There are eight different sports in the Winter Olympics: curling, ice hocky, speed skating, figure skating, luge, bobsledding, skiing and the biathlon.
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Figure skating at the Olympics is divided into three sections. In "singles" the skater does an original program where they must do certain jumps and spins, etc. They also do "free style" where they may do whatever they like.
"Pairs" is the same as "singles," but you do it at hte smae time with a partner. Lifts are included.
"Ice dancing" is skated in paris, but there are no overhead lifts or jumps. Rhythm and musical meaning are emphasized.
Biathlon in Greek means two tests. The athletes carrying a rifle on their back must cross-country ski along a winding course.
At certain points they must stop and use their rifle to fire at a still target. If they miss the target, one minute is added to theri time. The one with the shortest time wins.
Winter Games Quiz!
1. How many sports are in the Winter Olympics?
2. Name the sport where brooms are used.
3. What is a point called in ice hockey?
4. Which sport has a competition where the athletes dance?
5. What is a luge?
6. What is the shape of the tracks used in Speed Skating?
7. Name 3 things that Olympics skiers must do?
8. What does "biathlon" mean?
My Favorite Winter Olympic Sport
Collecting Olympic pins has become a big part of the games. People buy and trade pins. They try to get as many as they can.
Design a pin for each of the eight winter sports.