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Quiz: How much do you know about the Winter Olympics?

The 24th Games finished today.

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THE 2022 BEIJING Winter Olympic Games have come to an end.

The 24th Winter Olympics were not without controversy, with human rights concerns, Covid and a US-led diplomatic boycott overshadowing the games before they had even kicked off. 

Ireland had six athletes at the games, but didn’t manage to bring home a medal in any of the events.

On the last day of the games, how much do you know about the Winter Olympics? Test your knowledge.

In what year did the first Winter Olympics take place?
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1896
1904

1916
1924
What country has hosted the Winter Olympic Games more than any other country?
USA
Canada

Switzerland
Japan
Which of these has never been a sport at the Winter Olympics?
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Ski ballet
Skijoring

Ski biking
Snowshoeing
All of these are real Winter Olympic sports which have been discontinued - except one. Which one is still going?
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Bandy
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Dog sled racing

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Speed skating
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Winter pentathlon
True or false: Ireland has never won a medal at a Winter Olympics.
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True
False
What is the name of the object that is thrown in curling?
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A puck
A stone

A slider
A sweep
At which Winter Olympics did Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean perform their famous Bolero figure skating routine?
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Innsbruck 1976
Lake Placid 1980

Sarajevo 1984
Calgary 1988
Which of these sports is measured to the thousandth of a second?
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Bobsleigh
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Luge

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Skeleton
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Cross-country skiing
Johannes Thingnes Bø claimed four gold medals at this year's games. In which sport does he compete?
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Alpine skiing
Biathlon

Snowboarding
Nordic combined
Finally, which country will host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games?
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Italy
Sweden

Norway
Austria
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
Gold medal
Top of the podium - well done!
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You scored out of !
Silver medal
Almost perfect!
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You scored out of !
Bronze medal
Good effort
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You scored out of !
Back to the trials
Better luck next time!
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