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The Weirdest Winter Olympic Events We No Longer Play

Academics / General Science : National Geographic News

Horse-drawn skiing and ski "ballet" are among the unusual sports from past Olympic games.

Ski ballet is the magnificently weird Olympic sport that deserved better

Humor : Mashable: Watercooler

Warning: you're about to miss a sport you never knew existed. What is ski ballet, you ask? For the most part, it's probably what you're imagining: a choreographed freestyle ski program full of jumps, spins, and other stunts. Yes, it...

We WISH These Absurd 'Sports' Were Real Olympic Events

Humor : Huffington Post: Comedy

At the Sochi Winter Olympics, which began Feb. 7, you won’t be seeing kite flying or ski ballet -- no, those athletic gems are bygones of Olympic yesteryear. For nearly a century, a special space was reserved for unofficial sporting...

Hey Hi Hello, Did You Know Ski Ballet (Yep, Ski Ballet) Was Once Part of the Olympics?

Health / Fitness : PopSugar: Fitness

Today in "you learn something new every day" news, I just found out that ski ballet - yes, ski ballet - was once part of the Winter Olympics, and I'm honestly about to pick up my (nonexistent) pitchfork and demand that it makes an o...

Why Isn't Ski Ballet In The Winter Olympics?

Arts : Modern Art Notes

"The internet sank its teeth into a now-defunct Winter Olympics event this week: ski ballet. And it makes sense. When you see footage of actual ski ballet competitions from years past it's hard to deny the novelty of it all, while s...


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