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New Olympic Sport: Snowball Fight

The Olympics Could Get A Lot More Exciting With This New Addition to the Winter Line-Up

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Snowball Fight could be the next big sport in the Winter Olympics.

Teams of four men and women from every country would compete to see who earns the honor to represent their country. Each team competes in a 200×200 meter square. On each end, teams are given a massive pile of snow and 10 minutes to prepare a snow fort and construct their snowballs. Once the 10 minutes are up, teams have total freedom to hit each other with their prepared projectiles. Once a player is hit with a snowball, he or she is out of the game, unable to rejoin the play. The game ends when all players on one side have been eliminated.

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Two referees control the game and determine who is out. Each play period is 30 minutes.  If teams are tied after 30 minutes, teams will have one player from each team duel in a “sudden death” round. The Olympic committee of Norway is presenting this idea to the International Olympic Committee in the summer of 2018. There has been a lot of support for Snowball fighting to become a sport worldwide. The favorites for this competition are predicted to be the Russians, Germans, and Canadians. Snowball Fighting has many National Olympic Committees backing it, including some who are not looking to participate. Countries such as Nigeria, Jamaica, and Senegal have claimed that they have no interest in creating a snowball team, yet support the idea of the new event. We expect to know whether it will be a sport or not in the Olympics by August 1st, 2018.

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