1992 Winter Olympics: It's A Kick, But Is It Olympian?

From the acrobatic to the serene, new sports vie to prove themselves worthy of the Games

Sticking a ski pole into the ground for leverage and vaulting a couple of meters forward to the accompaniment of rock music from a boom box. Wiggling back and forth on skis around a series of powdery bumps, periodically climbing these hillocks to leap off, flinging one's limbs spread eagle for a nanosecond or thrusting one's hindquarters left and right during a fleeting free fall. Skating at breakneck pace in a roller-derby throng around the perimeter of a hockey-size rink. Scuttling along a sheet of ice, brushing away bumps with a broom to clear the path of a flat, slow-moving stone....

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