SkiTrax - - Out In Front -

As the new FIS pres­i­dent, some of my top pri­or­i­ties would be:

Put even more ef­fort into the fight against dop­ing. While progress has been made, the ef­forts to date have yet to de­liver a clean play­ing field. I would push this en­ve­lope harder to sup­port all clean ath­letes.

Try to reach a larger au­di­ence. I would start by try­ing to stream­line the mul­ti­tude of events in the sport and thereby sim­plify things to in­crease our fan base. Cur­rently, view­ers are ex­pected to un­der­stand many el­e­ments such as wave selec­tion, mini-tours, Pur­suit races with hand­i­caps, Clas­sic and Clas­sic with­out dou­ble-pol­ing, Team sprint, re­lay, mass-start races and so on.

Be more present in North Amer­ica, es­pe­cially the U.S. The last ma­jor Elite-level events held in the U.S. were at the Lake Placid Olympic Games back in 2002.

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