Freestyle skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Pictograms for Aerials, Halfpipe, Moguls, Ski Cross, and Slopestyle.
|Venue||Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia|
|Dates||6–21 February 2014|
|Competitors||277 from 30 nations|
|Freestyle skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics
In April 2011 the International Olympic Committee approved the addition of the halfpipe event for both, men and women. In July 2011, slopestyle was also added to the program, therefore a total of four new events were added to the freestyle skiing program.
The following is the competition schedule for all ten events.
All times are (UTC+4).
|6 February||18:00||Women's moguls qualification|
|8 February||18:00||Women's moguls qualification 2|
|22:00||Women's moguls final|
|10 February||18:00||Men's moguls qualification|
|22:00||Men's moguls final|
|11 February||10:00||Women's slopestyle qualification|
|13:00||Women's slopestyle final|
|13 February||10:15||Men's slopestyle qualification|
|13:30||Men's slopestyle final|
|14 February||17:45||Women's aerials qualification|
|21:30||Women's aerials final|
|17 February||17:45||Men's aerials qualification|
|21:30||Men's aerials final|
|18 February||17:45||Men's halfpipe qualification|
|21:30||Men's halfpipe final|
|20 February||11:45||Men's ski cross qualification|
|13:30||Men's ski cross finals|
|18:30||Women's halfpipe qualification|
|21:30||Women's halfpipe final|
|21 February||11:45||Women's ski cross qualification|
|13:30||Women's ski cross finals|
|2||United States (USA)||3||2||2||7|
|Men's ski cross
|Women's ski cross
A maximum of 282 quota spots were available to athletes to compete at the games. A maximum of 26 athletes could be entered by a National Olympic Committee, with a maximum of 14 men or 14 women. The five different events had different quota amounts allocated to them.
276 athletes from 30 nations participated, with number of athletes in parentheses. Four nations, Belgium, Brazil, The British Virgin Islands and Chile made their Olympic debuts in the sport. Paraguay made its first appearance at the Winter Olympics, with its only athlete competing in freestyle skiing.
Both Canada and Slovenia both appealed separately to the Court of Arbitration for Sport that the three French athletes in the Big Final of the men's ski cross final, had their pants illegally changed by their coach. They argued it gave the three an aerodynamic advantage over the rest of the field. Both countries first appealed to the International Ski Federation, but were rejected since they appealed hours after the end of the competition (when the deadline was 15 minutes after the close of the race). The appeal to the court was ultimately unsuccessful as well, because the Court agreed with the ski federation that the appeal was filed past the deadline.
Alexandre Bilodeau became the first freestyle skiing gold medalist to defend his Olympic title, winning the men's moguls, following up his 2010 Olympics gold in men's moguls. Justine Dufour-Lapointe became the youngest freestyle skiing Olympic champion ever in the women's mogul event.
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- Dwyer, Olivia (4 July 2011). "Slopestyle approved for 2014 Olympics". ESPN. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
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- Vincent, Gordon (6 December 2013). "Winchester's Marino is first Winter Olympian from Paraguay". Middlesex East. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- "Canada's skicross appeal over altered pants dismissed". Associated Press. Sochi, Russia: Toronto Star. 23 February 2014. Retrieved March 2014. Check date values in:
- Graves, Will (10 February 2014). "Canada's Alex Bilodeau takes gold in men's moguls, first two-time freestyle Olympic champion". The Republic. Columbus, Indiana. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22.
- The Canadian Press (8 February 2014). "Dufour-Lapointe sisters win gold and silver in Olympic moguls". CTV News.