Sports

The Most Extreme Winter Olympic Events

What are the most extreme Winter Olympic sports? The Winter Games are mostly snow and ice sports distinguishable by their steep hills, sharp skates, and flying-through-the-air-type jumps & tricks. And best of all, the competitors are among the best athletes in the whole wide world at the peak of their physical excellence. It's like the X Games, but a much bigger deal, broadcast to a much bigger audience. Extreme sports at the Olympics are some of the most fun to watch and rate from our armchairs at home. But which Winter events are the most extreme? That defends on your definition, because it's up for debate. 
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list ordered by
  • Ski Jumping
    1

    Ski Jumping

  • Alpine Skiing
    2

    Alpine Skiing

  • Snowboarding
    3

    Snowboarding

  • Freestyle Skiing
    4

    Freestyle Skiing

  • Luge
    6

    Luge

  • Bobsleigh
    7

    Bobsleigh

  • Ice Hockey
    8

    Ice Hockey

  • Short Track Speed Skating
    9

    Short Track Speed Skating

  • Speed Skating
    10

    Speed Skating

  • Cross-Country Skiing
    11

    Cross-Country Skiing

  • Nordic Combined
    12

    Nordic Combined

  • Biathlon
    13

    Biathlon

  • Figure Skating
    14

    Figure Skating

  • Ice Dancing
    15

    Ice Dancing

  • Curling
    16

    Curling