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Canada takes top two spots in women's ski-cross final

Marielle Thompson narrowly edged out Canadian compatriot Kelsey Serwa to win the Olympic women’s ski cross title at the Sochi Games on Friday. The two Canadians, who seized control of the race from the start, gave their country a third gold and silver double in the freestyle skiing events. Sweden’s ...

Wise captures halfpipe gold

Feb 19, 2014

Wise captures halfpipe gold

David Wise considers himself a dad and husband first, a freestyle skier second. That might be why he also became an Olympic champion. Soaring through sloppy snow and sleet, Wise won the first gold medal in the young sport of halfpipe skiing Tuesday, outclassing ...

Wise grabs halfpipe gold

Feb 19, 2014

Wise grabs halfpipe gold

David Wise considers himself a dad and husband first, a freestyle skier second. That might be why he also became an Olympic champion. Soaring through sloppy snow and sleet, Wise won the first gold medal in the young sport of halfpipe skiing Tuesday, outclassing ...

Kushnir triumphs in men's aerials

Feb 18, 2014

Kushnir triumphs in men's aerials

This was a high five Anton Kushnir will never forget. Five spins into the frosty night air followed by a near-perfect landing gave Kushnir the gold medal Monday and wrapped up a sweep of aerials gold at the Sochi Olympics for Belarus. He won ...

Russian skicross racer Komissarova has successful surgery

Feb 16, 2014

Russian skicross racer Komissarova has successful surgery

Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova of Russia underwent a 6½-hour operation on her fractured spine following a training accident Saturday. Russian freestyle ski federation spokesman Mikhail Verzeba said Komissarova fractured the 12th dorsal vertebrae in her lower-middle back and was taken to a hospital ...

U.S. sweeps men's slopestyle skiing event

Feb 13, 2014

U.S. sweeps men's slopestyle skiing event

Don’t worry, Team USA. The shredder kids have your back. Americans Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper swept the podium in men’s slopestyle skiing Thursday, putting on a spectacular show to boost America’s lagging medal count and provide the U.S. team with a ...

Howell triumphs in slopestyle skiing

Feb 11, 2014

Howell triumphs in slopestyle skiing

Dara Howell continued Canada’s dominance at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, soaring to Olympic gold in women’s slopestyle skiing on Tuesday. Howell posted a score of 94.20 during her first run of the finals, trouncing the rest of the field on a warm and sometimes ...

Canada's Bilodeau repeats in Olympic men's moguls

Feb 11, 2014

Canada's Bilodeau repeats in Olympic men's moguls

Alex Bilodeau carried the Canadian flag along with the prodigy who pushed him to history. Moments later, the greatest moguls skier of his time bearhugged his inspiration, pulling him over the fence in the process. The first two-time Olympic gold medalist in freestyle skiing ...

Fourth-place Uemura narrowly misses medal again

Feb 9, 2014

Fourth-place Uemura narrowly misses medal again

Freestyle skier Aiko Uemura suffered more heartbreak on Saturday as she finished fourth for the second Olympics in a row in the women’s moguls at the Sochi Games. The 34-year-old, who finished fourth in Vancouver four years ago after placing seventh, sixth and fifth ...