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New Olympic events to lure a younger audience
The international Olympic committee continues to amp up the Winter Games program to keep it youth- and television-friendly. In 1998 snowboarding was introduced. In 2002 skeleton–a terrifying one-person, headfirst sledding event–was resurrected. Here’s what you need to know about a few of the events making their debut in Sochi.
SNOWBOARD PARALLEL SPECIAL SLALOM
In this slopestyle elimination race, pairs of snowboarders fire downhill on identical courses with identical obstacles. …