2014 Winter Olympics

Read previews of the events, biographies of famous athletes, Olympic trivia, and more

The USA Women's Hockey team Photo Credit: Sara Melikian

Memorable Moments

Memorable Moments: Franz Klammer (Austria)

Franz Klammer
The man who gave himself "terrible frights"

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The Miracle of 1980
Cold war heroes

Happy Harada
Japanese ski-jumping legend

Bjorn Dahlie
The winningest Winter Olympian

Tonya and Nancy
An ex-husband, a metal baton, and a U.S. title

Did You Know?

Nordic combined is one of three current Olympic Winter Games events that the United States has never won a medal in. (Biathlon and curling are the others.)

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Winter Olympics Through The Years

Winter Olympics Biographies

Related Links

Sochi Preview
What to expect at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games

All About Sochi
Sochi is a port city and subtropical resort that was established in 1902

Russia's Anti-Gay Bill Ignites International Protests
Some countries consider boycotting the games

12 New Events Debut at the 2014 Winter Olympics
New events promise to add cool factor to the Games

Security a Big Concern in Sochi
Recent terrorist attacks prompt heightened security measures

Competing Countries
So far 88 countries have qualified for the Sochi Winter Olympics

Nations Making Their Winter Olympic Debut
Six countries compete in the Winter Olympics for the first time

Winter Olympics Trivia
Fun Olympic facts for trivia buffs and novices

Olympic Symbols and Traditions
Flames, doves, oaths, and more

Olympics Timeline
From ancient Greece to the present day

Quiz: Sochi Olympics
What is the motto for the 2014 Winter Games?

Sports Previews

Alpine Skiing
Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin hope to ski toward the podium

Biathlon
A demanding combination of exertion and precision

Bobsleigh
Offspring of the toboggan

Cross-Country Skiing
The sport of the Vikings

Curling
Think shuffleboard on ice

Figure Skating
Artistry takes center stage

Freestyle Skiing
Slopestyle added to freestyle mix

Ice Hockey
A tournament of veterans

Luge
One of the fastest Olympic sports

Nordic Combined
Long dominated by Scandinavian countries

Skeleton
Face first down an icy track

Ski Jumping
Women finally get their chance to compete

Snowboarding
The sport continues to evolve with the addition of two events

Speed Skating
The Olympic demolition derby

Quizzes

Did You Know?
Did you know China won its first Winter Olympic gold medals in Salt Lake City? What sport did it win them in?

Winter Olympics Trivia
Who has won the most medals for the United States in the Winter Olympics?

Quiz: Sochi Olympics
What is the motto for the 2014 Winter Games?

Winter Olympics History: Part 1
What the was first year that female athletes could compete in events other than figure skating at a Winter Olympics?

Winter Olympics History: Part 2
East Germany made its Olympic debut at which Winter Games?

Crosswords

Winter Olympics
29 Across: What relay speed skating teams are skilled at

Olympic Legends
18 Down: Swimmer Biondi at the Olympic in the 1988 Seoul Games

Olympic Sites
13 Across: The Olympics of 1948 were held in this country

Olympic Sports
66 Down: Winter Olympics: Type of jump in Figure Skating

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