Russia’s Top Explorer Calls for Dog Sled Racing To Become A Winter Olympics Sport

The world famous traveller made call ahead of his latest epic adventure by dog sled to Greeland via the North Pole.’The programme of the Summer Olympic Games features equestrian sport, where these noble animals – horses – along with horsemen compete for medals,’ Fedor Konyukhov said.’While the horse is one of the smartest animals, dogs are the most devoted animals and their participation in the Winter Olympics would only ennoble the Games. I think sled dog racing may win even more popularity than, say, freestyle skiing or curling’.Speaking in Norway immediately ahead of his latest venture, Mr Konyukhov said: ‘Sled dog races are very popular in northern countries. Such events attract thousands of people, even if they have to cover a long distance to see them’.Read more here:


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