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SBD Global/June 5, 2014/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Int'l Ski Federation To Discuss New Slalom Format During Congress In Barcelona

The Int'l Ski Federation (FIS) "is discussing the idea of slalom with three runs during its biannual congress," according to Stefan Sigwarth of the KURIER. The congress, which is taking place in Barcelona until Friday, "will also award the 2019 world championships in Nordic, Alpine and Freestyle Skiing/Snowboarding." The advocates of a slalom with three runs "promise double the excitment in the same time the second run took to complete." They believe the change "would attract more TV stations to show the event live." The first and second runs would remain unchanged, and the proposed new third run "would only include the top 15 skiers." The new format "could be tested during the November races in Levi, Finland" (KURIER, 6/3).
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