I don't know about you, but I am an Olymp-addict — I can't get enough of the winter games this year (despite the fact that they are on in the middle of the night for me!). Here are some fun, crazy, and intriguing facts about the games.
1. The first winter Olympics were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France.
2. There are 7 categories (with events within each category) — biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, luge, skating, and skiing
3. Norway has won the most medals of ANY other country at the winter games. Their total? An impressive 303!
4. The games held in Nagano in 1998 were interrupted because of too much snow!
5. There will be 1300 (!) medals handed out in Sochi at the winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
6. During the torch relay, runners do not actually pass the torch. Only the flame is passed and each runner is allowed to keep their torch!
7. The wall's of the halfpipe in Halfpipe Snowboarding are 22 feet high!
8. At $51 billion, the 2014 Sochi Olympics are the most expensive Olympics (summer or winter) EVER.
9. There is NO talking in the bobsled during a race.
10. The famous five rings of the Olympic flag symbolize the five significant continents and are interconnected to symbolize the friendships created during international competition. The colours were chosen because at least one of them appears on the flag of every country in the world.