Simon Dumont goes big. Always has and always will. For over 10 years, Dumont has been at the forefront of freeskiing's progression, and he is a big reason why the Olympics included halfpipe skiing for the 2014 Games. The guy has amassed countless banger video clips. And now he's putting out an epic movie, Simon Dumont: A Decade of Freeskiing Progression, exclusively on Network A. Watch the teaser and get hyped. Then be sure to check back to watch the full movie on September 30.
No, we've never been "into" pole vaulting. But Allison Stokke may have just changed that. Yes, she's been public knowledge for a few years now, but this GoPro POV video she just made of her pole vaulting is incredible. We might have to start paying attention to pole vaulting a little more now...
Simon Dumont has been at the forefront of freeskiing's progression over the last 10+ years. He's won X Games medals, set world records, and helped get freeskiing included in the Olympics. Now with halfpipe skiing set to debut at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Dumont took a look back at the key moments in his career that have brought him to this point. But "this point" is definitely not the end. We've got a feeling that Dumont is just getting started.
On the comeback from a season-ending knee injury, seven-time X Games Medalist, freeskier Simon Dumont, is back on his skis and powering ahead toward the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. With contest season gearing up, Simon warms up in Keystone, Colorado's terrain park and Copper Mountain, Colorado's 22-foot Superpipe. Simon wastes no time throwing huge airs and spins in the pipe, shaking off slams, and ending the session with his signature switch double cork. With freeskiing's debut in the 2014 Winter Olympics on the horizon, all eyes are on Simon. Follow along on 'Drop In.'
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With the popularity of halfpipe and slopestyle snowboarding and skiing in the Olympics, it was only a matter of time until the International Olympic Committee added skateboarding to its roster of sports. Kind of. Florida skate shop The Boardr announced the inclusion of skateboarding in the 2016 Olympic Games as part of an April Fools Day prank. Even though it's a joke, we're kind of intrigued at the prospect. Skateboard curling and the 100-meter mongo push do sound like they'd make for compelling viewing. Plus, that would mean we'd get to hear Bob Costas's incredibly insightful opinion on skateboarding.
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The Opening Ceremonies of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are just two days away. Since the Winter Olympics only come along every four years, it's understandable that you might not be up to date on everything you need to know. Thankfully, the guys at ASAP Science have got you covered with 11 Olympic facts that are sure to impress your friends. So at your next cocktail party you'll be able to say things like:
Did you know the gold medal is made of mostly silver and only has six grams of gold?
I heard the first snowboarding gold medalist, Canadian Ross Rebagliati, has his own brand of marijuana.
It's hard to believe that China did not win its first Olympic medal in 1984.
Then, take a sip of your drink, and bask in the glow of everyone thinking you're really smart.
More snowboarding could be coming to the Olympics. Fresh off the addition of slopestyle snowboarding to the program at the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia, the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is proposing that two new snowboarding disciplines—big air and team snowboardcross—be added to the schedule at future Olympics. The USSA will make its formal proposal to the International Ski Federation (FIS) in Barcelona in June. It would then be up to the FIS to decide whether to propose the addition of the snowboarding events to the International Olympic Committee.
Big air has been part of the FIS world championships since 2006. Snowboardcross has been an Olympic event since 2006 and the team category would pull from the same pool of riders. According to Tiger Shaw, president and CEO of the USSA, "It's vital that we keep our sports fresh and relevant to youth. This is yet another step to keep the Olympics in sync with what excites kids in sport today."
Sage Kotsenburg, who won gold in slopestyle at the 2014 Olympics, said, "With big air, it would bring even more snowboarding to the world and, if we do it right it, would benefit snowboarding and the Olympics."
Of course, the key phrase there is, "if we do it right."