Before the Technical Committees meet it will be time for the 10th FIS Youth Seminar on Wednesday. Altogether, the FIS Cross-Country section will hold a dozen or so meetings to discuss and develop the sport.
On Thursday, the kick-off of the Cross-Country meetings is made by the Youth and Children's Sub-Committee that has a long agenda around children and the youth. The Sub-Committee for Rules and Control follows in the afternoon where among the topics are ICR updates, FIS points and cooperation with Roller Skiing and Popular Skiing Sub-Committees.
On Friday morning, the meetings will continue as the Sub-Committee for World and Continental Cups will prepare the strategy for the long-term Cross-Country calendar including the seasons up to 2015/2016 and discuss the calendar of the Tour de Ski until the season 2017/2018. An update of the Continental Cup will also be tackled.
In the afternoon, the Cross-Country Executive Board will convene where updates from future Organizers and various points submitted by the Sub-Committees will be reviewed and proposals for the FIS Council are prepared.
On Saturday, the World Cup TDs and Chiefs of Competition will have their update whilst on Sunday morning the popular races OCs and TDs will host their second update session as part of the Autumn meetings.
“Some of the points on the table will be last minute decisions and long-term preparations. The Cross-Country Committee will be mainly focused on long-term planning of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup Calendar,“ FIS Race Director Pierre Mignerey revealed.
Information about the deliberations of the Executive Board will be published in the next Newsletter.
Please click HERE for the current World Cup calendar 2012/13