UCI head suggests moving track cycling to Winter Games
LONDON — The head of cycling’s world governing body would like to see track cycling in the Winter Olympics.
UCI President Brian Cookson says moving sports like track cycling to the Winter Games would take pressure off the crowded Summer Olympics.
The British official suggests other indoor sports like judo and badminton could also be switched to the Winter Olympics.
The idea of moving some indoor Olympic sports to the Winter Games has been floated for years. But the International Olympic Committee has a policy of restricting the Winter Olympics to events held on snow or ice.
Cooks told Britain’s Press Association "if we moved track cycling to the Winter Olympics and that allowed us to have more track cycling events and more medals then that could be a pretty good outcome."
New IOC President Thomas Bach has initiated a review of the Olympic program, with recommendations to be considered at a special meeting in Monaco in December.