The Ski World Cup in Cortina d’Ampezzo in February is due to be postponed to March 2022 due to the Corona consequences. And thus take place right after the Olympic Games in Beijing (February 4th-20th). Everyone in Italy wants that.
You might think. Because: Both the World Cup organizers, the ski association and the Olympic Committee advocate this. They submitted an application to the FIS. In the event of a short-term cancellation, they fear losses of up to 30 million euros.
Brignone: “I’m really angry”
Federica Brignone (29) is one who cannot do anything about a possible postponement of the World Cup. “I’m really angry and fed up,” annoyed the overall World Cup winner last winter. «With all due respect for those who were and are sick, for the dead, for those who have worked and suffered so much because of the virus, but in my opinion it is now exaggerating. The data do not speak of such a dramatic mortality rate, »Brignone told sportnews.bz.
Strong tobacco! After all, Brignone is extremely popular in Italy, her word has weight. The FIS announces its decision on July 1st. For super technician Brignone, it is already clear that the World Cup must take place in 2021 as planned. “What would be the point of a second major event within a month?” She asks rhetorically. After all, it looks as if the medical emergency has already been overcome. We remember: Brignone’s mother Maria Rosa Quario (58) had the Corona virus herself in April and survived the disease. Daughter Federica had looked after her with care.
World Cup without a spectator? No, not that either
Incidentally, Brignone does not want a “ghost world championship” without spectators, either. “This is inconceivable for the city, for the local operators, but also for us athletes,” she says.