10 things to know about Olympic Snowboarding for Sochi 2014
January 13, 2014 08:00 am
Venue: Rosa Khutor Extreme Park
Gold medals on offer: 10
Dates: Thursday February 6 – Saturday February 22
Goofy: Riding with the right foot forward
Regular: Riding with the left foot forward
Lip: The top edge of the halfpipe wall
McTwist: An inverted aerial where the athlete performs a 540 degree rotational flip
Nose: The front end of the snowboard
Stoked: Another word for excited
Wipe-out: Another word for a crash
Snowboarding wasn’t inspired by skiing but by surfing and skateboarding in the USA in the 1960s.
Snowboarding legend Shaun White picked up where he left off in the build up to Vancouver 2010 for Sochi 2014 by having a private halfpipe built for him, this time in Australia.