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Winter Olympic Sports Quiz

There are 15 sports at the 2018 Winter Olympics. How many can you name?
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level 17
Sep 27, 2010
I put in every combination of ice skating imaginable: pairs skating, individual, ice dancing, SHEESH. I've watched the Olympics since the 70's - can't believe I didn't do better.
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level 24
Jan 26, 2018
Those are all under figure skating. If they did i that way there would be Downhill, Super-G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom for skiing. As well as all of the snowboarding events. So they can make all those count.
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level 73
Feb 9, 2018
But why then the differentiation between short-track speed skating and speed skating?
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level 37
Feb 9, 2018
The difference between speed skating and short track is that they are very different sports with very different skillsets and techniques. The long form of speed skating is, essentially, against the clock with only one other skater competing on the ice at the same time, in a separate lane on the ice. Short track skating involves tighter turns (because of the smaller rink), multiple competitors sharing space on the ice, collisions as a result, the ability to draft your opponents. It's a completely different ball game...without a ball ;)
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level 68
Feb 9, 2018
It's like roller derby on ice.
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level 56
Feb 9, 2018
so short and long track speed skating are separate, but not downhill and slalom skiing?
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level 45
Feb 9, 2018
I agree with mschiesser. Short track should be dropped. If slaloms and downhills are the same sport, so are those.
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level 70
Feb 9, 2018
It's not QM's decision; this is how the sports are categorized by the Olympics (i.e. short track and regular speed skating are different "sports"). If you've got a beef, take it up with the IOC.
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level 55
Feb 9, 2018
It's the difference between a Marathon and a Sprint. They're definitely different sports. You wouldn't just call them "Running Races."
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level 57
Feb 9, 2018
The differences are maybe not quite as stark as the differences between cross country and alpine skiing, but probably more than the difference between luge and skeleton, so who knows where to draw the line.
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level 56
Feb 12, 2018
I actually tried Super G, slalom, and giant slalom...and completely neglected to put just "alpine skiing."
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level 9
Jan 29, 2011
i got them all right!! I love to watch the winter olympics... LOVE EM!!
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level 58
May 8, 2011
angry at the omission of ski cross and snowboard cross, two of the most exciting events of the entire olympics
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level 61
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
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level 28
Sep 3, 2011
Couldn't remember what bobsledding was called! Need to watch Cool Runnings again...
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level 18
Dec 23, 2011
Is short-track speed skating more different from regular speed skating than, say, ice dancing is from figure skating?
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level 56
Jan 31, 2014
yes
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level 46
Jan 12, 2012
What about snowboardcross and skicross?
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level 50
Feb 21, 2012
Would aerials count for freestyle skiing?
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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...
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level 80
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)).
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level 65
Mar 14, 2014
Luge actually comes in singles and doubles.
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level 44
Oct 31, 2017
Sometimes you win and sometimes you luge!
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level 2
Apr 22, 2012
My parents went to the first olympics with curling
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level 46
Feb 2, 2014
that's awesome!
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level 57
Apr 30, 2017
Wow you must be upwards of 80-90 years old then?
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level 63
Oct 31, 2017
No, Jarl5, she probably means the 1988 or 1998 Winter Olympics. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curling_at_the_Winter_Olympics.
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level 40
Aug 1, 2012
You should accept "nordic skiing" for "cross-country skiing"
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level 55
Jan 15, 2014
Nordic skiing would encompass ski jumping and nordic combined as well as cross country
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level 62
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"?
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level 56
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.
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level 39
Aug 11, 2012
I kept trying to put it slalom. Is it just part of alpine skiing?
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level 55
Jan 15, 2014
Yes. Alpine skiing encompasses downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super G and alpine skiing combined (downhill + slalom).
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level 40
Aug 12, 2012
ice skating should count for figure skating!! :)
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level 72
Feb 9, 2018
Uh... no. Ice dancing, maybe. But speed skating is also skating on ice. So is short track speed skating.
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level 24
Jun 6, 2013
Giant Slalom should be accepted for Alpine Skiing
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level 56
Feb 9, 2018
Except there's more than GS in alpine skiing.
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level 27
Jan 24, 2014
good quiz. get the official name people! possibly ____ _____: speed skaing would be good.
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level 68
Jan 31, 2014
14 of 15...and I missed Hockey.
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level 17
Jan 31, 2014
Would have had 100% if 'Nordic' worked for Nordic Combined. I knew there was another type of skiing other than downhill and x-country called 'nordic', but that's as far as I got. Is 'Combined' crucial to the name of the discipline? Just asking, since I really don't know. Enjoyed this quiz anyway. Love the Olympics - LOVE!
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level 65
Mar 14, 2014
You're thinking of cross-country skiing. Nordic combine is actually a combination of nordic skiing and ski jumping - therefore, the "combine" is indeed vital.
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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
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level 25
Feb 2, 2014
Freestyle skiing is AKA as hot-dogging. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freestyle_skiing
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level 15
Feb 11, 2014
I missed bobsleigh and biathlon. (What the heck is biathlon?)
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level 24
Feb 14, 2014
Cross country skiing and rifle shooting
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level 45
Feb 24, 2014
15/15 with 53 seconds left. I think that snowboarding might be a little too general.
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level 1
Apr 8, 2014
Very easy quiz
+1
level 66
May 23, 2014
'Nordic' should be accepted for 'Nordic Combined'.
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level 75
Jun 25, 2014
Agreed
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level 43
Sep 3, 2015
and also 'nordic combination'
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level 79
Jun 11, 2014
Of all the things I miss Ice Hockey. Am I even a true Finn anymore? :)
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level 20
Jun 13, 2014
not sure why short track and speed skating are differentiated. Yet, for instance, slalom, downhill and super G are all under alpine skiing, but could be considered separate by the same reasoning
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level 73
Jun 13, 2014
I'm in the USA and never heard the term bobsleigh until this quiz - we usually say bobsled.
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level 58
Jan 19, 2017
... but it's officially called bobsleigh in the Olympics which is what the quiz is about.
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level 56
Jan 24, 2015
Slopestyle??
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level 3
May 24, 2016
This was a really fun quiz I loved it!
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level 32
Feb 9, 2018
Please include bobsled as acceptable.
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level 44
Feb 13, 2018
I suggest crosscountry should be accepted for cross-country skiing.
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