Beyond the half pipe
Olympic Snowboarding history
When did Snowboarding become an Official Snowboarding event?
Snowboarding became an official sporting event in 1994, but it was first included in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Snowboarding was one of five new sports added to the Winter Olympic program between 1992 and 2002, and was the only one not to have been a demonstration event.
Random Facts about Snowboarding
- The development of snowboarding was inspired by skateboarding, sledding, surfing and skiing.
- There were 8.2 million snowboarders in the USA and Canada for the 2009-2010 season.
- Modern snowboarding began in 1965.
- It was developed in the United States in the 1960s.