Women skiers, you may be in luck; women’s ski jumping is one of several events that may just be included in the 2014 winter games. According to ski federation head Gian Franco Kasper, the inclusion of the event is now down to simply a formality—though skiers are skeptical, saying they won’t have their hopes up until the deal is in print.
Several other skiing events are in talks as well. Some of these include ski slopestyle, figure skating team events, ski halfpipe, snowboard slopestyle, and luge team relay. If all goes well, we might just be witnessing a surge of skiing events in 2014—which is a dream come true for many skiers.
That said, the Olympics are about $200 million short of their sponsorship goal, and while they have a while to raise the funds, it could always mean making cuts—and new events could possibly get the chopping block before ones that were already budgeted for. The organizing committee is hoping to continue fundraising efforts to raise this amount before the time frame gets critical.
Spokespeople don’t seem concerned about this, however; they are confident that the rest of the budget will be made up in sales and merchandising.