Winter Olympics 2014: Sport-by-sport explained

Sochi

Don't know your Nordic combined skiing from your biathlon, or your snowboard parallel slalom from your luge?

BBC Sport have compiled cheat sheets and explainer videos for all the sports at the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi so you can learn all you need to know.

Curling

Curling

Read more in our curling cheat sheet

Short track speed skating

Short-track speed skating

Read more in our short track speed skating cheat sheet

Bobsleigh

Bobsleigh event

Read more in our bobsleigh cheat sheet

Ice hockey

Watch BBC Sport’s guide to ice hockey ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Sochi 2014: Guide to ice hockey

Read more in our ice hockey cheat sheet

Freestyle skiing halfpipe

Watch BBC Sport’s guide to freestyle skiing halfpipe ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Read more in our freestyle skiing cheat sheet

Freestyle ski cross

Freestyle skiing cross

Read more in our freestyle skiing cheat sheet

Alpine skiing

Alpine skiing

Read more in our alpine skiing cheat sheet

Cross country skiing

Cross country skiing

Read more in our cross-country skiing cheat sheet

Figure skating

Figure skating

Read more in our figure skating cheat sheet

Nordic combined skiing

Nordic combined skiing

Read more in our nordic combined skiing cheat sheet

Biathlon

Biathlon

Read more in our biathlon cheat sheet

Speed skating

Speed skating

Read more in our speed skating cheat sheet

Snowboard parallel slalom

Austrian Marion Kreiner in snowboard parallel slalom action

Read more in our snowboard cheat sheet

Freestyle skiing aerials

Freestyle skiiing aerials

Read more about freestyle skiing aerials

Freestyle skiing moguls

Watch BBC Sport’s guide to freestyle skiing moguls ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Sochi 2014: Guide to freestyle moguls

Read more about freestyle moguls

Freestyle skiing slopestyle

Watch BBC Sport’s guide to freestyle skiing slopestyle ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Read more about ski slopestyle

Luge

Luge

Read more about luge

Skeleton

Skeleton bob

Read more about skeleton

Ski jumping

Austrian ski jumper Thomas Morgenstern

Read more about ski jumping

Snowboard Cross

Athletes compete in the snowboard cross

Read more about snowboard cross

Snowboard halfpipe

Shaun White performs the double McTwist

Read more about snowboard halfpipe

Snowboard slopestyle

Snowboard Slopestyle

Read more about snowboard slopestyle

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