Big Air freestyle skiing for men and women, women's monobob, plus mixed team events in short track speed skating, ski jumping, ski aerials and snowboardcross will all be contested at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

The new events are part of an innovative programme approved by the International Olympic Committee at an Executive Board meeting in Switzerland.

The changes to the programme will also see the highest number of female athletes at an Olympic Winter Games, while reducing total athlete numbers.

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Above: New Zealander Zoi Sadowski-Synott competing at PyeongChang 2018

IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell says Beijing 2022 will see female athlete representation increasing from 41 per cent to 45.44 per cent. 

"The addition of these new events for Beijing 2022 reflects our continued commitment to make the Olympic Games programmes more youthful and gender balanced. At the same time, we are sending a message that the size of the Olympic Winter Games is being directly addressed."

The overall number of athletes has been reduced by 41, to 2,892. With no new venues or fields of play needed for the new events, the programme aligns with recommendations set out in Olympic Agenda 2020 and is another step to reducing the overall size of the Games.

The full programme of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 is available here.

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