Slopestyle fans rejoice. Yesterday the International Olympic Committee announced the final program for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Games will include ski and snowboard slopestyle as well as snowboard parallel giant slalom.
“FIS is delighted about the IOC’s decision to include both Freestyle Ski and Snowboard slopestyle events to the Sochi 2014 program following the addition of the ladies’ Ski Jumping and Freestyle Ski halfpipe. This is an important statement about the relevance of the Olympic Winter Games for the youth given the appeal of slopestyle to younger audiences,” said FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.
We’re looking forward to seeing some of our favorite slopestyle ladies like Jenny Jones and Jamie Anderson going for gold in Sochi.
“I am so stoked that slopestyle will be included in the next Olympic
said three-time X Games women’s gold medalist Jamie Anderson (S. Lake
Tahoe, CA). “Slopestyle is such a progressive event and has become
much more popular over the last few years. Nothing thrills me more than
to see the sport that I love so much recognized on the world’s stage.”