Russia, Sochi. Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort hosts women’sAlpine skiing discipline “slalom” races today, February 26.

23 athletes from 8 countries – Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Bulgaria, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, China- will take part in races.

The participant of the Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi, the master of sports, Ensign KseniaAlopina; bronze medal winner in the Junior Olympic Games 2012, master of sports,Private Ekaterina Tkachenko; the winner of the World Winter Universiade 2015,  champion of Russia, master of sports, Private Darya Ovchinnikova and the master of sports,Private Olga Pogrebitskaya will play for the Russian Alpine Skiing team.

The referee of the race Alexey Orlovbelieves, that Italian, French, and Germanteams are the main competitors of the Russian national team.

Due to weather conditions the start of the competition is delayed. The first race in the slalom will start at 14 o’clock (Moscow time).

The competition will be held in accordance withthe regulations of the International Ski Federation (FIS). The winners will be determined by the results of two races. Thespecificity of the 3rd CISM World Winter Games is the order of the athletes’ performance– the athletes with the International Ski Federation (FIS) license will start and then the military of the national teams without the licensewill continue the race .The starting order of the second race is based on the results of the first one.

The winners of the team competition will be determined by the total time of all the members of the national team after two races.

The medal ceremony will be held in Rosa Square of Rosa Khutor Alpine Skiing Centre at 8:30 p.m, February 26.

 

 

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The 3rd CISM World Winter Games will be held in Sochi (RUS) on February 22-28, 2017.

The sports program of the 3rd CISM World Winter Games 2017 consists of 7 sports: Ski Mountaineering, Sport Climbing, Cross Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Short Track Speed Skating, Ski Orienteering. The games with 44 sets of awards are up for grabs.

The opening ceremony is on the 24th of February, 2017in the multifunctional venue “Ice cube”.

The Winter Military World Games are a multi-sports event organized for military athletes once every four years (one year prior to holding the Winter OLYMPIC Games). Since 1995 they are held in summer too.

During this time, 6 Summer and 2 World Winter Games were held – in 2010 in Aosta (Italy) and in 2013 in Annecy (France). The decision to hold the 3rd Winter Military World Games in Russia was made on May 22, 2015, in Kuwait, at the 70th General Assembly of the International Military Sports Council (CISM).

Nowadays, the International Military Sports Council (CISM) is the largest sports organization after the International Olympic Committee and the International University Sports Federation. Its main aim is to unite the armed forces of different countries in the field of sport and physical education.