How much do you know about the Winter Olympics?

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Members of the Norway's Men's Olympic Curling Team – from left Thomas Ulsrud, Torgor Nergard, Christoffer Svae, and Havard Vad Petersson – wear their new Sochi 2014 suits in New York. The team takes pride in its funky apparel.

The modern Olympic Games have been thrilling spectators worldwide since 1896, with a heady parade of new sports, political controversies, and record-breaking feats of height, speed, and grace. In 2014 venue for the Winter Olympics is Sochi, Russia. How well do you know your Winter Olympics history?

1. When were the first Olympic Games held?

30 AD to 200 AD

776 BC to 393 AD

1004 BC to 820 BC

2013 BC to 1200 BC

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