At the Worldloppet Annual General Meeting in Mora (SWE) on 13th June, 2008, Angelo Corradini was re-elected as Secretary General of Worldloppet for another four years. The re-election was ratified by the Worldloppet Ski Federation, the association that includes the world's largest organizers of ski marathons and mobilizes more than 100'000 skiers every year.
59-year-old Corradini is the marketing director of the Marcialonga, the Italian race included into the Worldloppet calendar, and secretary general of the Val di Fiemme organizing committee elected as host of the 2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. A Castello di Fiemme native, Corradini is one of the 2'600 Masters who have done the tour around the World participating in the Worldloppet races.
The Mora Annual General Meeting also accepted the Polish race Bieg Piastόw as a new Worldloppet member. This old race is well-known amongst long distance skiers, and has been member of Euroloppet for many years. Taking place in Jakuszyce, near the small city of Szklarska Poręba in south-western Poland close to the Czech border on the second weekend in March, it includes 50 and 23 km classical technique races and a 25 km free technique race. The previous extension of the Worldloppet occurred in 2000 when Jizerská Padesátka (CZE) became member. The addition of Bieg Piastόw brings the number of members to exactly 15 races.
With the new member, the requirement for the Global Worldloppet Skier - a prestigious recognition for those who have skied all Worldloppet events adopted in 2007 - will also increase to 15 races beginning with the 2008-2009 season. Those who have participated in an event at all 14 “old” venues before Kangaroohoppet 2008 are entitled to the GWLS. The others must add Bieg Piastόw to the list of the lacking races. For more info, visit http://www.worldloppetskier.com.