With the 2014 Sochi Olympics well underway, and gimme vocabulary like heat, final, champion, medal, and competition rolling readily off your tongue, it's time to take your Olympics vocabulary learning to the next level. Learn this list of ten words used by New York Times writers covering the games — Olympics Vocabulary for Champions — and you'll really get to know the words you're hearing in commentary and in print. 

Then read about how you can use the adaptive learning magic of Vocabulary.com to pursue your personal best with Who's Going for the Gold? You!

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