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American Snowboarder Wins in 'Ugly' Conditions

NBC dumps analyst who insulted Olympic hosts

(Newser) - Monday's women's slopestyle snowboarding competition in Pyeongchang is going to be remembered more for the treacherous conditions than the sporting accomplishments—especially since only nine of the 50 riders were able to complete their runs properly. Hazardous cross-winds caused what the AP describes as "ugly" conditions and... More »

US Adds Gold No. 2 in Slopestyle

Jamie Anderson wins women's event with monster 2nd run; UK wins 1st-ever medal on snow

(Newser) - Jamie Anderson gave the United States a gold-medal sweep in the first Olympic slopestyle snowboarding competition, while Jenny Jones took bronze to give Britain its first ever medal in any snow sport. Anderson soared her way to the gold in a near flawless run in the women's final today,... More »

'Mellow' Snowboarder Grabs First US Gold

Sage Kotsenburg does the honors in slopestyle event

(Newser) - The first gold medal for the US—in fact, the first gold medal of the Sochi Games, period—is in the books, courtesy of the self-described "super mellow" Sage Kotsenburg of Park City, Utah. The 20-year-old won the not-so-mellow slopestyle snowboarding competition, reports the LA Times . Not familiar? It'... More »

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