Sage Kotsenburg Finally Gets His Olympic Medal Made Of Bacon

Winning the first gold medal of the Olympics was both a blessing and a curse for Sage Kotsenburg, America's 20-year-old slopestyle snowboard brogod. It was intense to be honored so early ("The flag is going up. You've got the medal on. And you're just tripping out."). But it was also sort of a bummer to come home and do… » 2/19/14 8:32am 2/19/14 8:32am

Sochi Organizers Attempt To Clear Fog With Giant Fans

Heavy fog in the mountains above Sochi caused postponements of men's biathlon and snowboard cross races today. Visibilities were near zero at times, making the shooting portion of biathlon impossible, and snowboarding downright dangerous. But let no one say organizers didn't try everything in their power to get the… » 2/17/14 4:19pm 2/17/14 4:19pm

Sage Kotsenburg Isn't the Lochte We Want. He's the Lochte We Deserve.

The 70's had Mark Spitz, the 80's had Bruce Jenner and Carl Lewis, the 90's had Alberto Tomba, the 2000's had the Australian swim team and Apolo Ohno, and in 2012, the Olympic gods blessed us with Ryan Lochte. But pickings for the Sochi Games' Unofficial Sexy Male Olympian are decidedly more meh. In a post-Lochte era,… » 2/12/14 2:18pm 2/12/14 2:18pm

BBC Snowboard Bros Strike Again, Drop Some Knowledge On Lingo

It's possible that you are watching snowboarding for the first time—or are, at best, a casual viewer of the sport—and have absolutely no idea what anyone is talking about. If you fall into this category of viewer, we hope you're watching the BBC feed because not only are Tim Warwood and Ed Leigh entertaining, they're… » 2/12/14 11:02am 2/12/14 11:02am

The Evolution Of The Halfpipe: Faster, Higher, Safer?

The men's halfpipe final was sort of a disaster today, as a terribly maintained Sochi course led to falls (or at least slips) for most of the major competitors. But, hey, no one got hurt! » 2/11/14 5:29pm 2/11/14 5:29pm

Men's Halfpipe Final Ends In Disaster Of Gnarly Wrecks

Shaun White was unable to defend his back-to-back gold medals in men's halfpipe today, and in fact the American extreme sport superstar finished out of the medals entirely despite having the top score coming out of the prelims. He wasn't the only snowboarder to falter, though; the piece-of-shit Sochi halfpipe led to a… » 2/11/14 1:46pm 2/11/14 1:46pm

Olympic Halfpipe Is "Garbage," Snowboarders Report

Last week, ladies' downhill skiing was halted after three runs because one jump was dangerously large and hadn't been properly tested. But at least courseworkers were able to fix it. Meanwhile, the snowboard halfpipe is in terrible shape, and according to a Yahoo report, one rider says it's "unsalvageable." » 2/10/14 9:25am 2/10/14 9:25am

BBC Slopestyle Announcers Prove The U.S. Holds No Monopoly On Homerism

Coming into Sochi, the Great Britain national Olympic team had never won a medal on the snow at the Winter Games, going 0-56 in the events throughout history. That changed today when Bristol snowboarder Jenny Jones earned bronze in slopestyle. Her performance—good enough to put her, at the moment, into first place—made … » 2/09/14 3:20pm 2/09/14 3:20pm

495 Degrees Per Second: How Olympic Snowboarding Gold Medalist Kelly…

Kelly Clark is the two-time defending X Games Gold Medalist in Women's Superpipe. She won gold in Salt Lake in '02 and bronze in Vancouver in 2010. At the 2011 X Games she became the first woman to land a 1080 in competition. The 30th U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships are going on right now, and Clark is currently… » 3/09/12 2:00pm 3/09/12 2:00pm