the World Cup-end in Italy for the alpine skiers later in march has been cancelled because of the fear of the spread of the coronavirus. It enlightens the Italian Vintersportsforbund (Fisi) on Friday.
the Department in Cortina d'Ampezz 18.-22. march was the last on the World Cup calendar, but it will not be for nothing.
- It is with great regret that I have made the decision, says Fisi president Flavio Roda, according to Reuters.
the Decision was taken after a hasteindkaldt meeting of The International ski association (FIS), where all other nations other than Italy voted to cancel the event.
Fisi wanted to hold the World Cup end without spectators, but it was voted down by the other nations of the world.
As it looks now, will be the last World Cup section for the men in the slovenian Kranjska Gora 14.-15. march, while the women must finish in the Swedish Åre 12.-14. march.
Italy is Europe's hardest-hit country in connection with the rampaging coronaviruses. The number of deaths as a result of the virus is approaching 200, while there are about 4600 confirmed smittetilfælde in støvlelandet.