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Short-track speedskating

Q: What is short-track speedskating? Short-track speedskating is a high-octane sport in which passing and crashing are common. It's also relatively new to the Olympics....

Long-track speedskating

Q: What is long-track speedskating? A: In long-track speedskating (as opposed to short-track), athletes race around a 400-meter oval, battling both the clock and each...

Freestyle Skiing

Q: What is freestyle skiing? A: Freestyle skiing is a catchall category of sorts for the non-Alpine, non-Nordic skiing events. Each discipline has a different...

Hockey

Q: What is hockey? A: Hockey - ice hockey, in Olympic parlance - is an Olympic staple. The sport has been played at every Winter...