Alpine Skiing in Haiti.

 Alpine skiing is a competitive sport where you race downhill or straight ahead on skis and the fastest time down wins. Skis were originated in 8000 B.C., but Alpine skiing was invented in the 1950's. While Haitians live in a place with little snow, some Haitians do ski competitively. Alpine skiing requires general skiing equipment, helmets, boots, gloves, and goggles, etc. Alpine skiing can have a maximum of 320 athletes at the start, And takes place over many days because there are so many events. An Alpine Skiing field is about a 1.929 mi course for downhill and gets shorter for different versions of the sport. The basic strategy is to go down the run as fast as possible using different tactics such as, applying a certain amount of pressure on your skis. There are no penalties in this sport, however if you are injured, obviously medical attention will come. The leagues for Alpine skiing are Alpine World Ski Championships, The World Cup, And the Winter Olympics. Alpine Skiing from before had less people, less events, and more field length.

Citations

"Alpine Skiing Equipment, History and Rules | Olympic.org." Equipment and History. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Apr. 2016


"A Short History of Skis." A Short History of Skis. N.p., 1999. Web. 12 Apr. 2016.


"HAITI - CORAM DEO." : COOL RUNNINGS. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2016.

"Alpine Skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.


"Alpine Skiing at the 1936 Winter Olympics." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

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