April 18, 2024

Lenape Tech Times

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Winter Olympics 

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What goes on in the winter Olympics? 

By: Joseph Kachur

The winter Olympics is a worldwide competition that brings every part of the world together to compete in athletics. The winter Olympics only occurs every 4 years, includes 15 sports, and has over 100 events. The winter Olympics have been held since the year 1924 in France, though they were not recognized until the next event in 1926 at the IOC session in Lisbon. 

The winter Olympics consists of several sports in which players that are chosen from their home country take part in. The countries that currently have the most wins are Norway, Germany, and Russia. Norway has won a total of 405 medals, with 148 of the medals being gold, the United States holds 330 medals, and Germany holds a total of 286 medals.  

When interviewed on the subject Nick Toy, a student from CIT, stated “My family and I sit down to try and watch all the events we can, and we try to bet on who is going to win the gold.” When interviewed Carson Unger another student from CIT, said that “I normally do not like watching the winter Olympics, but I do like to watch the summer Olympics when they’re on.”  

The winter Olympics have over 100 events that take place within the 15 different competitions. The 15 events consist of Alpine skiing, Cross country skiing, ice hockey, freestyle skiing, short track speed skating, figure skating, snowboarding, bobsleigh, skeleton, luge, ski jumping, curling, biathlon, speed skating, Nordic combined, and ski mountaineering. 

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