Watch: Swiss Winter Olympics team create alternative events including escalator hanging and pallet-truck bobsledding

As the rest of the Olympic athletes battle it out for gold, the Swiss freestyle ski team have created their own alternative Winter Games in PyeongChang.

The skiiers created the quirky competitions to kill time between events and training.

The new sports included extreme escalator rides and even creating their own version of the famous Olympic movie Cool Runnings with the help of a spare hand pallet truck.

Most freestyle skiing takes place starting on Thursday this week, with eight sets of medals to be given out over nine days of eventing.

New Zealand has nine athletes competing against the imaginative Swiss team in freestyle skiing.


Joseph Parker's camp fire shots at Anthony Joshua, question British champs' aerobic fitness

Joseph Parker's camp have again fired shots at British champion heavyweight Anthony Joshua ahead of their unification bout, saying Joshua's muscular frame will be his weakness.

Parker's trainer Kevin Barry says the new and technical training regimes Joshua is doing in his training camp will not help with his aerobic fitness.

"I see videos posted everywhere of him (Joshua) doing the most sophisticated, new age training methods that man has ever seen and yet he's looked very tired in his last couple of fights," Barry told Sky Sports UK.

Every time he's been asked to go on to the later rounds, he's really struggled - Joseph Parker's trainer Kevin Barry

"Every time he's been asked to go on to the later rounds, he's really struggled so that's a question for his training staff.

Over 70,000 tickets have been sold for the epic unification bout on April 1 (NZ time) in Cardiff. Source: 1 NEWS

"He wouldn't want to be slowing against Joe, because I can promise you this. Joe will be coming on in the later rounds."

Parker is currently in Las Vegas training ahead of his bout with Joshua on April 1 (NZ time).

The Kiwi WBO heavyweight champ said even though he is not as muscular as his opponent, he will be ready to go the distance in their 12 round unification fight.

"My body type even though it's not really muscular, (has) worked for us. We know that we can fight hard from round one to 12. It's all that matters," Parker told Sky Sports UK.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Anthony Joshua of Great Britain celebrates after defeating Dominic Breazeale of The USA during their IBF World Heavyweight Championship bout  at The O2 Arena on June 25, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Anthony Joshua. Source: Getty


Heartbreak for Kiwi snowboarder Carlos Garcia Knight - slips over in final run, misses medal chance at Winter Olympics

New Zealand snowboarder Carlos Garcia Knight has missed out on a podium finish at the men's slopestyle finals at the PyeonChang Winter Olympics, after slipping over in his final run today.

Knight, 20, led the field after his first run, scoring 78.60.

He scored 52.98 on his second run and failed to improve on his score in his final run after he slipped attempting his first manoeuvre, scoring 24.35.

Knight finished fifth overall behind USA's Redmond Gerard (87.16) who won gold.

Canadian Max Parrot (86.00) won silver and fellow Canadian Mark McMorris snatched bronze with an impressive score of 85.20.