Yesterday, FasterSkier reported that the U.S. Ski Team would not be attending the World Cup finals scheduled for March 18 – 20 in Tyumen, Russia, given the nation’s invasion of Ukraine on Thursday. At that time, the International Ski Federation (FIS) had not announced whether events scheduled for the remainder of the season in Russia would be held as planned, however, a FIS official had indicated on February 15th that the situation in Russia was being closely monitored and alternative locations for the World Cup finals were being evaluated.
The FIS released the following update today indicating that all remaining season events will be cancelled, including the cross country World Cup finals in Tyumen. Rescheduling remains possible, but has yet to be confirmed. FasterSkier will continue to follow this story and will update readers when more information becomes available.
(FIS MEDIA RELEASE) FIS Cancels all Remaining 2021-22 Season Events in Russia
Oberhofen, Switzerland 25 February 2022
After close consultation with its stakeholders, FIS has decided that in the interest of the safety of all participants and to maintain the integrity of the World Cup, that all remaining World Cup events scheduled to take place in Russia between now and the end of the 2021- 22 season will be canceled or moved to another location.
The impacted events include:
FIS Ski Cross World Cup – 25-27 February, Sunny Valley (RUS)
FIS Aerials World Cup – 26-27 February, Yaroslavl (RUS)
FIS Women’s Ski Jumping World Cup – 18-20 March, Nizhny Tagil (RUS)
FIS Women’s Ski Jumping World Cup – 25-27 March Chaikovsky (RUS)
FIS Cross Country World Cup – 18-20 March, Tyumen (RUS)
Participants are already on site at the two World Cup events that were planned for this weekend (Ski Cross and Aerials) and FIS is working closely with the involved stakeholders to ensure their quick return back home.
FIS will communicate the replacement competitions’ hosts and dates as they are confirmed for the impacted events.
Rachel is an endurance sport enthusiast based in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. You can find her cruising around on skinny skis, running in the mountains with her pup, or chasing her toddler (born Oct. 2018). Instagram: @bachrunner4646