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Snowboard couple haul in medals

Vic loves Alena. Alena loves Vic. Russia loves them both. The edgy world of snowboarding took on a softer side Wednesday, weaving a Hollywood-ready story about love and marriage, gold and bronze, lifelong goals fulfilled amid just a touch of political intrigue. Vic Wild, an American native who now competes ...

Takeuchi seeks second medal

/ / Feb 21, 2014

Takeuchi seeks second medal

Snowboarder Tomoka Takeuchi, who took the silver medal in the women’s parallel giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Games on Wednesday, hopes to grab another medal in Saturday’s parallel slalom, despite a patchy history in the event. The first Japanese female boarder to win ...

/ / Feb 18, 2014

Cold allergy no barrier for Bowman

A skier who was allergic to the cold would be like a parachutist with a fear of heights, yet Canada’s Olympic halfpipe specialist Noah Bowman used to suffer from that very condition. Four years ago, at 17, Bowman developed a rare condition known as ...

/ / Feb 12, 2014

Okada qualifies for women's halfpipe semis

Rana Okada reached the semifinals after the qualification round of the women’s snowboard halfpipe at the Sochi Games on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Okada, who is the only Japanese competing in the acrobatic aerial competition at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, scored 69.75 points on her ...