ice hockey

Ice hockey

Ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since 1920. The men's tournament was introduced at the 1920 Summer Olympics and was transferred permanently to the Winter Olympic Games program in 1924, in France. The women's tournament was first held at the 1998 Winter Olympics. The Olympic Games were originally intended for amateur athletes until 1988, and the National Hockey League (NHL) did not allow its players to compete until 1998. From 1924 to 1988, the tournament started with a round-robin series of games and ended with the medal round. Medals were awarded based on points accumulated during that round. The games of the tournament follow the rules of the International I...

Olympic Park

To get to the Olympic Park Spectators must have a Spectator Pass plus: a ticket to a competition on the current date or an official invitation to the Olympic Park or a ticket to the Olympic Park. Olympic Park ticket's price is 200 RUB. Medals Plaza in the Olympic Park The Medals Plaza is located in the very center of the Olympic Park. During the day, from 13:00 to 17:00, the Medals Plaza works as a Live Site, where you can watch the competition live feed from both Clusters. From 19:00 the evening shows begin – entertainment by the best performers of Russia, showing the many aspects of the cultural life of the country. Followed by the awards Ceremony and a headliners concert. Every evenin...

Speed skating

Speed skating

Speed skating has been featured as a sport in the Winter Olympics since the first winter games in 1924. Women's events were added to the Olympic program for the first time in 1960. History The governing body for speed skating, the International Skating Union (ISU), was included in the list of recognized federations when the International Olympic Committee was founded, but was first discussed seriously for the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. No speed skating events were contested, although figure skating – also governed by the ISU – was on the programme. The preliminary calendar for the 1916 Summer Olympics, to be held in Berlin, listed a 3-event allround competition,[1] but these Games were...

Snowboarding

Snowboarding is an sport at the Winter Olympic Games. It was first included in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.[1] Snowboarding was one of five new sports or disciplines added to the Winter Olympic program between 1992 and 2002, and was the only one not to have been a previous medal or demonstration event.[2] In 1998, four events, two for men and two for women, were held in two specialities: the giant slalom, a downhill event similar to giant slalom skiing; and the half-pipe, in which competitors perform tricks while going from one side of a semi-circular ditch to the other.[2] Canadian Ross Rebagliati won the men's giant slalom and became the first athlete to win a gold medal i...

Ceremonies

The ceremonies will be the most impressive and memorable events of the Olympic Games. The involvement of the best athletes and the most talented artists, and the support of spectators will create a truly unforgettable show. There are three kinds of Ceremonies which are open to spectators and broadcast to billions of television viewers all over the world: the Opening Ceremony, the Closing Ceremony and Victory Ceremonies. The Ceremonies will create an unforgettable impression both on their participants and the spectators. The Opening Ceremony marks the start of the Games and presents the athletes. Victory Ceremonies will be held after each medal event to honor the medal winners. The Closing C...

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Freestyle

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