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International Ski Federation

FIS (Fédération internationale de ski, Internationaler Ski Verband)

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[International Ski Federation]
image by Ivan Sache, 28 March 2009

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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

The Flag

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 blue.
  • 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.
Colour specifications

FIS Blue
Pantone Reflex blue
CMYK 100-89-0-0
RGB 0-35-149
Web #002395

FIS Yellow
Pantone 130 C
CMYK 0-35-100-0
RGB 240-171-0
Web #F0AB00

Fis Grey
CMYK 0-0-0-45
RGB 167-167-167
Web #A7A7A7

Pantone Black
CMYK 0-0-0-100
RGB 0-0-0
Web #000000

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 integrity.
Version 1.1, December 2012
Ivan Sache, 13 May 2017