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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 for Russia, captured ...

/ / 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 second ...

Parrot leaps out to lead in Olympic debut of slopestyle

Feb 7, 2014

Parrot leaps out to lead in Olympic debut of slopestyle

And to think, Shaun White chose not to ride down this course. Snowboarders kicked off competition at the Olympics on Thursday by making the slopestyle layout that White deemed "intimidating" feel anything but that. Sunny skies. No wind. Decent snow. All in all, slopestyle's debut on ...

Feb 4, 2014

Sochi slopestyle course questioned after crash

The slopestyle course that drew complaints from some riders ahead of the Sochi Olympics is set to be modified after Norwegian medal hope Torstein Horgmo broke his collarbone in practice Monday and is out of the Winter Games. The 26-year-old Horgmo landed heavily on his ...

Injury forces White out of qualifier

Dec 16, 2013

Injury forces White out of qualifier

Shaun White found himself on the "Road to Couchi" on Sunday — not exactly where he wanted to be with a key Olympic qualifying event going on outside. The world's most decorated snowboarder pulled out of the slopestyle final at the Dew Tour so he ...