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Olympics Sports Sochi 2014

For Sochi some new disciplines have been added to the schedule. Biathlon now has a mixed Relay, the Slopestyle has been added for both Free Style Skiing and Snowboarding. Also new for Snowboarding is the Parallel Slalom.

Furthermore Figure Skating has a warm-up in the form of a Team match and for Luge, a team relay has been added. The only sport that still has no women's discipline is the Nordic Combined, yet Ski Jumping will be an Olympic discipline for women in Sochi.
 
Alpine Skiing has been an Olympic sport since the Winter Games of Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936. Ever since more and more disciplines have been added to the Olympic Program. The current amount of disciplines however have been unchanged since the...
 
Biathlon requires an iron condition, but athletes also need to be super concentrated, as this sport not only involves Cross Country, but also shooting. The faster a biathlete's heartbeat drops the more stable his shooting will be. Athlethes...
 
In Sochi, Jamaica will be at the start of the Bobsleigh track due to crowdfunding. Ever the public's favourite they will be cheered all the way. Top teams in Bobsleigh however usually come from traditional Olympic Winter Games countries...
 
The closing ceremony from Vancouver had a beautiful performance of Neil Young and William (Captain Kirk) Shatner. It made me want London and Sochi come even sooner. No doubt the opening and closing ceremonies of Sochi will be just as spectacular...
 
Cross Country comes in two forms: Classic and Free Style. In Classic Cross Country only forward movement is allowed, while in Free Style athletes use a more sideways movement. Therefore Free Style is a lot faster than Classic. Cross Country...
 
Curling both physically and tactically challenging. The goal of this sport is to slide the stones as close to the centre of the house as possible. Meanwhile the opposing team will try to undermine this plan. By placing the stones smartly, the...
 
The most elegant sport of the Winter Games always draws a lot of specators. Both men and women have an Olympic program. Besides there is ice dancing, which take longer than a figure skating 'kühr'.
 
Freestyle skiing consists of two disciplines at the Olympics, Moguls and Aerials. At Moguls, Athletes need to ski as fast as possible over the little hills called Moguls. Meanwhile there are two jumps on which they perform a trick. Aerials,...
 
Freestyle skiing consists of two disciplines at the Olympics, Moguls and Aerials. At Moguls, Athletes need to ski as fast as possible over the little hills called Moguls. Meanwhile there are two jumps on which they perform a trick. Aerials,...
 
Olympic Sleigh riding has been on the program since 1964. Luge is practiced on both a solo and two-man sleigh. The DDR still holds the Olympic record with 13 times gold, followed by Germany after the reunification. Luge is a European sport as...
 
Nordic Combined is a sport based on two other sports, Ski Jumping and Cross Country. Athletes start with the Jumping and finish with Cross Country. It seems like this is a made up sport, but it has been Olympic since the first Winter Games in...
 
Short Track is popular in North-America and Asia. Recently the European countries are catching up, driving the sport to new levels. The most well-known athletes that are competing in Sochi are Charles Hamelin from Canada and Victor An from Russia.
 
Luge is fun, but you know what's even more fun? Sleigh riding head-first! Skeleton has been Olympic since Salt Lake City 2002. Athletes make their runs on the same track as Luge and Bobsleigh, but it seems way more frightening. This sport...
 
Ski Jumping has been present at the Olympics since the first Winter Games in Chamonix in 1924. This sport is mostly practiced by men and has a spectacular character by its long flights and high speed. It is dominated by countries in the Alps...
 
Snowboarding is exciting and full of action. The winner is often not yet decided until the finish line has been passed as many athletes fall. We all remember Lindsey Jacobellis who fell with the finish line in sight!
 
There are twelve Speed Skating disciplines all together. Six for men and six for women. Since Turin 2006 the Team Pursuit became Olympic. Traditionally the Dutch dominate the longer distances such as the 3000m, 5000m and 10000m. The short distances...
 

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