FIS Is Considering Cutting 'Super-Combined' From World Cup Schedule

FIS Is Considering Cutting 'Super-Combined' From World Cup Schedule

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FIS Is Considering Cutting 'Super-Combined' From World Cup Schedule

The slalom course @StMoritz | Photo: Lwp Kommunikáció | Cover Photo: U.S. Ski Team

A lesser known medal event that awards lightning fast skiing with technical prowess is on the chopping block reports NBC Sports.

Related: NBC Sports Will Stream The 2018 Winter Olympics Live!

Combining downhill or super-g performances with the slalom, the Super Combined or “Alpine Combined” has lacked the same viewership and attention of isolated events and their respective heroes (i.e. Lindsey Vonn, Kjetil Jansrud, Ted Ligety, Marcel Hirscher, Lara Gut, and Mikaela Shiffrin). In the past decade, the Alpine Combined failed to grab those personalities and instead hosted a variety of dark horses who lacked any serious podium wins throughout the season.

The removal of the event from the World Cup schedule would also mean its elimination from Winter Olympiads following Pyeongchang.

Historically speaking, the Alpine Combined has treated American skiers particularly well at the Winter Olympics. In 2006 at Torino, Bode Miller and Ted Ligety both won gold in the event. If canceled, the event would cease to be during the 2020/2021 world cup season

Find the entire NBC Sports article here: Alpine skiing considers cutting discipline from World Cup

 

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