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Race directors Hujara, Tischhauser to step aside

Gunter Hujara will step down as men’s alpine chief race director at the end of the 2013-14 season. He will continue to work for FIS on a part-time basis handling different projects including areas of safety and supporting the organizing committee of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Markus Waldner, alpine continental coordinator since 1998, will take over the position of men’s alpine chief race director.

Similarly, Ladies Alpine Race Director for the speed events Jan Tischhauser will retire at the end of the 2013-14 Olympic season after working 21 years for FIS.

Jenny Wiedeke has been appointed as FIS communications manager, succeeding Riikka Rakic who has decided to leave FIS after more than seven years of service to spend more time with her young family.

Geoff Mintz

Associate Editor

Geoff Mintz is a former alpine ski racer who cut his teeth at Ragged Mountain and Waterville Valley, N.H. After graduating from Holderness and UVM, he relocated to Colorado, where he worked as an instructor at Beaver Creek prior to pursuing a career in journalism.

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