More than 900 delegates representing 82 Member National Ski Associations of the International Ski Federation are scheduled to participate in the 50th International Ski Congress in Cancun (MEX) from 5th-11th June 2016.
As part of the Congress Week, the FIS Council as well as the FIS Technical Committees, Sub-Committees and Working Groups will meet from Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th June whilst the FIS Congress (General Assembly) itself takes place on Friday 10th June. Click here for an overview of the main Committee topics.
The Organisers of the FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2020 and the FIS Alpine, Nordic, Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships 2021 will be elected by the FIS Council on Thursday 9th June. The Candidates will show their concepts to all Congress participants from display stands and will have a final opportunity to present to the Council on Tuesday 7th June. The announcement of the elected Organisers will take place at the Grand Fiesta Americana Hotel on 9th June at approximately 19:00 local time (01:00 CET). A live stream from the announcement will be available on the FIS website.
Representing the highest decision-making authority within FIS, the FIS Congress will take place on Friday, 10th June. It will review the business reports of the Council, the accounts and reports of the auditors, approve the budget, elect the 16 FIS Council Members for a two-year period as well as decide on the proposals submitted by the Member Associations and the Council. 18 candidates are running for election to the FIS Council (see here). In addition the Council is proposing to the Congress that the representative of the Athletes Commission, who is elected by the athletes themselves, becomes an ordinary Council Member position, instead of an observer as is presently the case, introduced in 2014. For detailed Congress documentation, click here.
The items on the agenda of the FIS Council in the days prior to the Congress include the final approval of the FIS World Cup calendars for the 2016/17 season as well as reviewing proposals submitted by the Technical Committees following their meetings. Additionally, items that will be addressed by the Council include developments with technology and marketing activities, the WADA investigation in regard to the alleged breaches at the doping laboratory at Sochi 2014 and updating the FIS Rules on the Prevention of Manipulation of Competitions. A key focus of the Council will be on the Congress Agenda and submitting its opinion on the various proposals to submit to the delegates.
The 49th International Ski Congress took place in Barcelona (ESP). The 51st International Ski Congress will be held in Greece in May 2018.