Andorra la Vella, Monday 28 September 2021. Andorra today officially presented the contents of the candidature dossier to host the Alpine World Ski Championships in 2027. The nearly two-hour videoconference with the International Ski Federation (FIS) was undertaken by the head of the project, David Hidalgo, breaking down in detail the most relevant points of each of the areas worked on to demonstrate that the Pyrenean country has the organizational capacity to host the largest event in the world of competitive alpine skiing.
On behalf of the FIS, the directors of the men's and women's World Cup, Markus Waldner and Peter Gerdol, described the candidacy as "very complete and of a high level". The director of the FIS, Philippe Gueisbuhler, also had good words to say and indicated that "the level of detail that was presented shows that you have everything under control". And he added: "It was a fantastic presentation." Also present were the coordinator of the World Cup Committee, Bernhard Russi; Jürg Capol, head of marketing; Jenny Wiedeke, head of communication; Heinz Gurtner, from FIS Travel, and Sandra Spitz, of parallel activities.
At the end of the presentation, the international entity asked about the possibility of discussing the calendar of dates and was interested in the transport of athletes from the competition venues in the Soldeu and El Tarter sectors of Grandvalira to the centre of Andorra la Vella, where the award ceremonies are scheduled to take place and which will be broadcast live on television around the world.
Andorra's presentation at the annual autumn meeting in Zurich was the last of the day. Beforehand, the presentations of Crans Montana (SUI), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) and Narvik (NOR) took place.
The assessment process by the FIS will continue in the coming months with experts from each area preparing an assessment report that will be sent to the council members who will vote on it at the Vilamoura (Portugal) congress next May.
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