PyeongChang 2018 Sports

Skeleton

Skeleton is contested on an ice track. The athletes typically sprint alongside their sled for the first few seconds of…

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Luge

Luge athletes compete on an ice track, beginning their ride by sitting on an open fiberglass sled. At the top…

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Ice Hockey

Structured ice hockey was born in eastern Canada in the early-to-mid-19th century. The word hockey comes from the old French…

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Freestyle Skiing

Freestyle skiing is divided into five disciplines, four of which include a judged component as skiers are evaluated on their…

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Figure Skating

There are four figure skating disciplines: men’s singles, women’s singles, pairs, and ice dance. In each one, the skaters perform…

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Ski Jumping

Ski jumping at the Olympic Games is contested on two different hills, designated as “normal” and “large” based on the…

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Snowboard

In the men’s and ladies’ giant slalom, two riders race head-to-head through series of gates down two parallel courses labeled…

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Biathlon

Incorporating cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, there are eleven biathlon events on the Olympic program which can be divided into…

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Cross-Country Skiing

Traditionally, Olympic cross-country skiing events alternate between classical and free technique from Games to Games. In classical technique, the skis…

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Curling

Curling is one of the most strategic sports at the Olympic Winter Games. Playing on a rectangle sheet of ice,…

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Alpine Skiing

In the ten individual Olympic alpine skiing events, skiers race against the clock with each event timed to the hundredth…

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Bobsleigh

Bobsleds are built to hold two or four athletes. Beginning with a running start, teams push their sleds approximately 50…

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Rio 2016 Sports

Archery

Men and women each compete in separate individual and team events. A ranking round of 72 arrows determines the seeding...

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Athletics

The 47 athletics events are the most of any sport on the Olympic program. They can be divided into five...

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Badminton

The aim in this racket sport is to score points by hitting a shuttlecock over a raised net and onto...

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Basketball

Basketball was invented by Canadian professor James Naismith at Springfield College in Massachuesetts in December 1891. It didn’t take long...

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Boxing

At its core, boxing is a contest in which two combatants engage hand-to-hand for sport. There are 13 events, divided...

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