Olympic Freestyle Skiing 2014: Preview and Predictions for Men's Halfpipe

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Olympic Freestyle Skiing 2014: Preview and Predictions for Men's Halfpipe
Rick Bowmer/Associated Press

No Olympic event can put a viewer's heart in his throat quite like the halfpipe. The snowboarders have thrilled the audience with daredevil tricks and death-defying air since the Nagano Games in 1998.

Now, for the first time, the freestyle skiers will get their chance to do the same in Sochi.

The athletes are judged on technical precision, style and difficulty. And of course, none of those points matters if the execution is flawed. All skiers will get two runs to dazzle the judges, and the participants with the best single-run scores from the qualifying round will move onto the finals to complete for a medal.

Read on for a look at one of the newest and most exciting additions to the Olympic roster. 

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