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Winter X Games to use drones to capture action on snow

If Lindsey Jacobellis, Nate Holland or those other snowboarders feel like something's following them at the Winter X Games, they'll be right. ESPN is adding camera-carrying drones to its coverage of the Winter X Games, using the cutting-edge technology to cover snowboardcross and snowmobiling events this week in Aspen, Colorado. ''It's always been an event that has, in many aspects...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympians tiptoe around sponsorship ban

Want to see the glasses and goggles that aerials skier Lydia Lassila and snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis wore at the Sochi Olympics? If you go to the website of the company that manufactures their eyewear, you might be in for a shock. On the Australian section of, photos of Lassila, Jacobellis and other competitors at the Sochi Games have been digitally blurred to obscure...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

American Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis Falls Again, Finishes Seventh In Snowboardcross

Falls have haunted snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis’ Olympic snowboarding career, and Sunday in Sochi was no different. The Danbury, Conn., native failed to progress to the medal round of the women’s snowboardcross competition after falling as she lead the semifinal race. Jacobellis finished in seventh place in the overall standings. “If anything, it’s just a race,” Jacobellis...
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Jacobellis falls for third consecutive Olympics, misses medal

Despite being one of the world’s best snowboard cross racers, American Lindsey Jacobellis has had high-profile failures in the Olympics. That trend continued on Sunday, as Jacobellis missed out on a medal thanks to a late fall in the semifinal race. Jacobellis caused a huge firestorm at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, when she fell during the final of the snowboard cross event...
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February 16, 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 turn...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Jacobellis fails to medal in Women’s Snowboard Cross, Full Olympic Results

Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States entered as the favorite for gold in Women’s Snowboard Cross a the 2014 Winter Olympics but in the end the 28-year-old was left off the podium. Jacobellis fell by herself during her semi-finale race and was left to finish sixth overall after finishing first in the small final. The gold medal went to Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic who took...
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Samkova, Jacobellis lead women's snowboardcross

Eva Samkova of Russia and Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States led the way during the first qualifying heat in women's Olympic snowboardcross on Sunday. Samkova posted a time of 1:20.61 down the 1,200-meter course at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, easily the fastest of the 24 riders. Jacobellis was next in 1:21.40. The top 12 riders advanced automatically to the quarterfinals, including...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacobellis, Holland win Winter X

Gold medals in snowboardcross at the Winter X Games went to a pair of familiar faces Friday: Lindsey Jacobellis and Nate Holland. The perfect way to head over to Sochi, where both will be on the U.S. Olympic team. Jacobellis won her eighth title. She is back to 100 percent after a pair of knee operations over the last two years. Jacobellis finished fifth in Vancouver and second...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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