List of Olympic venues in freestyle skiing

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Cypress Mountain hosted the freestyle skiing events for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

For the Winter Olympics, there are nine venues that have been or will be used for freestyle skiing. The first FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships was held at Tignes, France, in 1986.[1] Two years later at the Winter Olympics in Calgary, the sport was included as a demonstration event though it took place at two different locations.[2][3] Becoming an official Olympic sport in 1992, the venue chosen was at Tignes, host of the 1986 world championships.[4] The 1997 world championships at Iizuna Kogen would serve as the test event for the venue used for the 1998 Winter Olympics.[5][6] Deer Valley played host to the 2002 events and would host the world championships in both 2003 and 2011.[7][8][9] Whistler, British Columbia hosted the 2001 world championships though the 2010 venue took place at Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver close to the host city.[10][11]

Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1988 Calgary Canada Olympic Park (includes bobsleigh/luge track) (demonstration) Bobsleigh, Luge, Nordic combined (ski jumping), Ski jumping 25,000 (bobsleigh/luge)
35,000 (ski jumping)
15,000 (freestyle)
[2]
Nakiska (demonstration) Alpine skiing Not listed. [3]
1992 Albertville Tignes None Not listed. [4]
1994 Lillehammer Kanthaugen Freestyle Arena None 15,000 [12]
1998 Nagano Iizuna Kogen Ski Area None 12,000 [6]
2002 Salt Lake City Deer Valley Alpine skiing (slalom) 13,400 [7]
2006 Turin Sauze d'Oulx-Jouvencaux None 7,900 [13]
2010 Vancouver Cypress Mountain Snowboarding 8,000 [11]
2014 Sochi Freestyle Skiing Center and Snowboard Park Snowboarding 8,000 (freestyle skiing)
8,000 (snowboarding)
[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIS-Ski.com Tignes Freestyle World Ski Championships 2-6 February 1986 results. Accessed 22 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b 1988 Winter Olympics official report. Part 1. pp. 110-27. Accessed 29 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  3. ^ a b 1988 Winter Olympics official report. Part 1. pp. 128-43. Accessed 29 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  4. ^ a b 1992 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 112–3. Accessed 5 December 2010. (English) & (French)
  5. ^ FIS-Ski.com Iizuna Kogen Freestyle World Ski Championships 4-9 February 1997 results. Accessed 22 March 2011.
  6. ^ a b 1998 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 206-8. Accessed 12 December 2010.
  7. ^ a b 2002 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 76-7. Accessed 21 December 2010.
  8. ^ FIS-Ski.com Deer Valley Freestyle World Ski Championships 29 January - 1 February 2003 results. Accessed 22 March 2011.
  9. ^ FIS-Ski.com Deer Valley Freestyle World Ski Championships 2-5 February 2011 results. Accessed 22 March 2011.
  10. ^ FIS-Ski.com Whistler Freestyle World Ski Championships 17-21 January 2001 results. Accessed 22 March 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Venues–Cypress Mountain". Vancouver Organizing Committee. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  12. ^ 1994 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 23-6. Accessed 8 December 2010.
  13. ^ 2006 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 81-2. Accessed 27 December 2010. (English) & (Italian)
  14. ^ Sochi2014.com profile of the Freestyle Skiing Center and Snowboard Park. Accessed 31 December 2010.