Forget the bikinis and skatdly clad athletes in Rio, let's turn our attention to a version of our own winter Olympics.
At an ice rink usually off limits to cameras, we were given the priviledge of finding out what curling is all about.
Brushing off what's been a rather bleak Otago ice season and braving a bitterly cold day we found curler Jack Davis 1,600 metres high up in the clouds of Cardrona.
"It's not bad, we've had a little bit of of antifreeze to keep us right curling," said Davis.
"I think with the wind chill, it's probably minus six degrees."
He was joined by nearly a hundred of the region's finest curlers.
"Oh yeah I think so you can see these superb athletes, they're well dressed but if they stripped off they cut a fine form," said Cadron Curling Club president Roger Gardiner.
This sheet of ice is usually off limits to cameras, reserved for testing tyres and tomorrow's cars.
"There's a lot of etiquette around is as well, it can look a little disheveled on occasions but there's a lot of rules out there. There's no swearing on the ice, they're not allowed to drink on the ice and they can only have a drink when the skip sends them to have a drink," Gardiner said.
With a keenness to retain its traditions, but be innovative to try new things. Curling seems at no risk of ever being frozen in time.