Winter Olympics 2014: Your guide to Figure skating

6-22 Feb at Iceberg Skating Palace

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What is it? The new team event makes it five golds – men's, women's, pairs, ice dance and team. Each individual or pair does two routines marked by a panel of nine judges on choreography and technical proficiency.

What do I need to know? In ice dance the women have to wear a skirt and the men trousers.

Tell me something I don't know It featured at two Summer Olympics before becoming part of the inaugural Winter Games in 1924.

GB chances Nick Buckland and Penny Coomes are targeting 2018 but won bronze at last month's Europeans.

One to watch Maxim Trankov and Tatyana Volosozhar are among Russia's best hopes of gold. Volosozhar was in Ukraine's team in 2010.