17. Finances

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[edit] 17. Finances

The Organising National Ski Association and its Organising Committee shall plan and carry out the FIS World Championships at their own financial risk and at their own expense.


[edit] 17.1 Division of Income

The details for the division of income are defined in the contract between FIS, National Ski Association and the Organising Committee. For the championships where no special contract has been agreed, the following conditions are valid: FIS will retain:

17.1.1 10 % of the income from the sale of entrance tickets for the different FIS World Championships events.

17.1.2 40 % of the television, film and video (multi-media) income from FIS World Championships (see also art. 18.3).

17.1.3 40 % of the income from the sale of stationary or moveable advertising sites within the competition area of the FIS World Championships.

17.1.3.1 By "competition area" is understood: start and finish area, competition courses with immediate surroundings, Ski Jumping hills and spectators' areas, prize giving and opening ceremony areas.

17.2 The Organising Committees may, with the above exceptions, retain the remainder of the income. Any profit from the Championships shall be used by the Organising National Ski Association for the promotion of Skiing or Snowboarding.

17.3 The amounts payable to FIS must be settled by the Organising Committee at the latest 3 months after the closing of the competitions. All financial transactions with the FIS shall be settled within 6 months after the closing of the events. Should the amounts not be paid to the FIS according to the above rules, a penalty fee of 20 % for each following period of 3 months is to be paid by the Organising Committee.

17.4 The calendar fees for FIS World Championships in the respective disciplines are published by the FIS.

[edit] 17.5 Accommodation

17.5.1 At FIS World Championships in the alpine and nordic disciplines the maximum price per person (athletes and team officials) for accommodation and three meals including non-alcoholic drinks with each meal may not exceed CHF 120 for the championships per day.

17.5.2 At the FIS Freestyle World Championships accommodation with half board has to be guaranteed at a maximum of CHF 100 per day for each person (athletes and team officials).

17.5.3 At the FIS Snowboard World Championships accommodation with full board including non-alcoholic drinks with each meal has to be guaranteed at a maximum of CHF 80 per day for each person (athletes and team officials).

Furthermore the current top three World Cup athletes according to the standings in each discipline after the final FIS World Cup before the Opening Ceremony shall be provided with accommodation with full board free of charge.

17.5.4 Accommodation for the athletes and team officials within the quota must be provided from at least two days before either official training or the Opening Ceremony (whichever is earlier) until and including the day after the Closing Ceremony. Under no circumstances may the Organising Committees or the hotel manager demand vacating of the rooms by the teams on the day an athlete is competing. Only the actual number of nights may be charged, no minimum stay may be demanded.

Rooms may have a maximum of two beds and bath or shower, or apartments with a maximum of two beds per sleeping room and bath or shower. Single rooms have to be provided according to the following table:

1 to 3 officials: 1 single room 4 to 6 officials: 2 single rooms 7 officials or more: 3 single rooms

Accommodation has to be as close as possible to the competition area and meet “3-star category” minimum. The Organising Committee is required to make available payment by credit card.

[edit] 17.5.5 Confirmation of Accommodation

Each National Ski Association has to announce to the Organising Committee the expected total number of team members (athletes according to 9.1 and officials according to 9.4) by the deadlines stated in the invitation published by the Organising Committee by July 1st of the year preceding the championships as provided for in article 13. Time-limits for Entry.

Furthermore the Organising Committee must be informed latest 24 hours after the last FIS World Cup event before the championships about the names of the team members, eventual changes to the originally registered size of team (athletes according to 9.1 and officials according to 9.4) and their arrival or departure dates, as well as an eventual withdrawal from the event. This deadline is the same as for the submission of the Final Team Selection, as described in article 13.3.3 of the FIS Rules for the Organisation of World Championships.

If this information is not communicated by the published deadline of 24 hours after the last FIS World Cup event before the championships, the Organising Committee has the right to invoice the costs incurred for cancelled accommodation to the National Ski Association concerned.

Teams or persons who register late and do not observe the published deadlines have no right for the reservation or the payment of accommodation expenses.

[edit] 17.5.6 Food and Beverages

Food must be healthy and plentiful and must correspond to the needs of highly competitive athletes. Meals must meet at least the following guidelines:

Breakfast: Different kinds of bread (whole wheat, white), butter and jam, coffee or tea with milk and breakfast cereals “muesli”, fruit juice, choice of eggs, cheese and ham or sausages. Lunch/Dinner: Three-course meal including a variation between pasta, meat, fish. A sufficient quantity of non-alcoholic beverages. Vegetarian food must also be available for all meals. Furthermore the hotels should serve a small snack in the afternoon (tea and sandwiches).

[edit] 17.5.7 Equipment Storage and preparation rooms

Heated rooms for storing ski or snowboard equipment must be available in the hotels, apartment buildings or a nearby location, with a possibility to lock these rooms. They must have an area of minimum 4 x 3 meters per serviceman and a height of at least 2.40 meters and be equipped with tables, adequate electricity and be ventilated Definition of the number of ski rooms required, as well as their location will be determined together with FIS and Ski Racing Suppliers (SRS).


[edit] 17.6 Qualification for Free Accommodation

Competitors who qualify according to the following criteria are entitled to free accommodation with full board including non-alcoholic drinks with each meal for the duration of their participation. Participation is defined from the day (evening meal) before the first official training until the morning (breakfast) after the competition. The number of nights free accommodation with full board for qualified competitors are in principle as follows, whereby the system is adapted to the respective championship programme and published by the Organising Committee in the team invitation, following agreement with FIS:


[edit] 17.6.1 Nordic Disciplines

- Cross-Country All athletes, male and female, having achieved at least one result better than 75 FIS Cross-Country points, as well as one male and one female athlete of each FIS affiliated National Ski Association without an athlete qualified according to the above-mentioned limitations. - Ski Jumping / Ski Flying

All athletes who qualify for participation in FIS World Cup and Ski Flying competitions who: - have already gained WC points - have gained at least one COC point in the past or the current season. - Nordic Combined All athletes who have been ranked at the World Ranking List in Nordic Combined in the current competition season and in the season one year before the FIS World Ski Championships, as well as one athlete of each FIS affiliated National Ski Association without a competitor qualified according to the above-mentioned limitations. For the Nordic Disciplines: Cross-Country, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined the number of nights of free accommodation for qualified competitors who participate in the respective competition is 4 nights per competition. The maximum number of nights of free accommodation with full board cannot exceed the total duration of the championships. For Ski Flying the maximum number of nights is 5. The free accommodation with full board applies specifically to the qualified athlete and are non-transferable.


[edit] 17.6.2 Alpine Disciplines

All athletes, male and female, ranked within the first 500 competitors of the current FIS points list with a maximum of 24 athletes per National Ski Association but not more than 14 athletes of one sex. For those FIS affiliated National Ski Associations without competitors ranked within the first 500 competitors, one male and one female competitor are qualified for free accommodation with full board. Downhill: 6 nights Super-G: 4 nights Giant Slalom: 4 nights Slalom: 4 nights For competitors who are participating in a number of different events, the number of nights for the various combinations of events will also be published in the team invitation. The maximum number of nights of free accommodation with full board cannot exceed the total duration of the championships. The free nights apply specifically to the qualified athlete and are non-transferable.

17.6.3 In addition, the current FIS World Champions in the nordic, alpine, freestyle and snowboard disciplines will profit automatically from free accommodation with full board for the event in which he/she is reigning world champion.

17.6.4 The transport on ski lifts, mountain railways, etc. shall be free of charge during the days of the official training and the competition. The competitors, the officials of the different National Ski Associations, the members of the Juries, the FIS Officials appointed by the FIS Council and the Members of the FIS Council are entitled to these advantages.

17.6.5 The Organising Committees of FIS World Championships are obliged to take over 50 % of the expenses for room and breakfast of all Council Members from the day of the Opening Ceremony until the day of the Closing Ceremony.


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