We’ve been watching a variety of Olympic sports over the last couple of days. Included in their number have been the Nordic combined, where they have to do a ski jump followed by a cross country course, and then the Biathlon, a mixture of skiing with the occasional stopping to shoot at something.
There do seem to be quite a a variety of sports already, but I thought that in future they might want to add some more. In case the organisers have surfed in and want some ideas here are mine:
Cross country skiing with a bit of a break
Skiers set off on a gently undulating course. They then stop for a hot chocolate and a cookie. After drinking their hot chocolate and eating their cookie they continue with the skiing until the finish line. Marks are awarded for speed of skiing but also for manners and washing up their mug properly etc.
Snowboarding and knocking down snowmen
This involves snowboarding and knocking down snowmen. I haven’t worked out all the practical details yet.
Participants have to get up a step icy slope using a small wooden sled. Obviously this would need to be tested first to see if it is possible and there would need to be rules against cheating etc.
Please put your suggestions in the comments. Please bear in mind that Olympic Committee members who search for “New winter Olympic sports” in the future may well stumble across this site, so no rubbish ones please. After all, it is you and I who will have to watch them.