Gian Franco Kasper honoured in St. Moritz

The International Ski Federation (FIS) paid tribute to its former president Gian Franco Kasper, who died on 9 July 2021 at the age of 77, in a ceremony in his home town of St Moritz. The ceremony took place at the end of the women's World Cup super-G on Sunday 12 December, in the finish area in Salastrains. The Crans-Montana World Cup races were represented by president Marius Robyr and vice-president Hugo Steinegger.

Gian Franco Kasper led the FIS as its president for 23 years, after serving as Secretary General for 23 years. With this ceremony, the FIS wanted to show its respect for Gian Franco Kasper’s work. For 18 years, Gian Franco Kasper also demonstrated his steadfast commitment to the world of international skiing and snowboarding as a valued member of the International Olympic Committee. Several Olympic medallists, World champions and World Cup winners were present for the tribute.

In the video below, Marius Robyr pays a posthumous tribute to his friend Gian Franco Kasper, and thanks him warmly for his constant commitment to alpine ski racing in Crans-Montana.

Video (in French only): SkiActu