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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.