Olympisches Ski Cross infographic
Grafik erklärt das Olympische Ski Cross.


Beijing 2022 Olympisches Ski Cross

By Ninian Carter

February 4, 2022 - February 20, 2022 - Die 2022 Olympischen Winterspiele, offiziell die XXIV Olympischen Winterspiele werden in Beijing, China, abgehalten.

Ski Cross is a type of skiing competition where, following individual timed qualification rounds, four skiers race head-to-head down a course of gates, featuring jumps, banked corners and other sculpted obstacles. This sets it apart from all other skiing disciplines where athletes perform individually.

The sport made its debut at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, and has been a popular event in the Olympic calendar ever since.

In 2013, it was cut from the Winter X Games (along with Snowboard Cross) due to the high cost of building the course – up to that point, it had featured in every Winter X Games since 1997.

Ski Cross is deemed a freestyle event, rather than an Alpine one, by the International Ski Federation (FIS).

PUBLISHED: 10/01/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images