We owe Buzzfeed an eternal debt of gratitude for introducing us* to "ski ballet," the most amazing Olympic sport that ever was.
Unfortunately, we're using the past tense here for a reason.
At the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, ski ballet was a demonstration sport—it had a trial run, essentially, to see if it was worth including permanently. AND IT WAS GLORIOUS.
Here's the ridiculous thing: The judges saw all that amazingness and still somehow failed to renew it in 1996. A few years later, the International Ski Federation discontinued all ski ballet competitions.