FILE PHOTO: Alpine Snowboarding – FIS Alpine Global Ski Championships – Males’s Slalom – Are, Sweden – February 17, 2019 – France’s Alexis Pinturault in motion. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Record Photograph
ROME (Reuters) – The Italian wintry weather sports activities federation (FISI) will ask to thrust back the 2021 Alpine snowboarding Global Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo by way of a 12 months as a result of uncertainties connected to the coronavirus, the top of the rustic’s Olympic committee stated.
Will have to the request to level the development in March, 2022 be licensed, the Global Championships would happen within the month after the Wintry weather Olympics in China.
“We’ve been operating on it for years… however the following day (FISI President) Flavio Roda will deliver to the (World Snowboarding Federation) board the request to transport the Global Championships from February 2021 to March 2022,” CONI President Giovanni Malago stated in an interview on state broadcaster RAI overdue on Sunday.
Malago stated Italy’s Sports activities Minister were knowledgeable and that the verdict were taken for safety causes and was once “a number of commonplace sense”.
Gianpietro Ghedina, mayor of the ski lodge of Cortina in northern Italy, stated on Fb that the verdict were taken in an effort to be sure the safety of athletes and all of the other people attending the general public match.
“The hazards could be so much if the epidemic must restart within the autumn. Cortina merits this global sports activities match and desires to host it in the most productive conceivable stipulations,” Ghedina added.
Italy has been one of the crucial worst-hit nations on the planet by way of the COVID-19 pandemic, with virtually 32,800 deaths and as regards to 230,000 circumstances.
Cortina, positioned within the Dolomites, may also host the 2026 Wintry weather Olympics, in conjunction with the northern Italian town of Milan. [nL8N23V597]
Reporting by way of Giulia Segreti, modifying by way of Ed Osmond