IOC adds five new FIS competitions to the Olympic Programme
Today the IOC Executive Board meeting in Lausanne (SUI) has announced that seven new competitions will join the Winter Olympic programme for Beijing 2022, five of which are in the FIS disciplines.
The new FIS competitions confirmed to join the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games are:
- Ski Jumping - mixed team
- Freestyle Skiing - mixed team aerials
- Freeski - big air (men’s and ladies’)
- Snowboard - mixed team snowboard cross
The Alpine Skiing programme, with the proposal for the inclusion of the individual parallel event to replace the Alpine Combined, will be reviewed by the IOC Executive Board at the end of the year following the outcome of the Alpine Committee evaluation and FIS Council Meeting in November.
In addition to the FIS competitions, the IOC has added the Skating Short Track mixed team relay, while Bobsled will introduce mono-bob for women.
The FIS Congress 2018 decided to propose further competitions for inclusion on the Games programme: Nordic Combined Ladies' individual event, Snowboard alpine mixed team parallel event, Snowboard parallel slalom, and Telemark parallel sprint, but they will not be on the programme for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
The 15-member IOC Executive Board is meeting from 18th to 20th July with a full agenda, including the Winter Olympic Programme as one of the main topics. FIS President Gian Franco Kasper was present in his capacity as the representative of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF).