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Winter sport

Ski resort Jasná in Central Slovakia

A winter sport is a sport which is played in winter.[1] Most such sports are variations of skiing, ice skating and sledding. Traditionally such sports were only played in cold areas during winter, but artificial snow and ice allow more flexibility. Common individual sports include cross-country skiing, Alpine skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping, speed skating, figure skating, luge, skeleton, bobsleigh and snowmobiling. Common team sports include ice hockey, curling and bandy. Winter sports often have their own multi-sport tournaments, such as the Winter Olympic Games.

List of winter sports

Note: the Olympic rings next to a sport indicates that this particular sport is included in the Winter Olympic Games, as of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Ice skating


United States biathlete Jeremy Teela at the 2002 Winter Olympics.


An East German bobsleigh in 1951, Oberhof track, Germany

Sports that use sleds going down ice tracks or pulled by something:



A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park.
  • Free style
  • Snow-cross
  • Recreation
  • Cross-country
  • Hill climbing

Team sports

Recreational sports


Some 'sports' are competed (or simply enjoyed) on a more casual basis, often by children:

Notable winter sporting events

A postage stamp with a blue background and two figure skaters skating, the date 1968 is centered on the top of the stamp along with the Olympic rings. The word
A postage stamp issued by East Germany in 1968 in commemoration of their first Winter Olympics as an independent country

See also


  1. ^ "winter sports, noun". Chambers 21st Century Dictionary. Retrieved Feb 22, 2010. 
  • Syers, Edgar; Syers, Madge (eds.) (1908) The Book of Winter Sports London: Edward Arnold OCLC 4531800
  • Dier, J. C. (ed.) (1912) The Book of Winter Sports, an attempt to catch the spirit of the keen joys of the winter season The Macmillan Company
  • Jessup, Elon Huntington (1923) Snow and ice sports: a winter manual E. P. Dutton & company
  • Cereghini (1955) Five Thousand Years of Winter Sports Edizioni del Milione
  • Liebers, Arthur (1971) The Complete Book of Winter Sports NY: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan
  • "Winter Sports: Sport guides".  

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