The International Skiing Federation (FIS) World Congress of 2022 will be held in Vilamoura, Loulé, after a proposal presented by the Federation of Winter Sports of Portugal.
The event, which takes place every two years, is the most important international convention of the sport, covering variants such as alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, freestyle skiing and snowboarding.
According to the Portuguese federation, the event will bring to the Algarve about 1,200 participants.
"It will be an honor for FDI-Portugal and for our country to receive this international congress in the year of the Winter Olympics, proving to be the culmination of all the work that this federation has done in favor of the development of the modalities that guardianship, "the federation said in a statement.
The holding of the 2022 congress in Vilamoura was approved by the FIS World Board at the spring meeting held last weekend in Dubrovnik, Croatia.