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Cycling at the Winter Olympics?

Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis remains defiant in clutch after slide (Bill Plaschke, LA Times) Predictably, Bill Plaschke Has Something Stupid To Say About Lindsey Jacobellis (Tommy Craggs, Deadspin) Why Lindsey Jacobellis rocks (Jon Weisman, Dodger Thoughts) Bill Plaschke, You're The One Who Doesn't Get It (Chad Moriyama, Memories of Kevin Malone) Live this....everyday...
Via Sons of Steve Garvey
February 18, 2010  |  Discuss

Australian Torah Bright Wins Women’s Halfpipe

Torah Bright defeated Hannah Teter of the United States during a pressure-packed second run in the Olympics women’s halfpipe snowboarding event.
Via New York Times Sports
February 19, 2010  |  Discuss

Clark leads women’s halfpipe at U.S. Open

Kelly Clark of the U.S. took the top spot in the women’s halfpipe semifinals and Peetu Piiroinen of Finland led the men’s standings at the U.S. Open snowboarding championships on Saturday.
Via Universal Sports
March 20, 2010  |  Discuss
TWIST AND SHOUT

Snowboarder lands 1st backside triple cork 1440

Suck on that, Shaun White. I may not know much about snowboarding – except for how to look absolutely ridiculous while riding one (note: tumbling down the hill while sporting some serious icicle snot is never a good look) – but I can confidently say that this was one totally bitchin’ trick. Dude. The incredible [...]
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Sexy Women of Action Sports (Gretchen Bleiler, Linsey Vonn, Alana Blanchard Video)

If this isn't the video of the week I'm not sure what is.  This video is a mash up of some of the hottest female action sport athletes doing what they do best.  From snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, to skier Linsey Vonn, to surfer Alana Blanchard there isn't much in this video that will let you down.  Huge props to BNQT for putting the video together. Go to BNQT.com for more videos...
Via Backyard Sports Blog
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss
POWDER KEG

Snowboarder lands first triple backside rodeo

22 year-old British snowboarder, Billy Morgan pulled off the impossible at Keystone, Colorado Park last Friday, becoming the first person to ever be recorded landing a triple backside rodeo. Morgan rides for the UK Skullcandy team, but has only competed once this year, so he's relatively an unknown.
Via For The Record Sports
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Gretchen Bleiler is the hottest Snowboarder around!

Gretchen Bleiler Born     April 10, 1981 (age 30) Toledo, Ohio, U.S. Height  5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Weight 126 pounds (57 kg) Women's Snowboarding Medals Olympics - Silver         2006 Turin        Halfpipe X Games - Gold            2003 Aspen      Superpipe X Games - Gold            2005 Aspen      Superpipe X Games - Gold            2008 Aspen      Superpipe X Games - Gold       ...
Via Beer Mug Sports
January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Jacobellis tears ACL during WX 2012 practice

Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis tore the ACL in her left knee during Winter X Games Aspen 2012 practice Wednesday at Buttermilk Mountain, crashing on the final landing on the Snowboarder X course.Winter X Games medical staff confirmed she will miss Friday's qualifying round, thwarting her chances to become the first female athlete in Winter X Games history to claim a five-peat victory...
Via ESPN
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Jacobellis tears ACL, out for Winter X Games

ASPEN, Colo. -- Lindsey Jacobellis tore a ligament in her left knee Wednesday during practice for the Winter X Games and will not have a chance to go for her fifth straight gold medal in snowboard cross.
Via Chicago Breaking Sports
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympian Clark wins 4th career Winter X gold

ASPEN, Colo. -- Ten years removed from her first Winter X Games gold medal, Kelly Clark reminded everyone Friday night why she will go down as the greatest snowboard halfpipe rider in history. Clark, wearing a "Celebrate Sarah" sticker on her helmet in memory of late halfpipe skier Sarah Burke, posted both of the night's highest scores (90.00 and 93.66) to defend her Snowboard...
Via ESPN
January 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Witness the majesty of Shaun White’s perfect 100 in X Games SuperPipe (Video)

Shaun White cinched his fifth-straight gold medal in Sunday night’s SuperPipe final at the Winter X Games. And that was before he notched a perfect score on his final run, the first perfect 100 in snowboard halfpipe history. White, in all the glory of his flowing red locks and tight, white, animal-print pants, secured the win with a 94 on Run 1, giving him two victory runs to unload...
Via The Daily Rival
January 30, 2012  |  Discuss
WHOA, BUMMER!

Shaun White arrested

Shaun White was arrested after allegedly causing a stir at a hotel in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday morning, and then trying to leave the scene. White is alleged to have pulled a fire alarm causing all the hotel guests to evacuate, and according to WKRN-TV in Nashville, a hotel employee saw him destroy a hotel phone. White apparently tried grabbing a cab to leave the scene outside...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

‘Total douchebag’: Shaun White’s arrest, Taiwanese Animation-style (video)

Characterized as a “total douchebag” who is “disgracing snowboarders and redheads everywhere,” NMA World Edition’s treatment of Shaun White’s arrest for vandalism and public intoxication on Sunday is one of the better Taiwanese Animation Treatments of recent memory. Depicted as a legged tomato due to his “Flying Tomato” moniker, White-as-Tomato is featured in the animated [...]
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 19, 2012  |  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 when...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 18, 2012  |  7 Comments
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 after...
Via Busted Coverage
January 27, 2013  |  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 halfpipe...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

GoPro footage released of Shaun White ripping off Double Cork 1440

As he prepares to once again dominate the Winter Olympics after festivities kick off in Sochi on Feb. 7, Shaun White spent some time practicing on a custom-built halfpipe designed and constructed by SnowPark Technologies and GoPro in Perisher, Australia. In a video uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, White is shown pulling off a new […]The post GoPro releases footage of Shaun White...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Bob Costas calls snowboarding Olympics event 'Jackass stuff'

Bob Costas made a recent appearance on “Today” for an interview with Matt Lauer about NBC’s upcoming coverage of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. During a discussion regarding some new events that will debut in Sochi, Lauer turned the discussion to slopestyle, a new snowboarding event. Given Costas’ smarmy comments, he’s not impressed with the […]The post Bob Costas goes ‘douche-mode...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Shaun White in gnarly crash during qualifiers

Last week, Bob Costas ran afoul of a large contingent of fans of extreme sports when he slammed slopestyle, a high-flying snowboarding competition set to make its Olympics debut in Sochi next month. Costas, when ignorantly critiquing slopestyle, referred to the sport as “Jackass stuff,” adding, “I think the president of the I.O.C. should be […]The post Shaun White suffers gnarly...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 17, 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...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelly Clark: Strong Enough to Fly

When she was just 18 years old, Kelly Clark captured Half-Pipe Gold at the 2002 Olympics. Twelve years, four Olympiads, and countless contests later, Clark’s trophy case holds three Olympic medals, six
Via Stack
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Boss Workouts From Olympic Snowboarder Hannah Teter

Professional snowboarder Hannah Teter has two Olympic medals, including a gold in the Half Pipe in 2006, and she has medaled at the X Games seven times. In 2003, she
Via Stack
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaun White addresses graphic sexual harassment allegations

Shaun White admits that he sent some disturbing text messages to the former drummer of his rock band, but the famous snowboarder insists they were merely jokes among close friends. In a statement issued through his lawyer, White said Lena Zawaideh’s sexual harassment lawsuit against him is “bogus.” “Many years ago, I exchanged texts with a friend who is now using them to craft...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Shaun White compared to Tony Hawk after perfect 100 in Olympic Trial

Fans lament the increasing subjectivity of Olympic sports. Ice skating involved objectively-measured “school figures” in the Scotty Hamilton era, later replaced by short routines that allow judges to reward veterans and put rookies behind the (figure) eight-ball.But judged competitions have an allure of their own. In skating, gymnastics, diving and X Games, the “perfect ten” or ...
Via SNIPdaily
January 14, 2018  |  Discuss

Red Gerard had awesome reaction to his gold medal score

17-year-old Red Gerard brought home the United States’ first medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics with a gold medal run in the men’s slopestyle snowboarding event. And the teenager reacted to his final score just like you would.After he completed his third run — the one that would win him his gold medal — Gerard waited in suspense for his score.“Oh, god. This is scary,” NBC cameras...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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