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  1. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Slopestyle, freeskiing good for the Games

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Despite a shaky start with concerns about course conditions, the Olympic debut of slopestyle and freeskiing proved to be good for both the Games and the sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  2. espnW -- An emotional Olympic debut for women's freestyle ski hal...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Emotions were running high at the Olympic debut of women's ski halfpipe, as athletes, family and friends honored the memory of freeskiing pioneer and advocate Sarah Burke.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  3. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Alex Deibold takes bronze in men's snowboa...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Underdog Alex Deibold won the U.S. team's only snowboardcross medal at this Olympics, a bronze.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  4. espnW -- More to snowboardcross final than Lindsey Jacobellis' la...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    The story of the day at women's snowboardcross was not that Lindsey Jacobellis fell in her semifinal heat and failed to win an Olympic gold for the third time. The story was Eva Samkova, who raced flawlessly to top the podium.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  5. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Gold medalist David Wise represents a diff...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    David Wise is a husband, a father and now an Olympic champion. This down-to-earth man who soared to halfpipe gold represents a different side of freestyle skiing.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  6. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Joss Christensen's ski slopestyle gold val...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    After barely making the U.S. team, Joss Christensen's gold proves doubters wrong

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  7. espnW -- Message from home lifts Kaitlyn Farrington to halfpipe g...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    A video message sent by her hometown coach inspires American snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington to a surprise gold medal in the women's halfpipe.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  8. espnW -- Canadian Dara Howell wins gold, American Devin Logan sil...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Canadian skier Dara Howell landed the best run of the day, the best run of her life and one of the best runs in women's slopestyle history to take gold in Sochi.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  9. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Podladtchikov, not White, provides storybo...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    In what many thought would be Shaun White's crowning moment, it was Iouri Podladtchikov who provided the storybook ending.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  10. Preview: Men's halfpipe final

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Tuesday is a big night on the Olympic schedule, highlighted by the men's halfpipe final. Here's what is on our radar for tonight: What not to watch for The halfpipe in Sochi is, let's say, less than Olympic. This is not breaking news. And this in...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  11. Six-person heats in snowboardcross

    Alyssa Roenigk

    When the first Olympic snowboardcross races are held in Sochi on Feb. 16, sports fans who watch the sport only once every four years will notice the racing looks busier, tighter and quite frankly, more exciting. That's because for the first time sinc...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  12. espnW -- Snowboarder Jamie Anderson lives up to hype, wins slopes...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson met the hype head on and will leave Sochi the first Olympic gold medalist in women's slopestyle history.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2014
  13. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Slopestyle gold award to Sage Kotsenburg f...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    A huge statement was made at the first snowboard slopestyle contest in Olympic history Saturday afternoon. But it wasn't the riders with the loudest voices: It was the judges.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2014
  14. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Slopestyle designer Anders Forsell defends...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    According to a majority of the riders, after a bumpy start, Anders Forsell and his group have created a big, challenging course that allows them to throw the level of trick they came to Sochi to perform.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2014
  15. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Controversy continues to surround men's sl...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Shaun White's withdrawal from the Sochi men's slopestyle event created waves. Unfortunately, the drama didn't subside during Thursday's Olympic debut.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2014
  16. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Shaun White's decision to drop slopestyle ...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    The announcement of Shaun White's withdrawal from the slopestyle event was a surprising one, especially considering the star's frequently stated goal of trying to win two gold medals at the Sochi Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2014