Alpine snowboarding: 2021 Complete globe Championships in Italy could be pushed back once again a year

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FILE Image: Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine Planet Ski Championships – Men’s Slalom – Are, Sweden – February 17, 2019 – France’s Alexis Pinturault in motion. News/Denis Balibouse/File Image

ROME (News) – The Italian winter season sports activities federation (FISI) will inquire to press back the 2021 Alpine skiing Globe Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo by a 12 months for the cause that of uncertainties connected to the coronavirus, the head of the country’s Olympic committee reported.

Require to the ask for to phase the function in March, 2022 be accredited, the Globe Championships would take region in the thirty day period just soon after the Winter Olympics in China.

“We’ve been operating on it for years… but tomorrow (FISI President) Flavio Roda will carry to the (International Snowboarding Federation) board the ask for to transfer the Complete globe Championships from February 2021 to March 2022,” CONI President Giovanni Malago talked about in an interview on point out broadcaster RAI late on Sunday.

Malago claimed Italy’s Sporting activities Minister had been educated and that the choice knowledgeable been taken for protection elements and was “a alternative of frequent sense”.

Gianpietro Ghedina, mayor of the ski resort of Cortina in northern Italy, stated on Fb that the choice had been taken in buy to be specific the stability of athletes and all the persons attending the basic public function.

“The dangers would be a fantastic deal if the epidemic ought to actually restart in the autumn. Cortina warrants this worldwide sporting activities function and would like to host it in the greatest attainable ailments,” Ghedina integrated.

Italy has been 1 specific of the worst-hit nations in the globe by the COVID-19 pandemic, with almost 32,800 fatalities and close to 230,000 scenarios.

Cortina, situated in the Dolomites, will also host the 2026 Winter Olympics, alongside 1 yet another with the northern Italian town of Milan. [nL8N23V597]

Reporting by Giulia Segreti, editing by Ed Osmond