Staying ahead of the Kompa-tition? - The Haitian dance craze that could take the skiing world by storm

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First there was the Time Warp. Then came the Macarena. More recently we boogied to Gangnam Style. But now, a new dance craze could take the world of skiing by storm... the Kompa!

On the face of it, Jean-Pierre Roy - president of the Haitian Ski Federation - is the most unlikely skier since famed Violinist Vanessa-Mae took to the slopes at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

But the 53-year-old grandfather is one of the more interesting characters on the circuit, with Marcel Hirscher and Lindsey Vonn among his plethora of fans.

Roy's dream is to grow Haiti's three-strong ski team, but there is another ambition he is keen to achieve.

Speaking with the Olympic Channel in St Moritz, where he is competing in his third World Championships, Roy showed that his snakelike hips and handy footwork are not just being put to good work on the slopes, as he displayed the Kompa, a dance which has origins in Haiti dating back to the 1950s.

Over to you, Jean-Pierre...

Roy has just 12 months to teach athletes his moves before the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, where the Kompa-tition is sure to be strong.