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France's Kevin Rolland Takes Brutal Fall During Men's Halfpipe Final France's Kevin Rolland Takes Brutal Fall During Men's Halfpipe Final

Kevin Rolland of France suffered an especially nasty fall during the freestyle skiing men’s halfpipe final, landing right on the lip of the pipe and crashing in hard before tumbling backwards.

Elizabeth Swaney's Dad Is Proud Of Her  Elizabeth Swaney's Dad Is Proud Of Her 

Through hard work and a series of gaping loopholes, Elizabeth Swaney managed to qualify for the Hungarian Olympic ski team despite having little skiing ability. When she coasted down the half pipe earlier this week and did no tricks, confused people everywhere hailed her as either the grifter of all grifters, or as…

Olympic Ski Racer Taken Away On Stretcher After Nasty Crash Olympic Ski Racer Taken Away On Stretcher After Nasty Crash

Canadian ski cross racer Chris Del Bosco fought gravity and lost during a qualifying heat, losing control at the worst moment and catapulting some 30 feet down the course and landing hard on his right side.

I'm Pro Skier Grete Eliassen, and This Is How I Work I'm Pro Skier Grete Eliassen, and This Is How I Work

It’s Olympics season, so we’re ready to talk about the Winter X Games, baby! Specifically the Games from ’05 to ’11, when skier Grete Eliassen won six medals in slopestyle and halfpipe. Since January 2017 she’s been president of the Women’s Sports Foundation, which ensures women’s access to sports programs. We asked…

Elizabeth Swaney's Multi-Sport Journey To Pyeongchang Elizabeth Swaney's Multi-Sport Journey To Pyeongchang

Hungarian (sort-of) skier Elizabeth Swaney is now infamous around the world, after her big turn at the Olympics involved her just sort of sliding down the ski halfpipe and getting a cumulative three feet or so of air. She finished dead last of the 24 competitors by a comfortable margin, but that doesn’t really matter,…

The Winter Olympics Feature 2,951 Of The World’s Greatest Athletes, And Also This Woman The Winter Olympics Feature 2,951 Of The World’s Greatest Athletes, And Also This Woman

There’s a premise built into the structure of the Olympics that pretty much every single Olympian, even those far down the standings, are elite athletes at the top of their game performing at a level most fans could only dream of. Freestyle skier Elizabeth Swaney is an affront to this notion, and her, um, laconic run…

Czech Snowboarder Borrows Mikaela Shiffrin's Skis, Somehow Wins Super-G Gold Czech Snowboarder Borrows Mikaela Shiffrin's Skis, Somehow Wins Super-G Gold

Weather postponements led American ski star Mikaela Shiffrin to skip today’s Super-G competition, leaving the event reigning champion Anna Veith’s to win. And Veith had an easy lead after Lindsey Vonn, among others, faltered. Then arrived Czech Ester Ledecka, a world champion snowboarder who borrowed Shiffrin’s skis…

Lindsey Vonn Is Going For Broke In Her Last Olympics Lindsey Vonn Is Going For Broke In Her Last Olympics

Lindsey Vonn is the most decorated female skier in history, and the most decorated skier, man or woman, in U.S. history. She’s also the athlete whose motto is “If you fall, pick yourself back up.” And with good reason. It isn’t just that she’s fallen, a lot. It’s that each time she picks herself back up, she doesn’t…

Man Goes Missing While Skiing In New York, Is Found Six Days Later In Sacramento Man Goes Missing While Skiing In New York, Is Found Six Days Later In Sacramento

On Feb. 7, Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis was reported missing after he disappeared from a ski trip to Whiteface Mountain in upstate New York. Oddly, his car was still in the parking lot and all his belongings were intact at the ski lodge. Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers, New York state…

Just Give Olympians Their Medals Right After The Event Just Give Olympians Their Medals Right After The Event

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—Just before 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, 22-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin won her first gold medal of the 2018 Olympics. She watched from the bottom of the course while her final competitor skied through the giant slalom, and as soon as it became clear that her position atop the leaderboard was secure,…

Swiss Olympic Skier Appears To Be An Escalator Wizard Or Some Shit Swiss Olympic Skier Appears To Be An Escalator Wizard Or Some Shit

Swissman Fabian Bösch is a former world champion and X-Games gold medalist, but more importantly, he’s an escalator genius. If I did this, I would tear my rotator cuff, but I guess that’s why I’m not in the Olympics.

Getting Injured In An Olympics Practice Run Is True Sports Heartbreak  Getting Injured In An Olympics Practice Run Is True Sports Heartbreak 

There is a new contender for the most brutal heartbreak possible in sports. It’s not a Game 7 loss or even an 0-16 season. It’s not finishing fourth in a medal event or suspiciously wiping out in consecutive short track races. It’s this: You train your whole life in a largely obscure sport that’s only nationally…

These Dumbass Robots In Sweaters Are Terrible At Skiing These Dumbass Robots In Sweaters Are Terrible At Skiing

Just an hour outside of Pyeongchang, scientists and students unleashed a small group of robot minions onto the slopes, much to the delight of the gathered populace. These bloodthirsty, unfeeling menaces may be able to turn a bit, but thankfully, they are horrible at skiing:

Marcel Hirscher Is Finally, Finally, An Olympic Champion Marcel Hirscher Is Finally, Finally, An Olympic Champion

Before today, Marcel Hirscher had never won Olympic gold. Somehow.

Bring Back Speed Skiing Bring Back Speed Skiing

Everybody knows the downhill is the best Winter Olympics event. The speed! The danger! The mind-boggling athleticism of the participants! The weird cowbell! I love it so much. If there were a downhill skiing network in my cable package, I would watch it for hours every day. I cannot get enough of the stuff.

Everyone You Need To Know In Olympic Women's Ski Racing Everyone You Need To Know In Olympic Women's Ski Racing

Since Sochi, the women’s ski racing field has undergone a serious shake-up. Sure, the men have had some big-name retirements since 2014 (Bode Miller, Ivica Kostelić, Mario Matt, Benjamin Raich). But the women were practically swept of their previous all-stars: As they hit 30 (or came close), an entire generation of…

Everyone You Need To Know In Olympic Men's Ski Racing Everyone You Need To Know In Olympic Men's Ski Racing

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: ski racing is an insanely exciting sport. And not (only) because of the crashes.

Pioneering Outdoor Sports Filmmaker Warren Miller Dead At 93 Pioneering Outdoor Sports Filmmaker Warren Miller Dead At 93

The legend goes that Warren Miller taught himself to ski back in 1937, when he was on a trip to the San Gabriel Mountains with his Boy Scout troop. He spent all of $2 on a pair of beat-up wooden skis and a set of bamboo poles, then looked out on “the most beautiful sight I had ever seen: my first view of an untracked…

Bad Fans Try Distracting Skier By Throwing Snowballs Bad Fans Try Distracting Skier By Throwing Snowballs

It is—with good reason—generally very difficult to smuggle anything that could be considered a legitimate or even semi-legitimate threat of violence or distraction into a major sporting event. How do bad fans get around that? They use whatever they might find waiting for them in the stands. Like, at an Alpine Ski…

Mikaela Shiffrin Has Never Been Better, And Neither Has Anyone Else Mikaela Shiffrin Has Never Been Better, And Neither Has Anyone Else

Writing about Mikaela Shiffrin’s success would be getting boring—if her narrative arc weren’t continually getting more dramatic. Back at the Sochi Olympics, the story was how the then-18-year-old kept her nerve after flubbing a turn and won slalom gold. Later that year, it was how she’d mastered slalom, won her first…

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