Rio de Janeiro, Sep 6 (IANS) The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has provisionally approved the inclusion of bobsleigh in the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games to be held in Beijing.
“I would like to congratulate the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) after bobsleigh was provisionally accepted to be part of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games,” IPC President Philip Craven said in a statement on Monday, reports Sputnik.
The IPC Governing Board made the decision on Monday at a meeting here. For bobsleigh to be given full approval for inclusion in Beijing 2022, the sport must meet a number of minimum requirements for the two seasons.
In particular, bobsleigh must host at least six World Cup races plus a World Championships, and a minimum of 12 nations from at least three regions should be participating each year.
According to the statement, the decision on the inclusion is subject to final approval by both the International Olympic Committee and the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee.