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Future looks bright for U.S. action athletes at Winter Olympics
Future looks bright for U.S. action athletes at Winter Olympics

SOCHI, Russia — What will be the secret to future Olympic success for the extreme-sports crowd? That's easy. Just keep adding new events and the medal count for U.S. snowboarders and freestyle skiers will probably stay at a high level. Setbacks in Sochi were offset by the new kids on the slopestyle rail and freeski halfpipe. There were opportunities for eight more gold medals that were not there in Vancouver in 2010. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi And the United States took terrific advantage of the expanded program. It won five of a possible eight gold medals available in new extreme sports. Sage Kotsenburg and Jamie Anderson won in the men's and women's...

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