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The Winter Olympics offer plenty of opportunities for celebration. Here are a few of the more unusual ways to celebrate.

Step 1: Visit a smorgasbord
Visit a smorgasbord -- Swedish for open sandwich table -- restaurant. The Scandinavian countries were staging their own Nordic championships in Sweden as early as 1901.

Step 2: Learn French
Learn to parlez-vous. The International Winter Sports Week, held in Chamonix, France in 1924, was retroactively dubbed the first Olympic Winter Games.

Know what events have been played in the past -- the first Winter Games featured Nordic skiing, speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey, and bobsledding.

Step 3: Buy someone from Australia a beer
Buy an Aussie a beer. As of 2014, the Winter Olympics have never been hosted by a country in the southern hemisphere.

Step 4: Have some gravlaks
Enjoy some Norwegian gravlaks, a favorite smoked salmon dish. Norwegian athletes have won more medals in the Winter Olympics than any other country.

Keep in mind past medal-winning leaders -- cross-country skier Bjorn Dahlie of Norway holds the record for the most medals won at the Winter Olympics: 12.

Step 5: Buy products of the USA
Buy American. The Winter Olympic Games have been held in the USA four times, the most of any country. Now enjoy cheering on the athletes as you celebrate the Winter Games!

Did You Know?
In the 2010 Vancouver games, the Canadian ice hockey team became the first host country to win the men's hockey gold medal since 1980, when the U.S. team beat the USSR in the famous "Miracle on Ice" gold-medal game.

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