One of the many aspects of the Winter Olympics which makes it so exciting is the large number of winter sports categories that are part of this. Although these have changed over the years, the current ones are considered to revolve around the most popular winter sporting events of the time. Not only are their several sports categories, but there are many sub-categories within each of them, making every sporting event one of great excitement.
For many, when they think of the ice sports which make up the Winter Olympics, their thoughts may go to ice hockey. But several others can be enjoyed in this category. These include:
- Bob Sledding: Events are comprised of participation by both men and women, and events such as the pairs and women’s monobob.
- Luge: There are four individual events in the luge category which are comprised of singles, doubles and mixed teams.
- Skeleton: Events for both men and women.
Then, added to the main category of ice sports, there is figure skating, speed skating and curling.
Snowboarding, Skiing, and Alpine
There is no shortage of skiing events at the Winter Olympics which includes:
- Alpine Skiing: In the last Winter Olympics, six separate alpine skiing events were enthusiastically watched and enjoyed by many fans.
- Freestyle Skiing: Some say this form of skiing has lost some of its popularity. However, the five events which take place in the Olympics are anything but boring.
- Snowboarding: Many are stating that snowboarding has become the most popular winter sport. It is easy to see why, when events like the Big Air, Slopestyle and Halfpipe are just a few of the Winter Olympic activities that are so enjoyable during the Olympics.
The Winter Olympic sports categories are diverse and have something of great interest for every sports fan and almost every winter sports athlete.