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February 2014

  • Podium Party: Oakley Action Sports Athletes Make Their Mark on Sochi Olympics

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    Posted 5 mesi ago by Chasen Marshall

    The medals have been awarded. The flame has been extinguished. The talk show circuit is complete. The Kellogg’s cereal boxes are on the shelves. Shake it out. Exhale. It’s over. The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are at their end. The world watched as skiers and snowboarders put on some of the most exciting performances of the Games. New stars arose; some pre-existing ones excelled as well. Joss Christensen shocked the freeskiing world; Jamie Anderson reaffirmed her dominance in snowboarding Slopestyle. Mark McMorris was humble and professional despite adversity; 15-year-old Ayumu Hirano was quiet yet explosive. Shaun White didn’t have his best days, nor did Kaya Turski – but both will be back. Sports aren’t predictable. Sports aren’t always fair. The Olympics proved those facts, for better or worse. And in the end, in total, Oakley athletes won 84 medals at the 2014 edition of the Winter Olympics.

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

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    Posted 6 mesi 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 6 mesi 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).