“Longines Rising Ski Stars”: a new prize for the best young skiers of the FIS Ski World Cup
Longines presents its new prize: The “Longines Rising Ski Stars”. It will be awarded at the end of the 2012/2013 ski season to the best young female (under 21) and male (under 23) athlete taking part in the FIS World Cup. The prize consists of a trophy, a Longines watch and a cheque for 20’000 CHF; it will be awarded at the closing of the season.
This new competition reflects the commitment of the brand to supporting young sportswomen and men, just as the “Longines Future Tennis Aces” tournament organized by the brand in Roland-Garros for young tennis talents under the age of 13 and the “Longines Future Racing Stars” race for young and promising European jockeys from France, England, Germany, Ireland and Italy that is run during the Prix de Diane Longines.
FIS Chief Race Director for the men’s Alpine, Günter Hujara:
“When you know how difficult it is to break through in the very competitive and tight field of the world’s top athletes competing in the men’s FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, it is absolutely correct to focus on the extraordinary performances by the best young athletes and bring them to the spotlight of the global audiences.”
Atle Skaardal, FIS Chief Race Director for the ladies’ Alpine:
“This is an excellent initiative. Besides underlining the great cooperation between FIS and Longines, it will provide an additional highlight for the circuit to be keenly followed by the fans and will surely also be well-received by the racers.”
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