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Winter Olympic Sports Quiz

There were 15 sports at the 2018 Winter Olympics. How many can you name?
Last updated: August 27, 2018
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Alpine Skiing
Cross-country Skiing
Figure Skating
Freestyle Skiing
Ice Hockey
Nordic Combined
Short Track Speed Skating
Ski Jumping
Speed Skating
level 61
May 8, 2011
angry at the omission of ski cross and snowboard cross, two of the most exciting events of the entire olympics
level 60
Jan 31, 2014
Ski cross is under freestyle skiing, i imagine snowboard cross would come under snowboard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freestyle_skiing_at_the_2014_Winter_Olympics
level 50
Feb 21, 2012
Would aerials count for freestyle skiing?
level 29
Mar 2, 2012
I definitely need to watch more winter olympics! I don't even know what Luge, Skeleton or Nordic Combined are...
level 82
Jan 31, 2014
Luge and Skeleton are somewhat similar to bobsledding, except it's just one person, on a mostly-flat sled, with basically no protection other than a helmet. Luge sleds are a bit longer, and the athlete lays on their back on the sled, and goes down the track feet first, where Skeleton lays face-down on the sled, and goes down head first. Nordic combined is Cross Country and Ski jumping with nordic skis (the heel is not connected to the ski (as opposed to alpine skis, where the heel locks in)).
level 65
Mar 14, 2014
Luge actually comes in singles and doubles.
level 46
Oct 31, 2017
Sometimes you win and sometimes you luge!
level 40
Aug 1, 2012
You should accept "nordic skiing" for "cross-country skiing"
level 55
Jan 15, 2014
Nordic skiing would encompass ski jumping and nordic combined as well as cross country
level 66
Oct 31, 2017
So why are downhill, slalom, and giant slalom lumped together under "Alpine", but ski jumping, biathalon, cross-country listed separately and not lumped together under "Nordic"?
level 57
Feb 9, 2018
@prs17 Probably because ski jumping and cross-country skiing are quuuiiiiteeee a bit different (and no ski jumper also competes in cross-country and vice versa; that's why there's a separate sport, called nordic combined). Meanwhile, all the alpine skiing categories are much more similar than the nordic skiing categories (you ski down a slope while maneuvering the gates). That's why a whole bunch of skier compete in more than one category (usually the "technical" skiers do slalom and GS, while the "speed" skiers do super-GS and downhill, but there have been many skiers in the past who competed in ALL of the 4 major categories). Sorry, but ski jumping and cross-country skiing are way too different to lump together under the "nordic skiing" umbrella term.
level 42
Aug 11, 2012
I kept trying to put it slalom. Is it just part of alpine skiing?
level 55
Jan 15, 2014
Yes. Alpine skiing encompasses downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super G and alpine skiing combined (downhill + slalom).
level 39
Aug 12, 2012
ice skating should count for figure skating!! :)
level 72
Feb 9, 2018
Uh... no. Ice dancing, maybe. But speed skating is also skating on ice. So is short track speed skating.
level 24
Jun 6, 2013
Giant Slalom should be accepted for Alpine Skiing
level 57
Feb 9, 2018
Except there's more than GS in alpine skiing.
level 27
Jan 24, 2014
good quiz. get the official name people! possibly ____ _____: speed skaing would be good.
level 70
Jan 31, 2014
14 of 15...and I missed Hockey.
level 17
Feb 1, 2014
this is awesome! 47%, i had figure skating, ice hockey, and luge, then went a minute between each new answer lol
level 25
Feb 2, 2014
Freestyle skiing is AKA as hot-dogging. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freestyle_skiing
level 15
Feb 11, 2014
I missed bobsleigh and biathlon. (What the heck is biathlon?)
level 48
Feb 24, 2014
15/15 with 53 seconds left. I think that snowboarding might be a little too general.
level 1
Apr 8, 2014
Very easy quiz
level 66
May 23, 2014
'Nordic' should be accepted for 'Nordic Combined'.
level 77
Jun 25, 2014
level 43
Sep 3, 2015
and also 'nordic combination'
level 80
Jun 11, 2014
Of all the things I miss Ice Hockey. Am I even a true Finn anymore? :)
level 75
Jun 13, 2014
I'm in the USA and never heard the term bobsleigh until this quiz - we usually say bobsled.
level 63
Jan 19, 2017
... but it's officially called bobsleigh in the Olympics which is what the quiz is about.
level 58
Jan 24, 2015
level 3
May 24, 2016
This was a really fun quiz I loved it!
level 32
Feb 9, 2018
Please include bobsled as acceptable.
level 44
Feb 13, 2018
I suggest crosscountry should be accepted for cross-country skiing.
level 34
Nov 22, 2018
Spend nearly all the time trying to figure out how to get the right words accepted... need to accept broader terms!!
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