Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics add seven new events
The IOC Executive Board meeting has announced that seven new competitions will join the Winter Olympic programme for Beijing 2022. Herewith several new team competitions, both men’s and women’s, will be added at once.
Among those are: Short Track mixed team relay, mixed team Snowboard cross, Ski Jumping mixed team event, Aerials mixed team event. The Freestyle skiing programme will also be expanded by men’s and women’s big air (the Snowboard big air made its debut in Pyongyang in 2018). Another new discipline is women’s monobobsled.
– We are committed to making the Olympic Games more attractive for youth and gender balanced, IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell said.
In the press release the IOC said that female quota positions will increase from 41 per cent to 45.44 per cent. The disciplines of skeleton, speed skating, Alpine skiing, cross country, freestyle and snowboard will all move to gender balance for the first time.