“This is a decision where we both lost but we realize this is the best – or maybe the only thing to do,” Malago said.
The Italian Federation confirmed that the proposal will be presented at the International Ski Federation (FIS) board meeting on Monday. The Italian Federation added that the decision to make the proposal was made jointly by the organizing committee in Cortina, the Veneto region and the Italian government.
It is up to the FIS to decide on the delay.
Cortina was forced to cancel the World Cup finals in March this year because of a growing virus, which has now caused more than 30,000 deaths in Italy.
Moving the world to March, 2022 will place the event one month after the 2022 Beijing Olympics and possibly force the FIS to cancel the season finals in Méribel and Courchevel, France.
The world of Cortina is currently scheduled for February 7-21, 2021.
The world is usually held every other winter, in odd years.
Cortina is also scheduled to host an Alpine event during the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics.
Also Monday, the Italian federation plans to propose holding a cross-country snowboard event in downtown Bergamo next winter.
Bergamo, one of the cities most severely affected by the virus in Italy, is home to snowboarding gold medalist Michela Moioli.
Bergamo is located in the Lombardy region where nearly 16,000 people – including Moioli’s grandmother – have died of the virus.
“We want to provide visibility for Bergamo,” Moioli told Gazzetta dello Sport. “Our city is not just about the coronavirus disaster. It’s true, many people have died. But not everyone. We want to give a sign of life and contribute to the reconstruction of our city’s social fabric. “
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