POSTED: October 25th 2010

Rogge will have final say on new sports events for Sochi 2014

(L to R) IOC head of media Mark Adams and chief of Olympic Games Gilbert Felli / lake images
(L to R) IOC head of media Mark Adams and chief of Olympic Games Gilbert Felli / lake images

LAURA WALDEN in Acapulco / Sports Features Communications

ACAPULCO, Oct 25: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board has decided to hold off for the time being on adding any new sports events to the Sochi 2014 winter Olympic Games pending further study of outcomes of the world championships.

The board has decided to empower IOC President Jacques Rogge with the final decision about the possible inclusion of events.

IOC head of Olympic Games, Gilbert Felli, said, “The final decision will be taken after the world championships will be completed.”

Seven events are pushing to get into Sochi 2014: women’s ski jumping, men’s and women’s ski half pipe, men’s and women’s ski slopestyle, men’s and women’s snowboard slopestyle, biathlon mixed team relay, figure skating team, and luge team.  

The board also decided that the Sochi 2014 Olympic program would hold for the 2018 Games which will be voted on for a host city next summer in Durban, South Africa at the IOC session. PyeongChang, Annecy and Munich are all in the running to host those winter Olympics.

Keywords · IOC · Sochi 2014 · PyeongChang 2018 · Annecy 2018 · Munich 2018 · Gilbert Felli

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