Winter Olympics 2014: Your guide to Snowboard
6-22 Feb at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park
Thursday 06 February 2014
What is it? Five events for men and women. Slopestyle and half-pipe are judged; parallel slalom, giant slalom and cross are races.
What do I need to know? Slopestyle, like its skiing cousin, makes its debut, as does parallel slalom – two athletes race each other on neighbouring courses.
Tell me something I don't know In 1998 the first-ever snowboard winner, Canada's Ross Rebagliati, tested positive for marijuana but he kept his medal.
GB chances Decent – Billy Morgan, Jenny Jones and Zoe Gillings have podium ambitions.
One to watch Shaun White – the biggest name in the Games – withdrew from slopestyle because he said the course was too dangerous but is still in the half-pipe event.
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