25th June 2022
They are Men’s Freestyle Skiing Dual Moguls, Women’s Freestyle Skiing Dual Moguls
and Women’s Ski Jumping Large Hill. There is also Ski Mountaineering but there is no space for Women’s Nordic Combined. NEW
The new additions bring the total number International Ski& Snowboard Federation medal events at the Olympic Winter Games to 58.
In Beijing 2022 FIS staged 55 of the 109 medal events.
The IOC Executive Board has also added several non-FIS events to the 2026 Programme, including the inclusion of Ski Mountaineering as a new discipline.
Ski mountaineering, a new sport added to the 2026 program last year, will have a men’s sprint, women’s sprint and a mixed-gender relay.
We reported on its inclusion earlier on PlanetSKI:
There is also Skeleton Mixed Team Event and Luge Doubles (M/W).
It was also announced that an Alpine Combined Event is under review.
As well as the omission of women’s Nordic combined other proposed events such as Ski Cross Mixed Team and Snowboard Mixed Team Parallel Slalom were ultimately not approved by the IOC Executive Board.
FIS said “of particular disappointment was the fact that Women’s Nordic Combined was declined as an Olympic discipline on the 2026 Programme”.
FIS considered the discipline a strong candidate given that it would have brought full gender equality to the Olympic Winter Games Programme.
“Nevertheless, FIS is pleased to have the new events on the 2026 Olympic Winter Games programme and will remain committed to further developing those events and disciplines that were not approved during the next four-year cycle for future consideration,” said the International Ski & Snowboard Federation.
This article was originally published by Planetski.eu. Read the original article here.