Two Japanese snowboarders banned for smoking marijuana

Apr 28, 2016

Two Japanese snowboarders banned for smoking marijuana

Two teenage Japanese snowboarders have been banned from competition after being found guilty of smoking marijuana while on tour in the United States in December, local media reported on Thursday. The Ski Association of Japan (SAJ) said traces of the drug were detected in ...

Halfpipe champion Aono claims second victory

Feb 14, 2016

Halfpipe champion Aono claims second victory

Ryo Aono, who has already secured his third overall World Cup halfpipe title, won his second event of the season on Sunday. The 25-year-old scored 94.25 points for his 12th career win, a week after winning the championship for the first time in seven ...

Snowboarding falls out of favor on U.S. slopes

Jan 24, 2015

Snowboarding falls out of favor on U.S. slopes

Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over the last decade. Industry experts say it’s a sign of the maturing of snowboarding, which grew at ...

Utah ski industry gets jump-start on Vail

Dec 6, 2014

Utah ski industry gets jump-start on Vail

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Skiers and snowboarders traveling to Utah this winter will find the same jagged mounting peaks looming just east of Salt Lake City and many familiar trails at the state’s 15 resorts. But they may also notice a few signs of the significant changes that ...

Wild nabs second snowboarding title in Sochi

Feb 22, 2014

Wild nabs second snowboarding title in Sochi

Russia’s American-born snowboarder Vic Wild completed a historic double at the Winter Olympics on Saturday by claiming parallel slalom gold. Wild had already won the parallel giant slalom title on Wednesday but wasn’t prepared to settle for just that with the 27-year-old insisting it ...

Feb 22, 2014

Snowboarder Takeuchi disqualified in parallel slalom

Tomoka Takeuchi’s pursuit of a second individual medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics ended in the second round of the women’s snowboard parallel slalom on Saturday. The 30-year-old Takeuchi, who won silver in Wednesday’s parallel giant slalom, was disqualified on her second run of ...

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 11, 2014

Hirano advances to men's halfpipe final

Ayumu Hirano set the pace with a sterling first run in the men’s halfpipe on Tuesday to qualify for the final. The 15-year-old’s run of 92.25 points held up as the best of the first heat and sent him into the final later Tuesday ...