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Simon Dumont

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Undoubtedly one of the biggest names in freeskiing, Simon Dumont began to make a name for himself at the age of 15. Just two years later he won his first Winter X Games Gold Medal and has remained one of the most fierce and talented competitors the sport has seen. A career wrought with so much competitive success has not come without its obstacles. Simon has suffered shattered ankles, a broken pelvis and collarbone, and a ruptured spleen, among countless other less severe injuries. Despite all the rehab and rebuilding of his body, nothing has been able to keep Simon off his skis for long or scare him into dialing back his degree of commitment. His skill in the park is matched by...

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  • Starting the Party: Sandbech and McMorris Medal in Olympic Debut of Slopestyle in Sochi

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    Posted 2 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    Well, that’s over. Slopestyle has been unveiled to the masses. It’s come out from under its X Games-nurtured rock and spread its awesomeness over everything else that will happen in Sochi, Russia. And what a debut! It had excitement, it had drama, it had triple corks, it had suspense and it had drama (did we already say that?). In the end, it had a trio of snowboarders on the podium that exude exactly what the sport is all about: having fun and going big. Norwegian Stale Sandbech ended up with the silver medal, while Canada’s Mark McMorris, who landed two triple corks in his run, settled for Bronze. USA’s Sage Kotsenburg won Gold.

  • End of the Road: Oakley Snowboarders and Freeskiers Step Into Spotlight in Sochi

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    Posted 2 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    The stage is set. The qualifications and training and travel has passed. The goal now is simple: shine on the brightest stage in all of sport – the Olympics. Our top snowboarders and freeskiers have arrived to Sochi, Russia, prepared to step into the spotlight. A few have been on the Olympic stage before, but for most, this will likely be an experience like none other in their careers. The presence of action sports in the Olympics has increased dramatically for this XXII Winter Olympics Games. Snowboarding made its first foray into the Olympics in 1998 in Nagano, Japan when Halfpipe made its debut. This year, Snowboard Slopestyle and Freeskiing Halfpipe and Slopestyle join the frey, and all of a sudden the Olympics are a bit more exciting, a bit more hip – a bit more relevant (yes, we’re sure there are heaps of young people influenced both athletically and culturally by Biathlon).

  • Road to Sochi: Team Oakley Athlete of the Week – Kaya Turski

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    Posted 2 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    This week’s Team Oakley Athlete of the week is the most dominant women’s slopestyle skier in the game, Kaya Turski. It’s been a challenging six months for the three-time X Games Gold Medalist, after having torn the ACL in her left knee while practicing this past August.

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