Vincenzo Spadafora, Italian Sport Minister, has announced that Valerio Toniolo will replace Luigivalerio Sant'Andrea as commissioner for the works of the World Ski Championships in Cortina 2021. He then talked about the pandemic, which in the toughest phase had also made one consider the idea of a one-year slip of the World Cup.
He said: "The hope of all of us is that the worst phase for our country has been overcome because of the Coronavirus. It will certainly be a situation to manage, with different terms than those imagined in the pre-Covid era.
This must not take away nothing to the importance, the value, the strength of the World Championships: that involve the city of Cortina in a complete and complete way. We will verify all the needs, so that the government will do its part, for a beautiful World Cup."
Spadafora visited the construction sites and he found that the work for the 2021 Ski World Championships is proceeding rapidly. Vincenzo Spadafora, Minister of Sports, spent the day in Cortina to take stock of next year's big event, an appetizer for the well-known Belluno resort of the 2026 Winter Olympics.
He also said: "I met the Mayor Giampiero Ghedina, the Commissioner of Government and the Foundation representatives who illustrated the state of progress of the intervention plan and the new development projects. Sustainable works that will remain and will be functional to the entire area even after the competition has taken place."
Federica Brignone and environmental sustainability
Federica Brignone, ski world champion, has been involved since 2017 with her environmental sustainability project, with which she has carried out a series of initiatives such as cleaning the arrival area of a Bormio 2000 slope from winter waste.
The goal of the winner of the 2020 Ski World Cup is to raise public awareness of pollution. The first campaign portrayed Federica in the sea of Lipari with skis, helmet and sticks to tell us about her commitment to the sea.
For the second trajectory, the skier immersed herself again by wrapping herself in plastic to tell the feelings of suffocation of marine flora and fauna threatened by pollution. Last year, she chose the lake and organized a symbolic relay: with the help of some divers, she cleaned up an area of the bottom of Lake Garda, delivering them to the children who were waiting for her on the boat with the garbage bags.
In fact, it is essential for her to educate future generations. For this reason, this summer it has carried out a series of initiatives including the cleaning of the finish area of a runway in Bormio 2000 where, together with the boys from the Bormiese Ski Club and Skiing for Life, waste was collected and various scraps abandoned since this winter. Now the project will continue with a special trajectory for glaciers.