New Winter Olympic Sports

Picture of a skiercross race at the Winter X Games.
Courtesy of EXPN
Photo of slopestyle snowboarding.
Courtesy of EXPN

Let's face it - the Winter Olympics could use a little bit of jazzing up by adding a few new and exciting sports. While snowboarding and freestyle skiing have plenty of high-adrenaline thrills, other sports like biathlon and cross country skiing are about as exciting to watch as home videos of your little sister's birthday party. From snowball fights to skier cross, Kidzworld looks at sports we'd like to see at the Winter Olympics.

New Winter Olympic Sports - Snowball Fighting

If you've ever been around snow, you can appreciate the satisfaction of nailing someone with a well made snowball. Could snowball fighting make it as Olympic sport? Probably not anytime soon - but the sport is growing. Around 200 teams now compete in Japan each year in the Snowball Fighting World Championship. Games are played on a field that is about as wide as a tennis court and is kind of a combination between dodge ball and capture the flag.

New Winter Olympic Sports - Skiercross

It's maybe the most chaotic and exciting sport on snow. Skiercross, like its snowboarding counterpart, involves four skiers racing each other on a windy course filled with jumps, banked corners and tight turns. It's a great spectator sport because the races are fast and there are tons of wipeouts as skiers try to maneuver through turns and pass each other in mid-air. Boardercross launched itself into the Winter Olympics for the first time in 2006 - hopefully skiercross won't be far behind.

New Winter Olympic Sports - Ice Climbing

Ice climbing is growing as a recreation sport - but it could also work as a competive event at the Winter Olympics. Climbers race each other in a timed race up a wall of ice, using ice axes, crampons and other climbing gear. Several countries around the world hold ice climbing races each year and this high adrenaline sport would be a good fit for the Winter Games.

New Winter Olympic Sports - Slopestyle Snowboarding

The Winter Olympics could always use more snowboarding events, so bring on a slopestyle competition. Seeing the top boarders in the world riding big rails or flying off crazy tabletops would be great for TV and showcase the athleticism required for slopestyle boarding.

New Winter Olympic Sports - Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing has been around as long as skiing, so it's time the sport made its debut at the Winter Olympics. Snowshoe racing may not be a great spectator sport but it's a true winter sport. Athletes could race sprints, long distances and maybe even compete in a dual event that combines a snowshoe race with ice fishing. After all, if they can combine cross-country skiing with rifle shooting, why not combine snowshoeing and ice fishing?

What sports would you like to see added to the Winter Olympics. Send your ideas to Kidzworld?

Related Stories:

readers voted!



JennyD wrote:

commented: Thu Jul 11, 2013

there are 1 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos


New Olympic Sports You Most Wanna See?

  • Skiercross.
  • Slopestyle snowboarding.
  • Ice Climbing.
  • Snowball Fighting.

related stories

Micro_a m
When you think of skiing, usually the first thing that comes to mind is crazy people out launchin...
The Olympics are so much FUN!! New events every four years, world records broken, and miracle ath...
Micro_a m
There are so many sports going on at the Summer Olympics, it's actually a tough decision to pick ...
Micro_a m
The Olympics only happen every 4 years, so it's pretty exciting to watch all the best of the best...

Sports in the forums

ows_ali123 posted in Dance:
i do indian , but i like to learn hip hop
reply 1 day
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (my Math teacher loves that team) Penn State Nittany Lions (My friends love that team)   [s:p/zsw] WE ARE PENN STATE! 
reply 1 day
Mine too! Boo Michigan and Oregon!
reply 1 day
i love the steelers but for the superbowl i am rooting for the patriots
reply 2 days
reply 2 days

play online games


Valentine's Day is almost here! Time for candy, hearts, flowers, love and, of co...


Goodgame Empire is a great strategy title by Goodgame Studios. Build your own ca...


Black History Month is a time to celebrate the amazing contributions of African ...


Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...


Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?


A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...


Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...


Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...