President of the French Ski Federation, Michel Vion had a smile after the Chamonix occasions. Despite the numerous difficulties as a result of well being disaster and the climate, particularly, many of the World Cup races, no less than alpine snowboarding, have been in a position to happen thus far. This was the case for the 2 slaloms on the Verte des Houches this weekend. As a member of the FIS Council, he additionally has his eyes on Cortina d’Ampezzo, the place the World Championships will begin in lower than per week.
“These Worlds will be able to take place a priori correctly,” he says. After, we are going to see what to place in place. Countries like Norway have already instituted quarantine measures, so it is going to be tough to go there for the tip of the World Cup season (notice: Kvitfjell). This is only one instance. ” The Frenchman additionally hopes that the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide can go off with out a hitch: “This is the second priority after the World Championships. Until then, there will inevitably be countries that cannot host events. ”
Hardly optimistic, the one who is just not a candidate for the presidency of the FIS has developed. “Until now, we’ve mostly managed to find fallback solutions after major cancellations. But that’s something there won’t be after the Worlds, he warns. There is no plan B. If we cannot organize a competition, we will have to live with it. We will have no qualms about canceling the races. We will be vigilant for fairness between the disciplines but at some point, we will have to do races with the possibilities that exist. ”
Laurent Morel, again from Chamonix