The Worldwide Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) has revealed a tentative calendar for the 2021-2022 World Cup season, with no North American races at the moment deliberate.
The IBSF plans to open the brand new season in Innsbruck, with the racing held from November 26 to twenty-eight on the Austrian venue.
Three consecutive occasions are anticipated to observe in Germany, starting with competitors in Konigssee from December 3 to five.
Winterberg will observe on December 10 to 12 underneath the provisional schedule, adopted by Altenberg from December 17 to 19.
Latvia is predicted to welcome athletes for competitors in Sigulda from December 31 to January 2.
The season is because of conclude with a second World Cup race in Winterberg from January 7 to 9, adopted by motion at St Moritz in Switzerland from January 14 to 16.
The World Cup will kind a part of the qualification course of for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Beijing 2022 is scheduled to happen from February 4 to twenty.
The World Cup season sometimes consists of eight occasions.
With solely seven scheduled to this point, it appears potential the IBSF may add one other competitors.
No North American races featured on the circuit throughout the recently-concluded 2020-2021 season, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Attributable to journey restrictions, it was determined to carry the entire season in Europe.
Canadian bobsleigh athlete Alysia Rissling questioned the tentative schedule on Twitter.
“This may’t be proper… no North American World Cup races and solely week for Christmas?!?” Rissling wrote.
“So principally North Individuals can be on the street for 4 months straight (AGAIN)!!!”
Justin Kripps, Canada’s reigning two-man Olympic champion, added: “Wow! once more no races in North America. @IBSFsliding what’s the rationale this time?”
The Worldwide Luge Federation (FIL) has included stops in North America on its provisional calendar for the Olympic season.
The FIL hopes to carry competitors at Whistler in Canada from November 27 to twenty-eight, adopted by both Park Metropolis or Lake Placid in america staging an occasion from December 4 to five.