Action Sports Articles by Date

December 2013

  • Road to Sochi: Team Oakley Athlete of the Week – Shaun White

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    Posted 4 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    This week’s Team Oakley Athlete of the week is an American snowboarder who really needs no introduction: Shaun White.

  • 2x Rampage Champ Kyle Strait: Among the Best All-Around Mountain Bikers in the World?

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    Posted 4 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    Up until this past October, the supposed “Rampage curse” was alive and well. No winner had ever repeated as champion of the illustrious freeride mountain bike contest. Injuries, bad luck, new talents and a range of variables had always come into play. Kyle Strait ended that conversation. With a combination of bold lines, fluid riding and aggressive maneuvers (to say the least), the curse was broken.

  • McMorris and Anderson Win Dew Tour Slopestyle; 13 #TeamOakley Athletes Podium

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    Posted 4 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    For most of the athletes competing at the iON Dew Tour Mountain Championships in Breckenridge, Colo., that balance of pressures was on another level, as nearly every athlete was battling for an opportunity all would want but won’t all receive: a chance to dawn the colors of their country and compete at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia in two months time.

  • Road to Sochi: Team Oakley Athlete of the Week – Simon Dumont

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    Posted 4 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    This week’s Team Oakley Athlete of the week is American freeskier Simon Dumont. Though the 27-year-old Mainer is now an elder statesman of the sport he’s helped progress, he still has the talent and drive to compete with all the young guns in the sport these days.

  • One Icon: "Surviving Telluride" – Morrison and Wester Take On Treacherous Terrain

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    Posted 5 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    The steep lines in the Telluride backcountry will challenge a skier; the terrain might take their life. But when the conditions come together and a rider is flying through the chute on the Hairy Banana or executing a flawless hard-rail turn on the San Joaquin couloir, there are few more fulfilling moments in a big mountain skiers’ lifetime.

  • Road to Sochi: Team Oakley Athlete of the Week – Mark McMorris

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    Posted 5 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    As many regions brace for the coming of winter, a handful of the world’s elite athletes prepare to compete on sports’ most prestigious global stage. The 2014 Winter Olympics are upon us and the remote region of Sochi, Russia is set to host the twenty-second edition of the biggest winter sporting event in the world. As the days until the Open Ceremony count down, we invite you to get to know some of the most passionate, fearless, determined and awe inspiring athletes, some of whom you will undoubtedly see on the podium come February. Each of these athletes strive to compete in Sochi as representatives of their home nations, but are bound together, despite national boundaries, as members of another exclusive team: Team Oakley.