Olympics: Nordic Combined-Individual Gundersen 10 km Competition

Nordic combined 101: Glossary

Anchor leg The fourth and final leg of the relay race in the team event. Classical Technique The traditional ski racing technique. Athletes …

Olympics: Nordic Combined-Team Gundersen LH / 4x5 km

Nordic combined 101: Rules and scoring

There are two portions for every Nordic combined event: ski jumping and cross-country skiing. For the individual normal hill event, ski jump…

Olympics: Ski Jumping-Ladies' Normal Hill Individual Official Training

Ski jumping 101: Scoring

Jumpers are scored based on distance jumped and style points earned, alongside gate and wind compensation points. The distance is measured a…

Olympics: Ski Jumping-Men's Large Hill Official Training

Ski jumping 101: Glossary

Inrun The portion of the jump during which the athlete travels down the ramp. K Point The distance from the takeoff that is equivalent to th…

Olympics: Ski Jumping-Men's Team

Ski jumping 101: Competition

In both individual men’s events, the normal hill and the large hill, there are two training sessions and a qualification round prior to the …

Olympics: Ski Jumping-Men's Normal Hill

Ski jumping 101: Parts of the jump

There are three men’s events: the normal hill, the large hill and the team event. There is one women’s event, contested on the normal hill. …

PyeongChang 2018 Olympic venue

Ski jumping 101: Venue

Ski jumping at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics will take place at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre. The venue hosted a World Cup event in Febru…

Sweden's men's curling team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Curling 101: Strategy and techniques

The players A curling team is made up of four players. The player that shoots first is known as the lead, the player who goes next is the se…

Curling at the 1924 Chamonix Winter Olympics

Curling 101: Origins and Olympic history

Jump to a section: Origins | 1924 | 1932 to 1992 | 1998 | 2002 | 2006 | 2010 | 2014 | Notable Olympic medalists   Origins The recorded histo…

Two Canadian curlers at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Curling 101: Competition format

Tournament format The men’s and women’s tournaments are identical in format.  Both tournaments include 10 teams. In the preliminary round, e…

Canadian curler Ryan Hall at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Curling 101: Glossary

How to speak curling, broken down into categories. Players Who shoots first and what does the skip do? Learn who makes up a curling team. Ri…

Erika Brown curling at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Curling 101: Rules

The Playing Surface     The playing surface in curling is 150 feet (45.7 meters) long and 16 feet, 5 inches (5 meters) wide. The ice is set …