Winter Olympics: 10 questions

  1. Which country has held the most Winter Olympics (as of 2018)
  2. Which country leads the all time Winter Olympics medal table with 132 gold medals?
  3. What was the first year in which the Winter Olympics were held in a year in which the Summer Olympics was not also held?
  4. In the “Nordic Combined” Olympic event, which two skiing events are combined?
  5. What is the mens ski jump world record distance on the large hill? (a point for 20 metres either way)
  6. In the 1994 Olympics, the partner of one female figure skater planned to attack another skater to stop her from competing in the Games. What were the names of the two skaters involved?
  7. Which country was due to hold the 1940 Winter Olympics, which were cancelled due to World War Two. The host city would eventually host a Winter Olympics 32 years later.
  8. Eddie Eagan won the gold medal for the United States in the men’s four man bobsleigh event. In doing so, he became the first and still the only man to have ever achieved what double?
  9. The 1980 “Miracle on Ice” involved a team of amateurs beating a team of professionals to a gold medal. Which nations were involved, and in which sport?
  10. British ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won the pairs figure skating gold medal in 1984, obtaining perfect scores from all judges for artistic expression. Which piece of music was their routine set to?

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  1. Which country has held the most Winter Olympics (as of 2018)
    A: USA (4 times)
  2. Which country leads the all time Winter Olympics medal table with 132 gold medals?
    A: Norway (132 golds)
  3. What was the first year in which the Winter Olympics were held in a year in which the Summer Olympics was not also held?
    A: 1994 (Lillehammer, Norway)
  4. In the “Nordic Combined” Olympic event, which two skiing events are combined?
    A: Cross-country skiing and ski jump
  5. Which country has won the most gold medals in speed skating events at all Winter Olympics?
    A: The Netherlands (42, of 45 golds in total)
  6. In the 1994 Olympics, the partner of one female figure skater planned to attack another skater to stop her from competing in the Games. What were the names of the two skaters involved?
    A: Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan
  7. Which country was due to hold the 1940 Winter Olympics, which were cancelled due to World War Two. The country would eventually host its first Winter Olympics 32 years later.
    A: Japan
  8. Eddie Eagan won the gold medal for the United States in the men’s four man bobsleigh event. In doing so, he became the first and still the only man to have ever achieved what double?
    A: Winning a gold medal in both Summer and Winter Olympics (he already had a gold in the light heavyweight boxing from the 1920 Summer Olympics)
  9. The 1980 “Miracle on Ice” involved a team of amateurs beating a team of professionals to a gold medal. Which nations were involved, and in which sport?
    A: Ice hockey, the USA beat the Soviet Union
  10. British ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won the pairs figure skating gold medal in 1984, obtaining perfect scores from all judges for artistic expression. Which piece of music was their routine set to?
    A: Ravel’s Bolero

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