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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

09/11/2012 at 06:28

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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