After Wengen cancellation: Ski World Cup XXL week on ORF with 2x slalom in Flachau as well as double downhill and Super-G in Kitzbühel

Slalom competitions on January 16 and 17, downhill runs on January 22 and 23, Super-G on January 24

Vienna (OTS) Good news for all ski fans: After the cancellation of the classic in Wengen, Austria is now enjoying an XXL week with a total of five home races in nine days: It starts on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the January 17, 2021, with the slalom competitions in Flachau. It was not until January 12th that the women competed for World Cup points in front of up to 1.3 million viewers on ORF, and now the place is stepping in for the slalom competitions in Wengen and Kitzbühel. On the following weekend, on Friday, January 22nd, and on Saturday, January 23rd, there will be a double run on the Streif, before the Super-G ends the long Kitzbühel speed weekend on Sunday, January 24th . In addition, ORF 1 will also be showing the final training live on January 21st.

Oliver Polzer will comment on all five races. Thomas Sykora will support him in the slalom competitions on January 16 and Benni Raich on January 17. The camera driver for the speed competitions is Joachim Puchner, Hans Knauss is co-commentator on January 22nd, and Armin Assinger on January 23rd and 24th. Rainer Pariasek reported from the finish area the entire time.

New cameras make the speed races in Kitz even more spectacular

ORF chief director Michael Kögler can fall back on some innovations for the speed broadcasts in 2021, which deliver even more spectacular images than the Streif anyway. At the start, a new remote cable camera shows the new start house from the front and the face of the runners even more directly just before they leave. A new Camcat line is selected at Lärchenschuss / Oberhausberg. Two new super slow motion ensure very special moments from below the Seidlalm jump or the Hausbergkante approach.

There is a new crane in front of the Seidlalmsprung itself, which will also provide even more immediate images of the key point in the Super-G starting slope. As a visual highlight, the runners will appear to jump straight for the Kitzbühler Horn.

The timetable in ORF 1:

Saturday, January 16, Flachau
9:05 a.m .: Slalom, 1st DG
12:05 p.m .: Slalom, 2nd DG

Sunday, January 17th, Flachau
10:10 a.m .: Slalom, 1st DG
1:15 p.m .: Slalom, 2nd DG

Thursday, January 21st, Kitzbühel
11.00 a.m .: Final training

Friday, January 22nd, Kitzbühel
11 a.m .: Departure

Saturday, January 23rd, Kitzbühel
10.55 a.m .: Departure

Sunday, January 24th, Kitzbühel
9.50 a.m.: Super-G

The Ö3 listeners are involved in all important decisions when the races in Flachau and Kitzbühel take place: The Ö3 sports reporters Adi Niederkorn and Daniel Kulovits report on all events and provide views, background information, analyzes and interviews with the Ski stars.

Comprehensive online reporting on the Kitzbühel competitions

The offers from available on the web and as an app, including the multimedia “ORF Ski alpin” special, are all about the competitions in Flachau and Kitzbühel. The coverage of the extensive focus ranges from comprehensive previews and current reports on the applications to interviews and lists of results. The proven live ticker provides the respective intermediate status of the individual competitions up-to-the-second. ORF Alpine Skiing brings fans up close to the action on the web and via an app with multimedia offers.

All ORF TV broadcasts are broadcast as a live stream on ORF TVthek ( and on The ORF TVthek also provides the highlights of all competitions and reports on everything that is going on in Flachau and Kitzbühel in a “In Focus” topic.

ORF TELETEXT also presents current news and reports as part of its current sports reporting from page 200 and provides a comprehensive range of results for sports fans with lists of results, tables and a live ticker.

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