07/18 14:30 CDT IOC adds 7 medal events to 2022 Beijing Winter Games program
IOC adds 7 medal events to 2022 Beijing Winter Games program
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) --- The International Olympic Committee has added
seven events to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, creating a program of 109 gold
The IOC says its executive board approved women's monobob, Big Air freestyle
skiing for men and women, plus mixed team events in short track speed skating,
ski jumping, ski aerials and snowboard cross.
Aiming to cut organizing costs, there should be 41 fewer athletes in Beijing
than the 2,933 competitors at the Pyeongchang Olympics last February.
The IOC says an improved gender balance will see 45.4 percent female athletes
in Beijing, rising from 41.1 percent in Pyeongchang.
Women's ice hockey becomes a 10-team lineup instead of eight, adding 46
Sports losing athletes from their Olympic quota include 41 in skiing
disciplines, 26 from skating, and 20 fewer in biathlon.