The 2019-2020 World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup has been cancelled.
The final two events of the season, the Hafjell 2020 World Cup and the Are 2020 World Cup Finals, will not go ahead following announcement by the Norwegian and Swedish governments of measures to control the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health announced on Tuesday (10 March) that all events with 500 or more participants are cancelled in the country as a measure to control the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Events with less than 500 participants are to be given a risk assessment based on instructions from the Institute to all local health authorities.
Based on a risk assessment of the World Para Snowboard World Cup and World Para Alpine World Cup in Hafjell, the local health authorities at the Municipality of Oyer – where Hafjell is located – have decided that the event had to be cancelled.
The Swedish Government also announced on Wednesday (11 March) that all events involving the participation of more than 500 persons will be cancelled in the country as a measure to control the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
The Hafjell 2020 and the Are 2020 Local Organising Committees, and World Para Snow Sports, support the decision to put the health and well-being of athletes, staff and all other participants – as well the general public – as the number one priority.
The Hafjell World Cup was set to take place from 16 to 22 March.
The Are World Cup Finals was scheduled from 24-28 March.