Four events will premier at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The International Olympic Committee announced Monday that snowboard big air, mixed doubles curling, mass start long-track speed skating, and an alpine skiing team event will make their debut.
It will be the first time that there are 100 medal events at a Winter Olympics, according to NBC. The total is now 102. The alpine skiing team event and mixed doubles curling bring the co-ed event total to seven.
The IOC also voted to remove snowboard parallel slalom, which was competed for the first time at the Sochi Olympics.
Big air snowboarding will bring a lot of tricks to the Olympics, with snowboarders completing tricks similar to those in slopestyle. While only men compete in snowboarding big air at the X Games, it has been approved for men and women to compete in Pyeongchang.
The addition of mixed doubles curling could help Hungary win its first Winter Olympic medal since 1980. The country, along withRead More »from New events added to 2018 Winter Olympics