VAIL, Colo. (AP) — One of Jake Burton Carpenter’s earliest sales trips didn’t work out so great. He loaded up his station wagon with 30 freshly built snowboards. He came home with all of them —...
VAIL, Colo. (AP) — If the world sees Shaun White at an Olympics again, it will be in 2022, not later this year.
The three-time snowboarding champion told The Associated Press that he is...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas lawmaker who arrived in town to pitch Minor League Baseball and five other athletes have been named this year's inductees into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame,...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Aspen! Zermatt! Kabul?
While Afghanistan’s capital may seem an unlikely destination for snowboarders, a group of young Afghans is looking to put the city on the...
ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Culberson watched in wonder as Chris Corning flipped four times off a 5-meter jump to stick a perfect landing and make a bit of snowboarding history in a Big Air...
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Czech Republic racer Ester Ledecka, who also competes in snowboarding, made a charge from late in the field for her first World Cup victory on the ski side.
Whether you had a gold medal hanging from your neck, were just learning how to stand on a snowboard, or were one of those flustered skiers wondering where all the kids in the baggy pants were...
Do not despair, snowboarding fans: Chloe Kim is not retiring.
She is taking a season off from competition and training though _ she has already started school at Princeton _ in a move that...
ATLANTA (AP) — Big Air is coming to the home of the Braves.
The high-flying ski and snowboarding event will be held Dec. 20-21 at SunTrust Park, bringing some of the top athletes from the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Shaun White is pressing forward with plans to shoot for the Summer Olympics in skateboarding.
White said Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show that he will compete at world...
The invitation was too good to pass up: Shadow none other than Shaun White at the Pyeongchang Games.
As the hand-picked successor to the snowboarding icon, teenager Toby Miller jumped at the chance, even bringing along his board. He received a behind-the-scenes look at what White went through in capturing a third Olympic gold medal last year.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Selina Joerg of Germany captured gold by beating Russia's Natalia Soboleva in the final of the women's parallel giant slalom at the world championships.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Olympic bid officials say they will request as much as $15 million from the state Legislature to help bring more world-class sporting events to Utah in preparation for future Winter Olympics.
DENVER (AP) — What was perhaps Kelly Clark's most memorable trip down a halfpipe had nothing to do with winning.
It was the Winter X Games in 2011. Clark had already secured the title. With one lap left — a victory lap, as they call it in snowboarding — she decided to try something no woman had ever done. She became the first to land a 1080 — that's twisting three revolutions above the halfpipe — in competition.
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A Special Olympics competition set to return to an upstate New York ski area has been cancelled because of the severe storm hitting the region this weekend.
Nearly 200 athletes from around New York state were expected to compete in snowshoeing, snowboarding, cross country, and Nordic and Alpine skiing at West Mountain, just outside Glens Falls.
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — After months of agonizing over a decision she would have preferred not to have to make, skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka has finally chosen to compete in the Alpine skiing world championships next month instead of the snowboard worlds.
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — The skier-snowboarder who stunned just about everyone by winning the Olympic super-G in February is finding her groove again.
Ester Ledecka led the second training session for a World Cup downhill by a comfortable margin Monday — two days after winning a parallel giant slalom snowboarding event.
"My first turns on skis were this morning — after two weeks — because I was just snowboarding," Ledecka told The Associated Press.
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Olympic skiing and snowboarding gold medalist Ester Ledecka led the second training session Monday for a World Cup downhill by a comfortable margin.
Competing two days after winning a parallel giant slalom snowboarding event in nearby Cortina d'Ampezzo, Ledecka finished 0.40 seconds ahead of Selva native Nicol Delago of Italy.
Nicole Schmidhofer, the Austrian who won this season's opening two downhills, was third, 0.43 behind.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs.
The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show highlighting the past year's top athletes and moments in sports.
Top on the list of Shaun White's goals for the near future: Skateboarding at the Olympics.
The three-time Olympic snowboard champion says he's entering a few skateboarding contests this summer to see where he stacks up. His ultimate goal is to become a rare Summer-Winter Olympian.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont are looking for three snowboarders suspected of cutting down trees so they could snowboard through a cemetery.
VAIL, Colo. (AP) — In between the dozens of media appearances that have suddenly become her new day job, Chloe Kim slipped away from the lunch table, disappeared into the restroom, pulled the gold medal out of her bag ... and just sat there and stared at it.
"My parents were like, 'Why did it take you so long?" Kim said. "I said, 'Just looking at it.' I was thinking about what this means to me and letting it sink in."
A trailblazing film director. A snowboarding champion. A pioneering mathematician for NASA. An iconic artist. Barbie is marking International Women's Day by honoring some of the inspiring women of the present and the past.
The brand announced on Tuesday — a day before International Women's day — that it has chosen 17 modern-day and historic role models to honor with a doll in their likeness.
PRAGUE (AP) — Ester Ledecka has received a hero's welcome in the Czech capital after winning an unprecedented Winter Olympics double in snowboarding and Alpine skiing.
"Ester, Ester," chanted thousands of Czechs who braved freezing temperatures to see Ledecka at Prague's picturesque Old Town Square on Monday.
Her victory in the super-G ranks among the unlikeliest in the history of skiing. She came from nowhere to beat a field including Lindsey Vonn and defending champion Anna Veith.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The forecast for the next Winter Olympics: cold with a 100 percent chance of fake snow.
In other words, a lot like the Olympics which wrap up Sunday in South Korea.
Though freezing temperatures and windy conditions punctuated the action in Pyeongchang, between 90 and 98 percent of the snow at the ski and snowboard venues was man-made at these games.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — When the book is closed on these Olympics — all Olympics, really — Ester Ledecka will have her own chapter.
Though they're both on snow, skiing and snowboarding are simply not supposed to mix.
Though she could have been expected to win at one, nobody was supposed to do what she did.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — On a snowboard and skis, Ester Ledecka is a history-making Olympic gold medalist.
One of the surprising breakout stars of the Winter Games, the Czech pulled double-duty on the slopes in Pyeongchang and became the first to win snowboarding's parallel giant slalom and skiing's Alpine super-G.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter toured the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday, the morning after telling South Korea's president that she would use her visit to the Pyeongchang Games to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Anna Gasser grew up wanting to be a gymnast, making it all the way to the Austrian national team before life took her in another direction. She didn't even start snowboarding until she was 18, drawn not by the lure of the Olympics but of simply challenging herself to push higher, go farther and become more than just some gymnast who gave snowboarding a shot.
Over the last eight years, Gasser has become far more than that.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — For Red Gerard, "Big Air" has less to do with vaulting himself off the snowboarding jump, more to do with the journey he's been on since he became an Olympic gold medalist.
NEW YORK (AP) — A gold medal used to be the golden ticket for lucrative endorsements — think Mary Lou Retton on a Wheaties box. But in the age of social media, athletes are making a name for themselves well ahead of time.
Even more so than in Rio in 2016 and Sochi in 2014, Pyeongchang athletes are Olympian at building brands.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Snowboarding at the Olympics turned 20 this year, and there's a good chance that in another two decades, people will still be talking about the contest that went down in the mountains of South Korea on Wednesday.
They will definitely still be talking about Shaun White.
It wasn't so much that White won his third gold medal to place his name among the greatest to compete in the Olympics, or in any realm of sports, for that matter.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Shaun White stared down the halfpipe before his final Olympic run and had no doubt what would happen next.
"I honestly knew I had it," White said. "I knew I had to put it down."
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Ayumu Hirano already has an Olympic silver medal back home in Japan. The budding snowboarding superstar didn't plan on leaving Phoenix Snow Park with another one.
Yet it happened anyway because Shaun White happened, as he tends to do with the world watching.
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — In fitting fashion, America's 100th Winter Olympics gold medal will be draped around the neck of one of its most decorated athletes.
Snowboarding great Shaun White earned the milestone medal for the U.S. on Wednesday by throwing down a spectacular final run in the men's halfpipe. It's the third career gold for White and makes him the first American man to win gold at three separate Winter Olympics.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a day for all ages at the Winter Olympics.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Chloe Kim stamped her name on a new era of snowboarding with a run down the halfpipe that, officially, did not mean anything. To her, it meant everything.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Jamie Anderson will almost certainly spend more time gazing at her newest Olympic gold medal than watching replays of the slopestyle run she put down to win it.
Nobody, not even the Olympic champion, would want to re-live the ugliness that played out Monday on the sport's biggest stage.
The day Anderson cemented herself as an all-time great by defending her Olympic title will also go down as one of the most unpleasant, dangerous days snowboarding has ever seen.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Winter Olympics are supposed to be cold, of course. Just maybe not THIS cold.
Wind and ice pellets left Olympic snowboarders simply trying to stay upright in conditions that many felt were unfit for competition, the best ski jumpers on the planet dealing with swirling gusts and biathletes aiming to shoot straight.
All around the games, athletes and fans are dealing with conditions that have tested even the most seasoned winter sports veterans.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The grand plan when Red Gerard and his brothers set down rails and attached a tow rope to a dirt bike to fashion a snowboard park in their backyard wasn't all that grand.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — By the slimmest of margins, Mark McMorris avoided death in a backcountry snowboarding accident.
By the slimmest of margins, McMorris ended up with an Olympic bronze medal in the slopestyle Sunday instead of a gold.
"I probably shouldn't be here," McMorris said. "I need to pinch myself a little bit."
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The words floated out of Max Parrot's mouth while sitting with his parents one day and landed with the impact he fully expected.
Alain Parrot and Suzanne Noel spun around in their chairs immediately, as tends to happen when your son tells you he's bailing on college to pursue professional snowboarding and, oh by the way, he'd like to use the money you'd set aside for his education to fund the whole deal.
"They were like, 'No, you have to go to school,'" Parrot said.