On invitation of the Canadian Snow Sports Federation, the FIS Council is holding its spring meeting in Vancouver, the site of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, starting on Friday, 12th June 2009. The Council Meeting also includes visits to the Olympic competition sites for all six FIS disciplines at Cypress Mountain, Whistler Creekside and Whistler Olympic Park.
The FIS Council’s agenda will include, among other things, review of the FIS World Cup calendars for the upcoming season 2009/2010 following minor modifications proposed by the respective Technical Committees, after their approval last November. The Council will review a variety of rule proposals by the Technical Committees, including some significant proposals concerning Ski Jumping and, by default, the Ski Jumping part of Nordic Combined. It will receive progress reports on the preparation of various FIS World Championships and on ongoing projects such as the FIS Campaign “Bring Children to the Snow”. Importantly, the Council will also review the latest report from the FIS Finance Commissionand discuss concerns expressed by the Ski Racing Suppliers’ Association regarding the global costs of competition organization for all stakeholders, as well as FIS’s future approach to marketing and sponsoring. The decisions of the Council will be communicated after the conclusion of the meeting.