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Lake Louise World Cup Plans 'Moving Forward' Until Further Notice

Lake-Louise Peter Fill of Italy flies through the air during the men’s downhill event in the 2019 Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup.

Planning for this year's Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup is moving forward amid a recent meeting that tabled multiple scenarios for the 2020-21 season including scrapping the local event.

“Optimism and a strong willingness to stage a standard World Cup season” for the world's top alpine skiers was the crucial statement from the FIS Alpine Skiing Committee’s online meeting May 21 in light of the COVID-19 virus situation.

However, a task force created by the FIS council is working on a contingency plan in case regulations restrict sporting events and international traveling restraints make it impossible to host a “classic world cup season,” which could exclude North America.

In a statement, Alpine Canada said its aware of the multiple scenarios brought forward and said its main concerns are the safety and health of its athletes and staff, preparing for the upcoming season, and ensuring that decisions made by FIS are applied based on fair and equitable criteria.

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