Top Winter Olympic Sports
Olympics takes place in two different seasons in the world- the Summer and the winter. Winter Olympics are a little less flashy than the summer ones. The games that are included in the winter ones are played among the ice and snow; hence people often find the games/sports repetitive.
That being said, they’re still enjoyable, and a pretty solid experience, both to take part in and to watch. Although the games lack a bit of variety, they’re even compensated by the death-defying experiences and the action.
The sports or the games mentioned below are the ones you need to watch. They’re different and keeps the viewers the tip of their toes.
Cross Country Skiing
This game is about the ability of endurance to the players. No matter what the distance is, the sport demands the players to have a continuous muscular action in the Olympics. However, some people claim that the sport is boring to watch, especially when they’re covering longer distances like 50km. It is reminiscent of running a marathon in Summer, but with snow and trees in the background.
Technically, they fall under the umbrella of figure skating, but with a slight difference in the technique. Ice dancing is more of a dance form with moves, is more dramatic and less athletic. However, the event in itself is considered a fallback event.
According to the reviews from people who watch/play sports in the winter Olympics, speed skating is boring, and they cannot quite literally point their fingers at what exactly makes the sport boring. However, it consists of a track (ice-filled or snow-filled) where the skaters have to race, avoiding all the obstacles in their way.
Out of all the sports or the games played in the winter Olympics, ice hockey is the one that is the most popular and people from all over the world, thrive on watching this sport. It is a team sport, as opposed to other individual events in the Olympics.
This event or the sport did not become official in the winter Olympics until the late 90s, and hence this gives the alpine skiing an edge over this sport. However, this particular sport is much more fun to watch than the latter. When you combine alpine skiing and snowboarding, freestyle skiing is the result of it.
This sport was added to the winter Olympics in 1998 and welcomed all the Americas to the event. As the name suggests, the game consists of a board and snow, and competition is held between the players for racing on the snow with aboard.
Compared to all the other games on the list, this one catches the attention of all. Mainly because the game involves racing down an icy hill with the face first, it is not only a dangerous sport to play, but also thrilling to watch.