Several shots of Nahuel Huapl lake. Several shots of San carlos de Bariloche city. Several?
REPORT: The international ski federation opened today its 31st congress at this southern argentine mountainside resort 1,600 kilometres southwest of buenos aires (1,000 miles), at the foothills of the andes, over 320 delegates from 32 countries attended the opening ceremony at the main, Coliseo, theatre of this 40,000 people city. Rio Negro province governor rear admiral Aldo Bachmann pronounced the selcoming words of the delegates; FIS chairman Marc Hodler, from switzerland, speaking on behalf of FIS. The congress is expected to approve radical changes at for international ski competitions already passed at committee level, the 15 FIS committees have been discussing these changes here since monday. Proposed changes include compulsive point scoring by world cup racers at the three alpine categories-downhill, giant slalom and slalon. the move is aimed at preventing skiers like steinmark - a slalom swads specialist who won the past two world championships without participating in downhill races- from excelling over skiers like austrian franz klammer, a downhill expert who does not run slaloms very well. FIS committees also decided to fix iron cast rules for giant slalom courses, which so far been very elastic and showed considerable changes form country to country. FIS committees also decided to change world cup start off systems scrapping off the four runners per country limitation, and drawing lots only among the first 15 for race seeding.
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Background: Several shots of Nahuel Huapl lake. Several shots of San carlos de Bariloche city. Several shots of president of argentine organizer commitee mr. Vicente Ojeda speaking. Shot of people listening. Several shots of Rio Negro province governor rear admiral Aldo Bachmann pronouncing welcome words. Shot of delegates clapping. Several shots of FIS chairman Marc Hodler speaking. Shot of delegates listening.