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USA’s Alex Deibold wins bronze in men’s snowboard cross

France’s Pierre Vaultier won the gold in men’s snowboard cross, Nikolay Qlyunin took the silver, and USA’s Alex Deibold won the bronze Tuesday at the Winter Olympics. Sochi 2013 Men’s Snowboard Cross Final Results Rank Final Rider Nationality 1 Big Final Pierre Vaultier (Gold) FRA 2 Big Final Nikolay Olyunin (Silver) RUS 3 Big Final Alex Deibold (Bronze) USA 4...
Via Sports-Glory
February 18, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamie Anderson wins gold in slopestyle at Sochi Games

American Jamie Anderson won gold in the inaugural women’s slopestyle event at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Sunday afternoon with a score of 95.25 to give the U.S. its third medal of the games. Anderson, the 23-year-old from California, was in fifth place before delivering a spectacular final run that included a backside 720 with a mute grab. “Last night, I was so nervous...
Via Sports-Glory
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic snowboarder Rebecca Torr tries to hook up in Sochi?

New Zealand Olympic snowboarder Rebecca Torr reportedly has her eyes on more than a gold medal in Sochi. The Daily Mail and Business Insider report that she’s apparently trying to score an Olympian lover using the flirting-dating-hookup app Tinder. 
Via Intrigue Sports
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Norwegian snowboarder takes brutal spill on Sochi slopestyle course

News broke yesterday that snowboarder Shaun White had pulled out of the Slopestyle competition in Sochi, fearing it was too dangerous and not wanting to jeopardize his status for other competitions. And while that may seem a little “soft” to some, we’re starting to see why the course is making some riders nervous. The GIF you see above (via r/Olympics) shows Norwegian snowboarder...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaun White pulls out of slopestyle, gets called out by rival

Shaun White has pulled out of the newest Winter Olympic event, slopestyle. White, 27, will focus on the half-pipe event after citing concerns with the slopestyle course. “After much deliberation with my team, I have made the decision to focus solely on trying to bring home the third straight gold medal in halfpipe for Team USA,” White said in a statement. “The difficult decision...
Via Tireball.com
February 05, 2014  |  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

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
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
RED ALL OVER

Shaun White cuts off hair for charity

We’ve always been huge fans of Shaun White. Great guy on and off camera, we know he’s had a few run in’s recently, but he’s a pro snowboarder not the Governor of New York. He’s always been more of a rockstar then role model, but this just about makes up for it all. White has cut his signature red hair for a great cause, Locks of Love. The Olympic gold medal winner and...
Via The Roosevelts
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss
WHOA, BUMMER!

Shaun White arrested

Shaun White was arrested after allegedly causing a stir at a hotel in Nashville on Sunday morning and then trying to leave the scene.

Via Larry Brown Sports
September 17, 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...
Via ESPN
January 28, 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...
Via ESPN
January 25, 2012  |  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

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. ...
Via Backyard Sports Blog
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss
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