Hosted by Apolo Anton Ohno, three-time Olympian in speed skating, NBC took an in-depth look inside the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday (Feb. 4).

The special started with the athletes in West Hollywood, filming goofy promos and doing photoshoots for NBC’s promotional purposes. It then moved to Mary Carillo exploring Russia and Ohno explaining the new sports this year — the ski halfpipe (men’s and women’s), ski slopestyle (men’s and
women’s), snowboard slopestyle (men’s and women’s), snowboard parallel
slalom, women’s ski jumping, biathlon mixed relay, a new figure skating
team event and luge team relay.

Check out these sneak peek videos and get ready for Thursday, Feb. 6 when the 2014 Winter Olympics kick off on NBC in primetime and live late Wednesday evening on

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