It’s been four long years since the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi – but the wait is almost over. The biggest two-week international winter sporting event is set to take place in Pyeongchang County, South Korea, February 9th-25th. There will be some changes to the regular program, some good, and some potentially devastating – especially if you’re a hockey fan. Before you start the quiz, here’s some information specific to this year’s event to get your brain juices flowing.
Let’s start with the good to expect this year. First off, the 2018 Winter Olympics will be adding eight new medal events, bringing the grand total of gold medals to over 100. These events will include mixed events in alpine skiing, speed skating, and curling, which the IOC sees as a way to help bridge the gender gap in the games. And to entice younger crowds, big air snowboarding has been added – and is definitely something you should not miss.
The bad news this year is if you’re a hockey fan. The NHL disappointed fans by announcing that they would not be letting players take a break during the Olympics. Luckily, the “Big Six” teams which include Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the United States are sure to each experience losses across the board, so it will be exciting to see who climbs their way to the top.
Think you’ve got what it takes to climb to the top of the podium? Warm up for the biggest winter event of the year by testing out your Winter Olympics trivia knowledge. Try your hand at these fifteen questions, and go for gold!