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Posted on Mon. Feb. 10, 2014 - 12:01 am EDT

TV Diary: Test your Winter Olympics knowledge

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The Winter Olympics are in full swing through Feb. 23 on NBC. Sochi is the first Russian city to host the Winter Games.

The next two columns are dedicated to the Winter Games and to those people who made sports history. How well do you remember?

1. What country won the most medals and the 2006 Winter Olympics?

2. How old was Tara Lipinski when she won the ladies' singles Olympic gold medal in figure skating at the 1998 World Olympics?

3. Ski jumper Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards represented which country at the 1988 World Olympics?

4. Who beat out Nancy Kerrigan for the gold medal in ladies' figure skating at the 1994 World Olympics?

5. Who was the Norwegian men's speed skater who won three gold medals and established three new world records at the 1994 World Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway?

6. What was so unique about the 1948 Winter Olympics?

7. What year was the first Winter Olympics held in the U.S.?

8. The host country, Switzerland, won how many medals in the 1928 World Olympics? Hint: It's the lowest number ever won by the host country.

Answers: 1. Germany. 2. 15. 3. Great Britain. 4. Oksana Baiul from the Ukraine. 5. Johann Olav Koss. 6. It was the first Winter Games held since 1936. 7. 1932 in Lake Placid, N.Y. 8. One bronze medal.

skrieg@news-sentinel.com


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