Winter Olympics begin today on WDTN

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Competition in the Olympic Winter games in Sochi, Russia begins Thursday as athletes take to the venues for skiing and ice skating.

WDTN and NBC are your home for all things olympic as the world’s best winter sports athletes vie for gold medals. NBC’s televised coverage begins tonight at 8 p.m. but you can watch the competition live on NBCOlympics.com

NEW EVENT

The Sochi games will be the first time figure skating is held as a team event in the Olympics. Competition begins TODAY! Skaters from all four olympic disciplines (Men’s, ladies, pairs and ice dancing) will each perform a short and long program. Scores from all performances are added together to determine the winners. To learn more about the event, including how teams are eliminated from the competition, head over to the The Olympic Zone for a detailed breakdown of this dramatic competitionCanada and Team USA are among the favorites to bring home gold in the new event.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

With only 17 days to work in events across 15 different sports, it’s not unusual for preliminary rounds to begin before the Opening Ceremony. Thursday features Snow events Snowslope, Downhill and Mogals qualifications as well as ice events Team Men’s and Pair’s short program.

The Opening Ceremony will take place Friday (You can watch beginning at 7:30 p.m. on WDTN) along with Alpine Sking training runs.

The first medals of the Sochi games will be awarded Saturday.

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