New sports at the Olympics
What can you expect at the 2014 Olympics? Along with the usual competition, there are also eight new events being added this year.
“As a nation, we should be really excited, because we have really strong athletes in all of these sports,” says Olympic medallist Ashleigh McIvor, who won gold in Skicross at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.
According to Infostrada, a company that collects international sports data, Canada is expected to win 31 medals – and at least eight of those will be from the new sports – how cool is that?
“Canada has moved into third with recent success on the world circuit. Ahead of the U.S. and Russia for total medal count,” says McIvor. “Largely due to the new sports being introduced.”
So what are these sports? Click through to check them out!