Big air snowboarding and an alpine team event were approved the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week as new event inclusions for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association had been among nations lobbying for inclusion of big air. U.S. World Cup stops were released by the F.I.S. as well.
Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn made it clear she was sticking around to try to mine some more gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The American superstar, who engineered a dramatic post-injury comeback last winter, was named the first International Ambassador for the Games.