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The first primitive ski was found in a peat bog in Hoting, _________ which dates back to 4500 or 2500 B.C.

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Russia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Sweden


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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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__________ 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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Telemark is the sub-genres of ___________ skiing.

Cross-country skiing
Ski-flying and ski jumping
Skijoring
Nordic


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The biathlon skiing is a competition made up of _________ events.

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4


The biathlon is a competition made up of two events — cross-country skiing and target shooting.

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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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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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Who won two gold medals at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano?

Austrian Hermann Maier
American Hermann Maier
African Hermann Maier
German Hermann Maier


Austrian Hermann Maier (the “Herminator”) not only won two gold medals at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano (who can forget his spectacular crash?), but he also was the 1998 World Cup champion. He''s been World Cup champ four times.

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How many type of Cross-country skiing exists ?

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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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