Thursday 13 February 2014

Sports & Vocabulary: The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Skeleton Gold Medalist Amy Williams in 2010 Vancouver
Image from Olympics/ YouTube

A freaky cold day gives me shivers all the way, and a little interest in learning the names of events in The Sochi Winter Olympics 2014.

Do you know them all?

Alpine Skiing
Skiing downhill with boots not fixed to the skis.

Biathlon in different sports means different things. In the Winter Games, it combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.

Also read Sport & People: Bobsleigh & Steven Holcomb, and give him support! He's one of Locky's English Playground readers too you know?

Cross-Country Skiing


Figure Skating

Freestyle Skiing

Ice Hockey


Nordic Combined
Athletes compete in both cross-country and ski jumping.

Short Track Speed Skating


This is not a scary cage inside your body, this is a sport in which a person rides a small sled down a frozen track while laying face down. Remember Amy Williams VS Mini-Cooper on TopGear?


Ski Jumping

Ski Slopestyle

Snowboard Slopestyle

Speed Skating

Hope you enjoy watching these videos and got to learn some sports terms. I'm going to get a glass of hot chocolate now!!

(Thanks to YouTube's Olympics Channel for all videos above)

Sochi 2014 Olympics - Olympic Tickets, Sports & Schedule - Sochi 2014 Olympics

Sochi Olympics: What's behind the empty seats at the 2014 Winter Games? @ CBS News

Sport & People: Bobsleigh & Steven Holcomb @ Locky's English Playground

People: Welcome Steven Holcomb To Our Playground!!! @ Locky's English Playground

Listening & TV: Skeleton VS Mini-Cooper @ TopGear @ Locky's English Playground

Olympics @ YouTube