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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Ski boss worried about moving 2022 WCup to January

Associated Press

ZURICH -- The head of skiing's world governing body says moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to January would "kill interest" in winter sports before the Olympics that year.

International Ski Federation President Gian Franco Kasper tells The Associated Press he is "getting worried" that FIFA is pushing to move the World Cup from its traditional June-July dates because of the summer heat in Qatar.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has suggested moving the World Cup to November. UEFA President Michel Platini prefers January, a month before the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Kasper, an IOC member from Switzerland, says "it would be only fair within sports federations to respect each other."