06/02/2014 04:57 GMT | Updated 06/02/2014 04:59 GMT

'Ski Ballet': The Greatest, Campest Winter Olympic Sport That Never Was (VIDEO)

Ski ballet - later known by the much hipper term 'acroski' - was a competitive sport from the late 1960s until the year 2000. And as you can see from this 1985 clip unearthed by Twenty Two Words, it was a wonderful, camp mixture of figure skating and, well, skiiing. Imagine Robin Cousins with long poles and you're halfway there.

Sadly, despite twice being a demonstration sport at the Winter Olympics, ski ballet never did become an Olympic event. And we're sure that makes Vladimir Putin very happy indeed...

(Via Twenty Two Words)