Ski Articles by Date

February 2014

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

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    Posted 5 months 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.

  • Golden Child: American Mikaela Shiffrin Captures Historic Olympic Slalom Gold

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    Posted 5 months ago by John Ohail

    Step aside ladies; it’s Mikaela Shiffrin’s world and you are just living in it. The 18-year-old Colorado native took the world by storm Friday, winning the gold medal in the women’s Olympic slalom event. No stranger to making history, the American alpine skiing sensation became the youngest female in Olympic history to win the slalom event. She also became the first U.S. woman to win the Olympic slalom since Barbara Cochran won at the 1972 Winter Games.

  • American Joss Christensen Flawless in Men's Freeski Slopestyle, Wins Olympic Gold Medal

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    Posted 6 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    In the end, Joss Christensen could only throw his head back and smile. He watched as 11 competitors rode their second and final run of the Slopestyle finals, and one after another, they couldn’t match him. His first run, highlighted by a beautiful switch triple cork 1260 – the only of the competition – resulted in an insurmountable score (95.80). Big name after big name tried, but failed. And the last skier standing, the one who would get the victory lap, was the one who almost didn’t even make the trip to Sochi.

  • Anastasiya Kuzmina Wins 7.5K Sprint Biathlon Sochi Gold

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    Posted 6 months ago by John Ohail

    Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia defended her gold medal from the 2010 Vancouver Games in the Women’s 7.5km Sprint Biathlon. Her finishing time of 21 minutes, 6.8 seconds was enough to secure her third career Olympic medal. Her winning time was 19.9 seconds faster than Russia’s Olga Vilukhina and 21.7 seconds quicker than bronze medalist Vita Semerenko of Ukraine.

  • Bilodeau Wins Second Consecutive Olympic Freestyle Moguls Gold; Kingsbury, Smyshlyaev Medal

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    Posted 6 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    In Vancouver fours years ago, Alex Bilodeau rallied his countrymen by winning the first gold medal for Canada at those Games. This year in Sochi, Bilodeau was equally as disruptive, becoming the first freestyle skier to medal in consecutive Olympics after defending his moguls title.

  • Family Affair: Canadian Sisters Justine and Chloé Dufour-Lapointe Score Gold and Silver in Freestyle Moguls

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    Posted 6 months ago by John Ohail

    It wasn’t enough that they secured gold and silver medals in Russia in the women’s freestyle moguls event; the Dufour-Lapointe sisters from Canada stole the hearts of millions worldwide with their family bond during their moment of Olympic glory.

  • All Eyes On Sochi: Oakley’s Performance Elite Are Ready For Their Shot At Glory in Russia

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    Posted 6 months ago by John Ohail

    The time is here and the time is now. Some athletes have fought their whole life to make it to this moment. For other’s it’s a repeat chance at Olympic glory. Either way, the stage is set for the biggest winter sporting event in history. Every four years, winter athletes of all kinds gather at a predetermined spot in the world to compete for hardware that is unparalleled by any other award. This time around, all eyes will be on Sochi, Russia,

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

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    Posted 6 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 6 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.