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2 Created by Second Graders at Lincoln Elementary School. February 2002

3 Here is how to learn about the Winter Olympic sports! Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Click on one of the buttons below, located on each page, to see information and pictures about the sport. Click on the house to get to the first slide. Click the arrows to move one slide forward or backward. You can also see the next slide by clicking anywhere on the screen or hitting the space bar.

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5 Alpine Events Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge There are five Olympic alpine events: super G, downhill, slalom, giant slalom and combined. -Maranda Alpine Skiing

6 Skiing History Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge It was believed that Norwegians were the first to introduce skiing. They used skis when they hunted. Alpine skiing became part of the winter Olympic games in Joseph Apine Skiing

7 Alpine Skis Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Alpine skiers wear skis that measure a certain size. This helps them to do their best. -Nick R. Alpine Skiing

8 Ski Poles Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge The ski poles used in alpine skiing are curved. This allows the poles to fit around the body. -Alec B. Alpine Skiing

9 The Uniform Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Alpine skiers wear a skin- tight racing suit, ski goggles, boots, gloves, and a helmet. This equipment protects the skier and the suit helps with speed. -Jodeci Alpine Skiing

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11 The Biathlon Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge In the biathlon there is a combination of cross- country skiing and shooting. The first Olympic biathlon took place in California in Frankie Biathlon

12 Equipment Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge The types of equipment used in a biathon are a target, skis, and a.22 caliber rifle. In competitions, a metal target is used. The rifle is lightweight. -Tyler G. Biathlon

13 The Sprint Race Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge In a sprint race, women race 7.5 kilometers and men race 10 kilometers, skiing a total of three loops. They shoot five targets with five bullets. -Krysta Biathlon

14 The Pursuit Race Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge In a pursuit race, the competitors stop four times and must hit all five targets with five bullets. If they miss, they take a lap around the penalty loop. -Brandon Biathlon

15 The Relay Race Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge In a biathlon relay race there is a team of four competitors. Each person takes a turn. They have eight bullets to hit five targets. If targets are left standing, they have to go around the penalty loop. -Lindsey D. Biathlon

16 Individual Event Race Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge In an individual event race, women race 15 kilometers and men race 10 kilometers. The skiers ski three loops. They shoot five rounds in a prone position and next they shoot in a standing position. -Thaddeus Biathlon

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18 Bobsledding Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge The bobsled faces down a steep ice-covered track, sometimes reaching speeds of 80 miles per hour. One error could mean disaster. At this speed, a crash could result in serious injury or death. The athletes must work as a team. -Tyre Bobsled

19 Bobsledding Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Racing a bobsled is something like riding a roller coaster down an ice-covered track. -Hailey Bobsled

20 The Sleds Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Bobsleds come in two sizes, one for two-man teams and the other for four-man teams. The sled for two cannot weigh more then 859 pounds, including the riders. A four-man sled must be less than 1,389 pounds. -Alayna Bobsled

21 The Track Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge The track is called a bobrun. It has 500 meters of twists and turns. They are concrete chutes that are refrigerated for the best ice conditions. -Nick B. Bobsled

22 The Sledders Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Sledders have a running start. They jump into the bobsled. The front man, or pilot, steers. The last man, or brakeman, controls the speed of the sled. -Rachel Bobsled

23 The Uniform Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge The athletes wear a special light-weight suit that keeps them very warm and protected. -Linzy Bobsled

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25 Cross-country Skiing Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Instead of skiing on snow and going down hills, cross-country athletes ski across flat ground. -Jacob T. Cross-Country

26 The Uniform Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge They wear helmets, masks, goggles, and a suit to protect them from getting hurt by icy snow because they can slide. -Brianna H. Cross-Country

27 The Equipment Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge You need two skis that attach onto your heavy boots. You need two ski poles used to dig into the snow to pull you along. It is a good idea to wear gloves to keep your hands warm and to help grip the poles. Elbows and knee pads protect your body from crashes. -Logan Cross-Country

28 The Track Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Cross-Country skiing is a Nordic ski sport. The race distance is 5 to 50 km. The trails have two tracks in the snow so the skiers have a path to follow. -Tisha Cross-Country

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30 Curling Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Curling is a game played on ice. You need a stone and a bristle broom. Each player slides two stones toward the target. -Logan Curling

31 Curlers Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Athletes wear matching shirts, pants, and boots. Curlers use a stone and a bristle broom on the ice. The stone weighs 42 pounds, so a lot of athletes fall during the events. -Robby Curling

32 Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Curling probably began in Scotland and the Netherlands about 400 year ago. -Tyre Curling

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34 Skating History Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Figure skating began in America in the early 1900s. Jackson Haines introduced figure skating. He was a very good skater. -Ashley Figure Skating

35 The Costumes Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Competitive figure skaters need to wear comfortable clothes. Women wear a skirt, top, and tights. Men wear full-length pants and a shirt. Costumes are beautiful with beads and sparkles. -Marisa Figure Skating

36 Peggy Fleming Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge In 1967, Peggy Fleming was a World Champion Skater. In 1968, she won the U.S. national title five times. She was a huge star when she won in the Olympics that year. -Brianna M. Figure Skating

37 The Skates Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge The three types of skates are figure skates, hockey skates, and speed skates. Figure skates have toe picks which are like teeth. Hockey skates dont have toe picks. Speed skates have the longest blades. -Savannah Figure Skating

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39 Freestyle Aerials Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge In freestyle aerials, skiers ski down a run jump called a kicker. Then they perform twist flips and spins in mid- air. These athletes wear ski suits, plastic helmets, and goggles. -Marc Freestyle

40 Aerial History Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Freestyle aerial skiing was introduced in the 1960s by Stein Eriksen, a former Olympic champion. He did a flip off a bump of snow. In the early 1980s, freestyle aerial skiing was accepted by the International Ski Federation. -Michael K. Freestyle

41 Freestyle Aerials Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge In freestyle aerials, the skiers are judged on take-off, execution, landing, and control. In the Olympics, the skier performs two jumps, with both scores combined to equal a total score. The skier with the most points gets the gold medal! -Jacob B. Freestyle

42 Moguls Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge If you do freestyle moguls, you go over mounds of snow and you have to jump off two eight-foot jumps and perform tricks like twister, helicopter, iron cross, daffy and kosac. They wear skis, hats, goggles, gloves, water-proof outerwear and knee pads. -Erik Freestyle

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44 Hockey Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge When the referee puts down the puck, a player from each team begins passing it. -Paul Hockey

45 The Rink Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge The rink is a rectangle with rounded edges. It has a fence, glass wall, or a net around it. -Tyler C. Hockey

46 The Skates Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge The three types of skates are figure skates, hockey skates, and speed skates. Figure skates have toe picks which are like teeth. Hockey skates dont have toe picks. Speed skates have the longest blades. -Savannah Hockey

47 Protection Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Hockey players wear padding under a uniform to protect them. -Haley Hockey

48 Scoring Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge The players try to hit the puck into the other teams net and score a goal. -Tony Hockey

49 The Equipment Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Players need ice skates, gloves, a uniform, pads, a helmet, and a hockey stick. -Colton Hockey

50 The Fans Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Hockey fans can watch the sport on TV or at the arena. -Frankie Hockey

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52 Luge Racing Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge The first luge race took place in The athletes are called sliders. This is one of the most dangerous sports in the Olympics. -Mikey Luge

53 The Rider Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge To turn the sled, the rider shifts his or her body and leans to the left or right. -Casey Luge

54 The Sled Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Sliders use a sled made of wood or fiberglass. It fits so close to their body that its almost completely hidden. Sharp steel blades, or runners, cut through the ice. -David Luge

55 Luge Racing Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Luge racing became part of the Olympics in There are three types of races: womens singles, mens singles, and mens doubles. -Clayton Luge

56 The Track Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge The track is 4,318 feet long. The luge travels 17 curves in less than one minute. -Robby Luge

57 The Equipment Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge The athletes use a sled called a luge. They wear a padded suit of clothing, a helmet, gloves, goggles or a visor, and special pointed booties. -Victor Luge

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59 Olympic Park Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Utah Olympic Park is the highest of any World Cup. Its 7,350 feet high. The wind is gusty and the air is thin. -Kirsten Ski Jumping

60 The Scoring Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Points are given from the five judges. Skiers earn between zero and 20 points. Judges look for energy, style, and correct form. -Meridith Ski Jumping

61 The Equipment Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge The ski jumps may be 100 feet high. Skis are made of strong fiberglass. Boots connect to the skis and the athletes wear a suit to keep their bodies warm and protected from getting hurt. -Alec K. Ski Jumping

62 Large Hill Event Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge The Individual Large Hill Event is on a 394-foot hill. The athlete takes two jumps and the one with the greatest total score is the winner. -Megan Ski Jumping

63 Individual Normal Hill Competition Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Ski jumping from a 295 foot hill is called the Individual Normal Hill Competition. Each athlete jumps twice. -Wally Ski Jumping

64 Competitors Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge In ski jumping, countries are permitted a maximum of four competitors for individual events and a group of four members for the team event. -Jonnie Ski Jumping

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66 Snowboards Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Snowboards fall into three categories: free-riding, freestyle, and alpine. Snowboards have steel edges, polyethene bases, and laminated wood cores. Snowboarders wear warm suits and helmets. -Jessica Snowboarding

67 Alpine Boards Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Alpine boards are racing boards. Theyre built for speed with a flat tail. Alpine boards have a narrow overall shape and when placed on edge they can carve tracks. Boarders use soft boots when they snowboard. -Cale Snowboarding

68 Freestyle Snowboards Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge A freestyle snowboard has a symmetrical pattern. This allows it to be ridden equally well backwards and forwards. It helps the athlete perform tricks. -Gavin Snowboarding

69 Free Riding Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Free-riding is the most popular type of snowboarding. Snowboards can be used for powder, carving, and aerial tricks. These boards are stiffer toward the tail to improve performance. -Michael W. Snowboarding

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71 The Races Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge Speed skating is held on a 437 yard oval track. Competitors skate in pairs. In short track speed skating, competitors race against each other. Short track speed skaters may touch the ice for balance when they go around corners. -Cale Speed Skating

72 The Skates Alpine SkiingFreestyle Bobsled Hockey Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Biathlon Speed Skating Snowboarding Ski Jumping Luge The three types of skates are figure skates, hockey skates, and speed skates. Figure skates have toe picks which are like teeth. Hockey skates dont have toe picks. Speed skates have the longest blades. -Savannah Speed Skating


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