Cortina d’Ampezzo (BL), 3 October 2020 – FIS, the International Ski Federation, today confirmed the official race calendar for next season’s World Cup and the schedule for the races in the upcoming FIS Alpine World Ski Championships to be held in Cortina d’Ampezzo from 7 to 21 February 2021. The confirmation comes in the wake of the decision taken last July not to postpone the event.
So the top Alpine skiers in the world will be back to put on a spectacular show in the shadow of the Tofane in what will be one of the most important international sporting events during the Covid-19 emergency. The World Championships also mark the much-awaited return of men’s skiing on the snow-covered slopes of the Queen of the Dolomites, after an absence of thirty years.
This is the official race schedule:
- Sunday 7 February: Opening Ceremony of FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Cortina 2021
- Monday 8 February: Alpine Combined Women
- Tuesday 9 February: Super G Women and Super G Men
- Wednesday 10 February: Alpine Combined Men
- Thursday 11 February: Training Downhill Women, Training Downhill Men
- Friday 12 February: Training Downhill Men, Training Downhill Women
- Saturday 13 February: Downhill Women
- Sunday 14 February: Downhill Men
- Monday 15 February: Rest day
- Tuesday 16 February: Qualification Parallel, Finals Parallel
- Wednesday 17 February: Team Parallel
- Thursday 18 February: Giant Slalom Women (run 1), Giant Slalom Women (run 2)
- Friday 19 February: Giant Slalom Men (run 1), Giant Slalom Men (run 2)
- Saturday 20 February: Slalom Women (run 1), Slalom Women (run 2)
- Sunday 21 February: Slalom Men (run 1), Slalom Men (run 2)
Valerio Giacobbi, CEO of Fondazione Cortina 2021, said: «With this confirmation of the race schedule from FIS, the countdown to the World Championships has officially begun. Everything is in place in Cortina to kick off these great World Championships. We hope they will carry a message of hope for the future, promoting the healthy and positive values of sport, in spite of the difficult situation we are currently experiencing around the globe. Today FIS has demonstrated great faith in Fondazione Cortina 2021’s ability to manage an event of this calibre, ensuring everyone’s health and safety: we are working closely with the health authorities and relevant bodies to constantly monitor the situation and take all the necessary precautionary measures».