Men's halfpipe finals highlights from the 2013 Voss/Oslo FIS Freestyle World Ski Championship
Lights, camera ACTION. The mens Halfpipe final had more action then a Hollywood film. Top honors and new World Champion title went to David Wise (USA). Torin Yater-Wallace (USA) and Thomas Krief (FRA) took 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Freestyle is one of the six Olympic disciplines administered by FIS - The International Ski Federation. The Event consists of the disciplines Moguls, Aerials, Skier - Cross and Half-Pipe and Slope Style. Freestyle skiing is a young snow sport. 1960's were a time of evolution, as young people looked for different forms of expression in winter sports. Freestyle skiing began to be organized in that decade when the advancements in modern ski equipment and freedom of expression led to new and exciting skiing techniques. Originally, a mix of alpine skiing and acrobatics, the first freestyle skiing competition was held in Attitash, New Hampshire in 1966. A relative newcomer to the Olympic Winter Games, Freestyle Moguls became an Olympic event in 1992 in Albertville. Freestyle Aerials were added for the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer. The newest Olympic Winter Games event, Freestyle Ski Cross, made its debut in Vancouver in 2010. In 2014 two additional Freestyle events have been added to the Olympic schedule Freestyle Halfpipe and Slope Style
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FIS Freestyle website
As the governing body of international skiing and snowboarding, FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 116 member nations, more than 6'500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually.