Published on April 17th, 2014 | by mpower
New para-snowboard discipline set to debut in 2014/2015 season
International Paralympic Committee
Following para-snowboard’s spectacular debut at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, IPC Alpine Skiing has announced that it is looking to introduce a new discipline for the 2014/2015 season and make changes to snowboard cross so that racers will go head-to-head with each other.
After much campaigning the sport had two medal events in Sochi, both in snowboard cross for athletes with lower limb impairments, and now the IPC is looking at how to grow the sport further in the four years leading up to the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.