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From where the word "ski" comes from ?

the Old Norse word "skio"
the Greek word "skio"
the Latin word "skio"
the word "skiee"


The work "ski" comes from the Old Norse word "skíð" which means split piece of wood or firewood.

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Alpine ski racing as an organized sport commenced in both _________.

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America and Japan
Japan and Australia
America and Australia
Sri Lanka and Iran


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__________ originated in the European Alps, and is characterized by fixed-heel bindings that attach at both the toe and the heel of the skier''s boot.

Alpine Ski
Nordic Ski
Both
None


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In Skiing, _________ injuries account for 33 percent of injuries.

Leg
Hand
Head
Knee


Knee injuries account for 33 percent of injuries. Most accidents are the result of user error leading to an isolated fall.

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Cross-country or backcountry skiing is the _________ form of skiing and was developed in Scandinavia as a way of traveling over snow.

Oldest
Newest
American
German


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Alpine skiing was first introduced to the Olympics in ________.

1926
1930
1936
1940


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After ___________, alpine skiing in the Olympics really took off as men and women competed in the downhill, the slalom, and the alpine combined.

World War I
World War II
Olympic 1932
Olympic 1936


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How many American man had won an Olympic Gold medal in alpine skiing until 1984?

0
1
2
3


No American man had won an Olympic Gold medal in alpine skiing until 1984, when two accomplished the feat.

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In 2006 in Torino, the U.S. earned ___________ in alpine: Ted Ligety in the men''s combined and Julia Mancuso in women''s giant slalom

one gold
two gold''s
one silver
two silvers


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How many type of Cross-country skiing exists ?

1
2
3
4


Cross-country skiing has actually been an Olympic event since the first Winter Olympics took place in 1924. There were two races, one 15 kilometers and one 50 kilometers.

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