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February 03, 2014|RedEye

Think you're a gold medalist in Olympic trivia? Here's your chance to find out. The Games begin Thursday in Sochi, Russia, and you probably should have these rules down so you can brag to your friends/win bar bets/sleep better at night. Just sayin'.

True or false

1. Backflips are legal in Olympic figure skating. 

2. A bobsled must cross the finish line upright. 

3. In ski jumping, lighter athletes must use shorter skis to cancel out their advantage. 

4. In skeleton, competitors who intentionally slow down are disqualified. 

5. Sled dog racing has been an Olympic sport. 

6. In biathlon, competitors who miss a rifle shot must ski a 150-meter penalty loop before continuing on the course. 

7. The curling stones for each Olympics must be manufactured in the host country. 

8. In long track speedskating, athletes must remain in their lanes the entire race. 

ANSWERS

1. False. 

2. False. It can cross in any fashion as long as all the riders are inside the sled.

3. True 

4. True

5. True, in Lake Placid in 1932.

6. True

7. False. Since becoming a medal sport, every stone has been made by Kays in Scotland.

8. False. They must change lanes each lap.

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