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The All New FIS Ski WC 2020/21 Thread

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Not sure if this is a first - but for all the avid WC ski racing fans I am going to start a thread for the season with the aim of keeping it up to date as the season progresses Very Happy

Due to COVID, the FIS have decided that all of this years races will take place in Europe with the exception of the ladies scheduled to travel to Yanqing CN for the 2022 Winter Olympics dress rehearsal. Sad to see the cancellation of the North American tour this year and no stops in Lake Louise, Beaver Creek and Killington

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Lech/Zurs

13 NOV - W - Parallel
14 NOV - M - Parallel
rest of schedule at end of this post


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Latest news
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Manuel Osborne-Paradis Retires
https://www.fis-ski.com/en/alpine-skiing/alpine-news-multimedia/news-multimedia/news/winter-2020-21/manuel-osborne-paradis-retires-from-world-cup-alpine-ski-racing
Saalbach awarded 2025 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships
https://www.fis-ski.com/en/international-ski-federation/news-multimedia/news/trondheim-and-saalbach-awarded-2025-fis-world-championships


Defending Champions

DisciplineAthleteM/F
OverallAleksander Aamodt KildeM
DownhillBeat FuezM
Super GMauro CaviezelM
Giant SlalomHenrik KristoffersenM
SlalomHenrik KristoffersenM
ParallelLoic MeillardM
OverallFederica BrignoneF
DownhillCorrine SuterF
Super GCorrine SuterF
Giant SlalomFredrica BrignoneF
SlalomPetra VlhováF
CombinedFredrice BrignoneF
ParallelPetra VlhováF


Racers hanging up their boots
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Anna Veith (AT)
Hanna Schnarf (IT)
Andre Myhrer (SE)
Matts Olsson (SE)
Nina Haver-Loeseth (NO)
FRitz Dopfer (DE)
Wiley Maple (US)
Dustin Cook (CA)
Manuel Osborne-Paradis (CA)



Where to Watch
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Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

UK + Europe:
https://www.eurosportplayer.com/ - signup required £6.99 per month, annual options available

Alternative is to sign-up to Eurosport through Amazon - you can only access through Amazon video to watch not through the Eurosport player - the only advantage is if they are running the £0.01 per month new subscriber promo

If you're in Europe the below broadcasters cover the races, otherwise a VPN will be needed for access - they are all free to view Cool
CH
https://www.srf.ch/play/tv

AT
https://tvthek.orf.at/live

DE
https://www.zdf.de/live-tv
https://live.daserste.de/

IT
https://www.raisport.rai.it/dirette.html

SE
https://www.svtplay.se/kanaler/svt1

SI
https://4d.rtvslo.si/zivo/

FI
https://areena.yle.fi/tv



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Great thread! Can't wait for the season to start.
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Me too. It might be a season like no other, but there will still be great racing. Bring it on.
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Who’s covering in France? Online ideally?

Thanks!
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Does anyone know which downhill & SG courses are being used for the men in Val D?
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UK:https://www.eurosportplayer.com/ - signup required £6.99 per month, annual options available

Alternative is to sign-up to Eurosport through Amazon - you can only access through Amazon video to watch not through the Eurosport player - the only advantage is if they are running the £0.01 per month new subscriber promo


Does this mean that if you have amazon Prime that you can watch the racing with no further subscription?
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Who’s covering in France? Online ideally?

Thanks!


Eurosport own the transmission rights in France from what I am recall (95% certain of this) - there was discontent a few years back that none of the terrestrial stations were broadcasting
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@extremerob, cheers. I will check what's in my SFR subs
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UK:https://www.eurosportplayer.com/ - signup required £6.99 per month, annual options available

Alternative is to sign-up to Eurosport through Amazon - you can only access through Amazon video to watch not through the Eurosport player - the only advantage is if they are running the £0.01 per month new subscriber promo


Does this mean that if you have amazon Prime that you can watch the racing with no further subscription?


Simple answer is no

To clarify:

Amazon sell within their platform subscriptions to access content - they call these "Channels" so you have Eurosport, Discovery, HBO, Showtime and many others. You can only access this content though through the amazon video website/app.

Over the past years amazon have sold access to the Eurosport channel for £0.01 per month as a new subscriber promo, which is much cheaper than the £6.99 option of buying the Eurosport Player option.

There is a big drawback to the amazon route: - You can not access the Eurosport player app, - everything has to be done through Amazon and amazon only give access "from what I recall" to live streaming on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 - the Eurosport player route has access to further transmissions. Via the Eurosport Player route there is a significant backlog of previous events, the catalogue of past sporting events on Amazon is limited. Another drawback is if using smart TVs with a built in amazon app - it may not support live streaming of Eurosport - I found this was the case for me on an 8 year old Samsung smart tv, and I have heard other people voicing the same concern - though with no Eurosport Player app available for the TV it didn't make much difference for me.

I would suggest that if you don't get access to the £0.01 promo and your smart TV has access to the Eurosport Player to go down the Eurosport direct route - if you have a look at the comments on Amazon there are quite a few people upset with the amazon route.
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stewart woodward wrote:
Does anyone know which downhill & SG courses are being used for the men in Val D?


Should be the O.K. piste for DH and SG

http://www.ffs.fr/pdf/reglements/REGPISTE/FFSreg-pistesA.pdf - info is on 43
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Another way to watch is to use a satellite dish, point the dish at 19.2E and German Eurosport is available unencrypted. Some races are also on DasErste or ZDF in HD.
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@extremerob, Thanks for that comprehensive answer. Just but a new Smart TV and have the Eurosport Player app installed just not subscribed yet. There seems to be a subscription for £39.99 for 12 months (possibly special promo for new subscribers) so will go down that route. Cheers Toofy Grin
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I've got a couple of years old Samsung Smart TV that won't run the Eurosport Player app, however with a £20 Chromecast unit from Amazon I can run the Eurosport player on my smartphone and send it to my TV. Smile
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For the last 2 years, Eurosport have done a deal on Black Friday for a half-price 12 month subscription. Worth waiting for if it happens but no guarantee that it will this year.
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Anyone found a EuroSport app for a LG TV?
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russ_e wrote:
Anyone found a EuroSport app for a LG TV?


If you can't find a Eurosport app that runs on your TV then as I said in my previous post you can always run it on a smartphone and send it to your TV using a Chromecast dongle.
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Cheers!

Seems the app is Samsung only. Prime day next week so might see if the 4k Firestick is on offer
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Alastair Pink wrote:
russ_e wrote:
Anyone found a EuroSport app for a LG TV?


If you can't find a Eurosport app that runs on your TV then as I said in my previous post you can always run it on a smartphone and send it to your TV using a Chromecast dongle.


Unfortunately LG smart tv's don't support Eurosport player as an inbuilt app - my newer LG tv allows me to cast directly from my phone without using a chromecast dongle
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Seems the app is Samsung only


Sony tvs support the app too.
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Latest news
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Saalbach awarded 2025 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships
https://www.fis-ski.com/en/international-ski-federation/news-multimedia/news/trondheim-and-saalbach-awarded-2025-fis-world-championships



There is currently much jubilation here about that!
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Mikaela Shiffrin is missing the the start of the Alpine skiing World Cup season next week in Soelden with a back injury.

https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2020/10/09/mikaela-shiffrin-injury/
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From ESPN - International Ski Federation ousts top official Sarah Lewis
FIS announced the decision by its ruling council in a terse statement that gave no further details.
OBERHOFEN, SWITZERLAND -- The International Ski Federation removed its top administrator from her job on Friday citing a "complete loss of confidence."
Sarah Lewis, an expected candidate in the FIS presidential election postponed to June, had been secretary general of skiing's governing body for 20 years.
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@Ski lots, it would be interesting to know the background to the "complete loss of confidence" vote. A bit intriguing that her own national body, GB Snowsports, did not back her for the vacant top job of President.
It instead chose the Swedish billionaire, Johan Eliasch. https://planetski.eu/2020/10/10/gbs-sarah-lewis-unceremoniously-ousted-from-her-job-at-fis/
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The female equivalent of the men in blazers - see the Eddie the Eagle film?
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Ruddy Eurosport! Only seems to be showing the the first runs on Saturday and Sunday live. Can't see any live coverage on the EPG of the second runs - and not even highlights of the men's until Monday morning.
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@ajpaul, My Eurosport is indicating that they will show both runs live on Saturday: 0850-1000 first run and 1145-1300and the mens same time on Sunday
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FIS on Saturday released the Predictor Challenge a virtual league for the 20/21 FIS ski season.

https://predictorchallenge.fis-ski.com/#/welcome

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Make your prediction! Who will be the most successful athletes during the 2020/21 Audi FIS Ski World Cup season? Play the FIS Predictor Challenge now!
Register for free on: https://predictorchallenge.fis-ski.com

GET READY!
Make predictions for every event of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup: Who will be the winner? Which nationality will be the most represented in the TOP 10 of the final ranking? What will be the time difference between the first and the second skier in the final standings?

BE ACCURATE!
The more accurate your answers, the more points you get! Keep in mind that risk sometimes pay off!

WIN BIG!
You can win great prizes after each event and at the end of the season, including Longines Timepieces!

BEAT YOUR FRIENDS!
Create your own league with family and friends to battle it out and see who comes out on top. Show them who is the boss!

ENCOURAGE YOUR NATION TO BE THE BEST!
Choose your favourite nation for the season and take it all the way to the top of the rankings by nation!



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There is also the Ski World Cup Discussion Group on FB which runs virtual leagues. It was started by our very own Samerberg Sue and has many members who are involved in ski racing (and SHs). It has been recognised by the FIS too so I wonder if they are doing this on the back of that?

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=ski%20world%20cup%20discussion%20group
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@holidayloverxx, yes it's a little similar to the PPP game. Last year there was a totally rubbish fantasy team game which I totally gave up with, but AFAIK it was nothing to do with FIS. Not sure if Fantasy Ski Racer is still running, one of the Nymans set that up.
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Manuel Osborne-Paradis announced his retirement today after 16 years on the WC circuit

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGSfoB5Jueh/

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/winter/alpineskiing/manuel-osborne-paradis-retirement-1.5758270

Join the virtual retirement party on the 14th of Oct:

http://youtube.com/v/IJgu5oUP6N4
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ajpaul wrote:
Ruddy Eurosport! Only seems to be showing the the first runs on Saturday and Sunday live. Can't see any live coverage on the EPG of the second runs - and not even highlights of the men's until Monday morning.


Still, at least Nick Fellows has improved his pronunciation of "Brignone" and even apologised when he slipped back into his old ways for a moment. He still hasn't got it right though.
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ajpaul wrote:
Ruddy British! Eurosport! Only seems to be showing the the first runs on Saturday and Sunday live.


FIFY Euro Eurosport seems to have it live.

I know Evil or Very Mad . I pay for Eurosport on the telly* and still have to subscribe to Player to watch live.

*OK, it's in a package ...
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@davehk, out of curiosity, how should it be pronounced? Ta
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Great start to the season and Soelden looked spectacular for this time of the year!

Congrats to Marta, Federica and Petra!



You could really tell that Petra was disappointed in herself after the second run charge and finishing 10th after the first run
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Maggi I feel you. I pay for the virgin xl package so that I can watch skiing and biathlon, Been waiting eight months for a competition and what does Eurosport do... they don’t show the second leg... so annoying.
Anyway , well done to Marta, she has been the bridesmaid a few times now, nice to see her on top.
So pleased that my favourite Sofia Goggia is back, I missed her , she makes women skiing exciting.
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@Harrow lady, I pay for the Virgin package so I can watch skiing and figure skating so I was gutted last season when Eurosport didn't buy the rights to show the skating Evil or Very Mad .

I, too, haven't looked at Eurosport all summer.

Great race though and the snow looked so inviting. Can't wait for tomorrow, now.
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@Maggi. I was in Solden beg of Jan 20. Watching the race today brought back memories of life before COVID Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
the glacier area is fantastic and that piste is not easy.
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Good old Eurosport has extended my subscription by 5 months to March due to lack of summer sports on. So pretty much covers this ski season as well as last, which is all I really get it for.
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Another great race today with a podium of fresh faces, and a huge congrats to Norwegian newcomer Lucas Braathen taking his first win and podium with 20 years of age - as he rightly said in his post race interview it's the start of a new generation of racers.

Kristoffersen failed to deliver again at Soelden, and Pinterault made a costly error in the opening turns that placed him in 4th +0.49s from the leader, but an even more painful 0.03s off from a top 3 finish.

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Signed up to the 7 day trial of eurosports player to catch the last 10 or so racers in the mens second leg. Great skiing Braathen to take the win, you could see how ecstatic he was just to get on the podium let alone winning!
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