January 29, 2022

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Petra Velhova: The prestigious night slalom at Flachau 2022 will not have an audience

Petra Velhova: The prestigious night slalom at Flachau 2022 will not have an audience

Line. Due to the rapid spread of variants of the novel coronavirus, the January events of the Alpine Ski World Cup in Austria will also take place without spectators.

It has long been clear that fans will not visit Linz on December 28-29, when Slovakian Petra Velhova will also perform in the giant slalom and slalom.

The management of the Austrian Ski Federation (ÖSV) announced on Thursday that spectators will not take part in the prestigious night slalom race in Flachau (January 11) and the sprint competitions in Zuchensee (January 15 and 16).

The question is whether they will be able to attend the men’s events in Kitzbühel (January 21-23) and Schladming (January 25), organizers will wait for the new regulations.

“We are aware of our share of the responsibility, so we have decided to hold the next World Cup without fans in attendance. We are sorry from the point of view of the fans and the athletes, but we want to help the government as much as possible in its fight against the pandemic.

In any case, we hope that all World Cup events in Austria will go according to plan,” ÖSV President Roswitha Stadloberová told APA.

In addition to alpine skiing, the proceedings also cover the Austrian quad-jumping tour in Innsbruck and Bischofshofen (January 4 and 6), as well as the Snow Cup World Cup events in Bad Gastein (January 11 and 12) and Simonhöhe Resort (January 15 and 16).