The FIS Calendar Conference 2009 will take place in Cavtat-Dubrovnik (CRO) starting on Wednesday, 20th May. The schedule features the spring meetings of the various FIS technical committees; the FIS World Cup Organizers' Seminar; as well as a briefing with the Candidates for the 2014 and 2015 FIS World Ski Championships in order to review the steps and procedures until the election of the organizers by the FIS Council during the 47th International Ski Congress in Antalya (TUR) in the spring of 2010.
The meetings of eight different Cross-Country Committees (Popular Skiing, Roller Skiing, Youth and Children, Cross-Country World Cup and Continental Cup, Rules and Control, Ladies, Executive Board and Cross-Country Committee) will take place from Wednesday, 20th May to Saturday, 23rd May.
On several agendas, there are interesting points to develop the Cross-Country sport in all its various aspects. One of the main points will surely be the finalization of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup calendar 2009/2010 including the fourth edition of the FIS Tour de Ski, the World Cup Final and possible other highlights.
Other important points on the agenda include the development of the Cross-Country rules, evaluation of the work of the semi-professional TD's, the idea of multi-stage World Championships and as well promotion of the Cross-Country sport by new media.
"The Cross-Country sport develops step by step and tries to stay current with developments in its surroundings," said Jürg Capol, FIS Race Director Cross-Country. "Next season we should again have the focus on making our sport more fun and exciting for TV viewers, on-site spectators and fans who do not have the chance to see events live."
All these points will be discussed and solutions presented to the FIS Council, which will gather on 12th June in Vancouver (CAN). The FIS Cross-Country News will keep you updated and inform you about all the decisions.