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What Is The Fastest Winter Olympic Sports? Clue Its Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

February 19, 2014

If you watch the Winter Olympics, there’s a good chance you’ve stared at the screen wondering which sports move the quickest. You may have tried to figure out whether the bobsledders move faster than the lugers and whether the speedskaters are faster than the skeleton racers.

Destin, the rocket scientist behind the popular Smarter Every Day blog and video series, wondered too. So he collected data, compared the sports and got some answers. Downhill skiers? Yep, those guys and gals move fastest. We paused at the inclusion of the hockey puck, though, and its No. 1 ranking. It’s obviously not like the others.If that’s included, why not the bullets used in the shotguns of the biathlon? They’d be faster. But not as fast as the truly fastest event which is faster than a speeding bullet.

The NBC Winter Olympics coverage channel switch.

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