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'Miracle on snow' Ledecka seals Olympic snowboard, ski double

Pyeongchang - Ester Ledecka completed a historic Olympic double on Saturday when the Czech star romped to snowboarding parallel giant slalom gold to add to her shock super-G title in alpine skiing.

Brilliant Ledecka seals historic snowboard, ski double

Pyeongchang - Ester Ledecka sealed the first snowboard and skiing double victory in Olympic history on Saturday as she pulled off a stunning win in the women's snowboard parallel giant slalom.Ledecka, 22, beat Germany's Selina Joerg in a tense snowboard final.

Brilliant Ledecka seals historic snowboard, ski double

Pyeongchang - Ester Ledecka sealed the first snowboard and skiing double victory in Olympic history on Saturday as she pulled off a stunning win in the women's snowboard parallel giant slalom.Ledecka, 22, beat Germany's Selina Joerg in a tense snowboard final.

'Awful and amazing' — Drama as snowboarder White claims landmark gold

Pyeongchang - Snowboard legend Shaun White pulled off a spectacular final run of the day to grab his third Olympic halfpipe gold medal on Wednesday, claiming America's 100th Winter Games title in the process.

US teen star Kim melts hearts with tearful snowboarding gold

Pyeongchang - American teenage sensation Chloe Kim romped to Olympic snowboarding gold in the women's halfpipe Tuesday before bursting into tears as the enormity of her achievement sunk in.

Angry snowboarders hit out at 'dangerous' Olympic final

Pyeongchang - Angry snowboarders said the "dangerous" women's slopestyle final at the Pyeongchang Olympics should have been cancelled after vicious winds caused a string of crashes on Monday.

Extreme snowboard world champion killed in avalanche

Ginebra - An avalanche on Tuesday swept away two-time world extreme snowboard champion Estelle Balet to her death in the Swiss Alps, police said.

Farrington stuns former champions to win halfpipe gold

Chereshnya - Kaitlyn Farrington upset three former Olympic champions to take women's halfpipe snowboarding gold at the Sochi Games on Wednesday.The American had failed to make the final directly from the heats, needing a second chance semi-final to progress, but pr...

Podladtchikov dethrones halfpipe legend White

Chereshnya - Swiss Iouri Podladtchikov produced one of the big upsets of the Olympics as he dethroned superstar Shaun White to win men's snowboard halfpipe gold on Tuesday.

White eyes improvement in pipe and own form

American Olympic snowboarding champion Shaun White hopes both he and the halfpipe snow will be in better shape when he goes for a third straight gold medal at the Sochi Games on Tuesday.

Snow joke: Britain wins a medal at last

Snowboarder Jenny Jones secured Britain's first-ever Olympic medal on snow on Sunday when the 33-year-old took bronze in a nerve-shredding slopestyle final. "It's ridiculous!

Jenny Jones claims Britain's first ever snow medal

Chereshnya - Veteran Jenny Jones made history on Sunday as she won Britain's first ever Winter Olympics medal on the snow.Jones, 33, claimed bronze in the women's slopestyle snowboarding competition after a second run score of 87.25, behind Jaime Anderson (95.

Howzat! Cricket box fails to help Aussie into slopestyle final

Chereshnya - Australian Scotty James joked he needed a cricket box to protect his private parts during Saturday's Olympic snowboarding slopestyle semi-finals after injuring them in the heats, but it didn't help him qualify for the final.

U.S. snowboarder Kotsenburg wins men's Olympic slopestyle gold

Chereshnya - Sage Kotsenburg of the United States claimed the first gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Saturday in men's slopestyle and hailed his fellow snowboarders for their band of brothers mentality.

Canada's Lipscomb takes Buddhism on board

Snowboarding may be one of the newer sports at the Winter Olympics but Canada's Crispin Lipscomb will be relying on the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to assist him in the halfpipe competition

Canadians continue to hammer White

The light-hearted Canadian assault on halfpipe favorite Shaun White continued on Friday as extreme sport's biggest name was reduced to "who's he?" status.

Parrot perched on top after slopestyle heats

Canada's Maxence Parrot scorched the competition in the second heat of the men's snowboard slopestyle on Thursday to book his place in the Sochi Olympic final.

It's English, dude, but not as we know it: understanding snowboarders' lingo

Sochi - It's English, dude, but not as we know it. In snowboarding, why get excited when you can be "stoked" and why perform a move when you could "MJ", "Nose pick", "Nose grab", "Nose block" or even "Bonk"?

Winter ski season has begun at Vail Resorts in Colorado

The countdown is over and winter ski season is officially underway in Colorado as skiers and riders took to the slopes on Friday Nov. 8, 2013 when Breckenridge Ski Resort opened for its 52nd season just before 9 a.m. MST.

Video: Fragile Italian glass snowboard shreds mountain

The video shows the making of Signal Snowboard's glass Park Board from design stage to production and finally a demonstration of performance at the Abetone ski resort in Tuscany. The company spent a year making the snowboard with the help of a glassmaker.

Op-Ed: From Ontario to Vermont, there's snow to be found Special

The year of 2011 may be remembered as the winter that wasn’t in many parts of North America, but for me it will be remembered as the year I perfected my skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding skills.

US snowboarder dies in Chile backcountry accident

Whitefish - Professional US snowboarder Aaron Robinson died on Tuesday from head trauma injuries suffered while snowboarding in Chile’s backcountry near Valle Nevado, just two days after arriving in the South American country to shoot a snowboarding film.

Canadian men, women strike snowboarding gold

"Drew Neilson of North Vancouver, B.C., won the men's event and Maella Ricker of Squamish, B.C., took top honours among women as Canada dominated a World Cup snowboard cross meet Saturday. Neilson emerged the winner ahead of American Nate Holland to e...
 

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