Winter Olympics Sentence Scrambles Game

Use capitalization, punctuation and word order skills to put the words in order and make a sentence related to the Winter Olympics.

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The first Winter Olympics were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Until 1992 the Summer and Winter Olympics were held in the same year. The Winter Olympics were not held in 1940 and 1944 because of World War II. The sports of the Winter Olympics must be practiced on snow or ice. In 1972 Sapporo, Japan, hosted the first Winter Olympics to be held outside of Europe or North America. Norway has won more gold medals than any other nation at the Winter Olympics. China won its first Winter Olympics gold medal in 2002. The Winter Olympic Games are held once every four years. A ski jumper must land in telemark position. Nordic skiing is another name for cross-country skiing. Biathlon combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. Nordic Combined combines ski jumping and cross-country skiing. Bobsleighs can go faster than 90 miles per hour. Skeleton racers slide down the track head first. Luge racers slide down the track feet first. Slalom racers make two runs down two courses. Super-G skiers make one run down the hill. Downhill skiers take one run down the hill. Super Combined has a downhill run and a slalom run. Nordic combined is part cross-country skiing and part ski jumping. The three Olympic sliding sports are bobsleigh, luge and skeleton. North American ice hockey rinks are smaller than international ones. There are three freestyle skiing events: aerials, moguls and ski cross. Short track speed skaters race against each other, not the clock. Germany has won the most medals in the last three Winter Olympics. In snowboard cross, four snowboarders race head to head against each other. Ice hockey and figure skating were part of the Summer Olympics Games at first. Short track speed skating was a demonstration sport at the 1988 Winter Olympics. In 1992 moguls freestyle skiing became an official sport at the Winter Olympics. Parallel giant slalom, halfpipe and snowboard cross are the three snowboarding events. A curling game has 10 "ends", which are like innings in baseball or frames in bowling. The driver, who is the first person to jump into the bobsleigh, steers the sled. In ski jumping there are two hills, the normal hill and the large hill. Luge racers lie on their backs on their sleds and steer with their legs and shoulders. A Winter Olympics sport must be popular in at least 25 countries on three continents. Long track speed skaters skate in pairs, but they are really racing against the clock. The most decorated Winter Olympian is Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. The most decorated U. S. Winter Olympian ever is short track speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno. In 2010, Lindsey Vonn became the first American woman to win an Olympic downhill gold medal. Shen and Zhao won China's first figure skating gold medal in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic pairs event. Only Canada's Clara Hughes has won multiple medals at both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann won two gold medals at both the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics. Yuna Kim's gold medal in 2010 made her the first South Korean to win an Olympic figure skating medal.