Olympic Ice Sports

The Winter Olympics has always been its very own fledgeling quill in the ice sports arena. Those uber-advantaged Summer Games are way easier to understand. So a lot simpler and more universal, with their running and tossing and fluid water.

Both have their particular games although, the Winter Olympics take it to another level. These games seem to compensate for in personality what they offer away to their warm-climate cousins in brand acknowledgement.

Alpine skiing

Alpine is a skiing technique that came about in the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries in the mountainous territory of the Alps in Europe. Currently, Alpine skiing bifurcates into speed and specialized events. The former comprising Downhill skiing, and the Supergiant slalom, or super-G, and the latter including the slalom and monster slalom. The speed events held in single runs down long, steep, fast courses. They do not include many broadly spaced turns. The specialized events challenge the skier's capacity to move over time. They are set apart by closely spaced gates through which the two skis must pass. Winners are controlled by the lowest consolidated time in two runs on two distinct courses. The Alpine consists of a declining and a slalom race, with the vector having the lowest joined time.

Nordic or Classic skiing consists of techniques and events, that came about in the sloping landscape of Norway and the other Scandinavian countries. The cutting edge Nordic events are the cross-nation races and ski-hopping events. The Nordic joined is a separate test consisting of a 15-km cross-nation race and Special ski-hopping contest, with the sportsperson, decided based on points granted for execution in the two events.


Biathlon is A winter sport joining cross-nation skiing with rifle marksmanship. In biathlon events, competitors spread a cross-nation course, conveying a specially designed 5.6-mm (.22-type) rifle. Both the techniques Classical and Freestyle (skating), can be used in biathlon competitions. At intervals, competitors stop at terminating ranges to shoot at five targets found 50 meters (164 feet) away. In most races, competitors have to begin from both standing and inclined (lying on the stomach) positions. The objective size varies as indicated by position, withstanding shooters focusing on an 11.5-cm (4.5-inch) target and inclined contestants shooting at a 4.5-cm (1.8-inch) target.


It is also called bobsleighing, the sport of sliding down an ice-shrouded common or counterfeit grade on a four-sprinter sledge called a bobsled, bobsleigh, or bounce, that carries either two or four persons. The sway run used in the global rivalry is somewhere between the range 1,200 and 1,600 meters in length, with a slope, somewhere between the range 8 and 15 per cent. There are about 15 to 20 turns for each course, going up in size up to tremendous hairpins of more than 180°. Most bounce runs have lasting foundations of concrete or stone and covered with several inches of ice. The straightaways have sidewalls of strengthened ice around 46 cm high. The huge turns embank steeply, developed as high as 6 meters, and may have an overhanging lip of ice to forestall the fast-voyaging bobsleds from flying out from the turns.


Curling is a game similar to yard bowls however played on ice. Two teams of four players partake in a twisting match. Every player slides round stones, sunken on the base, and with an idea about the top, across the ice of an arena or a characteristic ice field toward the tee, or catch, that is is a fixed imprint in the focal point of a circle set apart with concentric bands. The object of the game is for each side to get its stones closest to the middle.

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