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USA’s Alex Deibold wins bronze in men’s snowboard cross

France’s Pierre Vaultier won the gold in men’s snowboard cross, Nikolay Qlyunin took the silver, and USA’s Alex Deibold won the bronze Tuesday at the Winter Olympics. Sochi 2013 Men’s Snowboard Cross Final Results Rank Final Rider Nationality 1 Big Final Pierre Vaultier (Gold) FRA 2 Big Final Nikolay Olyunin (Silver) RUS 3 Big Final Alex Deibold (Bronze) USA 4...
Via Sports-Glory
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacobellis falters again in women's snowboardcross

Lindsey Jacobellis' tough luck in the Olympics continues. The American snowboarder crashed while leading a semifinal race on Sunday, dashing her chances for gold once again. The 28-year-old Jacobellis was in the lead and well on her way to reaching the finals when she lost her balance coming off a jump at the end of the course at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. She flailed into a...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Farrington edges Bright for women's halfpipe gold

Kaitlyn Farrington restored a little bit of luster to Team USA's Winter Olympics on Wednesday, taking back U.S. supremacy on the halfpipe that Shaun White and friends lost the night before. Farrington edged defending champion Torah Bright of Australia and American teammate Kelly Clark to win gold in the final at an almost tropical Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Farrington posted...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The 35 Hottest Pics Of Sexy Olympic Snowboarder Hannah Teter

American snowboarder Hannah Teter is a long way from her home state of Vermont while she competes for gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Teter will be competing in the Snowboard Ladies’ Halfpipe and hopes to bring home a gold like she did at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. She has also won the silver medal in women’s halfpipe at the Vancouver Winter Olympics,...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamie Anderson wins gold in slopestyle at Sochi Games

American Jamie Anderson won gold in the inaugural women’s slopestyle event at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Sunday afternoon with a score of 95.25 to give the U.S. its third medal of the games. Anderson, the 23-year-old from California, was in fifth place before delivering a spectacular final run that included a backside 720 with a mute grab. “Last night, I was so nervous...
Via Sports-Glory
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Norwegian snowboarder takes brutal spill on Sochi slopestyle course

News broke yesterday that snowboarder Shaun White had pulled out of the Slopestyle competition in Sochi, fearing it was too dangerous and not wanting to jeopardize his status for other competitions. And while that may seem a little “soft” to some, we’re starting to see why the course is making some riders nervous. The GIF you see above (via r/Olympics) shows Norwegian snowboarder...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaun White pulls out of slopestyle, gets called out by rival

Shaun White has pulled out of the newest Winter Olympic event, slopestyle. White, 27, will focus on the half-pipe event after citing concerns with the slopestyle course. “After much deliberation with my team, I have made the decision to focus solely on trying to bring home the third straight gold medal in halfpipe for Team USA,” White said in a statement. “The difficult decision...
Via Tireball.com
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Snowboarding Kelly Clark off to smooth start in Olympic quest

Kelly Clark began her quest for a third Olympic snowboarding medal in strong fashion Wednesday, finishing first on the halfpipe in preliminaries of the season's opening Olympic qualifier. Clark, who won gold in 2002 and bronze in 2010, scored 94.8 on her second run and will get to go last in Saturday's finals of the Dew Tour iOn Mountain Championships, the first of five...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Wescott criticizes Russian law

Two-time Olympic gold-medal winner Seth Wescott says the Winter Olympics in Russia could be tarnished because of Russian legislation that bans gay ''propaganda.''
Via Fox Olympics
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss
GETTING LOOSE

Runaway snowmobile plows into crowd

Australian Jackson Strong had spent only four hours on his snowmobile before tonight’s X Games appearance where he crashed his sled, according to ESPN’s Jamie Little. The throttle stuck on the snowmobile, sending the machine into a crowd of spectators. Little later reported that a male was injured when the sled slammed into the crowd. Strong was competing in the Winter X Games...
Via Busted Coverage
January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Shaun White cut his hair for charity (Video)

Shaun White became famous for winning gold medals at the Olympics in snowboarding, but his striking long red hair is what truly made him recognizable. When he won his first gold medal at the Torino Olympics in 2006, he became known as “The Flying Tomato,” which was a play on his aerial abilities and his red hair. Six years later, White cut ties to his most identifiable feature...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 18, 2012  |  7 Comments
WHOA, BUMMER!

Shaun White arrested

Shaun White was arrested after allegedly causing a stir at a hotel in Nashville on Sunday morning and then trying to leave the scene.

Via Larry Brown Sports
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Shaun White, Danny Kass Catch Big Air Snowboarding at U.S. Open (Photos)

Shaun White wows fans every four years at the Winter Olympics, but he doesn't take his foot off the proverbial gas pedal for the three years in between. White was in Stratton, Vt. over the weekend for the 2012 Burton U.S. Open snowboarding championships. In its 30th year, the U.S. open brought big crowds and big air together as White joined forces with top riders like Danny Kass...
Via NESN.com
March 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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