Rules of the game: Freestyle Moguls

The freestyle moguls event is relatively new . The event was a demonstration sport in the 1988 games and officially added as an Olympic sport in 1992.

2014 Winter Olympics: Coverage from Sochi

Here's how the competition works:

Competitors go one at a time using short skis and poles

Head and chest should face the finish line at all times while their hips and legs turn

Skiers wear colored knee patches to help the judges score

Time, Turns, Style and Air determine the winner

The setup of the course has some specific rules as well.

An Olympic moguls course is usually about 250 meters or almost the length of three football fields

Skiers are traveling 15 to 20 feet per second

The moguls course is separated by 2 jumps or kickers that are roughly 2-feet high

Competitors perform tricks to accumulate more points.

Seven judges decide the winner...two judges watch the height of the air that's 25 percent of the score ... the other five judges evaluate the turns that's half of the total score...there is also points given for speed

The United States has won 9 of the 36 Olympic medals given in the sport of Freestyle Mogul skiing .

And those are your Rules of the Game.


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