Cross-Country TDs Go Over the Books

Ben TheyerlNovember 4, 20101

From 22nd to 24th October, FIS organized a seminar for FIS Cross- Country Technical Delegates of OPA countries in Ramsau. More than sixty participants  from eleven nations gathered to update their knowledge of competition rules  and event organization. Participants from traditional OPA alpine countries  were accompanied by representatives of Great Britain, Japan, Mongolia and  Romania. Four candidates for Technical Delegate passed the exam successfully  and many new participants were registered as candidates.

On Saturday evening, the participants were invited by the mayor of Ramsau  and the Tourist office for a Sunset Dinner on the Dachstein glacier – an excellent experience. During the day, well-known grooming machine company Käsbohrer presented their new machine “Pistenbully 100” and explained the new possibilities and approaches to course preparation as well as sponsoring a lunch.

“It was a very intensive and fruitful seminar. I was very happy with the group and I want to take the chance to congratulate our new TDs and wish them good luck in their work in Cross-Country Skiing,” said Karl-Heinz Lickert, Chairman of the FIS Sub-Committee Cross-Country Rules and Control. “I wish to also thank Helfried Stiegler and Stefan Scholz for the organization of this seminar in Ramsau.”

The Scandinavian TDs made their update already in early October in Sweden with great success whilst the East-European TDs came together last weekend in Rybinsk (RUS).

Source: FIS

Ben Theyerl

Ben Theyerl was born into a family now three-generations into nordic ski racing in the US. He grew up skiing for Chippewa Valley Nordic in his native Eau Claire, Wisconsin, before spending four years racing for Colby College in Maine. He currently mixes writing and skiing while based out of Crested Butte, CO, where he coaches the best group of high schoolers one could hope to find.

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  • nordicmatt

    November 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    The North American FIS TD update and FIS homologation seminars occur November 11-14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    25 participants are expected.

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