Decisions Of The 54th International Ski Congress And Letter Of Thanks From The President And Gen Sec

The 54th International Ski Congress was held on 25th May online. The day included a full agenda with many decisions in regards to the FIS Statutes made by the General Assembly. Below is recap of the main decisions. The Congress is also available to watch on the FIS You Tube Channel.

Key Decisions approved by the FIS Congress

The following proposals were approved by the delegates at the General Assembly:

Statutory Updates

Several updates and amendments to the FIS Statutes were approved by the General Assembly. The most notable of these amendments were the adoption of the FIS Independent Ethics and Compliance Officer and the FIS Ethics Committee. Additionally, an athlete coming from para snow sports will be appointed to join the FIS Council, brining the total number of athlete representatives on the Council to three.

Athletes’ Commission Council Representatives

As per the FIS Statutes, two FIS Athletes’ Commission representatives serve on the FIS Council with full voting rights. Following the election of the new Athletes’ Commission this winter, two new Athletes’ Commission Council representatives were approved by the Congress: Alex Fiva (Ski Cross-Switzerland) and Verena Stuffer (Alpine- Italy). The para representative will be named at a later date.

Olympic Winter Games and FIS World Championships

The Congress received reports from the Youth Olympic Winter Games in Gangwon (KOR) 2024 and the 2026 Olympic Winter Games Cortina-Milano (ITA).

The recently concluded FIS World Championships in Alpine, Nordic and Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski also provided their final reports to the Congress.

Financial and administrative decisions

As part of the statutory business the Congress approved the accounts and reports of the auditors from the previous financial period.

Johan Eliasch and Michel Vion said

It was great to get the FIS family together yesterday for the 54th International Ski Congress. The rotation dictated that we met online this year, and with many amendments of the Statutes we enjoyed a productive and important meeting that paved the way for pursuing our goals. Together we celebrated an exceptional season and looked ahead at our exciting future.

Our central take-away from the Congress was optimism. We have already come very far with our plans and reforms, and together we are confident that we are on the right track towards a successful and bright future.

On sustainability, we are pressing ahead towards our goal of halving our emissions by 2030 and cementing our status as a Climate Positive international sports federation. Control of our own destiny is imperative, and a critical step will be the centralization of media and marketing rights management. Increasing the prize money for our athletes and the distributions to our NSAs are key priorities. We will work tirelessly to maximise all our opportunities for growth so that our talented champions get the rewards they richly deserve.

Each NSA is equally special within FIS – and this Congress showed a heartening level of enthusiasm from across the world. It reinforced our clear mandate to stand up for our values and follow our strategic priorities. We were clear that all our disciplines must be fully supported, with all our member federations backed in every way possible. These are principles we will always protect.

We want to thank all those who took part for helping to deliver a successful Congress. Thank you for your confidence in our leadership. Everything is possible, so let’s stay on track to take snow sports to the next level.

Kind regards,

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