AK Mike quote:"I tend to agree with the FIS ruling. The local officials made a ruling, and the appeals should have been handled at a higher level. By allowing Schoenfelder a second try at the first run, the local officials did give him an advantage (which he made use of), but any ski racer would probably do the same thing. I don't blame him at all."
Alaska, at the Park City World Cup SL, the 3 member Jury was comprised of:
Technical Delegate: Hans Grogl (AUT) (Jury Chairman)
Chief of Race: Jim Clifford, (USA)
Referee: Gunther Hujara, (FIS)
Both the TD and the REF are appointed by the FIS at the World Cup Level. The Chief of Race is the organizer's representative on the Jury.
Interestingly, the TD in this case is an Austrian. The Referee is the FIS rep who referees at ALL Men's World Cups, and the Ch. of Race has been on the jury at Park City World Cups for YEARS (very capable and fair)along with having officiated untold FIS level competitions, including the jury of the 02 Olympic events at Park City.....
So, this ain't no 'local' crew....
Rule 647.1 discusses the appeal process .... Rule 225 is the make up of the Appeals Commission.... Go to The Competition Rules of the FIS
which will include how a jury is chosen at the various levels of competition and their duties.
Without seeing the evidence, the overturning of the Jury decision is quite a surprise. Very seldom does it happen.