Monday, February 13, 2006

Torino 2006

The Olympics are finally upon us. Friday's opening ceremonies were brought to you by the bizarre Italian rendition of Cirque du Soleil, with lots of strange performances, but at least were something to keep your attention.

In the spirit of the Winter Olympics, and my own ignorance about half of the sports, I've compiled my Winter Olympics Event Lingo test. The format is simple, just match the Olympic sport up with the vocabulary term you'd find used in that sport. All of these terms were taken directly from the NBC Olympics website, and as such I take no responsibility for any inaccuracies, nor for any term that may fall into multiple sports. My answer key at the bottom is final. :)
1. Blocksa. Alpine Skiing
2. Chicaneb. Bobsled
3. Cowlingc. Curling
4. Creased. Figure Skating
5. Death Cookiese. Freestyle Skiing
6. Death Spiralf. Ice Dancing
7. Hackg. Ice Hockey
8. Kufenh. Luge / Skeleton
9. McTwisti. Ski Jumping
10. Telemarkj. Snowboarding
11. Twizzlek. Speed Skating

Wanna know what the terms mean? Look them up yourself, it'll give you something to do. :)

Answers: 1.k 2.a 3.b 4.g 5.e 6.d 7.c 8.h 9.j 10.i 11.f

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