Technological details for the luge competition at the Beijing 2022 Winter Games have been successfully agreed and established following a series of online consultations and simulations.
The Olympic Results and Information Services (ORIS) meeting took place in a virtual collaboration between officials in Beijing and key sporting figures on site in Madrid.
Those present in the Spanish capital included the International Luge Federation (FIL) vice-president for sport, Claire DelNegro, sport director Maria-Luise Rainer and technical director Christian Eigentler.
The meeting also involved representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee, Atos (the IOC's information technology partner), timekeeping partner OMEGA and representatives from major global press agencies.
The FIL said: "In various consultations and simulations, the homologation tests for the luge competitions of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in February 2022 were evaluated, documented and concluded positively."
DelNegro said: "The testing for ORIS was hosted by Atos at their labs, with our colleagues from Beijing joining us remotely.
"It was greatly appreciated by FIL that we were able to conduct all the necessary tests under these extenuating circumstances but still with excellent conditions, as we could not be on site in China.
"We feel assured now that everything from the technology side is in alignment with our rules and processes and we look forward to a successful integration at Games time."