Oberstdorf has no plans to ask for a postponement of the Nordic ski world championships, which it is due to host from February 23 to March 7.
The Nordic Ski World Championships are scheduled to take place from February 23 to March 7, 2021 in Oberstdorf.
However, during a live facebook post on Facebook, the president of the Italian Winter Sports Federation Flavio Roda caused a stir. He said that at the last FIS council, Germany had asked for a postponement.
She thus followed in the footsteps of the Italians. The Alpine Skiing World Championships scheduled for February 2021 in Cortina d’Ampezzo are expected to be postponed until March 2022. The coronavirus pandemic is definitely not without consequences for sports calendars.
However, in an interview with BR24 on 26 May, Florian Stern, a member of the organising committee, wished to correct: “We are not yet in the same position as the Italians,” he said.
A Plan B exists
According to him, it is the “Plan A” that remains relevant. “Next winter we should be able to organize World Cups and world championships with some minor restrictions.”
For now, organizers hope the races will be held in public. Unless the Covid-19 reappears massively on the European continent.
So there is a plan B: “We are looking in all possible directions, but the Nordic Ski World Championships in Oberstdorf will take place on the scheduled date.” A specific point will be made at the end of August/early September.
More Expensive Worlds
Anyway, the Worlds will be more expensive than expected. As announced by project manager Florian Speigl, the renovation of the Schattenberg ski jump will cost up to an additional 2.8 million euros. Modernization costs are currently estimated at 42.1 million euros.