WGAJK to register skiers, snowboarders for races

The National Alpine Ski Championship for all categories and FIS Races are scheduled to be held at Auli in Uttrakhand in January 2018.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 23 2017 12:15AM | Updated Date: Oct 23 2017 12:15AM
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On the instructions of Winter Games Federation of India, the Winter Games Association of J&K (WGAJK) is registering athletes with International Ski Federation (FIS) for participation in nationals and international sporting events.

“It is mandatory now for all skiers of the country to be registered with FIS. From 2018 all National Championships will be held under FIS guidelines. Besides, for participation in “International FIS Races the best skiers of the state, who have good record of participation in nationals, are also ought to be registered with FIS,” reads a WGAJK statement.

“In this connection the WGAJK is holding a general meeting of skiers and snowboarders of the state to finalize the formalities with regard to their registration with the International Ski Federation (FIS) and would also be briefed about new developments,” it said.

The National Alpine Ski Championship for all categories and FIS Races are scheduled to be held at Auli in Uttrakhand in January 2018.

WGAJK is also going to field its teams comprising all those athletes who got first three positions in state championship held in April 2017. However, first five position winners in following categories have been advised to attend the meeting to be held at Bakshi Stadium, Srinagar on Tuesday, October 24 at 2 pm.

"Without FIS registration no one can participate in national championship and FIS races. For further information one can contact the General Secretary on 9419707307," the statement added.