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Slopestyle skiing and snowboarding -- famous in the XGames -- is coming to the Olympics for the first time. Pictured is Antoine Adelisse of France, who was selected for Sochi Olympic Games, competing during the men's Slopestyle Ski final at the SFR Freestyle Tour on January 25, 2014, in the ski resort of Val Thorens. (Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images)
Slopestyle skiing and snowboarding -- famous in the XGames -- is coming to the Olympics for the first time. Pictured is Antoine Adelisse of France, who was selected for Sochi Olympic Games, competing during the men's Slopestyle Ski final at the SFR Freestyle Tour on January 25, 2014, in the ski resort of Val Thorens. (Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images)
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The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia start in a little more than a week. With 12 new winter sports added to this year's games, innovation is certainly alive and well.

NPR's Robert Smith joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss these new sports and offer a preview of what and who to watch.

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This segment aired on January 28, 2014.

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