Sochi Olympics Competitions Get Early Start

Slopestyle and team figure skating make their Olympic debuts.
3:00 | 02/06/14

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-- -- -- looking for an American repeated moguls freestyle skiing navigated those -- flawlessly today. Moving her one step closer to book ending the gold she won in Vancouver four years ago. The 27 year old says the course is challenging and because it's deep her height gives her some advantage -- -- American women also advanced. Slow style made its Olympic debut today borders in Sochi road with a bluebird sky overhead and solid conditions under their boards. All three Americans stagecoach -- Ryan Stessel. And -- guilt among qualified -- months saying he was happy with of course the second best of the year after the X games. Yesterday snowboarding icon -- White made the decision to skip this event. Worried about -- safety and -- he would risk injury putting a record setting third straight gold medal in the half life in jeopardy. And the American women shredded the -- -- course. Leading contender and eight time X game medal winner Jamie Anderson along with teammate Carly -- posted scores high enough to skip the semifinals. Figure skaters this year will have a chance at multiple medals thanks to the introduction of team figure skating Jeremy -- in the pairs team of Marissa Castelli and Simon chapters skated for the US after day one team USA finds itself -- a three way tie for fifth. The Russians clearly the home favorite ended the day atop the leaderboard. Tomorrow all eyes will be fixed on the -- Olympic Stadium as the Sochi games opening ceremony begins. The Olympic Torch carried through the city streets -- to its ultimate destination the Olympic cauldron. Jim Ryan ABC news Sochi Russia.

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