The world championships in beijing canceled as an olympic test, no world cups this year: now the german speed skaters live on the hope of the "bubble" of heerenveen.
"The doubts and the restlessness became more and more rough. At last we have a fixed point to work towards again," said the new head coach, who was only appointed on 24 september. September appointed new head coach jenny wolf tells german press agency her feelings.
The fixed point, that is the european championships on the 16./17. January in heerenveen with two subsequent world cups on the following weekends at the same location. Due to the strict hygiene regulations – a required three-week stay of the athletes with the commute exclusively between hotel and thialf arena – and further increasing infection figures, however, there are still doubts about the staging of the event. The danger of a non-competitive winter does not seem to have disappeared for the speed skaters.