FIS Ousts Sarah Lewis

FasterSkierOctober 12, 2020
Sarah Lewis, secretary general of the International Ski Federation. (FIS file photo)

The International Ski Federation announced last Friday that Secretary General Sarah Lewis has been relieved of her duties effective immediately. 

“At its meeting today, the FIS Council, including the members of the Marc Hodler Foundation, has decided by a great majority vote to terminate the employment relationship with Sarah Lewis (in accordance with its contractual terms) and that she is released from her work duties as the Secretary General of FIS, effective 9th October 2020.”

That was the succinct announcement made by FIS after the purge

The statement now publicly available on the FIS website stands in contrast to the FIS announcement made public on October 9. Although close in verbiage, that statement included the following, “based on a complete loss of confidence” in lieu of “(in accordance with its contractual terms)”. 

For 20 years, Lewis worked for FIS in several capacities. Since 2000, she has served as Secretary General. With Gian-Franco Kasper, the current FIS president expected to step down, Lewis was considered a possible replacement.



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