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Hungarian Champion Mushed to Victory On His Dogsled

By Robert Velkey // 2017.02.24.

Sounds like a success-story. The Hungarian champion of dog sledding “slipped for the victory” from the little village of Óradna (Romania; Rodna).


In the mountains of Italy, the Millegrobbe – Alpe Cimbra the FISTC World Championship Sprint and European Championship Middle and Long Distance was held last week-end on the 17-18-19 February 2017. Fédération Internationale Sportive de Traineau la Chiens (FISTC) is a moving championship, as each year since 2005 it has taken place in a different member country of the federation. This year the races were organized in the Italian Alps.

It may seem surprising to some that there is an organization that organizes dog sledding championships in Europe, in member countries such as Hungary, Italy, Bulgaria, South Africa, France, Netherlands, etc. However, what might be even more surprising is that a Hungarian ended up as champion of this most recent race. And if that weren’t enough of surprise, here is a photo of the Hungarian champion:


Attila Kiss is the pastor of the roman catholic community of Óradna. He lives his clerical life in the little Romanian village, and his hobby is the dog sledding. Father Kiss has developed his hobby to a truly high-level, as he won the FISTC race in Class B.

Congratulation, Attila Kiss!