“The meeting in Bonn was an important step towards next year’s snow sports World Championships and a great opportunity to have the organisers exchanging experiences and knowledge."
Following the success of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, preparations are already underway for next year’s snow sports World Championships. On Thursday (3 May) the organisers of the 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing and Para Snowboard Championships took part in a workshop at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) headquarters in Bonn.
The 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships will take place in Prince George, Canada, in February next year, while Pyha, Finland, will host the 2019 World Para Snowboard Championships in April.
Also in Bonn were representatives from Lillehammer, Norway, and the cities of Are and Ostersund in Sweden, who are in advanced discussions to host snow sports World Championships in 2021 and 2023, respectively.
The Local Organising Committees (LOCs) had meetings with representatives from different IPC departments, including broadcasting, legal, marketing, media, medical and sport presentation.
“The meeting in Bonn was an important step towards next year’s snow sports World Championships and a great opportunity to have the organisers exchanging experiences and knowledge. I thank all the LOCs that took part in the workshop for their hard work and commitment for the development of winter Para sports,” said World Para Snow Sports Director Dimitrije Lazarovski.
Obersaxen, Switzerland, withdrew from hosting the 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships and a new host city for the event will be announced soon.
“We are in discussion with three potential organisers and hope to officially announce the host city of next year’s World Para Alpine Skiing Championships very soon, without any impact on the athletes’ preparations for the competition,” Lazarovski said.
Tarvisio, Italy, hosted the latest World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in 2017. The 2017 World Para Nordic Championships took place in Finsterau, Germany. Big White, Canada, was the host city of the 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships.