The ski circus must demonstrate flexibility in 2021.
Cancellations and changes of location are the order of the day - is the Hahnenkamm race now also affected?
Kitzbühel - It is the highlight of the alpine skiing season: the
But is that also the case in Corona year 2021?
with two downhill runs and a Super G is
actually supposed to take place
next weekend (January 22nd to 24th).
But the organizers are currently trembling - does Corona thwart the ski highlight?
The first event has already been postponed.
Originally, the World Cup was supposed to take place in
Switzerland, from January 15th to 17th
finally drove the organizers to
, but a stop sign was quickly set there too.
The reason: two slalom races on one weekend (including with the German Linus Straßer) and just seven days later three speed disciplines behind?
The risk became too great, it would be better to straighten out the ski circus and not gather so many athletes in one place within a very short time.
That is why the actual
Wengen World Cup
will not take place in
- but in
(we follow the races on Merkur.de in the live ticker).
Hahnenkamm races in 2021 in danger?
Ski World Cup moved from Wengen to Kitzbühel and finally to Flachau
But of course you are now concerned that the downhill runs and the Super G may wobble next weekend.
, President of the Austrian Ski Association, very much regrets the cancellation of the two slalom competitions in Kitzbühel.
But: You have to say “that this weekend would only have been the takeover races in
Next weekend is much more important.
The main thing is that we get the races through, ”he told
sees a "
good chance that it will work out next week
The magic word for this is: tests.
recently stated: “We want to guarantee a high level of safety.” This means that all people in the
district can currently be
"If the district-wide tests do not reveal any major abnormalities, the
Hahnenkamm races will
take place as planned,"
Alpine skiing: the Hahnenkamm race wobbles, but Austrians are confident
But what happens in the event of abnormalities?
the seven-day incidence was last around 200. It would probably only take one spark to let the dream of the
Hahnenkamm race go up
After the Ischgl disaster last year, the Austrians - rightly - became extremely cautious.
According to the authorities,
a final decision on the
Hahnenkamm race will
be made “at the beginning of next week”.