I spent a good deal of time watching the snowboarding. I’m not positive, but I think it all started with skateboards in California. It wasn’t even considered a sport, just some crazy thing teenage boys did to the annoyance of their neighbors and the local police. The skateboards soon morphed into snowboards and both have gained legitimacy and popularity. Now look at it. The men’s snowboard competition came first on a course that can only be described as suicidal. I know I have never seen anything like it. The run consisted of a series of inverted ski jumps. When the competitor reached the top he did a series of twists, turns and somersaults. Interestingly, there was a huge, bright red upside down “U” in the snow near the top of the run. Don’t know what it was there for, maybe decoration. One of the guys jumped over it, it was not one of the elements. The crowd went wild.