SNOWBOARD OLYMPIC COMPETITIONS SCHEDULE
08.02.2014 — 21.02.2014
Within the ХХII Winter Olympic Games snowboard competitions in the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park will include 10 disciplines: halfpipe (men and ladies), parallel giant slalom (men and ladies), snowboard cross (men and ladies), slopestyle (men and ladies) and parallel slalom (men and ladies). The Olympic competitions in parallel slalom and slopestyle are debuting on these Winter Olympics.
The halfpipe competition is held on a special halfpipe-shaped course. Using the speed gained on the slope, snowboarders come up over the rim on the other side of the pipe and perform acrobatic aerial tricks.
In the parallel giant slalom events, two athletes engage in a head-to-head competition on parallel courses. The athletes with the best results in the qualifying round advance to the finals, and then compete on an elimination basis. The snowboarder who wins all the races wins the competition.
The snowboard cross event takes place on a course made up of various moguls, obstacles, banks, and jumps. Athletes are subject to elimination in qualifying runs. Results in the qualifying round determine snowboarders’ places in the final groups (the athlete with the best qualifying result gets starting number 1, and so on). In this stage, two groups of leaders run the course simultaneously, in an exciting battle over the right to advance to the final. The final group run determines who the medal winners are.
Slopestyle. Athletes perform on a slope featuring various forms of obstacles (rails, quarterpipes, and jumps). The technical characteristics of the course are dictated by the rules of the International Ski Federation. The competition is formatted in an elimination system with semifinals and finals, with two runs in each round. The snowboarder with the best results wins.
Parallel slalom. Two athletes descend parallel courses marked with blue and red flags. The athlete who covers the distance the fastest while following the course rules (about trajectories, fines, etc.) wins. The courses must match each other as much as possible in terms of relief, snow cover, number of turns, and other factors.
You can find out the exact schedule of all the competitions in all the disciplines included in the ХХII Winter Olympic Games at the Sochi 2014 website.
snowboard OLYMPIC COMPETITIONS SCHEDULE:
6 FEBRUARY 2014
8 FEBRUARY 2014
9 FEBRUARY 2014
11 FEBRUARY 2014
12 FEBRUARY 2014
16 FEBRUARY 2014
17 FEBRUARY 2014
19 FEBRUARY 2014
22 ФЕВРАЛЯ 2014
There may be changes in the schedule, please follow the updates at Sochi 2014.