TTR has received a response from FIS on its detailed proposal regarding a joint Olympic Qualification System for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The proposal had the goal of creating a fair and open system for competitive snowboarding respecting the riders ́ needs and the sports ́ values.
TTR President, Reto Lamm, commented on the response from FIS General Secretary, Sarah Lewis, saying: “The response from FIS gives no answers to the issues that top-level snowboarding is facing today. With our proposal for a joint qualification system, the TTR has clearly shown its willingness to move considerably in the interest of the sport of freestyle snowboarding. Never in the history of snowboarding has the door been left so wide open for a reasonable collaboration between TTR and FIS. With this response from FIS, the hope for a joint, united Olympic Qualification System in freestyle snowboarding has disappeared for the foreseeable future. TTR, with its innovative sports organisation structure, will continue to develop concepts and strategies in order to unify snowboarding on a global level based on the values of the sport and in collaboration with the progressive players in the snowboarding community.”