Monday, May 19, 2014

Final Countdown to 2018/19 World Championship Organiser Election

Next Thursday 5th June, the FIS Council will elect the Organisers of the 2018/2019 FIS World Championships, the results of which will be announced at an evening reception - being streamed live on the internet.
Park City is the sole candidate bidding to host the 2019 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships.The event will be held at three resorts, Deer Valley Resort, Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, and will involve partnerships with the Park City Chamber and Visitors Bureau, Summit County and the Utah Sports Commission.
USA has traditionally been the cultural home of freestyle and snowboarding competitions, and Park City has a great legacy of hosting world class events. Park City is home to some of the most experienced events hosts in the world, having hosted FIS World Cups, Grand Prix events, World Championship events across multiple disciplines and several events of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

FIS is the governing body for international skiing and snowboarding, founded in 1924 during the first Olympic Games in Chamonix, France. Recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 115 member nations, more than 6’500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually.

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