Cancellation of Dryland World Championship and World Masters 2021

It is with the deepest regret that I announce today that the IFSS Council has made the difficult decision to cancel the  IFSS Dryland World Championships and World Masters planned to take place in Bristol, Quebec Canada October 27-31 2021. 

The decision to cancel was taken after a careful review of the situation worldwide where travel restrictions are still in place. Uncertainty regarding the pandemic situation in October also played a huge role in the decision-making process.  Athletes all over the world should have the same opportunities to plan, travel and attend a world championship event. 

The Council encourages all IFSS Members to organize national competitions and, if possible, continental cup events while we await the pandemic to finally end.

Sincerely
Helen Lundberg
IFSS President

Updated of Helen Lundberg 02 juni 2021
IFSS/WSA On Snow World Championship 2022 for Registered Nordic Breeds – change of location

For reasons beyond our control, the location of the 2022 On-Snow World Championship Sprint and Mid-Distance for Registered Nordic Breeds had to be moved from Ramundberget to Östersund.?? The races will now start and finish in Östersund’s famous ski arena, where earlier this year the 2021 Biathlon World Cup Finals took place.

We’re looking forward to a warm welcome, excellent trails and great infrastructure. The dates remain unchanged. The Championship will take place as previously announced from 9-12 March 2022. Further information about the event can be found on ostersund2022.com

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

Helen Lundberg - President IFSS

Arno Steichler - Chairman WSA

Niklas Andersson – Project Manager Östersund 2022

Updated of Helen Lundberg 02 juni 2021
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
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