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How Well Do You Know the Winter Olympics?


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How well do you know the Winter Olympics? Try this quiz to find out. (AP by Noah Trister)

Bronze Medalist (1 point each)

1. What Olympic sport includes a penalty loop?

a.) Snowboarding

b.) Biathlon

c.) Short track speedskating

2. Which town hosted the Winter Games twice, only 12 years apart?

a.) Lake Placid, N.Y.

b.) Innsbruck, Austria

c.) St. Moritz, Switzerland

3. What cross country skier holds the Winter Games record for most career medals?

a.) Georg Hackl, Germany

b.) Bjorn Daehlie, Norway

c.) Thomas Alsgaard, Norway

4. In the 1988 women’s figure skating competition, gold medalist Katarina Witt of East Germany and bronze medalist Debi Thomas of the United States both skated to what music?

a.) “Bolero”

b.) “Star Wars”

c.) “Carmen”

5. What star ski jumper from the 1984 and 1988 Olympics was sentenced to 26 months in prison in 2004 for aggravated assault?

a.) Toni Nieminen, Finland

b.) Matti Nykanen, Finland

c.) Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, Great Britain

6. After years of disappointment, Dan Jansen won the 1,000-meter speedskating gold in 1994. When did Jansen make his Olympic debut?

a.) 1984

b.) 1988

c.) 1992

Silver Medalist (3 points each)

7. In curling, what is the diameter of the outer ring of the house?

a.) 2.44 meters

b.) 3.66 meters

c.) 6.10 meters

8. When did the Soviet Union win its only silver medal in hockey?

a.) 1960

b.) 1980

c.) 1998

9. What short track skater won the 1,000-meter final in 2002 after every other skater in the race fell down?

a.) Andrew Murtha, Australia

b.) Steven Bradbury, Australia

c.) Kim Dong-sung, South Korea

10. What was the last Winter Games host to fail to win a gold medal?

a.) Yugoslavia

b.) Canada

c.) Japan[NEXT]11. What figure skater holds the record for youngest Winter Games competitor at 11 years, 74 days?

a.) Tara Lipinski, United States

b.) Cecilia Colledge, Great Britain

c.) Jan Hoffman, East Germany

12. Before the Soviet Union won gold in 1956, which was the only country besides Canada to finish first in Olympic hockey?

a.) Great Britain

b.) United States

c.) Sweden

13. Who was the first alpine skier to win three gold medals in one Olympics?

a.) Jean-Claude Killy, France

b.) Alberto Tomba, Italy

c.) Toni Sailer, Austria

14. Which town lost to Turin in the vote to determine the 2006 host city?

a.) Vancouver, British Columbia

b.) Helsinki, Finland

c.) Sion, Switzerland

15. When was the last time the same country won the men’s and women’s individual figure skating competitions?

a.) 1960 (David Jenkins and Carol Heiss, United States)

b.) 1984 (Scott Hamilton and Rosalynn Sumners, United States)

c.) 1994 (Viktor Petrenko and Oksana Baiul, Ukraine)

Gold Medalist (5 points each)

16. Who was the getaway driver when Nancy Kerrigan was attacked prior to the 1994 Olympics?

a.) Shane Stant

b.) Derrick Smith

c.) Jeff Gillooly

17. In 1994, Sweden defeated Canada in a shootout to win the gold medal in hockey. The last two shooters later became NHL teammates. Who were they?

a.) Markus Naslund (Sweden) and Todd Bertuzzi (Canada)

b.) Peter Forsberg (Sweden) and Paul Kariya (Canada)

c.) Mats Sundin (Sweden) and Eric Lindros (Canada)

18. Norway’s Sonja Henie won gold medals in women’s figure skating in 1928, 1932 and 1936. Where did she finish in the first Winter Olympics in 1924?

a.) second

b.) fifth

c.) eighth

19. Eric Heiden of the United States swept all five men’s speedskating gold medals in 1980. How many different skaters earned silvers?

a.) 1

b.) 4

c.) 5

Do You Believe In Miracles? (10-point bonus)

20. The United States hockey team won the gold medal at the 1980 Olympics, beating thee Soviet Union 4-3 and Finland 4-2 in the medal round. Name, in order, who scored each American goal in those two games.

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