| Feb 16, 2014
| 3:40 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Olympic newcomer Jackie Hernandez sustained a concussion when she crashed in her opening run of snowboard cross qualifying on Sunday morning here at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.
Hernandez was able to return to the venue later in the...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
SOCHI, Russia -- The Olympics, in an continual effort to reinvent itself and stay relevant, is willing to try just about anything to connect with a younger audience.
Its latest try already has gotten the attention it hoped for but not in a good way. A...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:25 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- He came to these Olympics determined to stay his chilled-out, snowboarding self at the pressure-packed Winter Games and, in his own words, continue to “march to his own beat.”
With that attitude and special flair, 20-year-...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:54 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Even in the wildest, proudest moment, in the land of his birthplace, the fast-racing mind of Iouri Podladtchikov darted around and landed in an unexpected place.
He wondered about snowboarding icon Shaun White. How would the face...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:44 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Snowboarder Chas Guldemond uttered two words you rarely hear in a mixed zone of outsized personalities of extreme-sports stars.
"No comment," Guldemond said.
This had to do with the second-day fallout of snowboarding star Shaun...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:22 AM
SOCHI, Russia — Shaun White was not at the top of the Olympic podium.
In fact, White did not make it to the podium at all.
The face of the sport and the man considered the best snowboarder of his generation finished fourth in the men’s...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:50 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- You can practically imagine Travis Pastrana wishing that U.S. snowboarders Alex Deibold and Trevor Jacob had their wild Olympic finish on his show.
Who knows? Maybe they can re-create it on a future episode of “Nitro Circus.&...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 3:37 PM
SOCHI, Russia -- She is a new-age, yoga-loving, mantra-chanting snowboarder who came to the Olympics with a “medicine bundle” in her backpack and an 80-something “spirit grandma” originally from Bavaria.
Jamie Anderson came to...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:06 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Blaze Kotsenburg was partying with friends at 3 a.m. in Salt Lake City on Saturday, all of them gathered around a television set moments before his little brother Sage was scheduled to fly his snowboard down a mountain in Russia....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:07 AM
One snowboarder turned and quietly asked his coach who crashed on the dicey slopestyle course during a training session at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Tuesday.
This time, it was Marika Enne of Finland, a 21-year-old with a concussion history, and her...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:46 PM
The luge seemed tough enough already.
Racing down an icy track at 80-plus mph. Flying through twists and turns on your back.
Now the Olympics have added one more challenge.
In the new mixed relay — each country racing a man, woman and...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:00 PM
At 24, professional snowboarder Elena Hight is already a two-time Olympian and in training for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Raised near the mountains in California, she began hitting the slopes as a child and competed in her first Olympics at age...