FIS President Kasper Ends His Long Run

Top exec will step down after five decades at the sport’s governing body. 

Gian Franco Kasper, the president of the International Ski Federation (FIS), recently announced that he will step down this spring after 22 years at the helm of the sport’s governing organization. Both an effective and controversial executive, Kasper has held different roles at FIS for nearly 50 years...

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