In the Winter Games, fewer medals are distributed to a smaller number of countries than in the Summer Olympics, which have greater participation and more events. Drag the timeline slider below to see which countries brought home the most medals in the snow and the sun.
Who in the world is getting the most gold? Find out with this interactive map.
As the world convenes for the Sochi Olympics, Russia has increased its already intense security measures as concerns persist over the threat of terror attacks.
The 2014 Winter Games will play out at two venue “clusters” in a dazzling array of world-class facilities featuring state-of-the-art technology, icy-slick design and a price tag of more than $50 billion.
A mogul is a bump in a ski run. An Olympic freestyle event, mogul debuted at the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary. Skiers are required to perform two jumps throughout the course. Judges evaluate mogul navigation and the quality and difficulty of the jumps. Speed is another factor.
Bobsled has been around since the first Olympic Winter Games in 1924. In the event, controlled bobs, or sledges, shoot down artificial ice tracks. There are three Olympic bobsled events: two- and four-man bobsled and women’s bobsled with two women on each team.
The triple loop dates back to the 1952 Oslo Games where Dick Button landed his innovative leap and the judges unanimously awarded him gold. The skater begins the jump from the back outside edge, the edge of the skate on the outer side of the leg. The jump must be executed with a clear style relating to the chosen music and choreography.
The 22nd Winter Olympic Games are set to get underway Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia. Let's test your knowledge of Winter Olympics past
Olympic posters provide a fascinating record of our world, a lens through which to explore links between sports and art, politics and place, commerce and culture. The evolution of the Winter Olympic Games poster.