The intent was to snowboard competition on a wide front in Norway in March. Now everything is set. The International Skating Federation Fis demanded the information, and since the Norwegian government could not make any promises, there were no alternatives. Norwegian competitions may be substituted for competitions in other countries.
The message from the Norwegian government was sad for the Norwegian Skating Association.
We respect the government’s decision, but we think we could have arranged these World Cup competitions in a safe framework. In the World Cup, she competed in 13 countries and in 66 centers, and she performed very well, President Eric Rusty tells NRK.
New virus variants from South Africa and the United Kingdom have led Norway to close its borders, with the exception of some professional groups. The border policy means that foreign athletes will not be able to reach the competition venues.
The next assessment will be conducted on March 1. Health authorities need that time. At the moment, Culture Minister Abed Raja says, we cannot know what he will look like in two weeks.
The International Skating Federation Fis wants to be notified one month in advance of the competitions and since Norway cannot provide guarantees that the competitions can be arranged, so they are canceled. A total of 26 World Cup tournaments affected.
A sudden end to the World Cup?
Fis will subsequently announce any alternative contests.
If there were no alternate races in cross country skiing, he would be Finns ready for the World Cup. No Finn will ever ride in the Czech Novi Mesto in a week and then it is time for the World Skating Championships. After the World Ski Championships, only the World Cup race remained in Norway.
It remains unclear if the biathlon weekend in Oslo can be arranged for March 21-23. The umbrella organization of the python is called Ibu and is not part of Fis.
Alpine World Cup:
Cross Country World Cup:
- March 12-14, Oslo
- March 19-21, Lillehammer
Ice Jumping World Cup:
- March 12-14, Oslo
- March 12-16, Lillehammer
- March 17-18, Trondheim
- March 19-21, Vickersund
Nordic World Cup:
Biathlon World Cup: