Cortina requesting to postpone ski worlds from 2021 to 2022

The Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) is making a formal request to postpone next year’s Alpine skiing world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo until March 2022. Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò revealed the plans during an interview with RAI state TV on Sunday night. Malagò says that considering the fallout in Italy from the coronavirus pandemic “this is the best solution” in order to avoid the championships being canceled or shortened. Moving the worlds to March, 2022 would put the event one month after the 2022 Beijing Olympics.