In conference halls of the hotel «Hilton International, Zurich-Airport», in the network of autumn calendar meeting FIS, seminars were held for the organizing committees of the Cross-Country World Cup FIS and organizers of popular and mass ski competitions Worldloppet, FIS Marathon Cup, Ski Classics.
Besides the Vice-president of the Cross Country Ski Federation of Russia, the president of Russialoppet Georgiy Kadykov, the “Demino Marathons” director, the Ski Sport Centre Demino general director deputy Alexander Ignatiev represented our country.
In addition to the general questions, the change of the competition rules, the season calendar 2014 – 2015 was announced by the director of the World Cup Pierre Mignerey, where the stage in Russia is supposed to be in Rybinsk / Demino! A New handbook for the organizing committees of the Cross-Country World Cup FIS can be found here:
The majority of the seminar for the organizers of popular and mass ski competitions Worldloppet, FIS Marathon Cup, was devoted to the Ski Classics organization.
In the new series of elite marathons, simultaneously included into Worldloppet and FIS Marathon Cup, Jizerská Padesatka, Marcialonga, König Ludwig Lauf, Vasaloppet and Birkebeinerrennet races were included. The holding of the Ski Classics Final is planned in Sweden (Årefjällsloppet). All the organizers of the famous marathons, without exception, were interested in the preparation of the Demino Ski Marathon WORLDLOPPET-2013, asked about the process and the dynamics of the registration and offered their help. The secretary general of Worldloppet Mr. Angelo Corradini reported that FIS technical delegate for the Demino Ski Marathon WORLDLOPPET- 2013 Gloria Trettel (Italy) was appointed, the member of the Marcialonga organizing committee, the one of the most respected Worldloppet experts.
During the seminar, Alexander Ignatiev met with the famous skier, the Olympic bronze medalist - 2002, the world champion in ski-mountaineering Natascia Leonardi Cortesi. At the Worldloppet she won three times her home-race the Engadin Ski marathon in 2003, 2005 and 2006. She was the first Swiss woman to win the Kangaroo Hoppet 2006 in Australia and 2011 the Transjurassienne in France.The Demino audience favorite will appear on the Demino Ski Marathon WORLDLOPPET - 2013 in a new role. Natascia is the official representative of the well-known travel company «SANDOZ CONCEPT» and she makes up the group of marathoners from Switzerland, France, Italy and Germany now for taking part in the first Russian Ski Marathon Worldloppet.