HOW STUFF WORKS
QUIZZES

FOLLOW US
Decoding Summer Olympic Jargon
by Staff
There are loads of sports in the Summer Olympic Games, although the number varies slightly from year to year. And with all those events, it can be hard to keep up when experienced commentators start rattling off jargon a mile a minute as they get caught up in the excitement. See how well you can follow their commentaries.

The term "boss" is used in which sport?

  • archery
  • badminton
  • boxing

The term "penhold" is used in which sport?

  • taekwondo
  • shooting
  • table tennis

The term "armstand" is used in which sport?

  • trampoline
  • diving
  • fencing

The term "setter" is used in which sport?

  • beach volleyball
  • synchronized swimming
  • water polo

The term "spraydeck" is used in which sport?

  • triathlon
  • swimming
  • canoe slalom

The term "downtown" is used in which sport?

  • wrestling
  • basketball
  • tennis

The term "riposte" is used in which sport?

  • fencing
  • judo
  • rowing

The term "smash" is used in which sport?

  • volleyball
  • badminton
  • polo

The term "fliffus" is used in which sport?

  • equestrian
  • sailing
  • trampoline

The term "anchor" is used in which sport?

  • track and field events
  • badminton
  • cycling

The term "cage" is used in which sport?

  • discus and hammer
  • judo
  • rowing

The term "shooting circle" is used in which sport?

  • archery
  • shooting
  • hockey

The term "full sus" is used in which sport?

  • cycling
  • equestrian
  • diving

The term "scull" is used in which sport?

  • handball
  • rowing
  • weightlifting

The term "dobok" is used in which sport?

  • fencing
  • wrestling
  • taekwondo

The term "club" is used in which sport?

  • rhythmic gymnastics
  • badminton
  • pentathlon

The term "barani" is used in which sport?

  • wrestling
  • sailing
  • trampoline

The term "pivot" is used in which sport?

  • equestrian
  • handball
  • taekwondo

The term "ace" is used in which sport?

  • tennis
  • diving
  • archery

The term "derny" is used in which sport?

  • rowing
  • weightlifting
  • cycling