International Ski Federation
The International Ski Federation / Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS) 1
is the main international organisation of ski
sports. Founded by 14 member nations in 1924
, France, today it has a membership of 101 national ski associations.
The federation organises the following ski sport disciplines, for which it oversees World Cup competitions and World Championships:
- Alpine Skiing (incl Alpine combined)
- giant slalom
- Nordic Skiing
An exception from the ski sports organised by FIS is the rising-popularity discipline of biathlon
, which has its own organisation, IBU.
See also: skiing topics
- The French acronym FIS is used in all languages. FIS has three "official" languages, English, French and German.