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FREESTYLE SKIING: Cavet, Anthony, Burov and Xu win in Lake Placid

The Lake Placid Freestyle Cup was a showcase for Russian and Chinese Aerialists and France and Australian Moguls stars ... but for the first...

SNOWBOARD: Corning and Kim dominate at Lake Placid Freestyle Cup

American snowboard stars Chris Corning and Chloe Kim were superb in winning their events at the famed Laax Open in Switzerland, as the U.S....

SNOWBOARD Preview: Will Ledecka ride at Rogla?

The fourth Parallel Giant Slalom of the FIS Snowboard World Cup season is on for Saturday in Rogla (SLO), with qualifying and the final...

FREESTYLE SKIING Preview: Aerials, Moguls and Ski Cross on tap

The Lake Placid Freestyle Cup will host the Moguls and Aerials stars, while the fourth Ski Cross competition is readying in Sweden. ● Moguls and...

SNOWBOARD Preview: Kim leads strong fields in Laax Open for Halfpipe and Slopestyle

One of the popular stops on the FIS World Cup Tour is Laax (SUI) for the annual Laax Open, and 2019 is no exception. Both Halfpipe and Slopestyle competitions will be held for men and women, with qualifications beginning on Wednesday and concluding on the 19th (Saturday). The Halfpipe entries are led by American Chloe […]
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SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 14 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport (this time, with links!): LANE ONE/Sunday: The news that the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, is under serious investigation by a French judge concerning potential bribes paid to […]
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SNOWBOARD: Japan’s Onitsuka defeats Olympic star Gasser in final round

The second Snowboard Slopestyle event of the season turned into a showdown between Japan’s Miyabi Onitsuka, going for her second straight win and the...

FREESTYLE SKIING: Fifth straight World Cup win for Moguls star Kingsbury

There’s no doubt that Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury is the star of the Moguls world and at 26, he shows no signs of slowing down....

SNOWBOARD Preview: Slopestyle season resumes in Kreischberg

The second of six Slopestyle events in the 2018-19 FIS World Cup is getting ready in Kreischberg (AUT), with competition for men and women. The only event held so far was in Secret Garden (CHN) in late December, with Japan’s Takeru Otsuka taking the win over Niklas Mattson (SWE) and Vlad Kahdarin (RUS) in the […]
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FREESTYLE SKIING Preview: Sildaru and Kingsbury have streaks on the line this weekend

The FIS Freestyle World Cup gets its tricks on this weekend in Font Romeu (FRA) for the second Slopestyle competition of the season and...

SNOWBOARD: Sensational win for 45-year-old Claudia Riegler in Bad Gastein!

Everyone knows that you have to be a teenager or 20-something to ride at the top of the World Cup Snowboard circuit, right? Someone forgot...

SNOWBOARD: Gold and silver for Jacobellis in Cervinia SnowCross

The FIS Snowboard Cross season opened in Cervinia (ITA) and one of the greatest snowboarders in history got to the line first: American Lindsey...

SNOWBOARD: Japan sweeps Slopestyle openers in China

The first event in Slopestyle was held in Secret Garden in China and Japan’s Takeru Otsuka and 2015 World Champion Miyabi Onitsuka winning the...

FREESTYLE SKIING: Smith and Naeslund win in Innichen

The Freestyle Skiing Ski Cross season finally got underway with races in Arosa (SUI) and Innichen (ITA), with veterans Fanny Smith (SUI) and Sandra...

FREESTYLE SKIING: Canada’s d’Artois dominates Secret Garden Halfpipe

The Freestyle Halfpipe in Secret Garden (CHN) was moved from 22 December to the 20th, but it didn’t matter to Simon d’Artois (CAN), who...

SNOWBOARD Preview: Halfpipe & Slopestyle in China; Snow Cross in Italy

There’s a lot of Snowboard World Cup action this weekend, with Halfpipe and Slopestyle in Secret Garden (CHN) and Snowboard Cross in Cervinia (ITA). ∙...

FREESTYLE SKIING Preview: Ski Cross finally underway, lands in Innichen

After the weather canceled two events and moved the date on a third (Arosa, noted below), a regularly-scheduled event is getting set in Innichen...

SNOWBOARD: Ledecka second and first in PGS openers

The “alpine” events in Snowboard opened in Carezza and Cortina d’Ampezzi (ITA) and Czech sensation Ester Ledecka was in the thick of the fight for in both places. The Olympic gold medalist in 2018 – who also won a shock victory in the Alpine Super-G – lost in the opener in Carezza to unheralded Nadya […]
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FREESTYLE SKIING: Kingsbury and Kauf sweep Moguls in Thaiwoo

It was no surprise to see Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury – the greatest Moguls skier of all time – on top of the podium at...

SNOWBOARD Preview: Three days of Parallel Giant Slaloms in Italy

The Snowboard World Cup in Slalom and Giant Slalom will have a three-day opening this week in Carezza (13th) and Cortina d’Ampezzo (15th) in...
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