FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021

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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021.svg
Host city Cortina d'Ampezzo
CountryItaly
Events13
Opening ceremony  8 February 2021 (2021-02-08)
Closing ceremony21 February 2021 (2021-02-21)
Officially opened by Sergio Mattarella
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Cortina
Location in Europe
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Cortina d'Ampezzo
Location in the Alps

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021 were held from 8–21 February in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. [1] In May 2020, the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) and the event organizing committee asked the International Ski Federation (FIS) to postpone the event until 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [2] However, the request was rejected by FIS, and the organizers then moved forward with plans for 2021. [3]

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The host city was selected at the FIS Congress in Cancún, Mexico, on 10 June 2016. Cortina d'Ampezzo was the only applicant, and had been a finalist for the previous two championships.

Cortina previously hosted the world championships in 1932 and 1956 (Winter Olympics) and has held numerous World Cup events; the Tofane is a regular stop for women's speed events in January. It is scheduled to host the alpine skiing events of the 2026 Winter Olympics.

This was the seventh edition in Italy; in addition to Cortina, other sites were Bormio (2005, 1985), Sestriere (1997), and Val Gardena (1970). Sestriere was also the alpine host for the 2006 Winter Olympics, with women's speed events at San Sicario.

Russia doping ban

On 9 December 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned Russia from all international sport for a period of four years, after the Russian government was found to have tampered with laboratory data that it provided to WADA in January 2019 as a condition of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency being reinstated.

As a result of the ban, WADA plans to allow individually cleared Russian athletes to take part in the 2021–22 World Championships and 2022 Winter Olympics under a neutral banner, as instigated at the 2018 Winter Olympics, but they will not be permitted to compete in team sports. The title of the neutral banner has yet to be determined; WADA Compliance Review Committee head Jonathan Taylor stated that the IOC would not be able to use "Olympic Athletes from Russia" (OAR) as it did in 2018, emphasizing that neutral athletes cannot be portrayed as representing a specific country. [4] [5] [6] Russia later filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the WADA decision. [7]

After reviewing the case on appeal, CAS ruled on 17 December 2020 to reduce the penalty that WADA had placed on Russia. Instead of banning Russia from sporting events, the ruling allowed Russia to participate at the Olympics and other international events, but for a period of two years, the team cannot use the Russian name, flag, or anthem and must present themselves as "Neutral Athlete" or "Neutral Team". The ruling does allow for team uniforms to display "Russia" on the uniform as well as the use of the Russian flag colors within the uniform's design, although the name should be up to equal predominance as the "Neutral Athlete/Team" designation. [8]

Schedule and course information

Thirteen events were scheduled and completed. [9]

All times are local (UTC+1).

Events calendar
EventsEvent days
11131415161718192021
February
MenDownhill11:00
Super-G13:00 [note 1]
Alpine combinedSuper-G11:15 [note 2]
Slalom15:20 [note 2]
Parallel giant slalom14:00
Giant slalomRun 110:00
Run 213:30
SlalomRun 110:00
Run 213:30
WomenDownhill11:00
Super-G10:45 [note 3]
Alpine combinedSuper-G09:45 [note 4]
Slalom14:10 [note 4]
Parallel giant slalom14:00
Giant slalomRun 110:00
Run 213:30
SlalomRun 110:00
Run 213:30
MixedTeam parallel event12:15

Course information

DateRaceStart
elevation
Finish
elevation
Vertical
drop
Course
length
Average
gradient
Sun 14 FebDownhill – men2,400 m (7,874 ft)1,560 m (5,118 ft)840 m (2,756 ft)2.610 km (1.622 mi)
Sat 13 FebDownhill – women2,320 m (7,612 ft)1,560 m (5,118 ft)760 m (2,493 ft)2.660 km (1.653 mi)
Thu 11 FebSuper-G – men2,190 m (7,185 ft)1,560 m (5,118 ft)630 m (2,067 ft)2.075 km (1.289 mi)
Thu 11 FebSuper-G – women2,160 m (7,087 ft)1,560 m (5,118 ft)600 m (1,969 ft)2.150 km (1.336 mi)
Mon 15 FebSuper-G – (AC) – men2,160 m (7,087 ft)1,560 m (5,118 ft)600 m (1,969 ft)2.150 km (1.336 mi)
Mon 15 FebSuper-G – (AC) – women 2,160 m (7,087 ft) 1,560 m (5,118 ft) 600 m (1,969 ft) 2.150 km (1.336 mi)
Fri 19 FebGiant slalom – men2,010 m (6,594 ft)1,560 m (5,118 ft)450 m (1,476 ft)
Thu 18 FebGiant slalom – women1,960 m (6,430 ft)1,560 m (5,118 ft)400 m (1,312 ft)
Sun 21 FebSlalom – men1,700 m (5,577 ft)1,490 m (4,888 ft)210 m (689 ft)  
Sat 20 FebSlalom – women1,700 m (5,577 ft)1,490 m (4,888 ft)210 m (689 ft)  
Mon 15 FebSlalom – (AC) – men1,740 m (5,709 ft)1,560 m (5,118 ft)180 m (591 ft)  
Mon 15 FebSlalom – (AC) – women1,740 m (5,709 ft)1,560 m (5,118 ft)180 m (591 ft)  
Tue 16 FebParallel GS – men2,055 m (6,742 ft)1,890 m (6,201 ft)165 m (541 ft)  
Tue 16 FebParallel GS – women2,055 m (6,742 ft)1,890 m (6,201 ft)165 m (541 ft)  
Wed 17 FebTeam event – mixed1,665 m (5,463 ft)1,555 m (5,102 ft)110 m (361 ft)  

Medal summary

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Italy)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 5128
2Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 3159
3Flag of France.svg  France 2125
4Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 2013
5Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1124
6Flag of Italy.svg  Italy *1102
7Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 0314
8Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 0202
9Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 0101
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0101
Totals (10 nations)14121339

Men's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
Downhill [14]
details
Vincent Kriechmayr
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1:37.79 Andreas Sander
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1:37.80 Beat Feuz
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
1:37.97
Super-G [15]
details
Vincent Kriechmayr
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1:19.41 Romed Baumann
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1:19.48 Alexis Pinturault
Flag of France.svg  France
1:19.79
Giant slalom [16]
details
Mathieu Faivre
Flag of France.svg  France
2:37.25 Luca De Aliprandini
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2:37.88 Marco Schwarz
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
2:38.12
Slalom [17]
details
Sebastian Foss-Solevåg
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
1:46.48 Adrian Pertl
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1:46.69 Henrik Kristoffersen
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
1:46.94
Alpine combined [18]
details
Marco Schwarz
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
2:05.86 Alexis Pinturault
Flag of France.svg  France
2:05.90 Loïc Meillard
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
2:06.98
Parallel giant slalom [19]
details
Mathieu Faivre
Flag of France.svg  France
Filip Zubčić
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
Loïc Meillard
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland

Women's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
Downhill [20]
details
Corinne Suter
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
1:34.27 Kira Weidle
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1:34.47 Lara Gut-Behrami
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
1:34.64
Super-G [21]
details
Lara Gut-Behrami
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
1:25.51 Corinne Suter
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
1:25.85 Mikaela Shiffrin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:25.98
Giant slalom [22]
details
Lara Gut-Behrami
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
2:30.66 Mikaela Shiffrin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:30.68 Katharina Liensberger
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
2:30.75
Slalom [23]
details
Katharina Liensberger
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1:39.50 Petra Vlhová
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
1:40.50 Mikaela Shiffrin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:41.48
Alpine combined [24]
details
Mikaela Shiffrin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:07.22 Petra Vlhová
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
2:08.08 Michelle Gisin
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
2:08.11
Parallel giant slalom [25]
details
Marta Bassino
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Katharina Liensberger
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
None awarded Tessa Worley
Flag of France.svg  France

Mixed

EventGoldSilverBronze
Team parallel event [26]
details
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Sebastian Foss-Solevåg
Kristin Lysdahl
Kristina Riis-Johannessen
Fabian Wilkens Solheim
Thea Louise Stjernesund

Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Estelle Alphand
William Hansson
Sara Hector
Kristoffer Jakobsen
Jonna Luthman
Mattias Rönngren
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Emma Aicher
Lena Dürr
Andrea Filser
Stefan Luitz
Alexander Schmid
Linus Straßer

Participating countries

A total of 68 countries competed

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  14. Men's downhill results
  15. Men's super-G results
  16. Men's giant slalom results
  17. Men's slalom results
  18. Men's alpine combined results
  19. Men's parallel giant slalom results
  20. Women's downhill results
  21. Women's super-G results
  22. Women's giant slalom results
  23. Women's slalom results
  24. Women's alpine combined results
  25. Women's parallel giant slalom results
  26. Nations team event results

Notes

  1. The event was scheduled for 9 February, but was postponed. [10]
  2. 1 2 The event was scheduled for 10 February, but was postponed. [11]
  3. The event was scheduled for 9 February, but was postponed due to fog. [12] [11]
  4. 1 2 The event was scheduled for 8 February, but was postponed due to heavy snow. [13]