The Olympics are constantly evolving and adding new events. Check out what will be new for the Olympics this year.
Team figure skating: Starting on Thursday, the top 10 figure skating countries, led by the U.S., Canada, Japan and Russia, will start a team competition. One man, one woman, one pairs team and one dance team will do their short and long programs, and the team with the best group finish will win. A country may break up the short and long and have different skaters compete, like the U.S. is doing with women. Ashley Wagner will skate the short, while Gracie Gold will skate the long program.
Snowboard slopestyle: Slopestyle incorporates elements of parkour and slopes that snowboarders have been doing for years. Athletes will glide down rails, flip over obstacles and jump over hills.
Freeskiing slopestyle and halfpipe: You'll watch it and think, "Isn't this just snowboarding but with skis?" That exactly what it is, but the different surface means freeskiers fly higher and have more precarious landings.
Women's ski jumping: For completely nonsensical reasons, women were prohibited from ski jumping before this year. Now, the women will get to compete in a sport that is simultaneously graceful and terrifying.
Biathlon mixed relay: It's just like a relay in swimming and track. Two women and then two men will ski then shoot for both the fastest time and most accurate shot. They pass off by touching each other's hand, not passing off their rifles, which could get dangerous.
Luge team relay: The luge relay should be really fun to watch, thanks to the technology that will control the gates. The relay will feature a woman's single, a man's single, and a man's double, and the person finishing their run will have to hit a touchpad that will open the gates for the next luge. It sounds like a challenge from a reality show, but will end with Olympic medals instead of buckets of slime being poured on the loser's head or a penalty in the vote off portion of the show.