telemark:style of ski jump landing required to receive maximum points - one ski slightly in front of the other, forward ski leg bent slightly and arms out to the side
sit spin:a rotating figure skating move - itŐs not an upright or camel style
cross-country:this type of skiing is also sometimes referred to as Nordic
skeleton:the name of the sliding sport where competitors hurtle down the course head first, it can also mean a bunch of bones!
two-man bobsleigh:the name of the event, which requires a pilot and a brakeman, but no bells
four-man bobsleigh:the story of an unlikely Jamaican team in this Winter Olympics sliding event was made into a movie called Cool Runnings
ice hockey:the 1980 victory of the American team over the Soviet team in this sport is known as the "Miracle on Ice"
ice dancing:it's a figure skating event for pairs, but with no throws or jumps
long track speed skating:the first two words distinguish this sport from the short track version
figure skating:the name of the sport where you'll see loops, Axels, Salchows and Lutzes
curling:the sport where large round stones are slid towards a target area - think rocks not irons!
luge:the sport where you rocket down an icy track feet first
biathlon:the sport that combines two sports, cross-country skiing and rifle shooting
moguls:a type of freestyle skiing where you'll always have a very bumpy ride!
halfpipe:snowboarders and freestyle skiiers both compete on this kind of track, named for its shape
ski cross:this freestyle skiing event, based on motocross, made its Olympic debut at Vancouver 2010
aerials:the athletes in this type of freestyle skiing soar high in the air
freestyle skiing:this sport includes events like moguls and aerials
Nordic combined:like the biathlon, this Winter Olympics sport combines two sports, in this case cross-country skiing and ski jumping
snowboard cross:this snowboarding event is a wild race that in some ways resembles motocross
giant slalom:in this technical event in Alpine skiing, the gates are farther apart than in slalom racing but closer together than for Super G.
gold medal:the winner of each event at the Olympics is awarded one of these
silver medal:the first runner-up at each evnt at the Olympics is awarded one of these
mascots:symbols or representatives that are usually animals or cute creatures
downhill skiing:it features the longest runs and fastest speeds of all the Alpine events
pairs skating:this figure skating event requires two people and they have to do more than dance!
ski jumping:in this Winter Olympics event skiers can soar more than 100 m through the air
Olympic torch relay:the pre-Olympic event where the Olympic flame is passed from torchbearer to torchbearer until it reaches the cauldron at the current Olympic site during the opening day ceremonies
parallel giant slalom:in this event pairs of snowboarders compete against each other on side by side courses, racing through a series of gates