Exciting New Winter Olympic Sports

Bored with Olympics?

The Olympic Games have been around millenniums. From 8 BC to 5 AD the Olympics were only found in Athens, Greece. Then in 1894 a great intellectual named Pierre de Coubertin revived the tradition. This gentleman realized how “organized sport can create moral and social strength”. (The Olympic Idea. Discourses and Essays. Editions Internationales Olympiques, Lausanne, 1970.) His combined love for physical education and ancient Greece caused him to reinvent the Olympic games. He is now known as the father of the modern Olympic movement.

People love the Winter Olympics. The figure skating, the tobagganing, and the skiing are all exciting and well-loved sports. But, let us admit, year in and year out they begin to be boring. How many ski jumps can we watch until they all look the same. Admit it...you are actually waiting for the wrecks because you are bored.

Let's look at some new winter sports that can be included in the Olympics in years to come. We will review nun (snow) chuckin, synchronized snow dancing, watermobiling and more. Read on to learn more about the newest and most exciting winter sports on earth.

Water-mobiling

We all know how hard it is to walk on water...Jesus did it, but I've never heard of another doing it. How then do these people ride their snowmobiles over the water? I wonder how deep that water really is. It looks deep! Be it miracle or speed, I would love to see this. Especially if they run out of gas...

Animal Javelin

The animal javelin is judged on the flexibility of the animal, correct nose down placement, and distance.  Animals such as foxes required greater skill due to complexity.  Foxes have great flexiblity and are very difficult to land in a nose-down position.  Just look at what a great job this javelin thrower has done!  The fish thrower landed a second in this event, while the cat thrower came in third.  Points were taken off for no nose-down placement.

Winter Ballet

The Winter Ballet is a wonder to watch. The form and beauty astounds the spectators. Imagine how hard it must be to pirouette in the snow and ice. The precision and skill needed for this sport is a challenge to every type of athlete.

Practicing for this sport is a rigorous event.  Do not be like the group in the second photo.  Time your practices to keep safe.

Wind Sledding

Wind Sledding can be accomplished fairly easily.   All you need is a strong wind and a slick surface.  Be it a kite or a cardboard box, you just catch the wind and off you go.  You can use a sled or just your body.  This is an inexpensive sport to start off in and a fun and great time is guaranteed for all.


Sumo Ski-Jumping

Sumo ski-jumping is simply fascinating! Like me, you must be wondering what G-force it takes to lift these warriors off the ground.   Look at the form and grace displayed!  Just remember to watch out below...

Synchronized Snow Dance

Synchronized swimming has been around for years, but how often can you watch a synchronized snow dance? This girl and her horse rehearse daily in the hopes that this event takes off.  The group in the second picture are practicing the angel wing, a synchronized snow dance classic move.

Nun (snow) Chuckin

Watch the hilarious world of Nun (snow) Chuckin. Even nuns need a way to let loose. Watch the nuns as they come out of their cloisters and laugh and have fun. Choose your favorite team! This year's favorites are the Benedictines from South Wales, Australia.  The Franciscans from New York City, New York are a close second.  I cannot wait for the next thrilling match!

A Practice Session

Ice Line Skating

Ice line skating is the new and upcoming dance technique. As if line dancing was not complicated enough...now we have to put skates on! This new dance is sure to have you falling down with laughter...or just falling down.

Snowball Catch

I was amazed to find this new sport.  And while I've seen dogs catch snowballs in their mouths, I find it difficult enough to catch one with my hands.  I'm not the only one amazed...look at the amazement on the face of the girl who finally caught one after months of practice.  Practice must make perfect, as you can see with the boy on the bottom.  He seems like an old hat at this sport.

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emohealer 6 years ago from South Carolina

This is so good and hilarious....I don't know where you find all of this, but the way you bring it all together is amazing! An awesome article....so well done!!!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

LOL, how wonderfully hilarious, I thought about doing something similar to this, however,sooo glad I didn't. These are the funniest pictures I've seen in some time. Thanks for sharing a good laugh :)


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dahoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Very creative and funny. I can't imagine the nuns I had throwing snowballs though


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Highvoltagewriter 6 years ago from Savannah GA.

Great hub! Thanks for the laughs!!


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

So funny! Thumbs up.


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

The winter fun does its funniest in these videos. Great hub.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

Wow! What fun!! I enjoyed the photos and videos! Really great!!!

Thanks for sharing k@ri!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

When I first saw this hub, I thought you were serious! Then I saw the animal javelin. Those pics are great! And the snow ballet, LOL. Thanks for the good laugh.


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

emohealer, I'm glad you liked it! Thanks :D

Money Glitch, I love to laugh and find amusement in life, seems you do too!

dahoglund, I guess that's why I found the idea of nuns throwing snowballs so funny...it's hard to imagine from some. :D

Highvoltagewriter, Thanks! I love to get people laughing.

Patty, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Lita, The videos were pretty funny...my favorite is cat. LOL, I wonder if that cat is still sneaking out when the door opens...

jill, Thanks! I had fun finding the photos and videos...I find it fun to search random stuff. :D

emievil, LOL, you made my day! Glad you got a laugh.


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Jen's Solitude 6 years ago from Delaware

Sumo Ski-jumping? Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh


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festersporling1 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

So excited! Here we go! :) Love winter Olympics!


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Jen, That was one of my favorites also, LOL! :D

festersporling1, The winter Olympics are very fun! Thanks!


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Ken R. Abell 6 years ago from ON THE ROAD

Thanks for all the great laughs. I'll be looking for the Sumo Ski-jumping during NBC's coverage. :>)


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Ken, I'm glad to help! I am also really, really looking forward to the Sumo Ski-jumping this year. :D


private Jets 6 years ago

It's a great idea. Winter Olympics are full of enjoyment. Also the images you add are so beautiful.


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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

To correctly Javelin our furry friends,the tail-release is the most important technique to develope,I know because growing up on the bayou I've tossed my share of Nutria Rats.

An enlightingly charming and informative Hub K@ri:)!!


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k@ri 5 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Thanks private jets!

Mentalist acer, LOL, seems like you know your stuff! You'll have to video it for me some time... :D


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yenajeon 5 years ago from California

Hilarious! Who doesn't love winter ballet? Super cute!

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