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IOC may include new skating, snowboard events in Winter Olympics 2014

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The next Winter Olympics may include new types of competitions, including team figure skating, mixed biathlon and slopestyle snowboard, International Olympic Committee Director of Communications Mark Adams said on Monday.

The next Winter Olympics may include new types of competitions, including team figure skating, mixed biathlon and slopestyle snowboard, International Olympic Committee Director of Communications Mark Adams said on Monday.

The Winter Olympic Games are to be held in Russia's Black Sea resort city of Sochi in 2014.

Adams made the statement after a meeting in Acapulco and added that the final decision to include the new events would be made by IOC President Jacques Rogge at the end of 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 an ice dancing couple. An overall score would then be totaled 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.

ACAPULCO, October 25 (RIA Novosti)

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