Sport

Olympics: Snowboarding - Ledecka doubles up with historical PGS gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ester Ledecka became the first person in Winter Olympics history to capture gold medals in unrelated events after the Czech won the snowboard parallel giant slalom on Saturday to go with her stunning Alpine skiing supe

Sport

Olympics: Snowboarding - Galmarini upgrades to men's PGS gold in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Switzerland's Nevin Galmarini upgraded his silver medal from four years ago when he held off the challenge of South Korea's Lee Sang-ho to win gold in the men's snowboard parallel giant slalom on Saturday.

Sport

Olympics: Snowboarding - Toutant's big air gold comes at perfect time for hurting Canada

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sebastien Toutant soothed Canada's wounded pride by winning the first Olympic men's snowboarding big air gold medal on Saturday, taking the title with a combined score of 174.25 from his two best runs in the Pyeongchan

Sport

Snowboarding: Czech sensation Ledecka takes tilt at historic double

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - From the moment Ester Ledecka stunned the Alpine skiing world by winning gold in the super-G last week, the focus has turned to Saturday's snowboarding parallel grand slalom (PGS) as the 22-year-old stands on the brink

Sport

Snowboarding: Austria's Gasser wins first Olympic big air gold medal

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Anna Gasser of Austria won the first Olympic snowboarding big air gold medal on Thursday with a combined score of 185.00 from her two best runs.

Sport

Snowboarding: NZ's Garcia Knight best of big air qualifiers

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - New Zealand's Carlos Garcia Knight topped qualifying for the men's snowboarding big air competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Wednesday, while Olympic slopestyle champion Redmond Gerard also scraped into the f

Sport

Snowboarding: Women's big air final brought forward to Thursday

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The women's Olympic snowboard big air final has been brought forward to Thursday due to predicted high winds, organizers said on Tuesday.

Technology

Disney classics including Snow White and Pinocchio are at risk as original film stills start to DEFORM

Archives of original film stills for Walt Disney’s world famous characters have deformed as experts try to work out how to preserve the old films

Sport

Olympics: Snowboarding: Austria's Schairer to return home after breaking neck

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer is to return home for medical treatment after breaking a bone in his neck during a fall in the men's snowboard cross event at the Winter Olympics.

Sport

Snowboarding: I just want to get home, says injured Ormerod

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Katie Ormerod, one of Britain’s best Olympic medal hopes, never got the chance to compete when she broke her heel in training for the women’s slopestyle before the Games had started.

Sport

Snowboarding: Baumgartner buoyed by family pride

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As American Nick Baumgartner crashed during the Olympic snowboard cross final on Thursday, the first thought that crossed his mind was not anger or disappointment at missing out on an Olympic medal once again.

Sport

Snowboarding: White wins third Olympic gold after halfpipe showdown

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Shaun White cemented his legacy as the most successful snowboarder of all time after winning a third Olympic gold medal in a spectacular Pyeongchang Winter Games halfpipe final at Phoenix Snow Park on Wednesday.

Sport

Snowboarding: Big boys through top-quality halfpipe qualifying

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pre-Olympics favorites including two-time gold medalist Shaun White qualified for the men's snowboard halfpipe final in a high-scoring, high-flying contest on Tuesday.

Sport

Snowboarding: No official complaints about high winds - FIS

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - The International Ski Federation (FIS) has refuted claims that athletes' complaints had been ignored in the build-up to the controversial women's snowboard slopestyle Olympic final on Monday.

Sport

Snowboarding: Teenager Kim wins halfpipe gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American teenager Chloe Kim blew away the rest of the field to win the women's snowboard halfpipe gold at Pyeongchang's Phoenix Snow Park on Tuesday.

World

Chloe Kim had already sealed a gold medal when she threw down a combination the Olympic games have never seen, just for fun

David Ramos/Getty U.S. snowboarder Chloe Kim won the gold medal in the women's halfpipe with ease. Kim's first run was dominant enough to win her the gold medal through three rounds, but after winning the gold, she went for a third run as a victory lap.

Sport

Snowboarding: Flying Tomato's burger visit cheers up chef

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - When fast food chef Cha Gwen Sol added a one-million-won ($920) "Flying Tomato" burger to the menu of his Pyeongchang restaurant as an Olympic gimmick, he never expected the owner of the nickname, snowboarding star Sha

Sport

McMorris 'stoked' with slopestyle bronze after injury hell

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Mark McMorris left everything out on the course during Sunday’s slopestyle final, securing a second Olympic bronze medal and completing a heroic comeback from injury.

Sport

Gerard wins first U.S. gold of Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Redmond Gerard claimed the United States’ first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Sunday with his victory in the snowboarding slopestyle competition.

Sport

Corning questions judging after missing slopestyle qualification

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - American snowboarder Chris Corning was left frustrated with the judges' scoring of his run after he failed to qualify for the men's snowboard slopestyle final on Saturday.

Sport

Snowboarding: James takes aim at White's perfect score

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Australian snowboarder Scott James believes he may have been "shafted" by recent judging and questioned whether American rival Shaun White had deserved a perfect score at a recent competition.

Sport

Snowboard: You ain't seen nothing yet says American White

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Shaun White may have delivered a perfect halfpipe performance to qualify for the Pyeongchang Olympics but the two-time Olympic gold medalist said on Thursday the best was yet to come.

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