Friday, February 18, 2011

FIS Freestyle World Cup continues in Japan and Belorussia

FIS Freestyle World Cup moves this weekend to Japan, for the moguls and dual moguls competition, and to Belorussia for the Aerials.
Inawashiro (猪苗代町, Inawashiro-Machi) is a town located in Yama District, Fukushima, Japan. Inawashiro rests on the shores of Lake Inawashiro, one of the largest lakes in Japan. During the Edo period, it was part of the Aizu domain, and was the home of Aizu's secondary castle town. It is also the birthplace of the famous doctor, Hideyo Noguchi who contributed to knowledge in the fight against syphilis and yellow fever. Listel Ski Fantasia Ski Resort is a well-known ski resort to both athletes and fans as it has started to hold the World Cup Moguls since 1988. The size of the ski slope is not so big but its daffy course, the stage for Moguls and Dual Moguls, is famous as the one of the most difficult courses for its fall line as steep as 37 degree. The World Cup Aerials and the World Championships were also held here. A lot of Freestyle skiers visit here through a year since it has facilities for the Water Jumps.
The picturesque village and Olympic Sports Complex of Raubichi is located about 20 km northeast of Minsk. It is the large Ski Resort in Belorussia. It's a very popular place during winter, with cross-country skiing and ski trampolines for practising aerial skiing; local and world championships are held here, too.

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