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Winter Olympic Games

The first Winter Olympic games were held in 1924. Today they are held every four years, alternating with the Summer Olympics.

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Where will the 2014 Winter Olympics be held?

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, from the 7th February to the 23rd February 2014.

Sochi beat out the other contenders of Pyeonchang, South Korea (now the 2018 Winter Olympics Site) and Salzburg, Austria.

Sochi, Russia, was elected on July 4, 2007. This will be the first time that the Russian Federation will host the Winter Olympics; the Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow.

How many gold medals did the United States women win at the winter Olympics in Japan?

There have been two winter Olympic games held in Japan. In the winter Olympics in Nagano in 1998, US women won four (4) gold medals. Three (3) individual gold medals and a team gold for the ice hockey. The total of gold medals won by Americans was six. US men won two (2). See the Related Link for "US medals at Nagano 1998" more more on the answer.

Where are the 2018 Olympics taking place?

The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea on February 9-25, 2018. It will be South Korea's first time hosting Winter Olympics, but second hosting overall Olympics (they hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics in capital Seoul).

Cities that put in a bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics were Munich (Germany), Pyeongchang (South Korea), and Annecy (France).

What are the smallest countries competing in the Olympic games?

I'm not sure which of these countries are actually participating in the olympics. I know the Vatican is not, but Barbados and Andorra are. Here are the twenty smallest countries in the world. Rank Country Total Area (sq km) 1 Vatican 0.44 2 Monaco 1.95 3 Nauru 21 4 Tuvalu 26 5 San Marino 61.2 6 Liechtenstein 160 7 Saint Kitts and Nevis 261 8 Maldives 300 9 Malta 316 10 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 11 Barbados 430 12 Antigua and Barbuda 442 13 Seychelles 455 14 Andorra 468 15 Bahrain 620 15 Saint Lucia 620 17 Singapore 647.5 18 Micronesia 702 19 Kiribati 717 20 Tonga 748

Where is 2013 special Olympic winter games?

Apparantly The people who organise it are trying to organise for the games to be held in London and use the facilities used by the 2012 athletes.

Whats all the events of both summer and winter Olympics?

SUMMER :

archery, athletics, badminton, baseball, boxing, canoeing (and Kyaking), cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, field hockey, gymnastics, handball, judo, modern pentathlon, rowing, shooting, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, track and field, triathlon, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling.

29 in total.

WINTER :

alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic combined, short-track speed skating, skeleton, ski jumping, snow boarding, speed skating.

15 in total.

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What color ski wax should you use in downhill ski racing?

You use ski wax in downhill ski racing right before a ski race. Ski wax can become expensive and it wears off quickly so it is really just used for race day. Plus, you end up scraping a bunch of it off before you even ski on it! Ski wax comes in different colors based on temperature. Swix ski wax is a well respected brand. The ski wax comes in small bars that looks like different colored soap. The color of the wax you use depends on the air temperature, snow consistency, and other weather conditions. Each ski wax brand should have a chart which you tell you which ski wax to use and when. It is important that you watch the weather to see what the temperature is going to be the day of the ski race. The ski wax bars come in temperature ranges. Sometimes you can mix different colors if the temperature is right on the border between two different temperature ranges. Or in some cases it may be colder in the morning and warmer in the afternoon. As far as colors go...here is what they recommend for Swix wax: HF4 Green, -10

Why no winter olympic game in 1996?

Starting in 1994, the Winter Games and Summer Games were held two years apart instead of in the same year. The Winter Games were held in 1994 and the Summer Games were held in 1996.

What other cities have hosted 2010 Winter Olympics?

The only city hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics is Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Does a nation ask to participate in the Olympics or is it invited?

At the closing of each Olympics, the host city passes the responsibility to the next host city (i.e. Athens will pass the Olympic flag to representives from Beijing). At this time, the president of the IOC will verbally invite the countries of the World to re-assemble in the new host city in four years time -Beijing, China. However a year before the games take place, the IOC formally invites all recognised National Olympic Committees (NOC) to take part in the Olympics.

What is the difference between the Winter Olympics and the Summer Olympics?

The Winter Olympics have competitions for sports that are considered 'cold weather sports' .... sports that can only be done on snow or ice. These sports include skiing, speed skating, and ski jumping. The Summer Olympics have competitions for sports that are considered 'warm weather sports'. These sports include athletics (track and field), marathon, and equestrian. There are Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics because you can play different sports in different seasons.

Who determines where the Olympics are held?

The Olympic Games are organized and governed by the International Olympic Commitee (IOC). It sets the general program, chooses the city where the games are to be held, and determines the standards of amateurism.

Where are the next Summer and Winter Olympics - after the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics?

The 2012 Summer Games are due to be held in London, England.

The 2014 Winter Games are scheduled to take place in Sochi, Russia.

What year did Norway hold the winter Olympics?

According to the IOC's official website, Norway held the 1994 Winter Olympics in 1994. The country has also held the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo. This was the same year the Summer Olympics were in Helsinki, Finland.

Why were the ancient Olympic games held at Olympia?

They were held in Olympia because the athleticism of the games was a form of worship. So they built a temple to Zeus and a stadium at Olympia to host these games. (Note that it is on the opposite side of Greece, the southwest, from the similarly-named Mount Olympus, in NE Greece.)
As a festival to the god Zeus at his temple at Olympia in southern Greece.