Status: 11/18/2022 2:25 p.m

    DSV Alpine Director Wolfgang Maier takes a critical look at the work of World Ski Association President Johan Eliasch. As he views winter sports go “in the complete wrong direction”.

    Alpine Director Wolfgang Maier from the German Ski Association (DSV) takes a critical look at the work of World Ski Association President Johan Eliasch. “At the time, people had expected a lot more from his election – above all, new impetus for the further development of the World Cup“said Maier in an interview with “Sport1”.

    However, go the “completely wrong way of looking at winter sports“, emphasized the German official. In particular, the calendar reforms of the FIS in the Alpine World Cup meet with Maier’s incomprehension. “Nobody wanted the season to start so early in October. We wanted to see completely different topics. We wanted a higher quality of events“, emphasized the 61-year-old: “We didn’t want more events either.” Due to the warm weather, several planned races could not be held in the past few weeks.

    Before the skiers start this World Cup winter, DSV Alpine Director Wolfgang Maier encourages reflection. He is critical of the calendar reforms in skiing and instead proposes a different approach.

    Controversial FIS President

    Elijah is considered controversial. At the end of May, the British-Swedish businessman was elected FIS President for a further four years. There was no opposing candidate in the election. Eliasch received 100 percent of the votes cast, but not all delegates voted.

    At the request of delegates, a secret ballot was set by ballot, but the required “No” option was not given as an answer. The German Ski Association (DSV), together with the associations of Switzerland, Austria and Croatia, appealed against the controversial election to the International Court of Arbitration for Sport CAS in June. It is unclear when the CAS will give a verdict.

    The first day in Lake Louise is over. On day two, the women want to prove themselves again in the downhill.

    The first day in Beaver Creek is over. On day two, the men want to prove themselves again in the downhill.

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