The Icelandic Ski Association celebrated their 70th anniversary by inviting a series of guest lecturers to speak at their annual meeting in Reykjavik.
International Ski Federation (FIS) secretary general Sarah Lewis was among the attendees at the celebration, held ahead of the official anniversary of the founding of the ISA, which took place on June 23, 1946.
Lewis discuss the structure of the governing body and outlined her thoughts on the future of international skiing during her lecture.
Eiliv Furuli, the managing director of the Lillehammer ski festival, followed Lewis to deliver a talk about FIS World Cup events taking place in the Norwegian city.
Former Norwegian athlete Hedda Bernsten also delivered a guest talk which aimed to explore strategies which could be used to help young athletes’ psychology.
It was hoped that Bernsten, who won ski cross silver at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and won a telemark skiing world title in 1997, could help provide guidance on how to coach the young athletes.
A fourth talk was forced to be cancelled, with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)’s Ingolfur Hannesson unable to attend the event.
He had been scheduled to discuss skiing and the media, but a plane cancellation curtailed his plans to deliver the guest lecture.
Following the completion of the talks, a celebration event was staged with 100 participants with five people awarded for their volunteering work and commitment.
Iceland has never won a Winter Olympic medal but has claimed two silver and two bronze medals in the history of the summer version across the sports of athletics, handball and judo.