IOC confirms Ski Big Air for 2022 Olympic Programme

27th July 2018, by Amy Grealish

Ski Big Air confirmed for 2022 Olympic Winter Games programme

Ski Big Air confirmed for 2022 Olympic Winter Games programme

The International Olympic Committee recently confirmed that Ski Big Air will be included within the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games programme.

British Ski & Snowboard welcomed the decision and Team GB will be vying for more freestyle skiing medals in four years’ time at the next Winter Games.

“Big Air was such a success for the snowboarders – and particularly for Team GB with Billy Morgan’s medal in PyeongChang – so it’s not a huge surprise to see it included in the freestyle skiing programme but it’s certainly great news to have it confirmed,” said Dan Hunt, BSS Performance Director.

Great Britain freestyle skiers are already competing and have all placed in the top 10 in Big Air events at recent World Cups and X-Games including [James] Woodsy [Woods] and Katie Summerhayes. While the next generation of aspiring freestyle skiers have the opportunity to train and compete via the Park & Pipe pathway.

The IOC announcement means there will be 109 events on the Beijing 2022 program – 51 for men, 46 for women and 12 mixed events – with the highest overall gender balance at an Olympic Winter Games.

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