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.

What makes Olympic Snowboarding so dangerous?

The things that make Olympic Snowboarding so dangerous is that when the competitors are competing they don't watch out for the others, so they turn and get in each others way causing the others to lose focus and swerve and lose their balance.

Most liked Snowboarding event?

Most of the qualifiers say that the Half Pipe is the one they like the best because you can do what ever tricks you want. But they also say that it's slightly hard because landing the stunts they do on an angle makes it harder to catch their balance.

What is Snowboarding exactly?

Snowboarding is a winter sport that requires you to go down a mountain, covered in snow, while a person is strapped to a board that is on your feet. But there is a specific boot that is fitted to the board mounted binding.

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.