Wednesday, May 16, 2018

What are winter sports and winter Olympics?

Winter sports

Winter sports are normally played during the winter season. Formally, these sports are played on snow and ice. Some of the winter sports are played around the year such as Basketball. These are informal winter sports. Winter sports are quite different from the normal sports. These are normally the games take place in the snowy area. The places may be on the hilltops are artificially created one.
The main winter sports are Ice hockey, Figure skating, Snow-blading, Mono skiing, Skoal, Tobogganing, and Snowmobiling. Other common winter sports include Alpine and Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Sledding events such as Luge, Skeleton, and bobsleigh.

Winter Sports included in Winter Olympics

Some of the winter sports are included in Winter Olympics and some are not. There are also some games which are included in some Olympics and not in other Winter Olympics.
There are several sports included in Winter Olympics Turin 2006 in individual and team categories. These are as follow:
Individual categories:
Ice skating:
Figure skating, Short-track Speedskating and Speed skating were included in Ice skating category.
Alpine skiing, Biathlon, Cross-country skiing, Freestyle skiing, New school skiing, Nordic combined and Ski jumping were included in Turin Olympics as Skiing events.

Bobsled, Luge, and Skeleton were played as Sledding.
Alpine snowboarding, Boardercross, Freestyle snowboarding, and Slalom were the winter sports included Snowboarding games in the winter Olympics.
Team sports:
Curling and Ice hockey.

Snowbike in Colorado
By Bernd Brenter [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons

Winter Sports, Not included in Winter Olympics
There are some winter sports not included in the Winter Olympics. These are as follow:
Ice skating
Synchronized skating
Ski archery, Ski-boarding, Skibob, Ski-joring, Snowshoe, Speed skiing and Telemark skiing were not included in Turin Olympics.
Air-board, Dogsled racing, Ice Blocking and Wok racing were also not found their places in the Winter Olympics Turin 2006.
freestyle, snow-cross. Recreation, cross country and hill climbing in snowmobiling category were not included in Winter Olympics Turin 2006.
Team sports
Some of the team sports are played and enjoyed but not included in the Winter Olympics such as Bandy, Broomball, Ringlet, and Ice stock sport. Snowball fight is also a popular winter sport. Snowman building is popular among children and who build the highest one become the winner. Though Sledge hockey was not included in Winter Olympics it was included in Winter Paralympic Sport.
Recreational sports
People especially children enjoy some of the winter sports on a casual basis. Building snowmen, Ice boating or sailing, Ice swimming, Shiny, Snowball fight, and Tobogganing are some of them.

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