Newly appointed ACA president, Ken Read and the Canadian delegation were anxious to hear whether or not Whistler would be awarded the 2004 World Cup Finals. However, the FIS council delayed a decision until meetings in October in Zurich. Whistler is competing against Torino, Italy and Garmisch-Partenkerchen, Germany for the right to host those races.
Five races at spectacular Lake Louise will launch the 2002-2003 Alpine World Cup speed season into high gear for men and women, the International Ski Federation announced Thursday at its bi-annual congress in Portoroz, Slovenia.
The FIS calendar committee also approved Are, Sweden as the site of the 2007 World Alpine Championships. Serre Chevalier, France will host the 2003 World Junior Alpine Ski Championships, and Whistler was awarded the 2005 Snowboard World Championships.