Lausanne, Switzerland - March 31st, 2010 The IOC has announced that mountain bike slope style will be added as a full medal Olympic sport for the 2012 Oympic games in London. The announcement follows on the heels of the recently formed Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour (FMB World Tour). It's been acknowledged that one of the prerequisites for a sport to gain full medal status is an organizing and governing body to establish norms and standards. FMB World Tour can make judgements about facilities, equipment and safety as well as establish judging criteria that are reproducible and consistent. Clearly the IOC was satisfied by the professional and thorough efforts of those behind the FMB World Tour.