NNA - The Lebanese Ski Federation is organizing the "Small States Championship" within the International Ski Federation for Men, Women and Junior Athletes in the Cedars region between January 10 & 13, 2018, under the auspices of Army Chief, General Joseph Aoun.
Skiers from seven Asian, European and American countries will be partaking in the Championship, namely from Hungary, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Chile, Argentina and Lebanon. The distances of the three racing tracks will be Sprint 1.2 km, 5 km and 10 km.
The official opening ceremony will take place at noon on Wednesday, January 9, at the Military Officers Club in the Cedars, in presence of various sports, military, municipal and media figures.
The International Federation includes more than 100 countries, among which are more than 25 states that make up the Union of Small Countries, including Lebanon. The Lebanese Ski Federation's Secretary-General, Mayor of Bcharre Freddy Keyrouz, has occupied the position of the Union's Treasurer for several years.