Typewriter Skiing was an exhibition sport for the 1940 Winter Olympic Games in Sapporo Japan; its promoters had even higher hopes for 1944 and 1948.
Athletes were seated on the sturdy yet slim chrome paper supports behind the carriage. Extra points were awarded for one handed and no handed runs. But once Hitler shoved his way into Poland, all bets were off. Pity. From there on out, interest faded. Die hard fans are still hoping for a rediscovery of their sport, hopefully before the typewriter goes extinct.