SOCHI SCENE: Torah and the trifecta

Good on ya, Torah Bright. Australia's most famous snowboarder completed her history-making Winter Olympics trifecta - the first rider to compete in three disciplines. Slopestyle. Halfpipe. And on Sunday, she finished 18th in snowboardcross. Every bit as importantly, she walked off the course unscathed. ''So scary,'' she said. ''Snowboardcross is my toughest one. It's absolutely...
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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 a score...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

IOC reprimands athletes for commemorating the dead

The International Olympic Committee is reprimanding athletes for wearing items commemorating the dead. IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Monday the Olympic body sent a letter to the Norwegian Olympic Committee after its female cross-country skiers wore black armbands Saturday in honor of a teammate's brother, who died on the eve of the Sochi Games. Adams did not give details of the...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Winter Olympics Schedule: Full Listing Of Events For Feb. 9

The Olympics certainly delivered on Day 1, and Day 2 is primed to be just as exciting, with plenty of exciting events on tap. Gold medals will be on the line for eight of the events on Sunday, and you better not blink because most of them involve high rates of speed. Jamie Anderson and Karly Schorr will look to take home two of those medals when they compete in the women’s slopestyle...
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet Torah Bright: Hottest photos of Australia’s Olympic snowboarder

Photos of Torah Bright, Australia's Olympic snowboarder and Winter X Games gold medalist.
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Australia's Bright to compete in 3 events in Sochi

Reigning Olympic halfpipe champion Torah Bright is going to be pretty busy in Sochi. The Australian star will compete in the halfpipe, slopestyle and snowboardcross competitions at next month's Olympics. Bright is the first snowboard competitor to compete in all three disciplines at the games. Slopestyle is making its Olympic debut. Bright, who soared to victory in Vancouver four...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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