First-ever Olympic figure skating team event

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Olympic figure skating competition kicked off Feb. 6 with the brand-new team event, starting with the men's short program and the pairs short program.

Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia celebrates after competing in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia celebrates after competing in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Evgeny Plyushchenko of Russia celebrates after competing in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Peter Liebers of Germany competes in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Peter Liebers of Germany competes in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Peter Liebers of Germany competes in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 06: Narumi Takahashi and Ryuichi Kihara of Japan compete in the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 06: Narumi Takahashi and Ryuichi Kihara of Japan compete in the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Julia Lavrentieva and Yuri Rudyk of Ukraine compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Julia Lavrentieva and Yuri Rudyk of Ukraine compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Julia Lavrentieva and Yuri Rudyk of Ukraine compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Maylin Wende and Daniel Wende of Germany compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Maylin Wende and Daniel Wende of Germany compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Maylin Wende and Daniel Wende of Germany compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 06: Cheng Peng and Hao Zhang of China compete in the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 06: Cheng Peng and Hao Zhang of China compete in the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir of The United States compete in the team pairs short program igure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir of The United States compete in the team pairs short program igure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir of The United States compete in the team pairs short program igure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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