Winter Olympics 2014: Grading the 12 New Events in Sochi

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Winter Olympics 2014: Grading the 12 New Events in Sochi
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
American Sage Kotsenburg won gold in slopestyle snowboarding.

The Olympic experience is constantly evolving, and the Sochi Games included a dozen additions. The new events opened the door for first-time Olympians and set the stage for fresh, thrilling competitions.

From slopestyle action to team relays, the athletic horizon expanded in Sochi. Here, we'll hand out grades for each inaugural event based on intrigue and competitive balance. 

Each addition appears to provide a uniquely positive presence on the Olympic stage and should become a mainstay in the future.

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