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Should the OHSAA adopt more Winter Olympics sports? High School Sports …

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The 22nd Winter Olympic Games wrapped up yesterday in Sochi, Russia, and American athletes had a strong showing once again.

But just how relevant are the Winter Olympics to Ohio High School student-athletes? Currently only one of the sports contested at Sochi – mens ice hockey – is recognized as an OHSAA championship-level sport.

Association bylaws require participation by a minimum of 150 teams over two years before considering a vote to sanction a sport. At last check, lacrosse was the closest to achieving that number with more than 110 teams participating last year.

It got us to thinking: Which Winter Olympics sport would you most like to see become a part of the OHSAA’s regular rotation? Possibilities include figure skating, curling, speed skating, snowboarding and freestyle skiing.

Share your thoughts in the comments section below. We’re looking for the best and most creative answers.

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