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Exciting New Winter Olympic Sports

Updated on February 23, 2018
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Kari is a lover of winter sports, especially ice skating and ski jumping.

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.

Water-Mobiling

How did he do that?
How did he do that? | Source
Practicing for the big race.
Practicing for the big race. | Source

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.

Score!

And he comes in with a perfect landing.
And he comes in with a perfect landing. | Source

Another Score!

Almost a perfect landing by this fish.
Almost a perfect landing by this fish. | Source

Ooops

Points taken off for lack of nose-down placement.
Points taken off for lack of nose-down placement. | Source

Cats are Hard to use as Javelins!

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.

Winter Ballet

Winter ballet at its finest!
Winter ballet at its finest! | Source
Ooops, they froze while practicing.
Ooops, they froze while practicing. | Source

A Lovely Winter Ballet

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.

Wind Sledding

Wind Sledding using cardboard
Wind Sledding using cardboard | Source
This one goes all out with a kite!
This one goes all out with a kite! | Source

Practicing for the Olympics

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!

Sumo Ski-Jumping

Look at the grace!
Look at the grace! | Source

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.

Synchronized Snow Dancing

A girl and her horse practicing their routine.
A girl and her horse practicing their routine. | Source
Points for everyone falling into the bank at the same time.
Points for everyone falling into the bank at the same time. | Source

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!

Nun Chucking

Practicing for the big day!
Practicing for the big day! | Source

Practicing and Sled Riding

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.

Ice Line Dancing

Ooops, someone is out of step!
Ooops, someone is out of step! | Source

Learning to Line Dance on Ice

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.

Snowball Catch

Dog has a perfect catch!
Dog has a perfect catch! | Source
Look at her amazement!
Look at her amazement! | Source
He is a pro!
He is a pro! | Source

This Dog is Practicing

© 2010 Kari Poulsen

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    • yenajeon profile image

      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

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

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      Kari Poulsen 7 years ago from Ohio

      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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      Mentalist acer 7 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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      private Jets 8 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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      Kari Poulsen 8 years ago from Ohio

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

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      Ken R. Abell 8 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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      Kari Poulsen 8 years ago from Ohio

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

      festersporling1, The winter Olympics are very fun! Thanks!

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      Daniel Christian 8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

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

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      Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

      Sumo Ski-jumping? Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh

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      Kari Poulsen 8 years ago from Ohio

      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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      emievil 8 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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      jill of alltrades 8 years ago from Philippines

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

      Thanks for sharing k@ri!

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      Lita C. Malicdem 8 years ago from Philippines

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

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      Patty Inglish 8 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      So funny! Thumbs up.

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      William Benner 8 years ago from Savannah GA.

      Great hub! Thanks for the laughs!!

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      Don A. Hoglund 8 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

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

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      Money Glitch 8 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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      Sioux Ramos 8 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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