Men’s and women’s snowboarding made their Olympic debuts at the Nagano Games in 1998 with giant slalom and halfpipe competitions. The discipline proved an instant success and returned to Salt Lake City four years later with parallel giant slalom and halfpipe competitions. In Turin, snowboard cross also made its debut.
How dangerous is snowboarding?
Sprains and fractures are the most common injuries among snowboarders, followed by contusions, lacerations, dislocations, and concussions. A high proportion of snowboarders who are injured are beginners. Novices are at increased risk for fractures and injuries to the wrist, in part because of frequent falls.
Who is the most famous skier?
Vonn is the American GOAT
|Women’s Ranking||Men’s Ranking|
|1||Lindsey Vonn||Marcel Hirscher|
|2||A. Moser-Proell||Ingemar Stenmark|
|3||Vreni Schneider||Hermann Maier|