Ski Clubs very own partner, Jo Pollard, shares her behind the scenes story whilst working at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships which took place in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, this February. Read on to hear about her experience working out in resort during these very unusual times.
First thing to say is, Cortina is the most beautiful place and the perfect back drop for any World Championships. Even with the tough circumstances around COVID-19, a huge amount of effort and planning went into the smooth running of the event. Even though there were no ceremonies or spectators, the town still had a special buzz about it and seemed busy with locals and all the teams, even if everyone is keeping was distance!
Careful consideration went into keeping all the World Cups and this event as safe as possible. All athletes and staff were tested every 3 days - I think in total now I have had at least 20 tests!