Among the sad news today of Arne Backstrom's passing there was also some exciting and very promising news about the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia -- skiing halfpipe has now been put on the "docket" for consideration! It is about friggin time!
"At 10:45am local time in Antalya, Turkey at the 100th FIS Congress the delegates voted 118 – Yes / 0 – No / 3 – Abstain to put forth to the IOC to include SKI HALFPIPE in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi Russia. The IOC will now have the opportunity to accept this suggestion as early as September of this year or as late as July of 2011!" X-games halfpipe medalist Jen Hudak posted this morning on facebook -- HOW EXCITING?!?!
Now, lets hope that everything goes right and there will be some serious throwing down going on in 2014!!!