What are the fastest Winter Olympic sports?

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Ever find yourself watching the Winter Olympic sports and wondering which move the fastest? We have. Thanks to Smarter Every Day now we know. It compiled the fastest measured times from various Olympic events and compared them. Does a downhill skier move faster than a skeleton racer? Click through the slideshow to find out.

— Mike Oz, Fourth-Place Medal

Olivier Jean of Canada, right, and J.R. Celski of the United States compete in a men's 500m short track speedskating heat at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )
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Olivier Jean of Canada, right, and J.R. Celski of the United States compete in a men's 500m short track speedskating heat at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )
<span>Germany's Andreas Wank soars through heavy fog during ski jump training. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)</span>
Germany's Andreas Wank soars through heavy fog during ski jump training. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Germany's Andreas Wank soars through heavy fog during ski jump training. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
The team from the United States USA-1, piloted by Elana Meyers with brakeman Lauryn Williams, speed down the track during the women&#39;s two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
The team from the United States USA-1, piloted by Elana Meyers with brakeman Lauryn Williams, speed down the track during the women's two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
The team from the United States USA-1, piloted by Elana Meyers with brakeman Lauryn Williams, speed down the track during the women's two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Erin Hamlin of the United States in action during the Women&#39;s Luge Singles on Day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Luge - Winter Olympics Day 4
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Erin Hamlin of the United States in action during the Women's Luge Singles on Day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Jared Goldberg of the United States competes during the Alpine Skiing Men&#39;s Super Combined Downhill on day 7 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Alpine Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 7
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Jared Goldberg of the United States competes during the Alpine Skiing Men's Super Combined Downhill on day 7 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Goalkeeper Jennifer Harss of Germany reaches for the puck as Johanna Olofsson&#39;s of Sweden shot get by her for a goal during the third period of women&#39;s ice game at Shayba Arean during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Blinch, Pool)
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Goalkeeper Jennifer Harss of Germany reaches for the puck as Johanna Olofsson's of Sweden shot get by her for a goal during the third period of women's ice game at Shayba Arean during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Blinch, Pool)

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