The original five Winter Olympic sports (broken into nine disciplines) were bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, Nordic skiing (consisting of the disciplines military patrol, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, and ski jumping), and skating (consisting of the disciplines figure skating and speed skating).
What are 5 Winter Olympic sports?
Ice hockey, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, figure skating, and speed skating are five events that have appeared at every Winter Olympic Games since they were first held in 1924. Here’s a look at those thrilling events and some other fan favorites to watch out for.
What was the first Winter Olympic sport?
On January 25, 1924, the first Winter Olympics take off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps. Spectators were thrilled by the ski jump and bobsled as well as 12 other events involving a total of six sports.
What is the fastest individual Winter Olympic sport?
FASTEST WINTER OLYMPIC SPORTS, RANKED
- Alpine skiing (downhill)
- Bobsled (four-man)
- Luge. And that seems to be the order, with No. …
- Skeleton. After that, it gets a bit murky. …
- Snowboarding (giant parallel slalom) …
- Ski jumping. …
- Freestyle skiing (ski cross)
- Speed skating (long track)
What are the two most watched Winter Olympic events?
Topend Sports Poll — the leading sport voted the favorite Winter Olympics sport (poll runnning from 2014 till 2018) is Figure Skating by a long way followed by Ice Hockey. The least favorite sport is curling by a long way.
How many sports are in Olympics?
Around 11,000 athletes have made their way to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to compete in over 339 different events from 41 different sports.