Roxana Maracineanu, Minister of Sports, explains the importance and positive influence that the 2023 World Ski Championships in Courchevel Meribel can have on the future of skiing and sports in France!

"It is always a pleasure to have an event at home, in front of your audience, in front of your family and an additional motivation to train well during the coming year."

How do you see the 2023 World Championships ?

“It is a great event that will take place one year before the Olympic and Paralympic Games in France, so it is important that France can be there and that we make a good impression.

It would be nice if a World Cup stage in Courchevel-Méribel could be integrated into the international program of the International Ski Federation.

What influence can we expect for France ?

Cross-country skiing was rediscovered during the health crisis. It is very complementary with the love of downhill skiing that exists in France. 

The French must rediscover our mountains.”