Did you hear?... Fischer sets an example for athlete conduct worldwide

Fischer, Austria, took a leadership position that sets an example for athlete conduct worldwide and issued the following statement today in response to the doping accusations:

Fischer, Austria, took a leadership position that sets an example for athlete conduct worldwide and issued the following statement today in response to the doping accusations: "In spite of all the positive emotions created by Nordic skiing at the Olympic Games, the doping scandals left a very bad feeling. In the contracts with our athletes, we refer clearly to our dissociation from all kinds of doping substances. Therefore, we have cancelled the contracts of the involved athletes, effective immediately." The three athletes are: Johann Muehlegg of Spain, Olga Danilova of Russia, and Larissa Lazutina of Russia. Peter Ashley, vice president of Fischer USA told SNEWS®, "Fischer USA also adheres to the exact same zero-tolerance policy with all of our athletes and their contracts."


Did you hear?... Keith Apple hired as Alpine Sales VP for Fischer

Keith Apple has been hired in the newly created position of VP Alpine Sales for Fischer North America. Apple, an industry veteran, comes to Fischer from Dynastar/Lange where he was a sales rep in upstate New York and Pennsylvania. Apple will official begin is duties with Fischer ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> The creator and founder of the PowerBar empire that is partly responsible for spawning the sports energy and sports food category has died of a heart attack. Brian Maxwell, 51, collapsed in a post office in Marin County just north of San Francisco near his home. Attempts to ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> New data from the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) reported that hiking boot sales declined 8 percent between October 2003 and March 2004. Retail sales of athletic footwear rose 0.2 percent during the six-month period. Sales for the six-month reporting period were ...read more

Did you hear?... Europa Sportartikel GmbH renamed Fischer + Loeffler GmbH

Europa Sportartikel GmbH, the organizationg behind the two Austrian companies Fischer and Loeffler, has renamed itself Fischer + Loeffler GmbH since it has been focusing more and more on these two companies. The name change was effective Oct. 1. ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Jeff Bowman, of Cascade Designs, informed SNEWS that in-house PR maven Kitty Graham's position has been eliminated, meaning Graham, a 10-year veteran at Cascade is on the market. Graham, a winner of the SNEWS Editor's Voice PR Award in 2001 and runner up in 2002, was, ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Get ready to chill out once again with the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition (OIWC) at the non-profit's popular and annual ChillFest, this year from August 15-17 at the historic Wasatch Mountain Club Lodge at Brighton, Big Cottonwood Canyon. Women of our industry will ...read more

Did you hear?... Kelly Fischer joins Liquid Logic

Kelly Fischer, who had been with Perception in the Mid-Atlantic for four years, has jumped ship and signed on with LiquidLogic. He will be working in sales and marketing, focusing on the Northeast and New England. ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> In a recent article in the Marine Corps Times titled, "D'oh! Two new packs -- one was better, one was cheaper. Did the Corps choose the wrong pack again?" the second paragraph states: "In six months of head-to-head tests, two packs based on commercial designs proved their ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of April 19-25 >> On the 35th anniversary of Earth Day, more than 5,000 Timberland employees, business partners and consumers volunteered in community service projects in 24 countries. On April 22, they generated approximately 30,000 hours of service, benefiting more ...read more