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2022 Winter Olympic Sports

The 2022 Winter Olympics is composed of 15 different disciplines across 7 different sports. How many can you name?
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Sport
Alpine skiing
Biathlon
Bobsleigh
Cross-country skiing
Curling
Sport
Figure skating
Freestyle skiing
Ice hockey
Luge
Nordic combined
Sport
Short track speed skating
Skeleton
Ski jumping
Snowboarding
Speed skating
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Level 59
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 58
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 44
Feb 21, 2012
Would aerials count for freestyle skiing?
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Level 25
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 92
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 56
Oct 31, 2017
Sometimes you win and sometimes you luge!
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Level 68
Jan 20, 2021
Luges can actually also be double-seated, but otherwise, that's it.
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Level 33
Aug 1, 2012
You should accept "nordic skiing" for "cross-country skiing"
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Level 58
Jan 15, 2014
Nordic skiing would encompass ski jumping and nordic combined as well as cross country
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Level 75
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 67
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 45
Aug 11, 2012
I kept trying to put it slalom. Is it just part of alpine skiing?
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Level 58
Jan 15, 2014
Yes. Alpine skiing encompasses downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super G and alpine skiing combined (downhill + slalom).
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Level 35
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 21
Jun 6, 2013
Giant Slalom should be accepted for Alpine Skiing
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Level 67
Feb 9, 2018
Except there's more than GS in alpine skiing.
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Level 22
Jan 24, 2014
good quiz. get the official name people! possibly ____ _____: speed skaing would be good.
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Level 79
Jan 31, 2014
14 of 15...and I missed Hockey.
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Level 14
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 14
Feb 11, 2014
I missed bobsleigh and biathlon.

(What the heck is biathlon?)

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Level 68
Jan 20, 2021
It's a combination of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. It's awesome.
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Level 55
Feb 24, 2014
15/15 with 53 seconds left. I think that snowboarding might be a little too general.
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Level 67
May 23, 2014
'Nordic' should be accepted for 'Nordic Combined'.
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Level 84
Jun 25, 2014
Agreed
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Level 51
Sep 3, 2015
and also 'nordic combination'
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Level 77
Jun 11, 2014
Of all the things I miss Ice Hockey. Am I even a true Finn anymore? :)
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Level 75
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 80
Jan 19, 2017
... but it's officially called bobsleigh in the Olympics which is what the quiz is about.
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Level 67
Jan 24, 2015
Slopestyle??
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Level 75
Jun 15, 2021
Under Freestyle.
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Level 45
Feb 9, 2018
Please include bobsled as acceptable.
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Level 60
Feb 13, 2018
I suggest crosscountry should be accepted for cross-country skiing.
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Level 53
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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Level 88
May 4, 2022
Or how about we just stick with the terms determined by the Olympics Committee?
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Level 89
Jan 24, 2021
I boycott any games missing the biggest winter sports, snow fort building and snowball fights.
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Level 40
Apr 28, 2021
maybe i am stupid, but why are there like 7 variations of skiing listed but the variations of figure skating are all under one umbrella? theres 4 very different figure skating events: ice dance, pairs, men's singles, and lady's singles.
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Level 49
Jun 23, 2021
You are totally correct that all of them could be listed, because they are different kind of figure skating. But all of them have same kind of logic: they are artistic and valued by judges. On the other hand different kinds of "skiing" have very different kind of logic, who is better and what causes the movement of an athlete.

In alpine skiing the force of movement comes from skiing downhill, but in cross-country the main force is made by skier. Freestyle skiing is nearer alpine skiing, but it has artistic elements and alpine skiing has not, because all that matters is how fast time you get. So, alpine skiing is more like speed skating and freestyle skiing is more like figure skating: the other pair has just time element and the second pair has judges evaluating performance and giving points.

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Level 73
Nov 1, 2022
"Short Track Speed Skating" is misspelled "skaing"
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Level ∞
Nov 1, 2022
Fixed
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Level 28
Mar 4, 2023
Skiing should count for "freestyle skiing". That's literally the definition of someone going skiing. They aren't doing anything in particular, just going down the slope.