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2018 Winter Olympics

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Analysis of 2018 Winter Olympics events in Phoenix Pyeongchang

Parallel Giant Slalom

  • Parallel giant slalom is an exclusive snowboard event two players start two slalom courses (blue, red) in parallel simultaneously, and the one who arrives first wins.
  • Course size is, elevation difference 120 ~ 200m, length 400~700m(550m recommended), minimum 18slalom gates(25 recommended), gap between blue course and red course should be 20~27m.
  • Average slope is 16 degrees(±2 degrees), slope width should be min. 40m.
  • Preliminary ranks with sum of two records after running blue and red course. Since round of 16, delayed start on the 2nd half as much as delayed time in the 1st half
  • Due to (max.1.5 seconds), the one who first arrives on the second half finally wins.)
  • [Related image YouTube](Source YouTube - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics)

Slopestyle

  • A ski & board event, held in the course combined with rail, table, box, wall, etc., players can perform by choosing they need. 6 judges score the overall performance scores according to height, revolution, technique, difficulty, etc. in 100 full score, rank is fixed out of the average of 4 excluding the highest and the lowest score.
  • Players perform twice and the highest score ranks. Due to various shaped course, dizzy and showy performances happen a lot, a circus on the snow.
  • Olympic course should have elevation difference min. 150m, average over 12 degrees’ slope, min. width 30m, over 6 sections(objects + jump), over 3 jump docks.
  • [Related image YouTube] (Source YouTube - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics)

Moguls

  • Mogul means a high heap of snow to jump over with ski. Moguls is an event to show revolution and turn technique over moguls in various size and shape with ski.
  • A method to score with the sum of individual’s revolving technique, aerial performance, and time, motion 60%, aerial motion while jump 20%, and time record 20% are reflected.
  • The course is in 27~28 degree slope, altitude 110m, course length 250m, min. course width 18m이고, on both sides of the course, 9 control gates (gates beside the course, disqualified when evading control gates) are installed, two jump docks are installed between the starting point to the goal line, turn and jump technique should be displayed on the jump dock.
  • [Related image YouTube] (Source YouTube - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics)

Aerials

  • Skiing downhill over the steep slope, performances as twist, etc. are displayed using the acceleration downhill, players display performance by fixing their course.
  • Most interesting and dangerous event among free style ski. Jump in the aerial events is composed of circus jump, flight, and landing, helmet is a must due to showy and high difficulty similar to aerial revolution in gymnastic performance.
  • The course should have 2 25~20 degree slope, 64~74m length dock, 2~4m height, and 2 or 3 kickers in 50~70 angle. Landing point should have 30m length landing point at 36~8 degree slope, pine branches should be spread to let the players can check landing side on landing spot.
  • [Related image YouTube] (Source YouTube - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics)

Halfpipe

  • An event to perform aerial performance such as 5~8 times of aerial revolutions and jump, etc. on a sloppy semi-cylinder slope, scoring in average of basic motion, height, revolution, technique, and difference, etc.
  • Course is composed of 18 degree slope, 180m length, and semi-cylinder is in 20m width, 7m height.
  • [Related image YouTube] (Source YouTube - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics)

Cross

  • Among snow sports, ski starts with 4 players and board with 6 players at the same time, obstacles such as wave, bank, spine, and jump, etc. are installed, requiring strength and high-level ski technique, ranked in order of passing the goal line.
  • The course should have elevation difference 180~ 250m, average slope 10~14 degrees, course length 900~1200m, taking 35~60 seconds.
  • [Related image YouTube] (Source YouTube - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics)