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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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  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

Clark tops teenager Kim for 8th US Open title

VAIL, Colo. (AP) Kelly Clark won the Burton U.S. Open for the eighth time Saturday, overcoming 14-year-old Chloe Kim, who landed a 1,080-degree jump in competition for the first time. The 31-year-old Clark has been doing 1,080s for a while now. She landed it cleanly on her second run, en route to a score of 91. Despite landing the frontside 1,080 - three full revolutions of spin...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Kelly Clark wins snowboard halfpipe in US Grand Prix

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) Kelly Clark won the snowboard halfpipe in the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday for her second FIS World Cup victory of the season, easily beating 18-year-old American teammate Arielle Gold.
Via Fox Olympics
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2015  |  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

Photos: Shaun White goes to prom, finally gets his dance

Shaun White finally got his moment to shine on Friday night when he attended his first ever prom.
Via Gamedayr
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
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

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

SOCHI SCENE: Seeing 2 sweeps

Flash back for a moment to 2002, to this: --- ''PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Gold, silver, bronze. Red, white and blue. Snowboarders Ross Powers, Danny Kass and J.J. Thomas rendered those colors interchangeable and indivisible Monday, giving the United States its first medals sweep in the Winter Olympics in 46 years. With chants of ''USA, USA, USA'' coming from the crowd of 30,000...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaun White donates Olympic boards to Make-A-Wish Foundation

Shaun White donated his Olympic snowboards from Sochi to kids from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Via Gamedayr
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Winter Olympics: American Women Take Gold, Bronze In Snowboard Halfpipe

The United States dominated the women’s snowboard halfpipe competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on Wednesday with Kaitlyn Farrington winning gold and Kelly Clark taking bronze. After a solid first run, Farrington put on a show for the fans in attendance with an impressive score of 91.75 on her final run to climb into first place.  Clark, the 2002 gold medal winner...
Via NESN.com
February 12, 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 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.
Via Gamedayr
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Wescott has no regrets after backcountry injury

Snowboarder Seth Wescott didn't see trouble ahead while zooming down a steep slope with a spectacular blue glacier serving as a backdrop for a movie scene he was filming. Nobody had warned him of a wide crevasse. The 37-year-old snowboarder caught a glimpse of it before crashing into a wall of ice, a violent accident that broke his tibial plateau and tore the ACL in his left knee...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hannah Teter captures incredible photo on top of mountain in Sochi

Team USA snowboarder Hannah Teter captured this incredible photo atop one of the mountains in Sochi, Russia.
Via Gamedayr
February 05, 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Clark golden again at Winter X

Kelly Clark won her fourth straight Winter X Games gold Saturday night, flying high above the superpipe to edge out 13-year-old Chloe Kim. Clark, the 2002 Olympic gold medalist, scored a 95 on the strength of one jump that soared 15 feet above the lip of the pipe and another 1080-degree twisting jump with a perfect landing. Last year, Clark became the first woman to win three straight...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 17, 2014  |  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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 08, 2014  |  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
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