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New events to boost female participation, youth appeal for PyeongChang 2018 - Executive Board also approves evaluation criteria for events proposed by Tokyo 2020

The following events were added to the 2018 Olympic programme: curling mixed doubles (M&W); speed skating mass start (M/W); Alpine skiing nations team event (M&W); and snowboard big air (M/W). The changes reflect the continued evolution of the Winter Olympic programme and build on the success of recent editions of the Games. Show More Summary

Shaun White flips his updated Encinitas home onto the rental market

Olympic and X Games gold medalist Shaun White has listed his oceanfront home in Encinitas for lease at $12,500 a month -- offering a glimpse inside the newly renovated residence that the professional snowboarder, skateboarder and entrepreneur purchased in 2012.

4 new events added to Winter Olympics

The IOC has approved new events in snowboarding, alpine skiing, speed skating and curling for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

There will be an awesome new snowboarding event at the 2018 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee approved four new events for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang: mixed doubles curling (!), mass (...)

Four new events in 2018 Winter Games

Four events are added to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, including snowboard big air.

IOC approves 4 new events for 2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics will now feature Big Air in snowboarding, mass start in speedskating, mixed doubles in curling and a team skiing event. The International Olympic Committee approved four new events on Monday for the 2018 Winter...Show More Summary

Big Air snowboarding, mixed curling among four new events at 2018 Winter Games

4 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

In its continuing efforts to make the Olympics more palatable to younger viewers, the International Olympic Committee has approved four new sports for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea: Big Air in snowboarding, mass start in speedskating, mixed doubles in curling and a team skiing event. To make room, the IOC voted to […]

Meets Olympic Snowboarder Hannah Teter: Pete Holmes

2 months agoHumor : Milk and Cookies

Pete talks with the halfpipe phenom who won a gold medal in 2006 and placed fourth at the Sochi Games. From The Pete Holmes Show

Massive Canadian Cocaine Bust Allegedly Linked to Mexican and Colombian Cartels

2 months agoNews : Vice News

A woman who had a security clearance at one of Canada's largest air force bases, and a former Olympic snowboarder are among the 15 people charged in connection with the case.

Olympic Gold Snowboarder Shows Off New Trick Integrating A GoPro In The Most Awesome Way

Professional snowboarder, Sage Kotsenburg, is well known for developing new tricks. He won an Olympic gold medal during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games after pulling off a “1620 Japan Air Mute Grab”, a trick Kotsenburg debuted (and had actually never tried) prior to his Olympic run. For that move, he flipped through the air 4 [...]Show More Summary

California drought cancels private equity-run ski resort's snowboard competition

It should be the height of ski season on the West Coast. But instead, pro snowboarders are finding themselves snowed out of a famous California venue that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics. The International Ski Federation’s World CupShow More Summary

Fit for the Slopes

5 months agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

Before you click into your bindings, heed the advice of Bill Fabrocini, the director of the Sports Performance Center at The Aspen Club & Spa, who has trained Olympic skiers and snowboarders for full-body fitness. He recommends three sets of exercises to whip the core, hips, and legs into shape for your most peak performance yet.  

Marijuana's Surprising Effects On Athletic Performance

When Olympic snowboarder Ross Rebagliati tested as having a small amount of marijuana in his blood at the 1998 Japan games, his first-place finish was temporarily called into question. But THC, the main mind-altering chemical in marijuana,...Show More Summary

'Celebrity Apprentice': Jamie Anderson fired for staying classy amidst 'trashy' Housewives

It was really a bad week to be a professional athlete on "The Celebrity Apprentice."The two challenges of the night, one fitness-based and the other selling wedding dresses, ended up being the downfalls for both Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson and former NFL player Terrell Owens. Show More Summary

Silje Norendal Plugs Into Skullcandy

Silje Norendal has one more really good reason to ignore you on the lift: Skullcandy headphones. The Norwegian Olympic snowboarder has just signed on with the Utah based purveyor of electronica. “It’s amazing to get to partner with a brand I love so much,” said Silje. “I’m looking forward to being part of the Skullcandy […]

Watch the Official Trailer for ‘Far From Home’ featuring Africa’s First Olympic Snowboarder

Far From Home: Uganda to the Tetons follows Brolin Mawejje on his quest to become Uganda’s – and Africa’s – first Olympic snowboarder. Born in Kampala, Uganda, Brolin endured a tumultuous journey of rejection and acceptance before… The post Watch the Official Trailer for ‘Far From Home’ featuring Africa’s First Olympic Snowboarder appeared first on Highsnobiety.

Brolin Mawejje Travels Far From Home

Two years in the making, Far From Home Movie tells the story of Brolin Mawejje and his bout to become Africa’s first Olympic snowboarder. Born in Kampala, Uganda, Brolin’s life has been a tumultuous journey of highs and lows, rejection and acceptance. With the support of his community, Brolin is realizing his potential as an […]

Go 'Virtual Snowboarding' With Olympic Skier Torah Bright: The Perfect Antidote To The Summer Heat

Rapid VR is a new Australian-based film technology that could change the face of visual entertainment as we know it. It essentially allows filmmakers to make 360-degree movies that the viewer controls by looking in any direction they like. Show More Summary

Watch | Jamie Anderson: Snowboarder, Gold Medalist + Badass Yogi

8 months agoFitness / Yoga : Yoganonymous

Jamie Anderson, Olympic Gold Medalist in snowboarding, loves yoga. Like, a lot. She uses yoga as a cross training tool, for day-to-day balance, and it helps her evolve into her true self, while connecting her to a source of never-ending … The post Watch | Jamie Anderson: Snowboarder, Gold Medalist + Badass Yogi appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.

Summer fun in Lake Tahoe

It was the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley that introduced the world to Lake Tahoe. Snow is big here. The more of it the better. From skiing to snowboarding to tubing; if it requires snow, there?s a stretch of mountainside here where you can do it on. Show More Summary

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