Helen Lundberg re-elected as President and Hernán Maguieria new Vice President of Development
On March 15th 2021 IFSS held the postponed 2020 General Assembly via an online meeting. A record number of delegates participated.
President Helen Lundberg was re-elected to a new 4-year term.
Hernán Maquieira was elected to a 4-year term as Vice President of Development.
The executive board consist of: Helen Lundberg President, Eeva Äijälä Vice President of Sport, Morten Sørensen Vice President of Economic Affairs, Hernán Maquieira Vice President of Development.
Continental Directors now serving are:
Europe - Rüdiger Bartel (new elected)
Latin America - Konrad Jakob (re-elected)
North America - Laura Hayes (new elected)
Oceania - Alex Watkins (new elected)
Asia - Jay Kim (re-elected)
Patrick Wirz (Athletes representative Europe) elected to chair Athletes Commission by the General Assembly will also be a delegate of Council until 2022.
Published of Helen Lundberg 04 april 2021
Race Marshal Olle Rosén has retired

Olle Rosén longtime IFSS Race Marshal has decided to step down and retire.
"I have now decided that it is time for me to end my commitment withing the sleddogsport. I started in 1975 and now I feel that it is enough. I have been working as a judge since 1997 and Race Marshal since 2002."
On the behalf of Council, I want to give a big thank you to Olle for all the years he has worked within IFSS. Over the years Olle also has been educating many new judges, something that I am very thankful for.

Helen Lundberg IFSS President

Olle Rosén at a the Villarrica Dryland event October 27-28, 2018 following a judge training seminar in Chile. Photo courtesy of Konrad Jakob.

Updated of Helen Lundberg 02 april 2021
Linda Russell new Executive Director

I am very glad to announce that IFSS Council has appointed Linda Russell to the position as Executive Director starting out March 11, 2021.

Linda Russell is a relative newcomer to the field of sleddog sports. Her first introduction was during a vacation in 2013 where she helped out as a timekeeper during a local competition in Chile. Since then, she has continued to participate in numerous other competitions in a variety of capacities.

Linda was born and raised in Texas where she spent the majority of her life until she and her husband of 25 years decided to move to Chile to experience life as expats. She returned to the USA in 2020 and currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She works in the field of financial planning, speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys reading, hiking, photography and (of course) dogs.


Helen Lundberg
IFSS President

Updated of Helen Lundberg 19 mars 2021
Due to reasons beyond our control, we sadly have to change the previously announced dates of the on snow all-breed World Championship 2022 in Åsarna and the Long-distance World Championship 2022 (Polardistans) in Särna.

The new dates are as follows:
- All-breed on snow World Championship in Åsarna: 23-27 February (week 8) 2022
- Long-distance World Championship (all-breed and RNB teams)/ Polardistans: 28 February – 6 March (week 9) 2022

The on snow World Championship for Registered Nordic Breeds in Ramundberget will take place as previously announced from 9-12 March 2022.

The decision to change the dates of the Championships was not taken lightly and we would like to apologize sincerely for any inconvenience caused.

Helen Lundberg - President IFSS
Arno Steichler - Chairman WSA
Anders Hörnlund - Chairman SPHK/Polardistans
Published of Helen Lundberg 16 mars 2021
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