Road To The Olympic Games

Winter Olympians turn Pyeongchang into a playground

Ever wonder what Olympic athletes do in their down time? ​Between training sessions, physio, and cheering on their teammates, apparently they still find time to get a little wacky.

Forklift bobsleigh may not be on the Games roster but it's turning heads on social media

By Wendy-Ann Clarke, CBC Sports

Ever wonder what Olympic athletes do in their down time?

Apparently some of them are finding the time to get a little wacky. 

Normally celebrated for their prowess in competition, some of their talents may be a little less obvious but are just as impressive. 

Although pizza-eating contests and forklift bobsleigh will probably never make it on to the Games programme, thankfully social media exists for us to witness these mind-boggling feats happening off the field of play. 

Here's just a few that will leave you scratching your head. 

Going up

Swiss skier Fabian Bösch's escalator hack shows how, apparently, you've been doing it wrong your whole life.

***Do not try this at home***


Hip hop head from down under

Aussie snowboarder Scotty James clearly couldn't be happier to be reppin' the green & gold. 


Pepperoni powerhouse 

In addition to being a luge silver-medallist American sensation Chris Mazdzer apparently has the ability to make an entire slice of pizza disappear.   


The new Gangnam Style?

On top of their rigorous training, winter athletes from Norway found time to star in their own rendition of South Korean singer Psy's musical hit.  


Cool rollings? 

Bösch and Swiss team head coach J.P. Furrer might be considering a career in bobsleigh. 


Breakfast of champions

Ever wonder what elite athletes eat? Well halfpipe star Chloe Kim eats ice cream and still manages to stay on top of her game. The 17-year-old tweeted about her love for the dessert and for Churros which subsequently went viral. Her sweet tooth desire was granted when she was presented with a platter of treats after winning gold.


Some people just have all the talent.  

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