Five World Cup skiing events scheduled to take place in Russia have been cancelled or moved, the International Ski Federation (FIS) said on Friday after the country invaded Ukraine.
Russia launched its invasion by land, air and sea on Thursday following a declaration of war by president Vladimir Putin.
“FIS has decided that in the interest of the safety of all participants and to maintain the integrity of the World Cup, that all remaining World Cup events scheduled to take place in Russia between now and the end of the 2021-22 season will be cancelled or moved to another location,” it said in a statement.
“Participants are already on site at the two World Cup events that …