German Ski Federation President Franz Steinle Against Qatar Winter World Cup In '22
German Ski Federation (DSV) President Franz Steinle "is against a winter World Cup in Qatar in 2022," according to the SID. Steinle said, "Football is the No. 1 sport. A move of the World Cup would be disastrous for us winter sports athletes and would have huge economic consequences. Therefore we will do everything possible, on an international level, to prevent a winter World Cup." However, the DSV president "is not overly confident about the success of his plan." Steinle: "I'm afraid that we will have to deal with this problem regardless" (SID, 1/23).