This is not even a topic of conversation for us at the moment. There is a need for an event host to host all these competitions and I don’t see that at the moment.
President of the Austrian Ski Association Roswitha Stadlober has confirmed that Austria will not host the planned first FIS Games, which are expected to take place in the winter of 2028 and where the International Cycling Union is expected to combine all world championships. Something similar to what the International Cycling Federation decided this year in Glasgow and will be repeated every four years.
Fis Games are a project of the new president of Johan Eliasch, which he also spoke about during his visit to this year’s Nordic WC in Planica, where he announced that Austria will most likely host the first edition. They are supposed to be held every four years, in years when there are no Olympic Games or World Championships. In total, it should last as long as 16 days.
The Austrians only want normal SPs
In Austria, they estimate that the new competition will lead to an inflation of large events. At the same time, they admit that they do not see their own host of this event in the project, for which only the Swiss city of St. Moritz. But in most snow sports, it is the Austrians who will be part of the narrower or wider circle of candidates for medals.
In Austria, for the time being, they are sticking to the proven recipe of holding the world championships. Next year they will host ski jumpers and the World Championships in Kulm, in 2025 the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Saalbach, and the 2027 World Cup in snowboarding and freestyle skiing. “We would also like the WC in biathlon, and in 2028 we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first WC in Hochfilzen. If we do not succeed, we will try the project in 2029,” says Roswitha Stadlober.