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FIS (Fédération internationale de ski, Internationaler Ski Verband)
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by Ivan Sache, 28 March 2009
FIS ("Fédération internationale de ski" / "International Ski Federation" / "Internationaler
Ski Verband") was founded by 14 national federations on 2 February 1924 in
Chamonix, during the 7th Congress of the International Ski Commission, which
had been founded on 18 February 1910 at Christiana (today Oslo, Norway). The
Chamonix International Winter Sports Week, during which the FIS was founded,
would be later recognized as the First Winter Olympic Games. Based at
Oberhofen-am-Thunersee (Switzerland) and with 107 members, the FIS is in
charge of cross-country, ski jumping, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing and
snowboard (Olympic disciplines), as well as speed skiing, grass skiing and
Telemark (non-Olympic disciplines).
Ivan Sache, 28 March 2009
In March 2009, the flag of FIS was
presented to the organizers of the 2011 World Championship of Snowboard, to
be held at La Molina (Catalonia, Spain). The flag, unsurprisingly, is white
with the FIS logo in the middle. The logo of FIS shows the three black
letters "F", "I" and "S", separated by two "tracks", yellow and blue,
respectively. The ® symbol placed near the "S" on the logo is omitted on the
flag. I don't know when the current logo was adopted but I am quite sure
that it was already in use in the Albertville Olympics, 1992.
Ivan Sache, 28 March 2009
- Blue is the colour of the sky. It is often associated with depth and
stability, tryst and loyalty. When used together with warm colours like
yellow, blue can create high-impact, vibrant designs.
- Yellow is the colour of sunshine. It is associated with joy, happiness,
intellect, and energy. Yellow is also an attention grabber, a bright colour
that visually stands out. In addition, yellow is the complementary colour to
- White represents cleanliness, simplicity and purity. It is preferred by
people who are neat, accurate, precise and self-sufficient. White space
allows the design to "breathe".
- Grey is the colour of transformation. It is equally black and white,
neutral, associated with mediation and fairness. Grey in design represents
hard work, intelligence and a calm outlook.
- Black represents prudence, humility and wisdom. It is preferred by
people who are strong, achievement-orientated and confident. Black in design
allows depth and perspective.
Pantone Reflex blue
Pantone 130 C
Frutiger is a visually clear and straightforward
typeface that allows FIS to communicate homogeneously across a wide
variety of designs and media. Frutiger is FIS' primary typeface.
Brand Book - Supplier and partner guidelines for FIS brand
Version 1.1, December 2012
Ivan Sache, 13 May