The Olympics committee constantly adds and removes sports from the games, but here are five they should definitely consider for the 2020 events and beyond. First up, we have a sport called “Sepak Takraw” which combines elements of volleyball and soccer into one. Continue reading to see them all.
There are other variations of skijoring, including an Equestrian variety that was a demonstration sport in the 1928 Olympic Games. However, canine skijoring has grown considerably in popularity over the last 50 years. Unlike the equestrian variety, there can be no external motivation (such as a harness) for the dog to run. He must run because he wants to run, and be able to respond to his owner’s commands. There have been some efforts to get skijoring featured in the Winter Olympic Games.
Physical contact is not a part of underwater hockey, and because being underwater pretty much limits or eliminates individual advantages, it relays much more on team play. While not great for spectators, it has been well received when filmed with underwater cameras, and is quickly becoming the most popular underwater team sport.
3. Canoe Polo
But what separates kayak polo from other forms of the sport is the return of contact. You can ‘tackle’ other teams with your canoe, which means that, when playing kayak polo, you WILL get wet. Unlike crew, kayak polo involves more direct interaction between teams, and can be extremely exciting and intense when played among highly skilled players. The sport is internationally dominated by European players, who have won every men’s and women’s title since 2000.
To put it in the simplest way possible: Imagine playing hockey on a frozen soccer field with smaller goals and a round, orange ball, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what Bandy is like. Similar to hockey in many ways, it relies even more on strategy than hockey due to the increased size of the field. Bandy is popular in countries like England, Canada, but is most popular in Russia which has dominated the sport since it was invented.
1. Sepak Takraw
Sepal Takraw was created by the royal family of Malaysia about 500 years ago. The name itself comes from two languages. Sepak is “kick” in Malay, and Takraw is the “ball” in Thai. When it is born, It looked like Japanese “Kemari”, and some became a circle, and a pole was kicked, and the number of times was being competed in. It looks very similar to the Japanese traditional game, “kemari” where the players form a loose circle and the number of times the ball is kicked before it touches the ground is counted. In 1965 the game was unified into the present volleyball style with the addition of a net and the adoption of international rules.