European ski associations eye dialogue after pulling CAS challenge against Eliasch re-election

FIS president Johan Eliasch talking to France's Alexis Pinturault at the Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Super G in Aspen, USA (Francis Bompard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

The four national ski associations of Austria, Croatia, Germany and Switzerland have withdrawn their joint appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) concerning the controversial re-election of Johan Eliasch as president of the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS).

The CAS inquiry opened in December after the four associations announced in June that they would protest the election.

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