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Winter Olympics General Knowledge

Can you answer these questions about the Winter Olympics?
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What tropical nation's bobsled team was the inspiration for the movie "Cool Runnings"?
Jamaica
What sport is a head-first version of the luge?
Skeleton
What Olympic sport was originally called "snurfing"
Snowboarding
What sport combines skiing and shooting?
Biathlon
What Canadian city hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988?
Calgary
What country has been banned from the 2018 games due to state-sponsored doping?
Russia
In what mountain range would you find Chamonix, host of the first Winter Olympics?
The Alps
What country has won the most medals in the Winter Olympics?
Norway
What figure skater was the rival of Tonya Harding?
Nancy Kerrigan
What sports involves brooms and stones?
Curling
What is the name for the freestyle skiing event that involves skiing over "bumps"?
Mogul
What Norwegian figure skater was just 15 years old when she won her first gold medal in 1928?
Sonja Henie
What country has won the most medals in Alpine skiing?
Austria
Almaty and Beijing were the only two cities to bid for the 2022 games.
In what country would you find Almaty?
Kazakhstan
What event is like figure skating but more artistic and less technical?
Ice Dancing
What figure skating jump involves 3 and a half rotations?
Triple Axel
What are the only two countries south of the equator to have won a Winter Olympics medal?
Australia
New Zealand
On what sea would you find the 2014 host city of Sochi?
Black Sea
What "dominating" goalie led the Czech Republic to a hockey gold medal in 1998?
Dominik Hašek
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level 86
Dec 23, 2017
Calgary hosted the 1988 Olympics, not 1998 (that was Nagano)
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level 82
Dec 24, 2017
Yes. That.
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level ∞
Dec 24, 2017
Fixed
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level 69
Dec 24, 2017
Any chance of accepting 'ice dance' for 'ice dancing'?
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level 57
Feb 11, 2018
^dido
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level 55
Feb 11, 2018
ditto
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level 61
Feb 12, 2018
ditto
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level 74
Dec 24, 2017
Ice dancing IS part of figure skating, not just "like" it.
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level 71
Dec 30, 2017
This is true. There are four Olympic figure skating events: men's singles, women's singles, pairs, and ice dancing. As for "less technical" – that's completely subjective, and given the number of difficult rules in ice dancing (the skaters can never be more than 2 arm's lengths apart, they can only skate to the beat and not the melody, screwing up synchronization is more heavily penalized, etc.), fairly unsupportable.
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level 67
Feb 10, 2018
true.
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level 43
Nov 19, 2019
And the team event.
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level 74
Feb 12, 2018
Please fix this, maybe something like "Which figure skating event is more artistic and less technical?"
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level 79
Jan 5, 2018
Can't believe Sonie Henie is last. Has no one seen Caddyshack?
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level 77
Feb 11, 2018
I think I saw it once on HBO around 1985.
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level 70
Jan 6, 2018
Oslo also bid on the 2022 olympics but withdrew its bid; the current clue should be clarified. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Winter_Olympics
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level 23
Feb 9, 2018
"There are four Olympic figure skating events: men's singles, women's singles, pairs, and ice dancing." As of 2014 there are now five with the addition of the team event.
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level 56
Feb 10, 2018
hacek ?comon
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level 59
Feb 12, 2018
what do you have against Hasek? He's a legend
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level 44
Feb 10, 2018
I think biathlon is now known as skiathlon. Though it could be known as both.
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level 58
Feb 10, 2018
Biathlon is the combination of cross country skiing and shooting. Skiathlon is the combination of two different types of cross country skiing.
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level 79
Feb 10, 2018
Tried like six different possible spellings of "lutz" for the Triple question. Damn you, Brian Boitano!
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level 52
Feb 11, 2018
What would Brian Boitano do?
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level 76
Feb 10, 2018
Listening to the boring commentary during the opening ceremonies last night turned out to have merit after all - nice refresher for this quiz.
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level 46
Feb 10, 2018
20% of questions are about figure skating...too many for me!
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level 77
Feb 11, 2018
Yes, please include fewer questions about Winter Olympic sports on your Winter Olympics quizzes. Honestly who cares.
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level 63
Feb 12, 2018
I tried every spelling of "biathlon" except the right one. Who knew there were so many wrong ways to spell that dang word?!
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level 71
Feb 12, 2018
The Dominator!
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level 50
Feb 12, 2018
Curling definition also applies to quidditch
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level 74
Feb 12, 2018
It's not a winter sport though.
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level 58
Jun 18, 2018
You don't accept snowboard for snowboarding?
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level 38
Feb 9, 2019
(The) Alps ? Realy?
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