Olympic Winter Games - Freestyle Skiing

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[edit] Summary of FIS Freestyle Skiing events and the Olympic Winter Games

The FIS Freestyle Skiing events of ladies and men’s moguls, aerials and acro skiing were first staged as so-called ‘demonstration events’ during the 1988 Calgary (CAN) Olympic Winter Games (OWG).

During the 1992 Albertville (FRA) OWG, the mogul event was the first Freestyle Skiing competition included in Olympic Winter Games. Aerials and acro skiing was again on the program as demonstration events. After the 1992 games, the IOC dropped the demonstration event system.

For the 1994 Lillehammer (NOR) Games, aerials were included on the program for the first time. After the 1998 Nagano (JPN) Games and the 1999 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships, FIS fully reviewed the Freestyle Skiing events to be included in major competitions.

In 2000, the acro skiing event was dropped from the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships and the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup. In 2003, the FIS Congress accepted the new events of ski cross and ski halfpipe onto the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships. These new freestyle skiing events were first held during 2005 Ruka (FIN) FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships, along with moguls, dual moguls and aerials.

In the Freestyle Skiing competitions that were held in Salt Lake City (USA)in 2002 and Torino (ITA) Olympic Winter Games in 2006, they quickly became attractive events with sould out crowds and record television audiences.

Following the Torino Games, in December 2006, the IOC accepted the ski cross onto the Vancouver 2010 (CAN) Olympic Winter Games program. These competitions were widely acclaimed by the IOC and spectators as very exciting additions to the Olympic Winter Games programs.

Based upon a proposal from the French Ski Federation and U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the FIS Congress held in Antalya (TUR), agreed to propose that ski halfpipe should be included on the OWG program. On April 6, 2010, the IOC officially announced that ski half pipe will be accepted for the Olympic program in 2014 in Sochi. Reference: [1]

[edit] Freestyle Skiing Olympic Stadium Design

[edit] History of Olympic Freestyle Skiing

  • Freestyle Skiing was introduced at the Olympic Winter Games as a demonstration event at the Calgary Games in 1988. Moguls skiing became part of the official program for the Albertville Games in 1992, and Aerials were added in 1994 during the Lillehammer Games. Ski Cross was added to Vancouver Games in 2010.

[edit] 2018 Winter Olympic Games Bids

[edit] Sochi 2014 [2]

[edit] Vancouver 2010

[edit] Torino Sauze D'Oulx 2006

[edit] Salt Lake City 2002

[edit] Lillehammer 1994

[edit] Nagano 1998

[edit] Albertville 1992

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