Lausanne 2020 events
The Halfpipe competition is a judged sport. Each competitor performs individual runs with several tricks, spins and flips through an inclined snow trough.
The results are calculated on the best out of three runs in final (top 12). Qualification will be held in a 2-run format. The competitors will be judged on a combination of amplitude, technical difficulty, creativity and landing.
Winner YOG Lillehammer 2016 Ladies: Madison Rowlands (GBR)
Winner YOG Lillehammer 2016 Men: Birk Irving (USA)
The Slopestyle competition is a judged sport. The competition is held on a course with a variety of hits, jumps, rails, tables, big-airs, etc. with two or more lines that the competitors may choose to perform.
The results are calculated on the best out of three runs in final (top 12). Qualification will be held in a 2-run format. The competitors will be judged on a combination of amplitude, technical difficulty, creativity and landings.
Winner YOG Lillehammer 2016 Ladies: Lana Prusakova (RUS)
Winner YOG Lillehammer 2016 Men: Birk Ruud (NOR)
The Big Air competition is a judged sport. The competitors perform tricks on the Big Air jump by taking off from a kicker and aiming to attain sizable airtime and well executed tricks, all while securing a clean solid landing. The competition format is based on two jumps in the qualification and three jumps in the final. The best jump counts in the qualification. The two best different jumps count in the finals.
Winner YOG Lillehammer 2016 Ladies: no event
Winner YOG Lillehammer 2016 Men: no event
Both events consist of qualification and finals (semi-finals, the small final and big final.)
The specially designed cross course is set up on a natural terrain with artificial features including turns, roller sections, jumps and banked turns.
In the qualification, the competitors take a timed run, and the top 16 ranked competitors go through to the finals. In the finals, competitors are divided into group heats of four competitors. There are 20 group heats in the “round robin” format. All competitors eventually compete against each other and based upon the ranking of each heat are awarded points (1st=4 pts, 2nd=3 pts, 3rd=2 pts, 4th=1 pt.). After the group heats, the top eight ranked competitors advance to the semi-finals. The top two ranked competitors from each semi-final advance to the big final, while the remaining competitors move to the small final.
The top three competitors in the big final are awarded YOG medals. The remaining competitors are ranked according to results of the big final, small final, group heats and qualification.
Winner YOG Lillehammer 2016 Ladies: Talina Gantenbein (SUI)
Winner YOG Lillehammer 2016 Men: Reece Howden (CAN)
16 teams are expected to take part in the event. Each team has four members. They will run in the following order: female snowboarder, female skier, male snowboarder, male skier.
The Team Ski-Snowboard Cross (XT) consists of finals only. The quarterfinals, semi-finals, big final and small final are divided into heats of up to four teams. Each team member will have one run, following each other as a relay. For the 2nd, 3rd and 4th starters in a team, the starting gate will automatically open when their previous team mate crosses the finish line. If a competitor cannot finish or finishes in a time exceeding the penalty time, the gate will open when the penalty time is reached.
The top two teams from each heat advance to the next phase.
Winner YOG Lillehammer 2016 : Germany
Get to know the sport of freestyle skiing
Freestyle skiing combines speed, showmanship and the ability to perform aerial manoeuvres whilst skiing. It debuted as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Calgary Games.
There are records of people performing somersaults on skis at the beginning of the 20th century in Norway, Italy and Austria, and in the early 1920s, US skiers started to flip and spin. Freestyle skiing really began to take off in America during the 1960s when social change and freedom of expression together with the advances in ski equipment led to development of new and exciting skiing techniques. Freestyle skiing was affectionately known as ‘hotdogging’. The name seemed to perfectly capture the breathtaking mix of acrobatic tricks, jumps and sheer adrenalin rush of the sport.
Freestyle was recognised as a discipline by the International Ski Federation (FIS) in 1979. The governing body brought in new regulations in an effort to curb some of the more dangerous elements of the infant sport and the first FIS World Cup series was staged the following year.
Freestyle skiing was contested as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Calgary Games. There were events for both men and women in all three events – moguls, aerials and ballet. Four years later, the mogul event gained medal status at the Albertville Games, as did the aerial event in Lillehammer in 1994. Ski cross made its Olympic debut at the 2010 Vancouver Games. Slopestyle and halfpipe were added to the freestyle skiing programme at the 2014 Sochi Games.