Good and bad news for the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS). The body has unveiled the bids for two of its major events on the calendar: the World Championships in Alpine skiing and Nordic skiing in 2029. For the first, three applications were submitted in time. They are all European. The attribution of the planetary meeting of alpine skiing, last of the Olympiad before the Winter Games in 2030, will be played between Narvik (Norway), Soldeu (Andorra), and Val Gardena (Italy). Promising. On the other hand, only one bid was registered by the FIS for the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2029. It comes from the Finnish city of Lahti, which has already hosted the event seven times, the last time being in 2017. There is also only one bid for another event on the international calendar in 2028, but in a non-Olympic discipline, ski flying. It was submitted by a regular, the Slovenian resort of Planica, which has hosted the event for the last seven editions. The decision on these three World Championships will be made at the 55th FIS Congress, scheduled for June 4, 2024 Reykjavik (Iceland).
— Published 4 May 2023