When you watch the Summer Olympics, there is a sense of pleasant ease as you watch gymnasts do their job, and water polo, swimming, and of course, beach volleyball. The Winter Olympics bring a little bit more anxiety as you watch people with knives on their feet work together to earn points by doing dangerous tricks. And it's cold.
Winter Olympians have decided to bring a little piece of the Summer Olympics with them to Pyeongchang, though.
A pick-up game of "snow volleyball" took place directly outside the Austrian team's lodgings and featured volleyball players from South Korea, Austria, China, Brazil, and Serbia.
Organizers hope to bring snow volleyball to future Winter Olympic games.
“We can show the world it’s possible,” Brazilian beach volleyball player Emanuel Rego said. "It doesn’t matter if it’s a little bit cold or a little bit hot, you can play volleyball anywhere."
Yeah, we are totally on board with this idea.
If snow volleyball were, in fact, added to the roster, it would be the only coinciding sport between the summer and winter Olympic games.
The next Winter Olympic games are in 2022 and we will be sure to keep our eyes open for snow volleyball.