2014 Winter Olympics may include new events

October 26th, 2010 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS  

Acapulco (Mexico), Oct 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The next Winter Olympics to be held in Russia’s resort city of Sochi in 2014 may include new events, including team figure skating, mixed biathlon and slopestyle snowboard, an International Olympic Committee (IOC) official has said.

IOC Director of Communications Mark Adams made the statement after a meeting in Acapulco but added that the final decision to include the new events would be made by IOC President Jacques Rogge in April 2011.

Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov said Russia has “pretty good positions” in the new events.

Team figure skating is presumed to last one day and each country will send one male and one female single skater, followed by a couples skating, and finally and ice dancing couple. An overall score would then be totalled for the skaters from all four disciplines for each participating country.

Mixed relay in biathlon would include teams made up of both men and women.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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