The Last Audi FIS Women's World Cup Races Canceled

Set to be the final races of the season after the cancellation of the finals at Cortina d'Ampezzo due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the races in Åre, Sweden have now also been canceled for the same reason.

This latest cancelation due to this outbreak comes after new recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

"The health and welfare of the athletes and all other participants, as well as the general public, are in the forefront and the priority of FIS and all stakeholders."

"FIS is fully compliant with the instructions and decisions of the National and Regional Governments and their Health Authorities in any recommendation regarding public gathers that impact FIS competition." -
FIS News Release

These final races will not be replaced for this season, which brings the World Cup to an official end for the women. Though final standings have not been officially announced as of yet, Federica Brignone of Italy sits in first for the overall title, just over 150 points ahead of American Mikaela Shiffrin. Shiffrin was able to maintain this position even after a six-week absence due to the death of her father. Åre was going to be her return to the stage. Sitting in third for the overall title is Shiffrin's greatest rival on the Slalom field, Slovak skier Petra Vlhova.

Along with this news about the competition itself, three members of the sponsor support team at the FIS Alpine World Cup have been placed under quarantine after experiencing symptoms of the Coronavirus. One of the members showed symptoms while in Kvitfjell, Norway and decided to go into a self-quarantine. He did indeed test positive for COVID-19.

"The members of the support team traveled to Åre (SWE) and were immediately placed in quarantine without coming into contact with anyone in Åre."

"FIS is closely monitoring and actively following up on this situation announced late afternoon today. Thanks to the procedures in place, and quick action by the Norwegian and Swedish medical staff, it is not anticipated that persons associated with the men's or women's Alpine World Cup have been affected." -
FIS News Release

Photo Credit: World Cup Åre/FB


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