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The Winter Olympics: Freestyle Skiing

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Freestyle skiing has far less structure than its alpine and cross-country cousins. It has been an Olympic sport since 1992, in Albertville, France.

Freestyle's two main events are aerials and moguls. Aerials skiers jump off ski jumps into the air and perform multiple flips and twists before landing. They gain scores from judges based on their in-air moves and their landing. Moguls skiers ski down a field of snow that has a large number of small hills in it. The skiers jump in the air a couple of times amid all their twisting and turning. They, too, are judged on their skill and hang time.

Freestyle Skiing

Where: Sauze d'Oulx
February 11–23

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