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Minutes Croatia (for Approval)

Minutes Croatia (for Approval)

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FIS Athletes
Friday, 22
May 2009, at 14:00-18:30 CET in Dubrovnik (CRO)
1. Welcome and Roll Call
FIS President Gian Franco Kasper welcomed the Commission members to Cavtat-
Dubrovnik (CRO) for the first meeting of the newly-elected Commission andexpressed his pleasure at the level of attendance. All members were present:Albrecht Kilian (BUL) – men
s AlpineBlais Ryan (CAN) – men
s FreestyleBray Juliane (NZE) – ladies
SnowboardHuttary Karin (AUT) – ladies
FreestyleJauhojärvi Sami (FIN) – men
s Cross-CountryKostelic Ivica (CRO) – men
s AlpineKüttel Andreas (SUI) – Ski JumpingLigocki Mateusz (POL) – men
s SnowboardMarchand-Arvier Marie (FRA) – ladies
AlpinePärson Anja (SWE) – ladies
AlpineRandall Kikkan (USA) – ladies
Cross-CountrySchmid Jan (NOR) – Nordic CombinedPresident Kasper recalled the history of the Athletes
Commission at FIS andhighlighted its role as connection between the FIS Athletes and the FIS Councilwithin the FIS structure which he briefly outlined. He also reviewed the generalprocess of decision-making at FIS.Sarah Lewis, FIS Secretary General, also welcomed the Commission at the FISCalendar Conference and wished it the best of luck. She noted that the constitutionof the Commission would need to be officially confirmed by the FIS Council in its nextmeeting in June in Vancouver (CAN). (Note: The Council confirmed the Commissionas elected).2.
Election of Chair
President Kasper summarized the importance of the Commission electing its ownleadership. Given that the members did not know each other, he asked whether theCommission would prefer to elect an interim chair and then decide on the latercourse of action upon further reflection. The Commission agreed and Kilian Albrechtwas elected as Chair of the Day.President Kasper wished the Commission a good meeting and indicated that he islooking forward to receiving its feedback.
3. Recording of Meeting
Ryan Blais asked the Commission to decide whether the meeting would be recordedin an effort to increase communication and transparency. The Commission decidedwith a majority that the meeting would be recorded and, if necessary, edited beforepublication.
4. Fight against cheating in sport
Sarah Fussek from the FIS Anti-Doping department reviewed some of the key pillarsof the FIS program, particularly under the new WADA Code. A detailed discussionensued in particular concerning ADAMS.Key points included:
Registration is required for SMS updates to athlete whereabouts. Eachathlete can do this by registering their mobile number via e-mail toantidoping@fisski.com. The mobile number for SMS updates is +41 79 3765561. FIS will look into sending a confirmation SMS back after receiving anSMS whereabouts update. (Note: Feature is now available). Alternatively anathlete may choose to register their mobile number directly in ADAMS. In thiscase, a confirmation SMS is not currently available.
: FIS agreed to try to put together a list of resources relating toallowed drugs by country. (Note: Feature is now available)
Ryan made the proposal for the members to continue discussion forimprovement suggestions on ADAMS onwww.democraski.comwith focus onimprovements that FIS can implement. (Note: A discussion group has beenset up).
Marie Marchand-Arvier discussed a French program called Athletes forTransparencywww.athletesfortransparency.comand other national programsfor athletes voluntarily revealing complete testing information. Question wasraised whether FIS should have a similar program to help FIS athletes toshow that they are clean and potentially reduce the burden of whereaboutsreporting in the future.
FIS to inform the Commission about timings of releases ofADAMS to the newly founded test group in which FIS is a member. Theexpected timeline of new release is before the Vancouver 2010 Games.
: Members to report back to Sarah F. about items of interest inAnti-Doping for next meeting.
: FIS to enclose to the minutes the most important links on FISwebsite or to other Internet resources such as new WADA Code and thelatest version of FIS Anti-Doping Rules.General:http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/medical/fisanti-doping.html Rules:http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/medical/fisanti-
doping/medicalantidoping/rulesandforms.htmlDrugs databases:http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/medical/fisanti-
Frequency of drug testing in and out of competition
Kikkan Randall, Cross-Count ry 
Kikkan Randall presented feedback from Cross-Country athletes requestingmore random testing and more in-competition testing. FIS explained its focuson out-of-competition testing, as mandated by the new WADA Code, basedon recent experience showing its enhanced effectiveness in catching cheats.
: FIS to request comment from the FIS Anti-Doping Expert onlack of blood testing in Alpine and the lack of availability of their own results toathletes when the tests are negative.
: FIS to send testing statistics 2008 & 2009 as part of minutesalong with FIS Fact Sheets on hemoglobin limits.
 FIS Testing Statistics 2008/09:
http://www.fis-ski.com/data/document/statistics-08-09.pdf Previous seasons:http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/medical/fisanti-
FIS Fact Sheets:
backgrou.html (June 2008)http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/news/pressreleases/archive-2008/fis-fact-sheet-
anti-dopi.html (December 2008)See also additional links at the bottom of the Fact Sheets.
Additional Member Initiatives
Athlete Communication & Transparency
Ryan Blais, Freestyle 
 Ryan Blais explained the rationale and goals of the new web platform atwww.democraski.com. The Commission decided that sign-up would berequired to participate in the discussions. All who register will be welcome toparticipate including coaches and NSA officials. Ryan agreed to make thenecessary technical changes and provide an instruction sheet for theCommission members to moderate their own discussions.
: FIS to link towww.Democraski.comfrom the FIS websitefollowing its confirmation by the Council. FIS to create a separate page on theCommission.
: FIS to help communicate about the web platform as part of

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