Crowds allowed to return to Swiss ski racing

Spectators get into the mood at Edelboden in pre-Covid times Cornerstone / Lucas Lehmann

Snow Sports World Cup events will once again be open to spectators in Switzerland. Entry for the 2021-2022 season will be reserved for those with a COVID certificate.

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“The main objective of the Swiss-Ski and Swiss World Cup organizers is to ensure the smooth running of the competitions in this second World Cup season, which takes place in difficult conditions”, specified the National Ski Federation. said in a press releaseExternal Link this day.

The public, “and with it the atmosphere much remembered by fans”, will find competitions in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, snowboarding, skicross, freestyle skiing and Telemark, he said.

In addition to fan stands, such as the famous Grandstand in the Finnish area in Adelboden, the public will be able to enjoy fan villages, such as Wengen, as well as VIP hospitality services and party tents at various locations.

It is also expected that the medal ceremonies will be open to the public. Event planners are set to launch soon or have started selling tickets in advance through their usual channels.

“The requirement of the Covid-19 certificate which was there for a few weeks for other sporting events has proved its worth. That’s why we are optimistic about the 2021-22 World Cup season,” said Hans Hofer, marketing director of the Swiss Ski World Cup.

By 13 September, Swiss residents must present a Covid certificate (which provides proof of vaccination, recovery or a recent negative test result) to access indoor spaces such as restaurants, bars and museums.

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Organizers of Swiss-Ski and World Cup events in Switzerland have indicated they will be in close contact with cantonal and federal authorities. He said that depending on the development of the epidemic in Switzerland, it is possible to adjust the audience concept.

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