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For the first time, NBC will air Olympic primetime coverage before the Sochi Opening Ceremony on February 7th. Primetime coverage starts Thursday night. With 12 new events debuting in Sochi, including eight in freestyle skiing and snowboarding, the International Olympic Committee constructed a competition schedule that begins on Thursday, one day prior to the Opening Ceremony.
The primetime broadcast tonight is scheduled to include competition in snowboard slopestyle (men‘s and women‘s) and team figure skating, which is also in the Olympics for the first time; and women‘s freestyle moguls.
Despite fears of security issues during the Olympics, Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the Games, is promising Sochi will be “the safest place on Earth during the Olympics.” Russia has drafted some 37,000 police and security officers to handle security in Sochi.
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