Quick Hits: Snowboard Cross World Cup season starts in Cerro Catedral

While the freestyle snowboarders are currently Down Under for their first FIS slopestyle and halfpipe World Cup events, the world's best boardercross athletes have travelled to Argentina to kick off their season.

Cerro Catedral will play host to back-to-back races from 8th-10th September 2017 and there is a lot to expect from the season’s first competitions with the world’s best riders ready to turn into the home stretch of the ‘Road to PyeongChang’.

Favourites for the win on the ladies’ side include five-time World Champion Lindsey Jacobellis (USA), Sochi 2014 gold medallist Eva Samkova (CZE) and last year’s crystal globe winner Michela Moioli (ITA). On men’s side, some of the riders to keep an eye on are two-time World Champion Alex Pullin (AUS), Markus Schairer (AUT) and defending crystal globe winner Pierre Vaultier (FRA).

Read a detailed preview here.

FIS Rollerskiing World Cup concludes this weekend

From 8th-10th September the city of Trento (ITA) and its mountain Monte Bondone will host the FIS Roller Skiing World Cup final of the 2017 season.  

More than one hundred athletes from 14 nations are expected to compete in sprint, uphill and pursuit competitions. Sweden's Robin Norum and Slovakia’s Alena Prochazkova are leading the current World Cup standings. Local heroes Francesco Becchis and Alba Mortagna will be looking to defend their lead in the junior category. 

IOC Session ahead in Lima

This weekend, FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and Secretary General Sarah Lewis will travel to Lima, Peru, for the 131st IOC Session which will take place from 13th-17th September at the Lima Convention Centre.

The Session will see the confirmation of Paris and Los Angeles for the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games, feature reports from the Organising Committees of the PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Olympics followed by Buenos Aires 2018 and Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games.

On day two, there will be an analysis of the Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms and the status of their implementation.

Meanwhile, key decisions will be taken on day three of the Session, including the sports programme for the 2024 Games in Paris and the host of the 2019 IOC Session. Furthermore, two new IOC Executive Board members and new IOC members will be elected.