Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals in Italy CANCELED Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Mikaela Shiffrin
Mikaela Shiffrin on course. Credit: US Ski and Snowboard Team

The Italian winter sports federation (FISI) announced today that the alpine skiing World Cup finals in Cortina d’Ampezzo have been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The event was due to take place in 2-weeks time.

“It’s with great regret that I took this decision,” said FISI president Flavio Roda after every nation but Italy voted against holding the March 18-22 finals at an International Skiing Federation (FIS) emergency meeting. “But every member of the council motivated their decision to cancel the finals.”

The FISI had originally planned to hold the event without fans.

Italy the country in Europe worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak, with 4,636 cases and 197 deaths.