USSA snowboarding and freeskiing director Jeremy Forster has told The Associated Press that they will be proposing to add Big Air to the next winter Olympic Games.
“The goal is to continue to push forward the most progressive and most relevant sports in snowboarding and skiing,” he said.
If the event is approved by the International Ski Federation (FIS) Congress in Barcelona, the next step would be to ask the International Olympic Committee to include it.
The introduction of slopestyle and halfpipe to the last Olympics Games help to draw a new and younger audience. This could help to straghen the case for a Big Air event since the IOC has long been trying to attract a younger crowd.
“It’s a great way to further promote the sport,” said Jeremy Forster.
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