Norway’s national ski federation NSF confirmed on Thursday that it has to postpone a World Cup skiing and ski jumping competition at Lillehammer in early December. The reason, like for so many other international events: the Corona crisis.
“Given the difficult times we’re in, the uncertainty and the consequences tied to Covid-19, Norway’s ski federation doesn’t think it’s right to arrange World Cup competition in Lillehammer now,” Norges Skiforbund (NSF) wrote in a press release on Thursday. “We would rather work towards finding a new date in cooperation with FIS (the International Skiing Federation) and local organizers later this winter.”
NSF President Erik Røste said the federation was also looking for opportunities to arrange more national races and other competitive events on a national basis. The World Cup cross-country skiing races and ski jumping was supposed to run from December 4-6, but with most of Europe and Norway faced with high infection rates and Corona restrictions, it was deemed most sensible to call off the event, for now.