Death of IOC Honorary Member Gian-Franco Kasper

Gian Franco Kasper, 77, Former FIS President and IOC Member

(ATR) Kasper served as FIS president from 1998 until last month, when Johan Eliasch was elected.

#ICYMI: Pandemic Makes Medal Predictions More Difficult, Online Vote for Mexico's Tokyo 2020 Uniforms

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Bold Ambitions for FIS Presidential Candidate

(ATR) Swedish NOC president Mats Årjes releases his manifesto as he bids to become the next FIS president.

FIS President Gian Franco Kasper: "The ski family must stand together"

Kasper Walks Back 'Controversial' Statements

(ATR) Gian Franco Kasper says quotes in a Swiss newspaper were taken out of context, and were not meant to be literal.

IOC Backs Away from Kasper Comments

(ATR) FIS President's controversial comments find no home inside the headquarters of the IOC.

Winter Sports Chief Elected to Executive Board

(ATR) Bobsleigh and skeleton president Ivo Ferriani replaces the retiring Gian-Franco Kasper as AIOWF representative.

Governance Concerns for Winter Olympic Sports

(ATR) A review reveals winter federations lag behind their summer counterparts.

Sion 2026 Referendum Too Close to Call

(ATR) Sion organizers are "cautiously optimistic" while Swiss IOC member Gian-Franco Kasper says Sunday's vote is "50/50".

Ski Chief Kasper Re-elected; World Champs Awarded

(ATR) Gian Franco Kasper will become one of the longest-serving IF presidents.

Ski Chief Honored in Greece -- Federation Focus

(ATR) Also: Sailing confirms Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympice events; Badminton embraces change in forum.

Winter Sports Nominate Ferriani for IOC Board

(ATR) Bobsleigh chief would replace Gian-Franco Kasper when he steps down later this year.

Ski Chief Says PyeongChang Atmosphere 'Better Than Expected' -- ATRadio

(ATR) Gian Franco Kasper joins ATRadio to talk about skiing at PyeongChang 2018 and the future of the sport at the Games.

Warm Welcome for Koreas at IOC in Frigid Lausanne

(ATR) North and South Korean Olympic leaders are meeting at IOC headquarters. Kevin Nutley reports.

Talks With Koreas Last Into the Night -- On the Scene

(ATR) A late night Friday as IOC, North and South Korean officials prepare for landmark Olympic negotiations Saturday.

Happy New Year to the Entire FIS Family!

From FIS President Gian Franco Kasper 

FIS Ski World Cup Season Arrives -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also: World Taekwondo Council meets in London; Flying Disc Federation seeks bidders for Ultimate events.

ATR First: No Chance of IOC Moving Venues from PyeongChang

(ATR) Korean officials tell Around the Rings any suggestion of alternate venue sites is false.

A New Way to Bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics

(ATR) Changes for the process to bid for the 2026 Olympic are meant to save money and time. Brian Pinelli reports from Lausanne.


Beijing Winter Olympics Restores Ancient Steel Mill

(ATR) A century-old steel mill becomes a symbol of the 2022 Winter Games.

IOC Board Member Regrets Holocaust Comparison

ATR) Gian-Franco Kasper apologizes after comparing calls to exclude Russia from 2018 Olympics with persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany

Winter Sports Head Will Ignore Trump -- 2024 Update

(ATR) Also: Budapest 2024 seeking to increase youth involvement in sport; Paris introduces Olympism in schools.

Austrian Claims Gold as Alpine World Ski Champs Open in Switzerland

(ATR) Surprise winner in women's super-G to kick off competition in St. Moritz.

Delayed PSA Women's World Championships Rescheduled -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also: R&A seeks to develop golf in Asia; FIS lauds approach of world snow day; 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup tickets available.

New Year's Message by the FIS President

(ATR) FIS President Gian Franco Kasper higlights the upcoming big year for skiing.

Golden 25 - #13 - Ski Fed Leaders Kasper, Lewis

(ATR) The president and secretary general of the international ski federation have an important year with the coming of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

St. Moritz Ski Champs Could Leverage Resort in Swiss Olympic Bid

(ATR) St. Moritz a central part of one of the four regional Swiss bids for 2026 Winter Games.

Ski Chief Praises and Jokes about Beijing 2022

(ATR) Gian-Franco Kasper confirms 2022 alpine skiing venue has been finalized.