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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...
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...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelly Clark wins X Games gold in Women’s Snowboard Superpipe, full results

Kelly Clark won X Games gold in the Women’s Snowboard Superpipe. With a score of 95.00, Clark was the top competitor in the final round held on Saturday in Aspen, CO. Chloe Kim and Kaitlyn Farrington scored the silver and bronze medal. X Games Women’s Snwboard Superpipe RANK NAME RUN 1 RUN 2 RUN 3 BEST 1 Kelly Clark R95.00 R57.66 R63.33 95.00 2 Chloe Kim R93.00 R13.00...
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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

Gretchen Bleiler is a name you need to know for Sochi

Gretchen Bleiler is one of the names you need to know when the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics gets going early next month. Gretchen Bleiler received a lot of publicity in October of 2011 when she appeared in ESPN the magazine’s “Body Issue.” Although the main star of that show was soccer star Hope Solo, pretty much naked almost on the cover. 32-year-old Gretchen Bleiler is an halfpipe...
Via The Sports Bank
January 11, 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

Countdown to Sochi 2014: Gretchen Bleiler

Via Guyism
January 03, 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

Countdown to Sochi 2014: Hannah Teter

Via Guyism
December 19, 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...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Kelly Clark off to smooth start in Olympic quest

Kelly Clark began her quest for a third Olympic 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 events...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Wescott has Sochi, and 2018, in sight

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer Seth Wescott looks to his father, who will be rowing in the prestigious Head of Charles Regatta later this month at age 70, and figures he should have no problem racing his snowboard down a mountain when he reaches 41. The 37-year-old Wescott is overcoming a knee injury in hopes of being healthy for the Sochi Olympics, where...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 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

Seth Wescott denounces Russian anti-gay law

Russia's new law banning gay ''propaganda'' could end up tarnishing the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, two-time Olympic gold-medal winner Seth Wescott said. Wescott on Wednesday criticized the International Olympic Committee for selecting Sochi to host the 2014 games, saying the city hadn't proven it had the ability to hold the event. The new...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

SNOWBOARDER TORAH BRIGHT TALKS OLYMPICS, SLOPE STYLE FAUX PAS & ROXY FASHIONS

Torah Bright, 2010 Winter Olympics gold medalist, will soon have a chance to add to her medal count. The Australian snowboarding star has been focusing her efforts on the 2014 Winter Games, where she’ll compete in three events. Sochi will provide an opportunity for Bright to pad her already impressive resume. She is one of the few snowboarders who can throw down a switch Mctwist...
Via A Glam Slam
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Vinny Prospal With A Reminder For The Wings

#CBJ coach Todd Richards on Prospal's 'point': "I didn't like it. I addressed the team after and told them that. We're not about that." — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) March 9, 2013  
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

A GLAM SLAM TALKS SLOPE STYLE WITH BURTON RIDERS KELLY CLARK & HANNAH TETER

The 2013 Burton US Open recently took place at Vail Mountain in Colorado. The biggest event in snowboarding drew the sport’s best riders, who showcased record-breaking tricks, halfpipe skills, and their slope style. Fashion has become a huge part of the snowboarding world. Male and female competitors continued to display sleek on-course designs full of vibrant hues, bold patterns...
Via A Glam Slam
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

A GLAM SLAM TALKS SLOPE STYLE WITH BURTON RIDER KELLY CLARK

The 2013 Burton US Open is underway at Vail Mountain in Colorado. The biggest event in snowboarding draws the sport’s best riders, who will showcase record-breaking tricks, superpipe skills, and their slope style. Fashion has become a huge part of the snowboarding world. Male and female competitors continue to display sleek on-course designs full of vibrant hues, bold patterns...
Via A Glam Slam
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisniewski Suffers A Concussion And Other Injuries

#CBJ coach Todd Richards said D James Wisniewsk suffered a concussion, back and leg injuries. Was moving slowly after game. #carcrash — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) February 3, 2013
Via Kukla's Korner
February 02, 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
ON THE WAGON

White to undergo alcohol treatment

Snowboarder Shaun White has agreed to undergo alcohol treatment as part of an agreement reached for his public drunkenness charge.

Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
November 07, 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

Photo: Snowboarder Shaun White allegedly got drunk and forced an entire hotel to evacuate

Two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White allegedly got so drunk in a Nashville hotel that he pulled a fire alarm forcing a mass evacuation, destroyed a hotel phone and ended up in the hospital after he hit his head and bruised his eye. He’s been charged with vandalism and public intoxication.
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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