 2009

Nine applications for candidacy for 2014/2015 FIS World Championships

FIS has received nine applications for candidacy for the organization of FIS World Championships in 2014 and 2015. By the May 1st 2009 deadline, FIS received applications for candidacy from nine applicants, divided as follows:
  • One application for the 2014 FIS Ski Flying World Championships submitted by Harrachov (CZE)
  • Three applications for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships submitted by Cortina d'Ampezzo (ITA), St. Moritz (SUI) and Vail/Beaver Creek (USA)
  • Four applications for the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships submitted by Falun (SWE), Lahti (FIN), Oberstdorf (GER), and Zakopane (POL)
  • One application for combined 2015 FIS Freestyle and Snowboard World Championships submitted by Kreischberg (AUT)

"I am delighted to see that despite the current economical climate we have received applications as candidates for the 2014/2015 FIS World Championships in all disciplines. For us this underlines the continuing strength of our flagship events and their appeal to global audiences", commented FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.
The FIS Council will elect the organizers of the 2014/2015 FIS World Championships during the 2010 Congress week in Antalya (TUR) on 3rd June 2010.