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US Ski team to propose Big Air for Olympics

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm •  Published: May 28, 2014

The next big thing at the Winter Olympics? It could be Big Air.

A U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association leader tells The Associated Press the federation is heading to an international meeting with a proposal to add Big Air to the Games.

USSA snowboarding and freeskiing director Jeremy Forster told AP the federation will also propose bringing team snowboardcross to the Olympics.

In Big Air competitions, snowboarders fly off a highly pitched ramp similar to those on the slopestyle course, and perform jumps with multiple flips and spins. Forster says the time is right after the popular debut of Olympic slopestyle in Sochi.

If the events get a thumbs-up at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Congress, the next step would be to ask the International Olympic Committee to include them.


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