Snowboarding

The International Ski Federation (FIS) and World Snowboard Federation (WSF) have struck what they claim is a historic agreement for the global unification of competitive snowboarding

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has entered into a partnership with Global Sports Investigations (GSI) as part of an ongoing administrative reform process to enhance integrity across skiing and snowboarding.

The introduction of shorter formats to placate broadcasters and attract time-poor fans can lead to some interesting conflicts of interest for rights-holders. Andy Fry asks how sports can evolve and keep their stakeholders happy at the same time.

Two International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard World Cup events scheduled to take place in Russia next month have been cancelled due to financial reasons, the sport’s global governing body has announced.

The Pyeongchang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic winter Games (POCOG) has announced that all Para alpine skiing and snowboard contests will be held at Jeongseon Alpine Centre, in a move that the organisation said will result in significant cost savings.

The Big White ski resort in Canada has been awarded hosting rights to the 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships, the last major event to be held before the 2018 winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

A professional snowboarder from Colorado has been given permission to pursue legal action against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over the decision to remove parallel slalom from the programme for the winter Olympic Games.

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has announced that London will host a Snowboard World Cup Big Air event later this year.

The Freeride World Tour (FWT) and the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association (IFSA) have sealed an agreement to create a worldwide competition system.

Organisers of the Freeride World Tour skiing and snowboarding series have announced that the 2015 edition of the tour is to expand with the addition of two new events in Andorra and Alaska.

Snowboarding ace Shaun White has acquired a controlling stake in the sport’s Austrian Air & Style series.

Former Olympic alpine ski racer Tiger Shaw has been named as successor to long-time US Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) chief executive officer Bill Marolt.