Winter Olympics Quiz: Did You Know?
What is the only winter event that remains the only event that lacks female competitors?
- Women were barred from ski jumping until the 2014 Games.
Did you know China won its first Winter Olympic gold medals in Salt Lake City? What sport did it win them in?
Did you know that only two countries south of the equator have ever won medals at the Olympic Winter Games? Australia, which won gold medals in short-track speed skating and freestyle skiing at Salt Lake City, is one. What is the other?
- Alpine skier Annelise Coberger of New Zealand won a silver medal in the women's slalom at the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France.
Did you know the Salt Lake City Winter Games in 2002 were the highest Olympics in history? Every event was held at least how many feet above sea level?
The Olympic torch traveled the longest distance before the 2014 Winter Games. How far did it travel?
- One of the stops was in space.
Did you know that the Shea Family of Lake Placid, New York, is the first to produce three generations of Olympians? Jack, 91, a double-gold medalist in speed skating in 1932, and Jim, Sr., a U.S. ski team member at the 1964 Innsbruck Games, were both on hand in late December 2002 when Jim, Jr., qualified for which event?
- Sadly, Jim Jr.'s grandfather Jack died a month before Jim, Jr., took the gold medal at Salt Lake City in 2002.
How many athletes competed at the first Winter Games in 1924 at Chamonix?
- Two hundred and ninety four athletes from 16 countries competed in the first Winter Games.
Cross country skier Bjorn Daehlie has won the most medals of any athlete: 12. What country is he from?
- Bjorn Daehlie won eight gold and four silver medals.
What country has won the most more gold medals at the Winter Games?
- As of January 2014, Norway has won 303 medals.
Did you know that American speed-skating legends Eric Heiden and Dan Jansen as well as current stars Chris Witty and Casey FitzRandolph are all from the same U.S. state? Which one?