Fair Competition at the Alpine Ski World Cup Levi 2023

The Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Levi 2023 brings together the world’s best female slalom skiers on the slopes of Levi, Finland. The Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS) will be introducing its activities at the event and encouraging the spectators to cheer on athletes to perform well in the spirit of fair play.

– Respect is extremely important to me, to be respected and to respect my opponents. We are not all friends, but we respect our work and the results we each achieve. We work hard for our goals whether it is the first world cup points, the first podium, the first top ten or the first win and every result has to be respected, says two-time Olympic gold medalist, Swiss alpine ski racer Michelle Gisin.

– I’m very excited to race for the first time in a long time and, what’s more, in front of a home crowd. Levi is known for its good atmosphere. The slopes at Levi have traditionally been in good condition and provided us racers with an equal playing field, says Finnish slalom skier Rosa Pohjolainen.

FINCIS will be showcasing fair competition and clean sports throughout the weekend. Peter Gerdol, Chief Race Director of the FIS Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup, considers it important that the event respects the spirit of fair play.

– One of my daily goals is to ensure safe and fair races for every athlete who enters the starting gate. We work in summer and winter in cooperation with the organisers and the various stakeholders with this goal in mind and I hope that this message of fairness is transferred in the right way and that the athletes feel safe, says Gerdol.

At the FINCIS stand, the public can vote for the Fair Play Athlete of the event. The vote will be carried out in co-operation with FIS. After the competition, awards will be given to the Fair Play Athletes from both the Finnish and the international teams. Prizes will be raffled among all voters.

At the information stand, you will also be able to test your own skills. The best results of the day in the chain throwing game will be rewarded. Spectators can also pick up flag stickers at the FINCIS’ information stand to support their country—or collect the whole set in the spirit of fair play.

The FINCIS information stand will be open in the competition area on Saturday 11 November and Sunday 12 November from 10 am to 3 pm. Athletes and their support persons can visit Zero Point at the information stand on Friday 10 November during the World Cup starting number draw and opening ceremony. The event is organised in co-operation with the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) and the competition organisation. Come and experience the Levi atmosphere in the spirit of fair play!

The Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Levi 2023 takes place at Levi, Finland, on 10–12 November 2023. More information about the event: https://www.worldcuplevi.com/.

Additional information:
Susanna Sokka
FINCIS Communication Manager
tel. +358 (0)40 740 7477