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Winter Olympics to add 12 new events for Sochi 2014

Winter Olympics to add 12 new events for Sochi 2014

By Reuters
Last update The 08/11/2012 at 23:28 -
By Reuters - The 08/11/2012 at 23:28
Russia's 2014 Olympics will be the biggest Winter Games in history with 12 new events including a figure skating team championship.
 

Sports director Irina Gladkikh outlined the new sports, ranging from women's ski jumping to a figure skating team championship at a media briefing.

Only two new events were added to the last Winter Olympics programme in Vancouver 2010 which staged 86 events.

Sochi will boast a total of 98 medal events in 15 sports - 69 in the mountains and 29 at the coastal cluster.

The Games are scheduled to run from February 7-23.

New events:

Biathlon: Mixed relay

Figure Skating: Team

Freestyle Skiing: Men & Women's Slopestyle, Men & Women's Half pipe

Luge: Team relay

Ski Jumping: Women

Snowboarding: Men & Women's Slopestyle, Men & Women's Parallel slalom

 
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