Dieter « Didi » Waldspurger, the manager of the national tour with Swiss Ski and the competitions of the Youth Olympic Games 2020 at the host site, was accompanied by Simone Righenzi, the manager of Sports at the heart of the Organization Committee of Lausanne 2020, along with other managers of the site at Villars for an on-site visit with the managers of the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS).
The group of experts visited the terrain with the aim of finalizing the planning of the course, the organization of the training and the competitions of the 2020 Games, to provide the best experience to the athletes as well as the spectators. The organization of the event is at an advanced stage and the operational and organizational details were discussed and validated. The European Cup of ski and snowboard, which will take place from the 11 to the 13 of January 2018 will provide the ideal opportunity to the host site to gain invaluable experience in regards to the Olympic Games of January 2020.
J.P. Baralo, FIS Race Director, expressed his confidence and satisfaction : « We were here to inspect the cross-country course for the YOG 2020 and we are very happy with the situation and the preparation at Villars-sur-Ollon. We have a very clear plan of work and we are following the folder, helped by Didi Waldspurger of Swiss Ski and the local managers of the organization committee of Lausanne 2020. »