The Games


Fifteen winter sport disciplines, organized as seven olympic sports, were included in the 2014 Winter Olympics. The three skating sports disciplines were: figure skating, speed skating, and short track speed skating. The six skiing sport disciplines were: alpine, cross-country skiing, freestyle, Nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboarding. The two bobsleigh sports disciplines were: bobsleigh and skeleton. The other four sports were: biathlon, curling, ice hockey, and luge. A total of twelve new events were contested at these games.[43] Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events contested in each sports discipline Alpine skiing (10) (details) Biathlon (11) (details) Bobsleigh (3) (details) Cross-country skiing (12) (details) Curling (2) (details) Figure skating (5) (details) Freestyle skiing (10) (details) Ice hockey (2) (details) Luge (4) (details) Nordic combined (3) (details) Short track speed skating (8) (details) Skeleton (2) (details) Ski jumping (4) (details) Snowboarding (10) (details) Speed skating (12) (details) On 6 April 2011, the IOC accepted a number of events that were submitted by their respective sports federations to be considered for inclusion into the official program of these Olympi Games.[44] The events include: Figure skating team event Women's ski jumping Mixed relay biathlon Ski half-pipe Team relay luge Other events that were also considered to be included had their decision postponed for further study, however on 4 July 2011 the IOC announced that these events would be added to the program.[45] These events were officially declared by Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge on 5 July 2011.[43] Ski slopestyle Snowboard slopestyle Snowboard parallel special slalom Team alpine skiing was presented as a candidate for inclusion in the Olympic program but the Executive board of the IOC rejected this proposal. The International Ski Federation persisted with the nomination and this was considered.[46] There were reports of Bandy potentially being added to the sports program,[47][48][49] but the IOC rejected this request.[citation needed] Subsequently, the international governing body, Federation of International Bandy, decided to have Sochi host the 2014 Bandy World Championships during the Olympics.[50] On 28 November 2006, the Executive Board of the IOC decided not to include the following sports in the review process of the program.[51] Ski mountaineering[52] Ski-orienteering[53] Winter triathlon