Alma-AtaAlma AtaAlmaty, Kazakhstan
The ice hockey and ski jumping competitions were held in the city at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace and Sunkar International Ski Jumping Complex respectively. The biathlon, cross-country skiing and ski orienteering competitions were held at the nearby Soldatskoe Valley Cross Country Skiing and Biathlon Stadium; the Alpine skiing and bandy competitions were held in nearby Shymbulak and Medeo respectively. The city's primary football team is FC Kairat founded in 1954 and one of the most successful Kazakh clubs. Its basketball team BC Almaty won the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Kazakhstan Basketball Cup.

NK Maribor

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Jakov Fak – biathlete. Filip Flisar – freestyle skiing racer. Tim Gajser – motocross racer. Stjepan Hauser – cellist. Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti – politician. Franc Kangler – politician. Anže Kopitar – ice hockey player. Klemen Kosi – alpine ski racer. Primož Kozmus – Olympic champion in hammer throw. Tina Maze – alpine ski racer. Jan Muršak – ice hockey player. Tone Partljič – writer, author, playwright, former politician. Primož Peterka – ski jumper. Zoran Predin – musician, singer, songwriter, record producer. Peter Prevc – ski jumper. Tomaž Razingar – ice hockey player. Luka Šulić – cellist. Ilka Štuhec – alpine ski racer. Sasha Vujačić – basketball player. Dejan Zavec – boxer.

2006 Arctic Winter Games

Competition was held in alpine skiing, badminton, basketball, biathlon, cross-country skiing, curling, Dene games (see Dene), dog mushing, figure skating, gymnastics, ice hockey, indoor soccer, Inuit games (see Inuit), short track speed skating, snowboarding, snowshoe biathlon, snowshoeing (see Snowshoe), speed skating, table tennis, volleyball, and wrestling. (Unofficially listed with number of gold medals taking priority followed by silvers.) Alaska (host contingent). Greenland. Northwest Territories. Nunavik Quebec (traditionally defined Northern Inuit region of the Nord-du-Québec administrative region in Quebec). Nunavut. Northern Alberta.

List of the best positions of Spain in the Olympic Winter events

This list contains the best positions reached so far by the Spanish athletes in the different events at the Winter Olympic Games.

List of Dynamo Sports Club sportspeople

Athletes, who competed in artistic gymnastics: Athletes, who competed in athletics: Athletes, who competed in basketball: Athletes, who competed in biathlon: Athletes, who competed in boxing: Athletes, who competed in canoeing: Athletes, who competed in cross-country skiing: Athletes, who competed in cycling: Athletes, who competed in fencing: Athletes, who competed in figure skating: Athletes, who competed in football: Athletes, who competed in handball: *Vyacheslav Atavin Athletes, who competed in ice hockey: Athletes, who competed in speed skating: Athletes, who competed in swimming: *Igor Polyansky Athletes, who competed in tennis: *Alex Metreveli Athletes, who competed in weightlifting:


Asker ChurchAsker, NorwayAsker, NOR
Asker is also the home of the Frisk Tigers, who won the Norwegian Hockey championship in 1975, 1979, and 2002. Asker Skiklubb is the largest sports club in Norway. It has a long history dating back to 1889. Many of Asker's famous people have been successful individuals associated with the sports club. The city is the home of Asker svømmeklubb. Asker women's football club has been home to many international players including four who played in the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China. Asker is politically dominated by the conservatives, and the mayor is Lene Conradi who is a member of the Conservative Party of Norway (Høyre).

Badger State Games

Badger State Winter Games
Figure skating. Ice hockey. Martial arts. Nordic skiing. Pickleball. Pistol shooting. Ski jumping. Snowmobiling. Snowshoe running. Table tennis. Trap shooting.

Spartak (sports society)

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Anatoly Alyabyev (biathlon). Boris Lagutin (boxing). Garry Kasparov (chess). Nikolay Zimyatov (cross-country skiing). Marina Klimova (figure skating). Nikolai Starostin (football). Tetyana Hlushchenko (handball). Alexander Yakushev (ice hockey). Vitaly Abalakov (mountaineering). Klara Guseva (speed skating). Elena Dementieva (tennis). Website, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the society. Sport Flags of the USSR. Official website. Statute.

2024 Winter Youth Olympics

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This area would host the opening and closing ceremonies, ice hockey, figure skating, short track and curling. *🇨🇳 Harbin, China Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province and largest city in the northeastern China confirmed to apply for hosting the games on 3 March 2017. The city has hosted most international sporting events such as the 1996 Asian Winter Games and the 2009 Winter Universiade. Harbin previously bid for the 2012 edition but lost to Innsbruck, Austria. *2026 Winter Olympics * Youth Olympic Games website

United States at the Olympics

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The United States has hosted the Games on eight occasions, more than any other nation, and is planning to host the ninth: Updated on November 1, 2018 This table does not include two medals – one silver awarded in the ice hockey and one bronze awarded in the figure skating events at the 1920 Summer Olympics. Updated on November 1, 2018 ''This table includes two medals – one silver awarded in the ice hockey and one bronze awarded in the figure skating events at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The exclusion of professionals caused several controversies throughout the history of the modern Olympics.

Russian culture

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Soviet gymnasts, track-and-field athletes, weight lifters, wrestlers, boxers, fencers, shooters, chess players, cross country skiers, biathletes, speed skaters and figure skaters were consistently among the best in the world, along with Soviet basketball, handball, volleyball and ice hockey players. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian athletes have continued to dominate international competitions. The 1980 Summer Olympic Games were held in Moscow while the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Paralympics were hosted by Sochi.

Canada Games

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Biathlon. Cross-country skiing. Curling. Figure skating. Freestyle skiing. Ice hockey. Judo. Ringette. Shooting. Speed skating. Squash. Synchronized swimming. Table tennis. Wheelchair basketball. Winter Games. Boxing. Fencing (moved to Summer program). Summer Games. BMX. Box lacrosse. Field hockey. Rugby. Water polo. Quebec Games. Western Canada Summer Games.

List of the best positions of Great Britain in Winter Olympic events

This list contains the best positions reached so far by the British athletes in the different events at the Winter Olympic Games. As of 2018, Great Britain has won 32 medals at the winter Olympics.

Hungary at the Olympics

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Hungary first participated at the Olympic Games at the inaugural 1896 Games, and has sent athletes to compete in most Summer Olympic Games and every Winter Olympic Games since then. The nation was not invited to the 1920 Games after World War I, and it joined the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Cross-country skiing

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Biathlon combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. Depending on the shooting performance, extra distance or time is added to the contestant's total running distance/time. For each shooting round, the biathlete must hit five targets; the skier receives a penalty for each missed target, which varies according to the competition rules. Ski orienteering is a form of cross-country skiing competition that requires navigation in a landscape, making optimal route choices at racing speeds. Standard orienteering maps are used, but with special green overprinting of trails and tracks to indicate their navigability in snow; other symbols indicate whether any roads are snow-covered or clear.

Ice skating

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A number of recreational skating games are played on ice. * Scientific Papers Ice hockey. Speed skating. Figure skating. Bandy. Rink bandy. Ringette. Tour skating. Ice cross downhill. Barrel jumping. Fen skating. Kite ice skating. Yuri on Ice. Speed skating. Formenti F. and Minetti A.E. (2007) Human locomotion on ice: the evolution of ice skating energetics through history. Formenti F. and Minetti A.E. (2008) The first humans travelling on ice: an energy saving strategy? ice skating.


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The skating technique is used in biathlons. Ski jumping skis are long and wide. Roller skis have wheels for use on dry pavement, in the absence of snow. Monoski. Snowboard. Teleboard. Skwal. Snurfer. Noboard. Splitboard. Water ski. Physics of skiing. FIS equipment tolerances.

National Hockey League

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The National Hockey League (NHL; Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season.

1980 Winter Olympics

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Intervales Ski-Hill – Nordic combined (ski jumping), Ski jumping. Lake Placid Equestrian Stadium – Opening Ceremony. Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Biathlon Center – Biathlon, Cross-country skiing, Nordic combined (Cross-country skiing). Mt. Van Hoevenberg Bob and Luge Run – Bobsleigh, Luge (separate tracks). Olympic Center – Figure skating, Ice hockey, Closing ceremonies. James B. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval – Speed skating. Whiteface Mountain – Alpine skiing. Adirondack Railway: provided train service from Utica, New York, to Lake Placid. 2023 Winter Universiade. PDF file with «Official results of the XIII Olympic Winter Games – Lake Placid 1980».

Sport in Switzerland

Simon Ammann has been one of the world's best ski jumpers in the 21st century, whilst Dario Cologna has emerged as one of the top cross-country skiers in the world in the late 2000s. Curling has been a very popular winter sport for more than 30 years. The Swiss teams have won 3 World Men's Curling Championships and 2 Women's titles. The Swiss men's team skipped by Dominic Andres won a gold medal at 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. Stéphane Lambiel, two-time winner of the World Figure Skating Championships amongst numerous other domestic and international competitions, is one of the world's top figure skaters. Bandy exists in minor form.

Sport in Finland

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Although traditionally not as strong as Norway, Sweden, Germany and Russia in biathlon, Finland has had world-class competitors in this discipline. Heikki Ikola and Juhani Suutarinen were both highly successful in the 1970s - Ikola won four World Championship golds and Suutarinen won three. In 2011 Kaisa Mäkäräinen won a World Championship title in the pursuit at the Biathlon World Championships and was Biathlon World Cup champion. She won her second overall Biathlon World Cup in 2014, and a third in 2018. In recent years Finnish skiers have enjoyed success in the technical disciplines of alpine skiing.

International Ski Federation

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Founded in Chamonix on 2 February 1924, it is responsible for the Olympic disciplines of Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The FIS is also responsible for setting the international competition rules. The organization now has a membership of 118 national ski associations and is based in Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland.

Ice skate

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There are five main types of ice skates: the figure skate, the hockey skate, the bandy skate, the racing skate and the touring skate. Figure skates are used in the sport of figure skating. Unlike hockey skates, they have toe picks on the front of the blade, which are usually made out of stainless steel or aluminium with a steel runner. The toe pick has a variety of uses, but is most commonly used for certain jumps in figure skating, such as the Lutz jump and toe loop or starting a backspin. Figure skating boots are typically made of several layers of leather and the leather is very stiff to provide ankle support.