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IOC approves new events for 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang

IOC approves new events for 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang

The IOC approved new events Monday in snowboarding, Alpine skiing, speedskating and curling for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Big Air in snowboarding, mass start in speedskating, mixed doubles in curling, and a team skiing event were the additions ratified Monday by the International Olympic Committee executive board. The snowboard parallel slalom event, meanwhile, was dropped from the Olympic program to make room for Big Air. Under IOC rules, events and disciplines can be added or removed up until three years before the games. The new events are for men and women. The IOC has been determined to attract younger audiences, as evidenced by the addition of halfpipe...

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