A number of disciplines make up the Olympic snowboarding programme, from parallel racing and snowboard cross, to freestyle and halfpipe. Snowboarding is part of the new wave of Winter Olympic sports and it has a huge following amongst the extreme sports communities.
Snowboarding was added to the Olympic Programme for the first time at Nagano 1998 with giant slalom and halfpipe event for both men and women. At Salt Lake 2002 the alpine event of parallel giant slalom replaced the giant slalom event, while snowboard cross makes its Olympic debut at Torino 2006.
At Sochi 2014 the visually spectacular freestyle snowboard events featured for the first time, with Team GB’s Jenny Jones collecting bronze in the women’s event – our first of four medals in Russia.
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