| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:46 PM
The luge seemed tough enough already.
Racing down an icy track at 80-plus mph. Flying through twists and turns on your back.
Now the Olympics have added one more challenge.
In the new mixed relay — each country racing a man, woman and...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Snowboarder Marika Enne of Finland, a 21-year-old with a history of concussions, hit her head during a slopestyle training session at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Tuesday, her coach said. The injury came one day after a favorite on the men's side, Torstein...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:17 PM
SOCHI, Russia — In the parlance of the sport, it had to be gnarly.
Slopestyle, the newest Olympic event, was always going to be a flashy addition to the Games — an acrobatic, free-form assault on a snowy obstacle course of rails and jumps....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:54 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Snowboarder Chas Guldemond uttered two words you rarely hear in a mixed zone of outsized personalities of extreme-sports stars.
"No comment," Guldemond said.
This had to do with the second-day fallout of snowboarding star Shaun...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:07 AM
One snowboarder turned and quietly asked his coach who crashed on the dicey slopestyle course during a training session at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Tuesday.
This time, it was Marika Enne of Finland, a 21-year-old with a concussion history, and her...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:07 AM
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia -- Russian snowboarder Alexey Sobolev crashed near the end of his second run at Thursday morning's slopestyle qualification round at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.
However, not all of the questions from reporters afterward were about...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Your favorite guitar player wishes he could play like Joe Satriani. Those righteous riffs you hear when Metallica is on the radio? Satriani taught that band's Kirk Hammett and many other metal greats, including Steve Vai and Larry LaLonde, to play.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:15 PM
It was the late 1990s and Louie Vito was just getting started as a snowboarder, still a few years away from the big time. Someone suggested that it might help to hire a personal trainer.
Vito had a predictable snowboarder's response.
"It was like,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 10:45 AM
MAMMOTH LAKES -- American snowboarders face a few busy -- and crucial -- days at Mammoth Mountain this week. As halfpipe rider Louie Vito said, "Get ready for a marathon."
Starting Thursday, Olympic hopefuls in halfpipe and slopestyle will compete in...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:23 PM
The countdown has begun — only 30 days remain until the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Eighty-five countries are expected to bring 5,500 athletes and team members to Russia in early February. They will compete in 98 events spread...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The Winter Olympics has long embraced offbeat events, awarding medals for skills that are essentially head-first sledding and target-practice on skis.
But when NBC's coverage of the quadrennial competition begins from Sochi, Russia on Feb. 6, the Winter...