winter sport


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A sport—e.g., skating, skiing, mountaineering—practised in cold temperatures—usually less than 0ºC/32ºF—often at higher altitudes

winter sport

Sports medicine A sport–eg, skating, skiing, mountaineering, practiced in the cold–usually < 0ºC/32ºF temperatures, often at higher altitudes. See Extreme medicine, Ice climbing, Wilderness medicine.
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The winter sports have a set programme, basketball is an important sport but at the moment it doesn't have any medium-term medal hopes.
Responsible Travel only promotes winter sports holidays that take place where fake snow is not manufactured, or when the likelihood of snow being manufactured is low.
Sainsbury's Bank Travel Insurance is trying to encourage anyone planning to travel with a general travel insurance policy to check that they have adequate cover for the holiday they are planning as a number of policies need winter sports cover to be put on in addition.
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While the Lithuanian winter sports centers hint of possibly massive losses this season, travel organizers clap their hands, seeing an increasingly growing demand for skiing holidays abroad.
As the center for winter sports in the Koreas, hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang is the first stage in an effort to turn the area into an international hot spot for winter sports.
The former 1976 Olympic gold medallist and dominating force of four consecutive World Cups from 1975-78 said, "Of course, tennis is big, everyone knows Boris Becker, but there are great athletes in winter sports that aren't getting the recognition they deserve.
THE blanket of snow which covered much of the UK recently may have inspired some to book a winter sports holiday.
SNOGO is expected to become a total breakthrough in the winter sports industry that has been lacking innovation for decades.
I am not sure that I would seek out winter sports in the four years in between each games to watch.
Our best biathlon sportsmen, cross-country and mountain skiers usually train in Latvia's winter sport centers, since we have just one well equipped facility in Ignalina.
Aspiring teams of players have somehow kept this winter sport alive on their own in the absence of any facility.