Monday, January 17, 2011

Asian Winter Olympics

Today my family and a few of our friends families walked down the street to our husbands offices to see the carrying of the torch for the
They will be played from January 30th- Feb 6th.
They are being held this year here in Almaty and Astana, Kazakhstan.
They have most of the usual winter sports, but one that I didn't know. It is called Bandy, which seems to be a version of hockey only played with a ball in place of a puck.
Click on the links above if you are interested in finding out more about the games or bandy.

Here are some photos from the day:






4 comments:

mythopolis said...

As a kid in the midwest, I recall in the summers playing a kind of hockey in the street. We were on roller skates and using either a ball, or a tin can as a puck.

BLOGitse said...

They play Bandy in Finland...but ice hockey is more popular...

lailani said...

Hmmmm, living most my life in South Georgia, any sport with ice would be mostly new (I know of hockey - strictly from tv and movies) But wait, what is that olympic game with the broom and a weighty thing? I have seen that, now to check out your link... :)

FancyHorse said...

Curling?

(I think, Alabama girl here!)